O.W.C.C. Cricket 2002


Newsletter of the Old Wimbledonians Cricket Club

Issue No.20 -  August 31 Sep 01 2002

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Welcome to this weeks circular. It is again 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 The Champions, My Friends !

Congratulations to Peter Tyson and his Saturday 3rd XI who, last Saturday, clinched their League Championship with a game to spare.

Well played lads !

Now lets all get behind the Saturday Ones and see if they can repeat the feat in their last two games.



Mr Patrick Devlin of this or that parish is to marry Miss Ann Callaghan at St Boniface church Tooting on Saturday  31st  August 2002 at 1.00pm

There have been no objections from the Sat 3rd XI team as 'we've already won the League'. Let no man put us asunder!

Monica Travers RIP

More than 250 people attended Monica's funeral at the Sacred Heart Church yesterday (Wednesday 28th August). The service was conducted by the Headmaster, Fr. Michael Holman and the cricket club and the Association were well represented as were other parish organisations with which Monica was connected. As Sean mentioned in his eulogy, one always hopes that good will come out of such a tragically sudden death and of course it will. It is at times like this that you realise what is really important in life. One only had to be there to feel the genuine love and support that the OW's and the whole community based around the College and the Sacred Heart is founded on. I know it meant a lot to Tim, Sean and the girls.  PGP       

Paddy writes "I am requesting a few team mates to call in Trophy and all to Richmond Hill Hotel from 8pm.Regards and thanks to everyone for their best wishes and congratulations to all teams on a great season." Patrick Devlin Esq.


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

Saturday 31st August 2002 Sunday 1st September 2002

First XI

Second XI Third XI Fourth XI First XI Second XI
Cobham Chessington Ashford  Chiswick & Latymer

West Indies United

Eastern Wanderers
Home Away Home Home Home Home
1.00 Start 1.00 Start 1.00 Start 2.00 start 1.30 Start 1.30 Start
Meet 12.00 Meet 11.45 Meet 12.00 Meet 1.00 Meet 1.00 Meet 1.00
S Travers * R Curtis * M O'Brien L Williams

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G Waddup + M Sherlock M Tolmie A Ormisham
T Vincent B Curtis R Imber E Ali
D Kawan C Redeker G Michael W Tolmie
L Fernando J Goodwin P Tyson * G Rock
M Gillogly I Orchinson E DeSilva G Fontaine
M Vandoros S Phillips S Ingle A Ali
P Kearney J Brogden J Rouse R Cowland
D Walker D Seneviratne M White L Wilkins
R Cox J Wheeler S Fernando  
M Collin N Fox D Oakley


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OWCC Awards Night

End of Season Party – Sat Sep 7th


We now have a volunteer in place to organise the awards night and we also have a theme. Details to follow but put the date in your diaries now. It is definitely an event not to be missed !

Friday October 4th 2002

Hold on to your hats guys, here we go again !


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.

Karaokee Disco + The Return of Mullins! + Food

( 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:  

Please Call On !

We are coming to the end of another truly remarkable League Season but we have friendly games going on right through September. These games are all good fixtures well worth playing in so please make sure you call on and let the Team Captains know you are around. We are not Psychic.

Call Richard on 07930 302595

Six-a-Sides Diary Dates The  Archives

A big Thank You to Jim & Kath Rouse for their organisational efforts and congratulations to the winners, The Saturday 1st/2nd XI (plus Garfield).

Mention must go to Nick Fox's  "Ageing Rock Stars" sponsored by Saga. They arrived in a stretch limo necking bottles of Vintage Krug and then proceeded to demolish the fancied Sunday Ones. Unfortunately the Krug eventually got the better of them and they were able to enjoy the rest of the day.

Make a note, now. These events are all important.

Castle Lager Surrey Championship Dinner – Friday 11th October 

Old Wimbledonians Association Dinner – Friday 18th October 

OWCC Annual General Meeting – Thursday 31st October

Old Wimbledonians Association A. G. M. – Sunday 8th December

The Cricket Club Archivesare now online. Click here to visit them and all that's new on the OW's site. 

Match Reports for games played Saturday August 24th
Saturday 1st XI - Captain: Sean Travers 020 8942 4175 (h) 07762 703220 (m) Vice: Jim Connolly 020 8947 1884 (h) 020 7621 9990 (m)

Albury ambushed by Will’s Wonder Show ! OW.s 258-6 dec. (41 ovs) Albury 175 all out

Inserted by Albury, the track looked like it would have plenty of runs in it and so it proved. Will Moore and Sean Travers hammered the Albury attack savagely from the start taking the team to 80 off 14 overs before Sean departed on 30. Will and Gary Waddup carried on the great work of grafting a remarkable second wicket stand of 120 before the heroics of Will’s amazing knock of 127 was ended. At 200 for 2 the two pinch hitters, Dave Kawan and Mark Vandoros were sent in but both failed which left Aussie Martin Gillogly to smack 30 odd in no time who was left not out after Gary banged one to mid on and was caught. Captain Travers declared at 258 for 6 off 41 overs which left Albury 55overs back. The Albury batting line up looked somewhat ordinary down in the tail and the OW's needed to expose it as soon as they could. Albury made it to 100 for 3 off 25 overs on the fast paced wicket and outfield and looked to be steadying the ship for a close and exciting ending. However a vital partnership was broken and wickets fell at regular intervals to leave the home side all out for 175 with Mark Vandoros picking up the last wicket, that of the Albury opener who scored a very good 91. Mark in the end had the best of the bowling figures of 3 for 30 off 7ish overs. Sean Travers took 2 wickets and Paul Kearney also claimed 3. 21 points clear of 3rd place and the only threat Chertsey who must win both games to have a chance. Come on Lads !

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 trail Dorking in losing draw

OW’s 182-7 dec. Dorking 154-7

After losing the toss OWs made a sprightly start and thanks largely to some fine shots from Goodwin, raced to 35 without alarm. James then contrived to get himself out when well set on 23, and as has been all too common this year another wicket fell in the next over (the skipper for a quick fire 1). Enter the hero of last week, elder brother Ben who completely failed to recreate his glorious 65 of the week before, falling for 9. Pat " I didn't hit it" Wilkins soon followed - given out by younger brother Luke, presumably for punching the ball to 1st slip. If Pat hit it then a team of aging rockstars could beat the Sunday 1s. Never mind eh Pat! It was left to the fat lad Brogden to pick up the reins and this he did so scoring a sublime 74*, and in the progress taking us to 182-7 from the perilous states of 56-4 and 92-6 respectively. The Dorking reply stuttered thanks to the early spells of Fox, Sherlock and Wheeler but settled down once the shine had gone from the ball. The introduction of spin saw three wickets fall to Lester's excellent bowling but in the end Dorking d on for the winning draw on 154-7.

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

We Are The Champions My Friends ! : Chipstead & Coulsdon 91 all out (51.5 ovs) OW’s 92-5

It It was the big one! The Old boys had to go to the Chipstead bowl knowing a win would secure the championship. The 13th winning toss was won and the oppo were asked to bat. They were a very tentative side considering their table position and early breakthroughs from Tyson saw them 3 down with only 25 on the board. Fernando took over from him at the top end and picked off a couple more, one being a blinding leg side catch from Paddy behind the stumps. Chipstead only had one batsman of any note and Dave Oakley kept him pinned down and was unlucky not to get a wicket. It was left to the 2nd spells from Tyson and Rouse to skittle them for a meagre 91. The experienced head of Mike Tolmie and the excuberance of Richard O'Brien got us to a steady 27 before Richard got a faint nick. We of course then had to have a mini collapse with Imber and Fernando going in the same over. De Silva restored the confidence but once they brought on their toilet bowlers we again nearly succumbed, losing 2 wickets in 4 balls. Mike Tolmie was still there though and hit the winning runs with a 4 flying into the club house to rapturous applause of his team mates. We had done it, with the 13 points we couldn't be caught......let the celebrations begin !

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

Storm clouds have silver lining – for Chertsey !

Chertsey 176-8 dec. OW’s 109 all out

After the rain abandoned fixture a couple of weeks ago that saved Chertsey after being 11 for 5, hopes were we could produce the same as sharp fielding from Adel Ali with a good low return to Gerry, first man was back in the hutch run out for 0. Kev got little return, other than 37 runs, from his 10 overs but Garfield found the spot coming over and cleaning off peg twice. He ended with 35 for 3. Essam and Andy backed the them up, keeping it tight, Essam taking 2 for 25 and Andy 1 for 16, he deserved more. Chertsey’s skip came in and knuckled down, seeing his team again in the 60's for 6 but with a partnership of 90 took them to tea. We came out steady with Mike White (13) and Matt Lowe putting 40 on for the first wicket. Wild Bill (0) unfortunately went to a faint nick caught behind, and Steve Bull (2), mate of Kev, with tremendous support at the club house, spanked it about and was inches from making home but for a direct hit to run him out. Hope to see him return soon. Gerry (11) tried to stick about with Matt but came unstuck hitting over the top. the collapse could not be halted as wickets were falling cheaply. Matt Succumbed on 37, well stuck at it mate, which left Adel and Garfield to take us to the close. As the black clouds loomed above my hopes were for a heavy downpour to save us this time. The boys were steadfast Garfield (14*) in his usual Calypso style, tactically spanked the ball with Adel, defending. He fell caught, gloved it to silly mid off with one over to go. Unlucky lads, maybe next year.

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