Monday, 30 November 2020

MANDARINS MATCH MISCELLANY, 1965 TO 2020

Note- all provisional in view of missing records

Played: 1,072. Won 389, Lost 372, drew 306, Tied 3.

Most matches played in a season: 37 (1990, 1991 and 1993).

Most victories in a season: 17 (1987, 1999). 

Fewest losses in a season: 3 (1986, 1996, 2012). 

Most successful season: wins v losses 1999 (+10).

Most successful season including draws (win 2 points, draw tie 1, loss 0): 70% in 2000.

Most losses in a season: 16 (1989). Fewest wins in a season: 3 (2007, 2014, 2017). Poorest season wins vs losses 2007 (-11). Poorest season including draws:2007 (22.5%)

Drawn Games

  • Highest percentage 58.1% (1986);
  • lowest percentage 8% (1979).
  • Most drawn games in a season: 18 (1986, 1994) – Note, up to 2000 before rise of limited overs.

Cumulative sequences for Successive wins:

  • 2, 1978:
  • 3, 1979;
  • 7, 1987,
  • 10 (27/9/98 – 30/5/99)

Cumulative sequences for Successive losses:

  • 3, 1978; 
  • 5, 1979, 
  • 5, 2005, 
  • 6, 2/6/07-23/6/07

Most games without defeat:

  • 9, 1978;
  • 14 (1983);
  • 16 (3/5/86 – 9/8/86);
  • (Note- 14 achieved also in 1987 and 1993)

Most games without a win: 9 (15/7/78-3/9/78)

Most draws in succession: 7 (1986)

Sequence for largest margin of victory batting first: 89 vs Lords and Commons 14/6/78; 129 vs Lords and Commons 11/6/80; 182 vs Begbroke 7/8/83. Mandarins have since won 3 matches by over 150 runs (Churt,151, 1997; Brill, 163, 1998; Lords and Commons, 153, 2011.

Sequence for 10 wicket wins, chasing: 91/0 vs Bank of England, 1/9/83; 117/0 vs Magdalen Casuals, 9/7/00; 163/0 vs Magdalen casuals, 4/7/04. These are the only 10 wicket wins in Mandarins history.

Most runs chased for 9 wicket win: 200/1 vs Royal Oak Taverners, 29/6/91.

Sequence for the largest margins of defeat: 107 runs, Windsor Victoria, 1/5/65 (the first game for which a record exists); 141 runs vs Woldingham, 2/7/78; 179 runs vs Begbroke, 22/7/79; 187 runs vs Jesus College, 1/5/82. Other defeats by over 150 runs: 177 vs Hampshire Mercenaries, 1993, 173 vs WG XI 2014; 169 vs Barnes Common 2005; 164 vs Chaldon 1990; 161 vs Benenden 1994; 156 vs Thursley 1987, Hetairoi, 2013 and Elstead 2020.

10 wicket defeats: Only one, in 1,072 games vs BBC, 1/5/98. BBC 175/0.

Sequence for highest score by Mandarins: 210/4 vs Bromley, 25/6/78; 216/7 vs Grayshott, 16/5/82; 222/2 vs Pink Elephants, 19/6/83; 242/7 vs Begbroke 7/8/83; 254/8 vs Brill, 13/9/87; 299/7 vs Reading University, 16/7/89. Mandarins have since passed 250 6 times: 271/8 vs Reading 1990; 254/4 vs Beneden 2000; 292/9 vs MOD 2009; 263/5 vs Brightwell 2010; 253/5 vs Framlingham College 2012; 254/5 vs North Enfield 2018;

Sequence for highest score against Mandarins: 162/5 Windsor Victoria 1/5/65; 185 vs Grannies 3/6/78; 201/5 vs Bromley 30/6/79; 232/5 vs Begbroke 22/7/79; 237/4 vs Easton, 17/8/80; 247/2 vs Jesus College 1/5/82; 323/4 vs Barnes Common 7/8/05). WG XI scored 303/5 on 1/6/14, and Hetairoi 278/6 on 27/8/13.

Sequence for Lowest score by Mandarins: 55 vs Windsor Victoria 1/5/65; 43 vs Woldingham 2/7/78; 39 vs Mayfield 26/7/80; 31/9 all out vs Berkeley Taverners 3/7/82; 26 vs East Horsley 23/7/06. There have been two other score below 50 vs Theberton (40, 1987) and Hampshire Hogs (36, 2013).

Sequence for lowest score by oppo: Moulsford 38, 10/6/79; Brill 33, 14/9/80; Chalgrove 32, 16/7/83; Ham & Petersham 23, 7/6/87. Other scores below 50: Weald (41,1983); WG XI (39 2015)

Sequence for highest match aggregate: 401 vs Bromley, 1979; 409 vs Grayshott, 1982; 443 vs Pink Elephants, 1983; 452 vs Reading University 1989; 479 vs Woldingham 1989; 483 vs Great Tew, 2003; 503 vs Lords and Commons 2006; 507 vs Beneden 2008; 528 vs BBC 2009, 590 vs MOD, Rob Foot Game, 13/6/09.

Sequence for Highest successful run chase: 141 vs Harrow 27/5/78; 146 vs Peper Harow, 3/9/78; 150 vs Pink Elephants 8/7/79; 188 vs Fram College 21/8/81; 222/2 vs Pink Elephants 19/6/83; 222/7 vs Reading 12/7/87; 225/5 vs Kings School Rochester 1/9/16. (223/4 vs Streatham & Marlborough 2017)

Highest target set and lost: 239 vs Woldingham 1989

Sequence for lowest target not achieved: 88 vs Essex 21/8/78 (scored 77); 94 vs Weald 13/6/81 (scored 69); 79 vs heavy Rollers 26/6/87 (scored 54);  43 vs Theberton 25/7/87 (scored 40). The 83 scored in this game is the lowest aggregate for 20 wickets. Other low failed chases: Hurstpierpoint 1984- 87/79; Grayshott 1985 82/68; Brightwell 2013 71/54

Lowest target successfully defended: 104 vs Weald 16/6/79 (won by 17); 66 vs Harrow School 6/6/81 (won by 9). Also 79 vs Diplomatic Service 1989 – won by 4.

Closest matches: 3 ties out of 1,072: Weald 17/6/78; Lords & Commons 7/6/89; Kesgrave 21/8/05. Draw, scores level: Framlingham Town 16/8/86; Magdalen Casuals 14/7/89; Elstead 28/8/94; South Woodford 25/9/94

Most gallant failed chases: 221/9 vs Hetairoi chasing 223 (1994); 222/9 vs Great Tew (2000) chasing 229; 232 vs Great Tew (2003) chasing 251; 239/7 vs WG XI (2005) chasing 264;  226/9 vs South Woodford (2003) chasing 230; 292/9 vs MOD (2009) chasing 298; to which we can now add 224 vs Streatham & Marlborough (2020) chasing 227.

Chris Baker

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