Category: Matches

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Autumn means Stats, comrades! Please help

SCC nerd
SCC nerd


The autumn is upon us and the covers are rolled over. The screens are dissembled and the pavilions locked up. Instead of the gabble of voices and the clack of spikes on the steps of said pavilions, there is just the gentle patter of rain and scuffle of autumn leaves. Our laughing voices and grumbling decisions only echoes, eschewed by the driving rain and perhaps the cries of toddlers at the mothers’ group made home of ours. The season is done.

To me, to us, that means statistics in preparation for awards and drinks and this is where you can help me by looking at the match statistics that I shall publish here over time, starting today with the BAFTA match in Ham. Do you remember that first evening of cricket? Of course you do. So please look at the below statistics and help me correct them. If I have forgotten a catch, a run out, a cracking six or a maiden, please let me know and I can amend. Thank you.

3rd May 2013
SCC v Bafta CC
Philip Richardson 4 0 0 1 14 0 3.50
Tom Mayhew 3 1 0 0 27 0 9.00
Tim Richardson 4 0 0 0 55 0 13.75
Dan March 4 0 0 1 24 0 6.00
Sam Kankanamge 4 0 0 0 13 1 3.25
Tim Graham 1 0 0 0 19 0 19.00
Jonty 1
Tom Mayhew 1
Stumpings Behind Run-outs
Rob Dixon 1
BATTING BALLS 6s 4s RUNS TIME in mins runs/ball runs/min
Sam Kankanamge 1 6 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Tom Mayhew 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Rob Dixon 0 0.00 #DIV/0!
Philip Richardson 1 12 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Pete Brandon 4 20 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Charlie Richards 4 18 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Dan March 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Olivier Lauchenauer 8 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Tim Richardson 1 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Jonty 1 NO #DIV/0! #VALUE!
Tim Graham DNB #DIV/0! #VALUE!

As you can see, if there are more people who are prepared to make a better effort at scoring, the better our data will be and the better your statistics will probably be!

Do Svidaniya!

Quantel Fixture Disaster!!!


Comrades all,

It is with great regret that I must inform you that our fave fixture is off – or at least – CHANGED BEYOND ALL RECOGNITION.

Quantel sadly have battled with the ground and now have a back log of fixtures – this means that Duffer fixtures get dropped. That’s us and others by the way. It’s not Rogg’s fault but it’s life.

So… uh… what are we going to do?

The board of commissars, under high pressure from myself, Premier Yuri Pedeez, feel we should do something on that date or the next day, the Saturday. This could be:

  • Convince Quantel to play in Regent’s Park or similar (But their team may not be available)
  • Have a 20/20 with another team – VCC re-match?
  • Field Practice game:
    • A full team turn-out
    • Each batsman stays in (whether out or not) for 3-4 overs
    • He can make runs with opposing batsman, but they return to ground
    • Wickets, catches, stumping count against him
    • Full fielding side, bowlers taken some-how from a pool.

So comrades, Please let us know if you want to do? – A Friday or Saturday on Friday 13th July or Saturday 14th.

Match Report: PSCC v SCC 19th May 2012

Squirrel pub

Comrades, we thank you and stand saluting the brave that mustered themselves for our opening game of the 2012 season. And what a game it was, with all of the ups and downs and drops and boundaries that make an SCC game worthy of the name. But in particular, the comradely atmosphere won out and helped us feel glorious in the face of defeat.

Penn Street CC play on the main ground opposite the squirrel and it was in that establishment we took lunch and an opening pint. Before us lay the field of battle and captains tossed resulting in PSCC batting first. It was timed game with tea at 16:15 and then 20 overs at 18:30.

Opening bowler of Yuri and brother, Chipmonkski produced a wicket (thank you!) and 55 runs. Not too bad but I feel some missed lbws! The wicket was S.BOYLE, bowling Yuri and a MAGNIFICENT slip catch by Cobramski (Top job, Cobra!)

New bowlers of Cobramski and Buster Marx came in. At this point, our fielding flaws were amply illustrated by many dropped catches. Cobramski serves up a tempting whack and in the right field, we would have taken several wickets with catches from his illusssssssssssive style. As captain Marx said in a post match interview:

“It was a really good game and if we’d taken out catches I think we’d have won, especially if you consider that their main bat was dropped twice early in his innings. I think we should go for timed games for the time being.”

Words of great wisdom comrades! Cobramski’s session ended at six overs for a score that is not required to advertise – if we bolted on the three wickets we could have caught, it would negate all scale! So who to replace? Samavoy – “I can’t bowl today” – KanKan. Well he certainly could bowl despite his injury. In fact, over his bowling he took the wickets of R.Slade and P.Goodchild with  Sutherland out behind – top Wicket keeping, Markx! Soldya Grannma had a short spell and for that, managed a good wicket, stump out, of J.Slade. A happy Soldya went home that night.

Andropov to collect

So in the field, we counted at least twelve dropped catches. We shall work on this comrades. But some good bowling and all was not lost.

Batting brought us out onto the field feeling… special. Not down-hearted as the day was too set fare for that. But perhaps a little daunted at there score of 243 for 7 (score card is wrong). Special mention by the way to C.Fletcher of PSCC who declared at 163.

Cobramski and Brandonov opened the batting. Stay in and solid was the orders (timed game!) and both had heads down. Cobramski took 24 balls and Brandonov, 39. Both produced a total of 7 runs – This is what we call solid defiance, and comrades, Yuri salutes you. This hopefully set in the minds of the opposition that we were here to stay. Cobramski was bowled by Goodchild and no sooner had Antonov Dickster walked out than he walked back. No comment, Tony!

Markx ambled out. The solid defensive wall that is our captain held true. Check this out, comrades: Before being bowled out Lofty, he took 23 runs off 78 balls. We must learn more brick wallness in these situations and watch Markx’s style. Captain, we salute you!

Other batting results: Markx-B (Buster) 23, caught and bowled – a good knock and thank you, comrade! Soldya, caught Fletcher for 12 but by ‘eck – i feel double that before the summer is set in! Chipmonkski, a defiant 1 off 11 balls but great defence of the wicket and partnering. Ilyeva – 2 off 15 balls – utter defiance comrade commissar treasurer!

Yuri loses chin
Yuri loses chin

Andropov Sewelski and Yuri now come together to fend off thirty plus balls for the draw. We tried comrades, and came within less than a dozen to pull it off. Andropov taking 9 off 16 balls and Yuri finally caught by Herriot at 6 runs off 24 balls.

Close comrades! Very close. This season we shall take a draw and who knows….

Semper Sodales, Fors et Victores!














News – Up and Coming, Comrades!

Guy Wilson with Tea

This is a quick news update as we must draw together, brave ones. Please, comrades, can you help us?


Nets tonight at 6-8pm at the Hub but Saturday’s match details:

Full location details are here:

But, show up at 13:00 unless, you receive a call from Oli and I to tell you not to. The weather may catch us out. Everyone’s season so far has been waterlogged and it may happen to us, so be aware. Fingers crossed. The team list so far:

  1. Buster Blackledge  – comrade
  2. Mark Blackledge – comrade commissar Captain
  3. Peter Brandon – comrade
  4. Tony Dickie – comrade commissar
  5. Tim Graham – comrade commissar
  6. Olivier Lauchenauer – comrade commissar
  7. Dan March – comrade commissar
  8. Philip Richardson – comrade commissar
  9. Tim Richardson – comrade
  10. Andrew Sewell – comrade
  11. Sam Kankanamge – comrade
There is a London South West contingent of Tony, Phil and Tim R.
Suffolk: Mark B and Buster
Hampstead/Highgate: Oli L, Tim G, Peter B,
Extras: Dan M – Seven Sisters
Andrew S – Far West
and Sam – Harrow
Huds in nets


Wednesday 23rd May 2012, NETS AT LORDS !!!

Follow this link for details :

Comrades, you should be biting my fingers off for an opportunity like this.  £40 and it’s two nets, 6-8pm with batting tuition – come on!

Email me or oli at work or as: or



Follow this link for details :

We need at least two more players for this match. It is great fun and a great day out. All for charity… Yes, it’s £150.00 but you will get that back and more due to the good will and love it will induce in all of you! It is a 7-10 a side and the list so far is:

  1. Olivier Lauchenauer – comrade commissar
  2. Philip Richardson – comrade commissar Premier
  3. Tim Richardson – comrade
  4. Andrew Sewell – comrade
  5. Rob Dixon – comrade commissar
  6. ?
  7. ?
  8. ?
  9. ?
  10. ?

Please, guys and girls… fill those places!

You know how to get hold of us, comrades. Make yourselves feel special and say YES!

Love on, comrades… Yuri



Call to Arms – Can you play this Sunday?


We have received a call to arms! Guy, who plays for the Hit or Miss cricket team who play out of Penn Street in Bucks, need an opposition this Sunday! So if you are free and want a game, then the SCC and VCC will combine to front up some opposition.
Please get in touch with myself or Oli and let us know, i can forward the details then.

Remeber, it’s this Sunday in Bucks. There is a good pub opposite a beautiful green!

SCC 20/20 – it’s here


be strong!

The location

They say this about the weather, they say that. But we know weather is just weather. We must be strong and believe that there will be sun and there will be shine and there may be a shower, but there shall be cricket. And SCC bring you, for a paltry £5 a 20/20 match on a proper pitch and some damn good fun to be had by all. So make it along this Thursday night and you shall be rewarded by unadulterated pleasure… the best kind… crickety kind.

Full Details are of course:

Arrive 17:30 – 18:00 for commencement. Thursday 16th June 2011

Location: Hampstead Heath extension.  CLICK THIS FOR A:  MAP

Two teams:

Captained by comrade Marx-B and Cobramovich.
Teams picked from hat.
Numbers supported by VCC contributors.

If you are in Soho area and want to share some taxis, call Pogo before 16:00 on 0207 292 0650.

20/20 is upon us comrades… LET’S PLAY CRICKET