O.W.C.C. Cricket 2002


Newsletter of the Old Wimbledonians Cricket Club

Issue No.17 -  August 17/18 2002

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Welcome to this weeks circular. For the second time it is coming out in 2 versions. Some of the less technologically minded and venerable members of the OWCC have been having trouble with the attachments. Now you have a choice. The version you are looking at now is in HTML. You can print it by going to the file menu on your browser bar and choose "Print" or press "Ctrl P". If you have difficulty reading this version you can download the attachment which is in "Word" format.

Your comments are always welcome - email to: admin@owa.org.uk

Have a good week!




We are again short of players this Sunday - and Imber has lost his phone again so please on NOW! Call me on 07775 917545 or email Richimber@aol.com.

End of Season Party - Saturday 7th September - 8.30 till 1.00am - Put it in your diary now!

HOT NIGHT - This Saturday the forecast is for 28o Centigrade in the day and the minimum night time temperature is going to be 21o Centigrade - that's warm!. In the evening at the the club we will be entertaining the "Four Pinters" - a group of mainly South African sportsmen and their families / partners etc. The bar will be open until 1.00pm. All members welcome - let's make them feel at home.   

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This weekend's teams: Click on an opposing team to get a map of the ground location.

Saturday August 10th    Sunday August 11th

First XI

Second XI Third XI Fourth XI First XI Second XI Third XI
Blackheath Sanderstead Streatham  Battersea Spinners Leigh   East Cheam Occasionals Old Rutlishians
Home Away Home Away Away Home Home
1.00 Start 1.00 Start 1.00 Start 2.00 start 2.00 start 2.00 start 2.00 start
Meet 12.00 Meet 11.30 Meet 12.00 Meet 12.30 Meet 12.00 Meet 1.00 Meet 1.00
S Travers * R Curtis * R O'Brien K Welsh * T Richards * P Nangle + M McManu *
M Gillogly M Sherlock M O'Brien A Ormisham L Wilkins B Vivian * G Rock
W Moore C Redeker R Imber  E Ali D Seneviratne A DeSilva D Gutteridge
D Kawan I Orchinson G Michael W Tolmie P Wilkins + S Baugh A Ali
M Dowse + T Evans P Tyson * G Rock T Evans A Calvert M Khan
G Waddup P Wilkins E DeSilva J Porter G Fontaine M Calvert E Ghani
M Vandoros N Nayak N Hughes A Ali S Bell A Birkby A Ormisham
P Kearney J Brogden J Rouse L Wilkins E Ali R Neish S Shah
J Agostini J Goodwin P Devlin + R Travers G Griscti P Thatcher R Travers
M Collin J Wheeler + G Fontaine G Griscti C Daniels


R Cox N Fox M White

S Ingle

S Collins ? ?
Ump: Panel Ump: I Taylor Ump: Ump: Ump: Ump: Ump:


Players Urgently Required for Sunday - Call Richard now on 07930 302595


OWCC Awards Night

Six a Side Sun Aug 25th


The Legendary OWCC end of season awards night will be on Friday October 4th at the club. We need a volunteer to take overall charge of the organisation. Advice & support will be available from the outgoing organiser Mr Colin Nicholson and the committee but someone needs to coordinate things. Its not that big a task. Please get in touch if you can help. Call Richard Imber on 0208 648 3023 or drop him an email at: richimber@aol.com


Time to start thinking about it again ! One of the top days out of the year.

At least three games guaranteed per team, Bar-B-Que lunch, all-day bar facility and a Bank Holiday Monday to recover. What more could you want ??????

Contact your team captain to give your availability. 10 per player - Get in early !!!


As you can see from the teams above, we are again struggling for availabilities this Sunday. We know there are more of you out there who are around. If you are available and have not been selected GET IN TOUCH ! Chances are we did not know you were around. WE ARE NOT PSYCHIC CALL ON !!!!


Match Reports for games played Saturday August 10th  & Sunday August 11th
Saturday 1st XI 

Captain: Sean Travers 020 8942 4175 (h) 07762 703220 (m) Vice: Jim Connolly 020 8947 1884 (h) 020 7621 9990 (m)

Ones washed out at Chertsey !

No report was received but as the game barely got past half way it is academic. OWs batted solidly and topped 200 but the rains came just as the reply was starting to look interesting. Cross your fingers and pray for some sunny weather !

Saturday 2nd XI 

Captain: Richard Curtis 07968 433703 (m) 020 8870 7071 (m) Vice: Mark Sherlock 020 8544 9427 (h) 020 7734 2244 (o)

Twos on top but score losing draw ! : OWs 185 all out Chertsey 102-8

The weather always hung over this game, so it was under uncertain skies we batted first. Tom Vincent added to his recent fine form with a spectacular and personal league best 81, hitting the ball with sweet timing before being caught at long on. Other contributors were another powerful knock from Cezer,and a useful 20 from debutant Mike Levin. The lower middle order refused to join in however, and we ended with a slightly disappointing 185. Then it rained, and rained very hard such that we lost an hour and a half or so and the pitch was at best only just playable, leaving Chertsey 27 overs to 100 for a winning draw and four points. To be fair,both sides made a good attempt to win the game, John Wheeler bowled especially well, taking another personal best 6 wickets. Fielding at times was a bit careless and the other bowling did not match John's penetration. The Chertsey order had also been slightly reversed meaning the lower order bats were well qualified to take the game to us,which they did with some powerful hitting late in the game. The final ball yielded the runs required, but despite the rain we got in a close match of sorts, two excellent OW performances, and some good camaraderie with a sporting opponent.


Saturday 3rd XI Captain: Pete Tyson 01883 624947 (h) 07946 854368 (m) Vice: Volunteer Welcome !

Threes back on track in the nick of time : Farncombe 49 all out (28.1 ovs) OWs 50-4 (18.4 ovs)

With rain expected to arrive at any time it was vital that the OWs win the toss. With that under their belt and the oppo inserted we knew we had to bowl and field well, nobdy let us down. Dave Oaklet continued his form from last week and deserved more than his 2 for 14. James Rouse finally had some luck on his side taking 3 for 13 two of which came from what we will just call ordinary deliveries including a very sharpe caught and bowled. When the change bowlers of Tyson 3 for 7 and Hughes 2 for 11 the day just got better. All of this was backed up by great catching and fielding. Highlight of the innings was when the skipper saw an oppo bat play a couple of shots, moved Jason Brogdon to second slip and saw Rouse bowl a beauty the very next ball that was snicked straight to, yes you guessed Brogon who pocketed the catch.Tea was not taken which in the end proved to be a match winning moment. We did have a mini collapse and their were still the memories of Egham but we were seen home by Jason and Dave Oakley, 13 points in the bag. It was only some 15 minutes later the heavens opened and that was the day over. A big thanks to Mike O'Brien for stepping in at the last minute while injured and taking 2 slip catches. The only down side to the day was that Chipstead also got a result. Its still tight at the top


Saturday 4th XI Acting Captain: Gerry Jordan 07774 953418 (m) Acting Vice: Michael McManus 020 7798 5510 (h)

Fours well placed before the deluge : Chertsey 70-6 OWs did not bat

A devastating spell of opening bowling from Kev Welsh and Garfield Fontaine had Chertsey reeling on 11-5 before they quite knew what had hit them. The bowling was then spread around a bit in an attempt to give people a game and prevent the match being over in an hour. A chertsey recovery to 69-5 saw the reintroduction of the openers and Kev struck again immediately to leave them 70-6 before the heavens opened and all hope of further play disappeared.


Sunday 1st XI Captain: Lester Fernando 020 8715 8986 (h) 07968 433678 (m) Vice: Tim Richards 020-8974-1455 (h) 020-7252-1633 (o)

Gallions prevent Ones sailing in for a win : OWs 186-7 (39 ovs) Gallions 167-8 (43 ovs)

A much weakened OWs 1st XI that in fairness contained players from all 3 Sunday teams and still only made up 10 did admirably against a team of (even then) substandard footing. Starting late and winning the toss, Dinesh and Shane put on 94 for the first wicket. Shane (41) caught out in a controversial catch claim at midwicket and Dinesh (60) receiving the benefit of the doubt in a similar incident at backward point. Trevor (18) and Christo (19) added telling contributions as did Garfield (batting number 5!! with 10*) and Extras (36) but the talking point of the innings was the skipper's dismissal. Facing a bowler who liked to give the ball plenty of air, Lester came charging down the wicket- only to york himself. He actually had time to get back and have another swing but lost balance and only managed to back-pedal and stumble in time to see (whilst grounded) the same delivery dislodge the bail at the fourth bounce. To his credit, a no ball should have been called but Lester without wanting to humiliate himself further departed to laughter. Gallions made steady progress against a varied bowling attack. Christo (1-32) bowled menacingly and Essam bowled an excellent spell of 1-11 and both he and Christo were unfortunate not to have their best batsman out for next to nothing. Two absolutely plum LBWs were rejected by their players in the act of umpiring. Shane (1-8) and Garfield (1-15) tied up one end and Lester (4-52) atoned for his humiliating exit and then had a delivery smash into Evan's car on the full (that will teach him for playing for the 2s when claiming unavailability for the 10 man Ones!). 5wickets were needed and 23 runs required off the last over. Lester's first delivery snared the danger man on 77. A dot ball followed leaving 4 wickets required from 4 balls. Lester launched one high and the bait was swallowed as the batsman - eyes and mouth agape clipped the ball back to Lester. Next ball and a snick was held by Shazeb for his 2nd excellent slip catch. 2 wickets needed from 2 deliveries and the man who humiliated Lester earlier on could not be removed as the game ended in an entertaining draw.


Sunday 2nd XI Captain: Ben Vivian 07940 306245 (m) Vice: Paul Nangle 020 8892 7217 (h)

Two rampant in Raynes Park rout : OWs 128 all out Raynes Park F.P. 27 all out

On a very damp pitch the toss was vital to win unfortuneatly we did not and we were forced to bat first. The opening bowlers did not look as though they were going to be any trouble to play but after the first 5 balls we lost our first wicket. This dismissal led to a mini collapse with the first four wickets falling for 14 runs. A good solid batting display from top scorer again P Nangle (36), E DeSilva (11) and S Bell (16) put the OWCC back in the driving seat a big flurry from A Calvert (16) and A MAllins (26 Not Out) Left us on 128 all out. Which left us confident for getting another win. After tea a good start from the opening bowlers was needed S Bell (3for6) and A Calvert (3for3) put the game firmly in our laps. It was wrapped up by P Nangle (1for 0) and B Vivian (1for 2) Leaving the oppo dismissed for 27.


Sunday 3rd XI Captain: Richard Imber 07930 302595 (m) Vice: Volunteer Needed

Threes thwacked after Chinese water torture. : OWs 90 all out (52 overs !!!) Eden Park 91-0 (18.1 overs)

Following the deluge of Saturday it was no surprise that the pitch should be utterly lifeless to the point of being virtually impossible to score off. The OWs ground their way torturously to a total of 90 all out in over fifty overs. Highlights were Steve Cviics 20, his best of the season which included him running out his best friend, Martin Harbour, who had come from Spain to play his first game in five years. Welcome back Martin, some things never change ! The second highlight was Captain Slimber holing out third ball to an eleven year old. Not quite the funniest dismissal of the day (see the 1st XI report above) but close to it. Our score was never going to be enough but we didnt have to give them quite as much assistance as we did. As the pitch was difficult to score from, several of our bowlers decided theyd better not use it and a collection of full tosses were despatched clinically to the boundary by the Eden Park Aussie. Exceptions to this were a tidy opening spell from Adel Ali, who bowled without any luck, as did Majed Khan whos off spin troubled both the openers and also the square leg umpire who inexplicably turned down a stumping appeal after the bails hit the floor before the bat of the defeated batsman. It would not have effected the outcome (We were thoroughly outplayed) but it was disappointing nonetheless as these two lads in particular deserved better. Ah well guys, theres always next week !


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