O.W.C.C. Cricket 2002


Newsletter of the Old Wimbledonians Cricket Club

Issue No.19 -  August 24 /25 2002

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Welcome to this weeks circular. For the third 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!



Monica Travers RIP

We were deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Monica Travers on August 20th. Monica was a loyal and hard working supporter of the cricket club for many years at both Chessington and at Coombe Lane. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim, Sean, Clare and Sarah. May she rest in peace.

Details of the funeral arrangements will be sent later.


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

Saturday August 24th    Sunday August 25th

First XI

Second XI Third XI Fourth XI      
Albury Dorking Chipstead & Coulsdon  Chertsey

OWCC Six a Side

Away Home Away Home
1.00 Start 1.00 Start 1.00 Start 2.00 start
Meet 11.00 Meet 12.00 Meet 11.45 Meet 12.30 Meet at 10.00am 
S Travers * R Curtis * R O'Brien K Welsh *

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


We have eight teams entered so far but several still have playing slots available so get in touch with your team captain and declare your availability.

The teams are:

Sat 1st/2nd XI, The Ageing Rock Stars, Sat 4th XI, Colts, Sun 1st XI, Sun 2nd XI and for the first time we have a team from The Rugby Club and a guest team from Chudley Ales C.C.


The festivities kick off at 10.30 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

Come on down and join the fun !


G Waddup + M Sherlock M Tolmie A Ormisham
W Moore B Curtis R Imber E Ali
D Kawan P Wilkins + D Seneviratne W Tolmie
L Fernando T Vincent P Tyson * G Rock
M Gillogly L Wilkins E DeSilva G Fontaine
M Vandoros N Nayak N Hughes A Ali
P Kearney J Brogden J Rouse G Clarke
J Agostini J Goodwin P Devlin + M O'Brien
D Walker J Wheeler + S Fernando ?
R Cox N Fox D Oakley


Ump: Panel Ump: I Taylor Ump: Ump:


Players Required for Sunday - Call Richard now on 07930 302595


OWCC Awards Night

End of Season Party – Sat Sep 7th


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. It’s 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


End of Season Party - Saturday 7th September - 8.30 till 1.00am - Put it in your diary now! Wives, girlfriends, partners etc to be summoned.

Steel Band + The Return of Mullins! + BBQ

( Yes DM and Mrs Mullins will be making their annual inspection visit that night ).

Everyone must attend!  BBQ £5.00 per head. To help with the catering please click here and let Mary know how many guests you are bringing.   

Click here for Summer Ball Photos:  

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 !!!!


The Cricket Club Archives

are now online. Click here to visit them and all that's new on the OW's site. 

Match Reports for games played Saturday August 16th  & Sunday August 17th
Saturday 1st XI - Captain: Sean Travers 020 8942 4175 (h) 07762 703220 (m) Vice: Jim Connolly 020 8947 1884 (h) 020 7621 9990 (m)

Blackheath battered as Ones close in on promotion place ! : 

Blackheath 172-9 dec. OW’s 173-4

Surprisingly asked to bowl first, the OWCC attack saw a welcome return from injury for skipper Travers. Blackheath got off to a promising start putting on 40 for the first wicket in good time until Travers removed both openers. The next 5 wickets fell steadily as the score reached 107-7 with Kearney picking up 4-25 off 10 and Collin taking 4 catches despite moving around the outfield at times like a lame horse trying to outrun the vet with the shotgun. The eighth wicket put on 63 until Cox struck and then Vandoros. Blackheath finally declared on 172-9 after 60 overs leaving 38 overs back. Cox and Travers picked up 2 a piece with good support from Gillogly and Vandoros. Moore and Travers opened up the chase and scored freely (particularly Moore) and took the score quickly to 82 off 16 overs before Travers went for 27. Waddup came and went and fell to a fine one handed caught and bowled and Kawan was run out for one, again involving Moore. The incident was caught on video and the jury is still out as to whose fault it was. This brought to the crease Gillogly, returning from a month’s travelling, and scored at double quick time. Moore continued to bat superbly and fell for 83 taking his season’s tally to well over 600 a fine achievement. Gillogly was 35 not out at the end with Dowse on 4 scoring the runs off 30 overs. A fine performance all round.

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 triumph – no details available.

League Round Up

The Third XI (who head their league table) play the team in 2nd place this Saturday. A Win should tie up the championship. Come on Lads !!! The 1st XI are still very much in contention not just for promotion but for their League Championship as well. Three games to go. You can do it Guys !!!


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

Dripping tap can’t turn threes off championship trail.

Streatham 91 all out (61.5 ovs) OW’s 92-3 (33.1 ovs)

It was a top versus bottom clash at HQ, played on one of the hottest days ofthe year, in front of some alcohol fuelled South African Rugby supporters. Streatham were asked to bat after Richard Imber, standing in for the slightly delayed Tyson, had won the toss. Garfield had an opening spell of one over before being taken off by the newly arrived skipper. He was inconsolable despite various people trying to explain the tactics and that he would be back later. Streatham batted with one thing in mind, survival. They have yet to win a game this season and it was plain to see why. They eventually struggled to their total of 91 in 61 overs on what was a flat wicket. Rouse had figures of 17-10-9-3 and the skipper helped himself to another 5 wickets including that of a 4'6", 12 year old number 11, who got the biggest round of applause from the South African contingent as well as the Old Boys as led us off the pitch, having scored 7. In reply we lost 2 wickets both ducks with the score on 4. Surely we couldn't lose this one! Enter Mr Imber (36), who along with Richard O'Brien (29 not out) put on 71 for the next wicket. It then had to be Garfield, smile back on face after taking a wicket in the second spell, who was there to finish it off with 7 not out. He was seen to skip in the air as the winning run was hit and even ran off the pitch clutching a souvenir single stump. With both 2nd and 3rd placed teams also winning, these 13 points proved essential. Next week it's the big one as we take on Chipstead on their own turf !

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

Fours won by eight wickets – no report received.


Great news that we won four out of four on Saturday. Shame we only got two reports. One report missing from Sunday as well which makes three out of seven. Come on guys lets get it together!

It’s not that big a task. We are enjoying another hugely successful season. Let’s make sure we let everybody know about it !


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

No idea what happened to the Ones – I haven’t heard a thing !

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

Travers heroics not enough for threes : Old Ruts 124 all out O.W.’s 78 all out

A storyline that the Sat 1st XI will recognise, we lost despite Travers taking 16-7. In this case it was Richard Travers who opened the bowling with Shazaib Shah, and their tight line and length soon had the Old Ruts reeling. Five wickets went down before the young bowlers reached their overs quota and had to come off. Majed Khan picked up a wicket getting some good turn on his off spinners and once Rouse (15-2) removed the No.7 the Old Ruts were 41-7. The 3rd XI tried to press home their advantage, but crucial catches were dropped, and the oppo recovered to 120 before enough time had passed to bring Travers back into the attack. He promptly took another two wickets to cap an excellent display in which he consistently bowled deliveries on the stumps, pitched up, and swinging away from the bat. The total of 124 should have been chaseable, and Alan Gardner played his part with a feisty 43. Unfortunately 6 of the top 7 batsmen scored 2 or less against accurate bowling as the Old Ruts skipper bowled himself unchanged from one end (another story which may sound familiar to Saturday players). The tail wagged a little, with Shazaib Shah making some lusty fours. When he was out we fell 47 runs short, but we had given the oppo a scare.

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

Twos hold out for hard fought draw 

East Cheam Occ. 171-5 dec. OW’s 135-8

On A perfect day for Cricket the 2nds won the toss and elected to field and a game opening bowling speel from A Calvert (1-34) and M Calvert (1-22) certainly desrved more than what they got there opening batsmen scored a streaky 36 which left us to believe that we could get this oppo out for a very low score. The opening bowling followed on by more good bowling from P Thatcher (2 for 22) and A Birkby (1-21)unfortunatley a good 5 wicket stand ofof 70 meant that we were going to be up against it. The Oppo declared at about 5:10 which meant that we could not enjoy the lovely tea as we did not have much time to play with. A mini collapse at the begining seeing our first four wickets fall for just 36 runs really put us up against it but a great batting display again by P.Nangle(55) was well supported by A Birkby (22) got us back on track and only needing 6 an over we had a chance of snatching victory. But losing Nangle and Birkby in the same over lost us the chance and eventually had to play out a draw.

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