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Lord’s Nets and tuition – awesome!

Lord's 2012
Lord’s 2012

Comrades, do you recognise what you see in the faces of these happy players? Yes, it’s satisfaction and pleasure! It was Wednesday 23rd May 2012. Temperature outside was about 27 degrees and add another five on that to match the inside temp’ – very hot.

Two nets booked, one instructor, Faisal, and one bowling machine. Then two hours of sweaty, crickety fun followed! Those comrades in attendance were (as per picture) Brandonovski, Chipmonkski, Samovar, Yuri and Ilyeva. Each receiving a good dose of balls and instruction. Faisal was excellent; A few words of choice instruction and we would improve. Open your body, follow the ball, lift up a bit – all worked fabulously well.

After the training we had all truly benefited from the session and were full of good talk and cricket. The academy has a fantastic view of the training grounds behind Lord’s and of course, a great bar. The sun set slowly on a hot night of training and we were set to planning a world tour – in time!
We shall organise another session mid-season, so do yourselves a favor, comrades… and come along!



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



Nets – a comrade’s duty!

Comrades welcome!

On Thursday we were lucky enough to come together in fine socialist form and with the sweat of our great collective, practice at our finest of nets. Truly, the weather was for us and it did not rain, yet we were threatened many times. Those comrades that formed our group of five were, Ilyeva (oli), Cobra’mski (Tim G), Antonov (Tony D), Yuri (me) and new blood, Petre Brandonovski (Peter Brandon).

Just below is a little, innocent clip of Brandonovski bowling to Ilyeva. He said he hadn’t ever bowled but there was line and length and plenty of promise, comrades!

Not shown on this film is Brandonovski in bat. Very good eyes, finding balls in the darkness and squarely protecting against them. Very good, comrade. Your place in the middle orders is beckoning.

The Queens, Primrose Hill

Needless to say, we retired at half eight to The Queens in Primrose Hill and had a few choice ales. Talk was all about the season and the oncoming greatness of the SCC. We also got to meet Brandonovski’s patient and charming wife, Mrs. Brandonovski. The table was alive with cricket, chips and ale – is there a better table?

Newsletters and more to come, but Comrades…

Forget not the nets – They help knock the bails and stretch innings to winnings!

Do Svidanya