O.W.C.C. Cricket 2002


Newsletter of the Old Wimbledonians Cricket Club

Issue No.21 -  September 07/08th 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!


The Old Wimbledonians Cricket Club
in association with Castle Lager and Fox Enterprises and in order to celebrate another great season with 2 sides getting promotion
proudly present
Tom Jones + Robbie Williams + Elvis Presley + The Commitments and many many more.
Live at the club in the shape of the one and only

Mr Steve Watkins

One of the UK's top musical impressionists

+ "The Return of the Mullins'"

from Sydney - an adagio act with a difference - she throws him!

plus full support and disco

This Saturday 7th September at the Club

8.00 till 1.00am ( Steve will be performing two sets at 9 and 11)

Everyone welcome

Entry is free to all members of the OW's and their partners/girlfriends.

Mary's scrumptious food will also be available

We Are Promoted, My Friends !

Congratulations to Skipper Sean Travers and the Saturday First XI who last weekend clinched a promotion to Surrey Championship division Two. This Saturday they play their last game with a chance of clinching the title. It would be great to see them go up as Champions. Come down and support them then join us at the end of season party in the clubhouse afterwards.



The Legendary OWCC end of season awards night will be on Friday October 4th at the club.

We now have a volunteer who has taken overall charge of the organisation. (Thank You Mr Fox).

Put the date in your diaries now.

It will be an extravaganza not to be missed !



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

Saturday 7th September 2002 Sunday 8th September 2002

First XI

Second XI Third XI First XI Second XI
Ripley  Old Emanuel  Wimbledon Village 

Oundle Ramblers

Home Away Home Home Home
1.00 Start 1.00 Start 1.30 Start 1.30 Start 1.30 Start
Meet 12.00 Meet 11.45 Meet 12.00 Meet 12.30 Meet 12.30
S Travers * R Curtis * R Imber L Fernando * P Nangle
J Connolly M Sherlock G Fontaine C Nicholson A Birkby
W Moore N Fox B Langford S Fernando A Calvert
D Kawan C Redeker E Ali D Seneviratne M Calvert
A Salmon D Oakley A Ali T Evans + A DeSilva
M Gillogly E DeSilva L Williams S Phillips P Thatcher
M Vandoros S Phillips M Irvine G Fontaine E Davies
P Kearney N Nayak S Ingle L Wilkins R Imber
T Evans D Seneviratne M Lowe B Davies G Jordan
L Fernando J Wheeler   P Gretton E. Ali
G Waddup+ D Mullins   R Ponting L Williams
Ump: Panel Ump: I Taylor Ump:    


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

Mr Steve Watkin + 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

Annual General Meeting Diary Dates The  Archives

Don’t forget the 2002 A.G.M. !

Thursday 31st October


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/Sunday August 31st/September 1st
Saturday 1st XI - Captain: Sean Travers 020 8942 4175 (h) 07762 703220 (m) Vice: Jim Connolly 020 8947 1884 (h) 020 7621 9990 (m)

Cobham clobbered as Ones Win Promotion ! : Cobham 46 all out OW’s 48-2

The Ones secured promotion for a second successive year with an emphatic win over a disorganised and dismal Cobham side. The writing was on the wall within the first hour as Travers (5 for 21) and a revitalised Collin (2 for 9) took the new ball to great effect. Some fine bowling, in particular from Travers was aided by some very lacklustre batting as Cobham capitulated to 46 all out off only 28 overs. Dave Kawan somehow managed to upstage the skipper’s ‘Michelle’ with a virtuoso fielding performance. After a lean season at short leg, he claimed 5 catches and a run out with a direct hit, which almost, but not quite rendered Dave speechless. Our other antipodean, Martin Gillogly (2 for 10) managed to clean up Cobham’s tail despite some first class barracking from the sidelines. After such a commanding performance in the field, it made the run chase a mere formality. Kearny (19) batting in an unusually advanced position and Moore (13) got the side off to a solid start leaving Gary Waddup to steer the side home and rather fittingly, Kawan to hit the winning runs. In all honesty it was rather an anti-climax to secure promotion in such an easy manner, but it more than confirmed the ones rightful place in one of the two promotion spots. With the top 4 teams all playing each other on the final day of the season, all that is left now is the league title. Well done 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 steal in to poach fine win ! : OW’s 185 all out Chertsey 102-8

Promotion chasing Chessington got something of a shock as the lowly OWs began in great style racking up only the third 50 opening stand of the season having been inserted.  Vincent(16) was unluckily given out caught behind with the score on 53.  Goodwin (27) followed soon after in familiar fashion, caught mid off, when will he learn that the bloke in white milling about near the bowler isn't one of us?!  Curtis (15) and Orchison (66) added 44 before the former got a touch of the Goodwins and the latter went about his usual business, hitting the ball hard.  His super innings was cut short by the oppo umpire but not before he had bludgeoned 9 fours and 2 sixes.  Great to watch.  The remaining 7 (not magnificent) mustered 17 runs between them as the wheels well and truly came off and a great start was squandered.  Extras chipped in with 18 and OWs finished up 159 all out from 45.4 overs, at least 60 runs short of target and nowhere near good enough to challenge 3rd placed Chessington who were 2 points off 2nd.  Or so we thought.  Chessington got off to something of a flyer thanks largely to an out of sorts Jon "I'm a lover not a fighter" Wheeler who went at 8 an over before picking up the opener.  Thanks Iain.  Sherlock and Fox worked hard but Chessy looked well placed at 52 for 1 from 10 overs.  At this stage there were at least 40 overs left to knock off the runs.  52 for 1 soon became 56 for 4 as Sherlock worked his magic cleaning up 3, 4 and 5 all bowled.  Fox bagged the chirpy chubby opener thanks to Wheeler who had been despatched to the deep to cool off.  Skipper Curtis then asked for a tight ten over spell which he duly got and more as 13 overs yielded 20 runs.  In trying to consolidate Chessington got bogged down and it wasn't long before they were on the rack at 85 for 7.  The introduction of spin saw Goodwin winkle out their last real bat, with a quicker ball bringing the oppo skipper to the crease.  After his first ball his intentions were clear, that he would have a go as they might as well lose as draw.  The fact that he completely miscued his shot, spooning it between two fielders 20 yards apart was all the more frustrating because he couldn't have done it if he'd tried.  The next 10 overs threw the match on its head as the skipper slogged (by his own admission) his team to 143 adding 60 in those 10 overs.  Goodwin's last over somewhat spoiled his figures but the skipper found his eye very quickly after his early scare.  Phillips was introduced to stem the flow of runs and he did just that going at 2 an over but finished wicketless.  As the match was building to a tense finish Sherlock and Wheeler returned.  Chessy required 20 from 10 overs with 3 wickets in hand.  Wheeler broke the partnership trapping the burly no 9 in front during a good second spell that went for under 3.  The skipper was still keeping them in the game but with 9 needed from 40 balls Sherlock induced an edge that went to ground at first slip.  Unsettled, the no 10 lobbed the next ball up to Curtis at short mid wicket.  Chessington's last man didn't look too bad (when compared to ours) and he scrambled a couple of runs.  With 6 needed the skipper(39) tried to finish the match in style, facing Sherlock he long handled the ball to deep mid on where Phillips begged a pressure catch on the boundary amid scenes of celebration.  Yet again a great team effort and well done to everybody particularly Ian Orchison and Mark Sherlock who finished with figures of 20.3-6-39-6.  The victory ended Chessington's hopes of promotion as OWs moved up to 11th with an outside chance of a top half finish with a win in the last game of the season at Old Emanuel who lie in 18th and could go down.  With the return of Dave "Bin Bag" Mullins anything's possible


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

Fours come second to strong oppo : Chiswick & Latymer 213-5 dec. OW’s 101 all out

Well played this season to all in the fours. Just getting four sides out is a victory but the regularity that we have done so and some of the results achieved is a credit to the commitment, spirit and talent in what is a fast developing side. It also considerably strengthens the threes and this is reflected in their results for which the fours can justifiably take their share of the credit. Well done everybody and particular thanks to Bill Tolmie who has led the side on so many occasions.



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

We are STILL the Champions My Friends ! : OWCC 153 all out Ashford 155-9

With rain For the 14th time in 17 matches the Old Boys had won the toss, I wonder how much difference this made to our finishing position. This time knowing we had already won the championship and having consumed a number of bottles of champagne, prior to the game commencing we decided to bat first. The new opening partnership of James Rouse and Dave Oakley didn't last very long and we soon found ourselves in trouble at 25 for 3. Evan De Silva 70 and Steve Ingle 37 then put on a partnership of 96 before the tail collapsed leaving us with a total of 154. It may have been higher if Richard Imber had stayed with us but at the time it was the right thing for him to go and play in the 4's, besides 154 should have been a winning total.In reply Ashford got off to a steady start and it was Shane Fernando buoyed by his supporters' club who took the first 3 wickets. One of those was a controversial catch where the batsman edged his first ball to Tyson at 2nd slip, he allowed it to slip through his hands and his thighs as he knelt on the ground. The ball then ran along the backs of his calves and finally came to rest in his boots allowing Matt Irvine to collect it. It was clearly out but the batsman was none too impressed. Ashford edged their way to our total almost entirely due to the opening batsman with a score of 94 not out. We got them down to the last pair and even had one of them dropped before they hit the winning runs. Our season was over and not a draw in sight. It was pleasing to see the boys come off annoyed that they hadn't won, it seems they had got used to winning and had come to enjoy it. As for the skipper, it was his last game in charge and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the players, umpires and supporters who have been with us over the past 2 years. I hope the new skipper enjoys the same commitment and support as I have been privileged to have received during my time in charge. Finally, best of luck to Sean and his boys for Saturday, it would be great to see them go up as champions. !

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

Opposition failed to show – They’d obviously heard Garfield was playing !

The Fixture Secretary writes " Many apologies to all those who did not get a game last Sunday. The fixture was confirmed in March and as this fixture is an annual one I would not normally seek any further assurances. I eventually managed to get in contact with the chap I had  spoken to in March who explained that he had not been able to do the job properly since 1.14am on 20th April as he was only allowed two outgoing phone calls a week and he would rather speak to his "brief". He therefore had "de facto" resigned (his words) especially as, for the time being, he no longer got any personal enjoyment out of arranging fixtures. He added, "Yes man its sad, I had so much been looking forward to playing against that dude, Garfield"! He did agree to get a message out to the new fixture secretary, but so far I have heard nowt." 

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

Twos cling on for battling draw : Eastern Wanderers 203-8 dec. OW’s 144-9

A bad start, taking the field with 10 quickly got worse as we lost a player injured. Thanks go to the first XI for supplying two players after their game was cancelled. We played a very strong opposition, however our bowling attack was superb. Simon Bell ( 2 for 22) deserved a lot more and Paul Thatcher was unlucky not to take a wicket as He put pressure on the batsman from the start. Again the openers were backed up very well by Anthony Calvert (1 for 43) and Alex Birkby (2 for 27). Also good fielding meant that the oppostion at tea declared at 203. The oppo. batted longer than expected which left us chasing what looked like a unreachable target but a good batting display by Dinesh (36) and B Vivian (21) looked like we were in with a shout. but with loss of 2 quick wickets left us battling for the draw which we eventually got.

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