Friday, 10 July 2020

Mandarins 2020 Season

The Mandarins committee met today to discuss the ECB guidelines that were published today.

Below are the key points we agreed on

1: Subs: Originally, we planned to raise the subs to 35 pounds starting this season. We also planned to raise match fees to 10 pounds per player for games in which teas were provided.  However given the crisis and the slightly shortened season for this year, we have decided to postpone the change in subs and match fees to next year.

For this season, we will retain the subs at £30. While we will start off with match fees of £5, we may have to increase it for games later this season. While we want to play as many games as possible this season, there is a strong chance that ground rents could be more expensive this year. For example, for the first game we have had to pay £450 to reserve a pitch. We will try to find cheaper grounds where possible but  match fees may increase to £10 later in the season.

2: Equipment: All players will need to bring their own gloves and boxes to each game. We think all players who can keep wickets have their own pair of gloves but if anyone does not, they can use the club's wicket keeping gloves. While players can share the club's bats and pads, we do request that all players sanitise club equipment after they have used it. The club kit will be equipped with sanitisers. 

For the first couple of games, it is unlikely that we will have the club kit. However we have a minimum of 4 - 5 players who are happy to share their personal bats and pads with others. We will have sanitisers for the games. 

3: Schedule: Assuming we can play till the end of September, we anticipate playing 15-17 games this season. We will look to schedule a couple of mid-week games in.

Look forward to playing cricket again and catching up with all of you over the summer.

Arvind Manian

Sunday, 5 July 2020

MANDARINS CRICKET CLUB 2007 SUMMARY

Note on Sources: Records for 5 games are missing from the scorebook. The Ollie Gardiner career record file does not include this year so no “plausible reconstruction technique” is possible. 3 of the 12 missing games have match reports, which have been followed where precise, and also allow some reasonable estimating. However the averages do not record 26 uncredited appearances, 5 uncredited wickets taken by Mandarins for 739 runs conceded, nor 393 uncredited runs scored for 26 wickets and 6 not out innings.

Played 20, Won 3, Drew 3, Lost 14, Abandoned 11 (including Cranfield long game, replayed as 20/20.)  (22.5%)  

Heaviest Victories: By 6 wickets vs EssexU; By 32 runs vs Brondesbury. 

Narrowest Victory: By 1 wicket vs Cranfield.

Heaviest Defeats: By 114 runs vs UCS Old Boys; by 9 wickets vs Jesus College. 

Closest Defeats: by 11 runs vs Thursley; by 3 wickets vs Peper Harow.

Highest Score For: 203 vs Thursley.

Highest Score Against 232 for 5 by UCS Old Boys. 

Lowest Score For: 76 vs South Woodford.

Lowest Score Against: Essex U 119.

Mandarins scored 4 Fifties. There were no centuries. Highest score Chris Healey 86*  vs Brondesbury.

Mandarins took no five-fors, Best Bowling Rob Eastaway, 11-1-44-4 vs East Horsley.  

Notable Events:

  • At least 53 players turned out, 17 of them just once.

  • Collapses: 0 for 3 in the first over, chasing East Horsley’s 173.

  • Baxter took three stumpings vs Cranfield, and 4 victims on the day( but in two matches).

  • Johnny Extras top scored at UCS Old Boys (first game) getting 60 out of 182 for 5.

Best Recorded Partnerships

(note – this was a particularly poor year for recording partnerships)

  • 1st  79 vs Hetairoi (A McKeon/Porter)

  • 2nd  39 vs Elstead (A McKeon/Baker)

  • 3rd 45 vs Brill (A McKeon/Tawakeley)

  • 4th  42 vs Elstead (Healey/Dunmore)

  • 5th   61* vs Essex U (Patterson/O’Donnell) 

  • 6th  45 vs Pink Elephants (Porter/Denny).  

  • 7th  30 vs UC Old Boys (Colley/Baker)

  • 8th 28 vs MOD (Coupar/Baker)

  • 9th  No

  • 10th  21 vs Peper Harow (Heard/Hurst).

Other 50 partnerships: 50 something vs Pimpernels for 2nd wicket (Porter/Wilmot).

BATTING AVERAGES

(3 recorded completed Innings) Note Figures include match report data.

Played Innings N.O. Runs HS Average 100/50

Healey 9 8 3 341 86* 68.20                 0/3

Martin 3 3 0 128 79 42.66                 0/1

Tunbridge 4 3 0 86 48 28.66

A McKeon 7 6 0 131 46 21.83

Baker 10 9 0 172 44 19.11

Hurst 7 5 1 72 24 18.00

Wilmot 5 5 0 87 39 17.40

Temple 5 4 0 63 26 15.75

Crump 7 6 2 61 45 15.25

Dunmore 4 4 0 59 41 14.75

Porter 10 10 0 118 29 11.80

Coupar 3 3 0 32 17 10.66

Baxter 4 3 0 31 19 10.33

Colley 6 5 0 39 22 9.80

Heard 13 11 1 90 45 9.00

Eastaway 6 5 1 30 15 7.50

Gardiner 8 6 2 29 11* 7.25

McIntyre 9 7 4 19 14* 6.33

Jarvis 3 3 0 17 8 5.66

C. McKeon 5 4 0 21 14 5.25

C Evans 4 4 0 12 9 3.00

Bardswell 6 5 0 14 12 2.66

Hawkhead 4 4 0 2 1 0.50

Also Batted or appeared more than once (in order of appearance): Fowles 5-4-2-50-42*-25.00; D Williams 3-2-0-41-22-20.5; Farooq 2-2-0-5-4-2.50; Pattison 3-2-0-17-16-8.50; Gray 3-1-0-3-3-3.00; Redman 2-2-1-13-10- 13.00; Pharoah 2-2-0-32-20-16.00; C Jarvis 2-2-1-10-10-10.00; Davidson 2-2-0-18-14-9.00; Tawakeley 2-2-0-61-39-30.50; Patterson 2-2-0-14-14-7.00; A Evans 2-2-0-17-15-8.50.   

One Appearance: Davies 8; Eames?; Hayder?; N Healey? Nicholson 6; “Matthew”?; Taz 7; Seville 16; Denny 3; Attenborough 7; Davis 0*; McGuiness 10; Hoban 5; J Lowen 0; T Jarvis 0; M Evans 4.

BOWLING AVERAGES

(Bowled more than once, 10 overs, 1 wicket) – figures in brackets show additional wickets taken or probably taken, not included in averages

        Overs Maidens    Runs Wickets     Average

Healey 22.4 3     77     9                8.55

Porter 14.1 1     64     5              12.80

Hurst 48         10           156          11              15.22

Bardswell 28         0   153     9 (+2)      17.00

Fowles 16         0     68     4               17.00

McIntyre 53         10   190     9                21.11

Baker 22.2 0   143     6                23.83

Gardiner 57         15   201     8                25.13

Tawakeley 11         2     49     2                24.50

Gray 23            8     61     2               30.50

Crump 59         3   257     8                32.13

Eastaway 43            4           169     5 (+2)        33.80

Coupar 10         0     68     2                34.00

Heard 66         9 283     6                47.17

Also Bowled: Pharoah 8-0-22-2; Tunbridge 2-0-12-1; Pattison 6-0-30-0; Dunmore 2-0-7-0; Patterson 2.2-0-15-3; J Lowen 4-0-16-2; Nicholson 4.5-1-8-3; McGuiness 8-1-39-1; Taz 8-1-26-1; Hawkhead 1-0-4-0; O’Donnell 1-0-7-0; Davis 4-0-18-0; Denny 11-3-42-1; Farooq 8-0-31-1; C Jarvis 2-0-17-0; M Evans 6-0-24-1; C Evans 3-0-34-0; Redman 4-0-14-0; Colley 22-2-112-0 (+4 wickets); Hayder (+3 wickets).

Fielding: Mandarins took at least 46 catches and 7 stumpings: Baxter 3+5; Wilmot 4+1; McIntyre 4; Healey 3+1; Heard,Martin,Eastaway,Gardiner,3; Fowles, Bardswell, Dunmore, Jarvis, Anon, Temple, Porter,2; Hurst,Coupar, Temple, Baker, A McKeon, Tawakeley, 1.

Chris Baker