Saturday, 21 March 2020

COVID-19 and Us

The committee (chaired by the incoming supremo Jonathan Wilmot) met by conference call this evening. No one will be surprised by the news but everyone will be saddened that, given the current advice, all our nets and all our April fixtures are cancelled.

In truth it seems unlikely at this stage that we will be playing in May either but it is too early and not yet necessary to take that decision, so we will reconvene in April and, if necessary, every month to take a view.

While disappointing, clearly the country's and our own health and safety comes first. A few further points below:
  • We recognise that for many of us the Mandarins and cricket in general is a big part of our lives. We will therefore do what we can to safely and proportionately get whatever cricket going we can, whether that is playing against ourselves at our own risk, bringing our own teas or turning up in whites so as not to need changing rooms.

  • We may try and get more games into the second half of the season (the 16 August which was to be free has been earmarked for a rearranged Superstars game for example)

  • We will make more effort to organise social activities when it is safe to do so, perhaps at any championship games that get going

  • As and when we get going, Arvind will be in touch about subs

  • I will allocate a match managers rota shortly on the provisional basis that we are playing from May

  • We will consider the implications for the August tour in a month or two
In the meantime please take care of yourselves and families in these uncertain times. And, while we don't all live locally to each other, do get in touch if there is anything we can do to support each other.

And do buy Annie's new magazine at https://www.countycricketmatters.com/

The aim of County Cricket Matters is to be a voice for those concerned at how top-class cricket is changing in this country. The purpose is not to denigrate those running the game or question the motives behind attempts to broaden the appeal of a sport which has often been its own worst enemy.


Until we meet again...

Dan and the committee

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Provisional 2020 Fixtures

There may be some changes along the way, but this is a great start... with many thanks to Dan for the work over the winter.

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Club's Career Statistics: 2010 - 2019

A decade of results has now been collated and analysed. This record is almost comprehensive. Only one game out
of 192 played is definitely missing. A very few of the bowling figures are incomplete. The fielding stats are
another matter. Lots of modes of dismissal are unrecorded, and many catches unattributed. Treat with caution.
It is what it is. Of 192 games played mandarins Won 60, lost 95 and drew (or abandoned) 37.
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: The formatting of Chris's document didn't translate well to Blogger so get the PDF here.


Friday, 3 January 2020

Mandarins 2010-2019 Statistics Christmas Quiz – The Answers


GRAEME TUNBRIDGE won with 9 points! Congratulations Graeme. It was tough Questions 1, 4, 11 and 16 defeated all comers.

NOTE: Stats cover only  the 192 games played since 2010. Fielding stats are incomplete. A short statistical digest by chris will be posted in the next day or three.

NUMBERS: 3, 13, 2, 5, 19, 5, 20, 13, 3, 17, 16.
  • Allocate the numbers to the following:
  • Centuries scored; [5] 
  • Highest average appearances per season by an individual; [13 by ARVIND]
  • 1000 run aggregates; [5] 
  • 5-fers; [13]
  • Most non-wicketkeeper catches by one player in a decade[17 by PAUL McINTYRE]
  • hat-tricks; [2,JON PORTER and ROB EASTAWAY in our most recent match]
  • most 50/100 by a player in a season; [3]
  • most 50/100 by a player overall; [16, CHRIS HEALEY]
  • participants in 100 run partnerships; [20]
  • over 100 wicket aggregates; [3]
  • participants in 5 or more 50 partnerships. [19]

NAME THE PLAYER – qualification 10 completed innings/appearances. (note each question has a different answer, no individual features twice, 21 names required.)
  1. Highest average appearances per season? Arvind Manian

  2. Lowest percentage of dismissals per appearance?  7 of 47, Jim Thompson

  3. No not outs (30 innings min)? BarrieTemple

  4. Batting most often in every single appearance (i.e. no “did not bats”)? Nick Davidson, 72 times

  5. Chris Healey holds only three of these 6 batting records. Name the other 3 players. Bonus points for correct linking of player to record:  Highest individual score; David Williams  Highest seasons aggregate; Sam Cook   most 50/100; Healey   highest 10 year average, Marc Thomas   highest 10 year aggregate, Healey  highest seasons average. Healey

  6. Highest runs aggregate without scoring 50? Rob Eastaway
  7. Mr Consistent: 1 50 per season 8 times? Graeme Tunbridge

  8. Most fielding victims? Tim Baxter

  9. Most stumpings? Jonathan Wilmot


  10. Best non-keeper catches to games ratio (ergo best fielder?????) (minimum 30 appearances) Jono Maher

  11. Highest ratio of stumpings to catches?Chris McKeon

  12. Most:
    • overs bowled in the decade?   Andy Heard
    • Most maidens in the decade? Martin Hurst
    • Most wickets in decade? Paul McIntyre

  13. Longest single spell? Chris Healey

  14. 3rd best bowling analysis? (only other player to take 6 wickets in an innings apart from two already featured above) Matthew Pearce 6.4-0-32-6 vs Charlatans 2013

  15. Best Strike rate? (lowest balls per wicket). Owen Cooke. And best for a minimum 100 overs? Chris Baker
  16. Best Economy rate? (lowest runs per over) J C Gray

Chris Baker

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

MANDARINS 2010-2019 STATISTICS – CHRISTMAS QUIZ!

Email your answer to ccandhbaker@btinternet.com. Winner wins a bottle.
NOTE: Stats cover only  the 192 games played since 2010. Fielding stats are incomplete.
NUMBERS: 3, 13, 2, 5, 19, 5, 20, 13, 3, 17, 16.
Allocate the numbers to the following: Centuries scored;   Highest average appearances per season by an individual; 1000 run aggregates;   5-fers; most non-wicketkeeper catches by one player in a decade; hat-tricks; most 50/100 by a player in a season; most 50/100 by a player overall; participants in 100 run partnerships;   over 100 wicket aggregates; participants in 5 or more 50 partnerships.
NAME THE PLAYER –qualification 10 completed innings/appearances. (note each question has a different answer, no individual features twice, 21 names required.)
Q1. Highest average appearances per season?
Q2 Lowest percentage of dismissals per appearance?  
Q3 No not outs (30 innings min)?
Q4 Batting most often in every single appearance (i.e. no “did not bats”)?
Q5 Chris Healey holds only three of these 6 batting records. Name the other 3 players. Bonus points for correct linking of player to record:  Highest individual score; Highest seasons aggregate; most 50/100; highest 10 year average, highest 10 year aggregate, highest seasons average.
Q6 Highest runs aggregate without scoring 50?
Q7: Mr Consistent: 1 50 per season 8 times?
Q8 Most fielding victims?
Q9 Most stumpings?
Q11 Best non-keeper catches to games ratio (ergo best fielder?????) (minimum 30 appearances)
Q12 Highest ratio of stumpings to catches?
Q13. Most overs bowled in the decade? Most maidens in the decade? Most wickets in decade? (3 names)
Q15 Longest single spell?
Q16 3rd best bowling analysis? (only other player to take 6 wickets in an innings apart from two already featured above)
Q17: Best Strike rate? (lowest balls per wicket). And best for a minimum 100 overs? (2 names please)

Q18: Best Economy rate? (lowest runs per over)

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Record Partnerships Down the Years

1st.  
188
Chris Healey/David Williams vs Royal Oak Taverners 29/6/1991

2nd.  
193
Chris Healey/Jonathan Wilmot vs Reading UASCC 16/7/1989

3rd.  
169
Marc Thomas/Damian Patterson vs Framlingham College 15/8/2014

4th.  
135
Andy McKeon/Jonathan Wilmot vs Benenden 24/7/2004

Thomas, Johnny Martin and McKeon added 150 in a composite 4th wicket Vs Jesus College 19/4/03, with Thomas retired hurt
5th. 
138
Peter Lewy/Andy McKeon vs Chaldon 9/9/1984

6th.  
149*
Chris Healey/Johnny Martin vs Lords and Commons 31/5/2009

7th. 
97
Chris Baker/ Rob Eastaway vs Mickleham 5/8/18

8th.  
95*
Arvind Manian/Harry Forman vs Streatham and Marlborough 11/8/19

9th. 
75
JC Gray/ Jeremy Jarvis vs Charlatans 22/6/08

10th.
51
Dennis Parsons/Paul McIntyre vs Berkeley Taverners 5/7/80


The Archivist

Monday, 7 October 2019

Roundup of the 2019 Season, by Chris Baker

There's a pdf copy of this along with all the match reports here.

Headlines

Most successful year since 2015.
  • Played 23
  • Won 10 (43.4 %.  2018: 34.2%)
  • Lost 11
  • Drew 2
Excluding T20:
  • Won 9 (50.0 %)
  • Lost 7
  • Drew 2.

Heaviest Victories

  • By 7 wickets vs Superstars, Superstars T20 
  • Hockerill, by 52 runs vs Reading UASCC

Narrowest Victories

  • By 3 wickets vs SMCC Sundays
  • By 1 run off last ball vs Alton

Heaviest Defeats

  • By 8 wickets vs Palm Tree,
  • Bank of England, 35 runs
  • WG XI (T 20)

Narrowest Defeats

  • By 2 wickets vs Elstead, by 7 runs vs North Enfield

Highest Scores 

  • for: 242 for 7 vs Reading UASCC. 
  • against: 224 for 7, North Enfield

Lowest Scores 

  • for: 100 for 3 vs Superstars.
  • against: 99, Superstars

Batting

Mandarins scored half-centuries 18 times, but there were no centuries.

Top scores:
  • 87* Drew Somerville vs Hockerill 60 George Warren vs North Enfield
  • 76* Jono Maher vs Brill 57 Chris Healey vs Millfields
  • 73 Robin Pharoah vs Peper Harow 56 Tim Baxter vs Brightwell
  • 73 Jono Maher vs Elstead 55 Tim Baxter vs Mickleham
  • 72 Sam Cook vs North Enfield 53* Arvind Manain vs SMCC
  • 65 Chris healey vs Reading 52 Sam Cook vs Worlingworth
  • 64 Drew Somerville vs Charlatans 52* Venky vs Elstead
  • 62 Nick Kulkarni vs Reading 51* Drew Somerville vs Reading
  • 51 Graeme Tunbridge vs Heber
  • 50* Stan Forman vs KS Rochester
Best bowling, and only 5-fer was Eastaway 5-2-20-6 vs Alton.  Heard took 4 wickets twice, and Harry Forman once.

Notable Events

53 players turned out for the Mandarins (2018, 47) of whom 17 appeared just once. Mandarins took 76 catches and stumpings, double last year’s 38. However, don’t get complacent. A rough tally to the end of May showed the number dropped was over double that of chances held. Worst collapses were against Palm Tree 35 for to 36 for 6 (5-1); and All Stars T20 96 for 4 to 104 for 9 (5-8). But resilience is growing. Mandarins were not bowled out for under 100, and this has now happened only twice in the past three years. Chris Morgan created a possible record of 29 years between Mandarins appearances, vs Great Ayton, Yorkshire June 1990, and North Enfield June 2019.

Best Partnerships

  • 1 st 57 vs Peper Harow (Pharoah/Tunbridge)
  • 2 nd 111 vs Hockerill (Somerville/Healey)
  • 3 rd 84 vs Millfields (F CHave/Healey)
  • 4 th 50 vs All Stars T20 (Brand/Reeve)
  • 5 th 85 vs Charlatans (Somerville/Healey)
  • 6 th 112 vs North Enfield (Warren/Cook) . This is (provisionally) the second highest partnership ever made for the Mandarins 6th wicket.
  • 7 th 36 vs SMCC (Warren/Healey)
  • 8 th 95* vs SMCC Sunday (Manian/H Forman) This is (provisionally) the record for the Mandarins 8 th wicket. Congratulations guys!
  • 9 th 41 vs Bank of England (J Porter/Heard)
  • 10 th 29 vs Palm Tree (Venky/ D. Forman)

Other 50 partnerships:

  • 88 (2 nd ) Reading (Healey/Kulkarni)
  • 76 (3 rd ) Elstead (Maher/Venky)
  • 66 (3 rd ) Mickleham (Baxter/Tunbridge)
  • 64 (3 rd ) Superstars T20 (Baxter/Mills/Tunbridge)
  • 61 (2 nd ) Elstead (Baker/Maher)
  • 58 (3 rd ) Superstars (Eastaway/Wilmot)
  • 58 (5 th ) (A vs B) (Healey/Manian)
  • 50 (5 th ) KS Rochester (Hawkins/S Forman)

BATTING AVERAGES (3 completed innings)

Player Played Innings N.O. Runs Highest N/O* Average 100/50
Cook 5 5 1 182 72              46.3 -/2
Healey 14 11 3 316 65              39.5 -/2
Pharoah 3 3 0 95 73              31.7 -/1
Somerville 10 10 2 247 87 *              30.9 -/3
Tunbridge 14 14 4 240 51 *              24.0 -/1
Baxter 18 17 3 329 56              23.5 -/2
Brand 5 5 1 93 35              23.3
F Chave 8 8 1 153 43              21.8
H Forman 9 6 1 94 45 *              18.8
Manian 12 10 1 168 53 *              18.7 -/1
Eastaway 11 10 6 72 24              18.0
G Porter 3 3 0 48 35              16.0
Mills 7 7 0 91 24              13.0
S Forman 11 8 3 65 50 *              13.0 -/1
Wilmot 13 12 2 123 33              12.3
D Forman 15 9 2 73 22              10.4
J Porter 4 3 0 28 19                9.3
Baker 19 19 0 171 30                9.0
Hawkins 3 3 0 26 25                8.3
Hurst 11 6 2 27 12                6.8
Davidson 6 5 0 33 24                6.6
C McKeon 6 5 0 31 19                6.2
Hawkhead 4 4 0 12 5                3.0


One appearance: IzzyMcC 1; Vijay 44*; Snowden 1; Reeve 26; Kittoe 2; Tipple 2; E Davidson DNB;
Morgan 1; Turner 26; A Singh 5*; Nangle 0*; Carell DNB; Proctor 0; Gallagher 2; Thompson 5*;
Kulkarni 62; Tivey 0.

BOWLING AVERAGES (Bowled more than once)

Player
Overs
maidens
Runs
Wickets
Av
Econ
Strike
H Forman
42
5
151
12
12.6
3.6
21.0
Heard
82
20
255
20
12.8
3.1
24.6
Eastaway
72.1
12
273
18
15.2
3.8
24.1
Healey
72
10
267
17
15.7
3.7
25.4
Maher
11
0
63
4
15.8
4.1
24.2
Mills
12
1
49
3
16.3
4.1
24.0
Manian
38.2
2
164
10
16.4
4.3
23.0
D Forman
83
5
407
20
20.4
4.9
24.9
Hurst
70.2
11
239
10
23.9
3.4
42.2
Baxter
21.1
1
131
5
26.2
6.2
25.4
F Chave
30
3
132
5
26.4
4.4
36.0
Cook
13
0
80
3
26.7
6.2
26.0
McIntyre
76
7
354
13
27.2
4.7
35.1
Tunbridge
12
1
84
3
28.0
7.0
24.0
Baker
36
1
234
7
33.4
6.5
30.9
Thornton
11
0
45
1
45.0
4.1
66.0
Plahe
9
0
45
1
45.0
5.0
54.0
G Porter
18
1
92
2
46.0
5.1
54.0
S Forman
64.2
4
313
6
52.2
4.9
64.3
J Porter
13.3
2
57
1
57.0
4.2
81.0
Somerville
20
1
130
2
65.0
6.5
60.0
Venky
11.5
0
66
1
66.0
5.6
71.0


Also bowled once: Vijay 8-0-25-2; Hewitt 4-0-23-0; Proctor 3-0-22-1; Carell 3-0-23-1; Pharoah 8-0-48-0; A Singh 4-0-34-1; Reeve 2-0-16-0; Kittoe 4-0-22-2; Morgan 2-0-21-0; Gallagher 3-0-15-0; Thompson 6-1-30-1; Kulkarni 5-0-22-1

Fielding & Keeping

Mandarins took 74 catches and 2 stumpings:

7: Wilmot (+ stumping); Baxter;

6: D Forman;

5: Tunbridge (+ stumping); Healey;

4: Heard, F Chave;

3: Cook, S Forman;

2: J Porter, Manian, McIntyre, Hurst, Somerville, Mills, Maher, Kulkarni;

1: Thornton, Snowden, Hewitt, Baker, A Singh, Brand, Nangle, Plahe, D Chave, Thompson, Hawkhead, H Forman, Cook, Tivey.


Chris Baker