Before I go on to mention that the captain’s report is missing because it was never submitted, may I say that the captain on the day was Jontin!

If anybody has specific memories of this match, I beg you to submit them. Otherwise the scorecard is below and a picture too.



Comrade Soldya Crispypants and new blood, comrade Stephen Mead. The match is over, the scorebook shut. The pub is open, expand one’s gut. Poetry is poor as I write these Lines but don’t play cricket on a field of mines. 




MATCH REPORT – PSCC v SCC – 20th May 2017

Another damp patch


With the lack of a proper match report and my absence (Yuri) from the match itself, I have collated facebook comments that in some way illustrate this most damp of matches!
Charlie Richards It may have been damp, Mighty Stumper Pete Brandon, but was it moist??
Jonathan Savitt
Jonathan Savitt: A game like no other
Report in many halves
We lost in unique manner
Never happened before in my cricket life
Rain, sun, wind and dropped catches
Simple but nice Simon dropped the pie three times. His rugby skills failed him
Jonty ran out Pete who played beautifully. His new bat a treat but his legs….limited movement up the pitch for a slow single !!!!! My error for sure.
Tea taken at 2.15 !!!!! Or was it lunch
Penn st are great chaps for making a new format of a match which might have ended at 4.15

MATCH REPORT – PSCC v SCC – Saturday 21st May 2016



How sad? It was always looking a bit shady for this match but the weather was holding up. Hodderoff and I raced up from work in Windsor getting there a bit late but we were excused. Captain Jontin had us in bat and we stoically batted on. The scores reveal the situation and Dacha scored a very memorable and brave 67 before we were all pulled in for an early tea. He was kept in good company by the solid Brandonovski, fine Yorkshire weather too! The rain started and did not stop. However, your scores do count comrades, so do not be disappointed!


More Autumn stats – don’t be shy.

SCC geek
SCC geek


Another day and another match. Check your figures and let me know of any memories you have, any errors, just any damn thing! I want these stats sorted out ASAP before I vanish off the face of the Earth to look after twin new-borns!

IN PARTICULAR I would like to know from the Wicket Keepers about which matches you were in wicky for and what catches were yours.

18th May 2013
Penn CC v SCC
Philip Richardson 7 0 0 2 21 0 3.00
Tim Richardson 8 2 0 0 34 0 4.25
Sam Kankanamge 6 2 1 1 16 1 2.67
John Hirst 6 4 2 0 32 1 5.33
Dan March 7 1 0 0 54 0 7.71
Mark Blackledge 1 0 0 0 1 1 1.00
Tim Graham 4 0 0 0 16 2 4.00
Tim Graham J. Hirst 1
Mark Blackledge T. Graham 1
Mark Blackledge S. Kankanamge 1
BATTING BALLS 6s 4s RUNS TIME in mins runs/ball runs/min
Pete Brandon 5 0 0 0 2 0.00 0.00
John Hirst 3 0 0 0 7 0.00 0.00
Jonty 135 0 10 77 135 0.57 0.57
Sam Kankanamge 59 0 2 15 18 0.25 0.83
Mark Blackledge 49 0 7 43 66 0.88 0.65
Tim Graham 10 0 0 2 9 0.20 0.22
Andrew Sewell 6 0 0 0 11 0.00 0.00
Dan March 4 0 0 3 8 0.75 0.38
Philip Richardson 1 0 0 1 1 1.00 1.00
Tim Richardson DNB
Rob Dixon DNB

Please feed back, comrades – I do this for you!

Do Svidaniya!

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: http://www.sohocricketcollective.com/?event=penn-street-cc-v-scc

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 : http://www.sohocricketcollective.com/?event=lords-cricket-academy-nets-practice

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: phil@sohocricketcollective.com or olivier@sohocricketcollective.com



Follow this link for details : http://www.sohocricketcollective.com/?event=scc-v-royal-marsden-teams

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



SCC 2012 Fixtures list

Linseed, mmmmm

My comrades, so many apologies I must heap upon the silence of the last few months. But i have had to deal with poop and only now do I feel worthy enough to rise up and provide you with some deal of premiership worth something more than not much at all! I stand before you, humble, as humble in quantity as Simon Cowell stands in arrogance before the world’s stage – so that’s really quite humble.

However, whilst the world was turning and mine was weaving, I did manage to get together the fixtures list for this year and that will follow. But first some other things of note:

  1. Comrade Commissar, Soldya Grandma (Dan March) will be on the telephone to you very soon for your subs. It’s changed this year, remember? You did read the minutes didn’t you, comrade? £40.00 is membership. Half goes immediately to charity – Royal Marsden and Parkinson’s . The other pays for all of the fun that has to get organised, the phone calls, the admin, the website, the stress, the preparing of orders for kit!!
  2. A full outline of this years Commissars is coming and their duties, so comrades, make use of them!
  3. Website improvements looming – Greater interaction, more pictures, comments etc.
  4. Kit design debate to be had.
  5. Inaugural drinks for 2012 – When, comrades. When?
  6. Outdoor nets begin very soon.
  7. Possible Lord’s training TBC.

But let’s go to this year’s fixtures list: PLEASE SEE EVENTS FOR LATEST NEWS – NOT THIS!




 6th August 2012  Lindfield CC  Lindfield, Sussex
 19th May 2012  PSCC v SCC  Pen Street
 24th May 2012  Mixed Royal Marsden v SCC  Surrey
 2nd June 2012  The Wheazers v SCC  Belmont House, Kent
 24th June 2012  VCC v SCC  Guest ground in Suffolk
 13th July 2012  Quantel v SCC  Welford Ground, Newbury
 12th August 2012  Ryde CC v SCC  Isle of Wight
 2nd September 2012  SCC v Chesham Bois CC  SCC Hyde Park – TBC
 15th September 2012  NFTS v SCC  Pen Street

As you see – more games than last year and some great venues. Still two to confirm and one home-ground to book (Hyde Park I think, with marquees!) … but none the less, a very Soho amount of Cricket!

More to come comrades … BUT RESERVE THOSE DATES

yours in Comrade Commissar Premier’ness,