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Match Report: Stonor CC v SCC 15th September 2012

Lenin in Stonor

Stonor CC win by 7 wickets scoring 219
SCC all out for 95
Timed match

Comrades, it is almost unbelievable that our last match of the season has been played. I am so upset, I haven’t yet even opened my kit bag to clean my whites. However, Mrs. Yuri will no doubt soon be bend my ear to do so. Still, as the season has to end, it could not have ended with a more beautiful, exciting and friendly fixture as this. Stonor CC came as manner from a communist heaven (Minsk?) to replace the dissolved fixture with the NFTS. It will be back next year, but so will Stonor, I hope! Thanks to The Fixture List for tipping me the nod,  cocking me a wink or wibbling me wobble.

Strolling out into the Valley of the living, gazed down on by Red Kites and Dear from the valley’s soft, encompassing hills, one was filled with a desire to play smashing cricket and be jolly hearted and hopeful. Cobramovich captained and won the toss and put the oppo into bat, we were off.

Collings and Powell strolled purposefully out into their field of battle, the SCC gathering themselves to play. The sun was bright and hot and the bowling opened with myself and Antonov. I had bowled two balls to dot, then on my third, Collings made a playful swoosh and edged the ball high and into the grateful and sticky hands of our comrade, Andropov Sewelski. An amazing start. I felt quite bad, being so familiar to the batsman’s situation myself, but Andropov and I will bathe in the wicket, thank you very much!

Replacing Collings was Left hander, Nicholson. Reviewing the scorecard I realise that I almost had exclusive use of Nicholson with few other bowlers getting a go at him. Although he had much more use of me than him. Antonov held down Powell quite well on the other side but it took until an unfortunate 49 for Antonov to get a snick and provide Robski with a great double catch at the wicket. A very valuable bat to take.

Deanov delivers

Antonov had 6 overs for 32 runs and a wicket, nice and economic compared to my 8 for 48 and 1. Much improved results from Antonov mark well for next season whereas my plans for round-the-wicket slip catching may go back on hold. KanKan and Chipmonkski were soon bowling. The former once again coming in like a Steam Roller and the Chipmonkski with his punishing demi-loft, lengthy nibble-off-the bails bowl. Though neither Nicholson or Mayo fell, KanKan had 24 off 6 overs and Chipmonkski, 31 from his first 4 over spell.

Jontin now presented his sterling, communist self at the crease and on his second over, suckered the unsuspecting, though already comfortable at 64 Powell into pitching the ball hard and high on the offside towards the pavilion. What followed, comrades, was a cross between a balletic pirouette and side step, an elegant presentation of both arms above the head and a scooping up of the ball in both hands by Vladimir Boringski (aka Charlie). He took a tumble but came up ball in hand. Beautiful.

Aged Dad

Mayo retired hurt at 50 leaving Hunt and young S.Kimber to face Deanov and Chipmonkski on a second spell. Hunt achieved 30 and the young blood, 2 – but his first proper runs we are told, so collective hats off to him, comrades! Deanov’s 4 overs cost 28 and Jontin’s 6 for 45 and 1 wicket, don’t forget. Chipmonkski’s second spell of 2 overs for 2.

I find fielding first not to my liking, comrades. I was quite bushed and the thought of settling down to the scorecard and dotting up our batting was a relief. Something that we must improve at in capability. It helps your Maths and makes you a better cricketer, comrades. It would also mean you can avoid umpiring! If you avoid both umpiring and scoring then the polit bureau will be taking a close look at selection time.

Deanov and Vladimir Boringski opened for us. Agar and Denton bowling. Agar had three maidens in 7 overs and cost only 13 runs – so nice and tidy. It did mean that Deanov had to play tight and build up to his normal prowess. Vlad too was keeping it tidy but Denton had other ideas and on his 2nd over got Vlad LBW for 0. This brought Robski in.

Denton again took our comrade Robski and this time a wicket. At this point we were 7 for 3. Oh dear. Familiarity breeds contempt and this situation is utterly contemptuous. What we needed was steady dotting and Captain Cobramovich stepped up and in. There was peace and calming vibes. no more wickets now for forty five minutes and the score could slowly rise. Deanov beginning to scent blood and bone. A blade flashing for collective might. Cobramovich steeling his nerve.

“Another bat, premier?”

Denton and Agar had their spells and swapped out with Kimber and and Griffiths. Then Kimber jnr. and Collings. Now Deanov was off on a batting mission and we were up to 58. Captain Cobramovich was stumped off Griffiths slinking snake like back to the crease for 5. His return to the steps brought a sunken expression of “I know not to do that” but we were not down hearted. Brandonovski would keep Deanov company, and did so with similar style and grace as our captain. Dotting away like a pro.

Young Sam Kimber took his first grown up wicket (that is to say, a wicket of a grown-up not a fully developed set of stumps) off Deanov just after his 50. Brining in Samovar. Now both Kimber’s were bowling but it was young Kimber again who snaffled Brandonovski by enabling a catch in the field after he had dotted 27 balls, so well done. Poor Andropov very rapidly fell to young Kimber too, caught and bowled.

Disarray in the ranks! Samovar out for 13 to Sam’s father, Antonov in and out in five minutes being bowled Collings. Jontin was now keeping Chipmonksi company and he made a fine communist, if somewhat aristocratically compromised dot of it. Chipmonkski was bowled Denton and so in I popped as tail end Charlie. I padded one ball and then let Jontin face. But we we weren’t there for too much longer as Denton bowled Jontin next over. We were all out for 95. Another SCC batting experience with high points and many, many low points.

Brothers in scoring.
Especially fond of my box on the table

High points with the bat are Deanov’s 50 then some stoical “staying in” and slowing the rot by captain Cobramovich and Jontin. But joining these usual suspects were two splendid additions to the “I can stay in the crease” gang, Brandonovski and Chipmonkski. Well done comrades, sometimes for these timed games, staying in is worth a hell of a lot.

comrade Vladimir Boringski

A very great day in the delightful Stonor Park and great weather too. Great thanks to all at Stonor for their hospitality and art work in the changing rooms(!).  Well done to young Sam Kimber for playing so well and to our splendid support from young Owen Sewelski stepping in early on to cover some late players. Boooh to the traffic in Henley!

…But a big thanks to all of us comrades for making this final match and the whole season so enjoyable and mutually splendid. A finer bunch of cricketing, communistic styled, soho based, media professionals and dependants you will not meet. Unless you do of course. In which case… ATTACK!

Your very devoted comrade commissar Premier, Yuri.


As ever, the scorecards are below!

spcc-v-scc-15-sep-2012-usStonor CC innings spcc-v-scc-15-sep-2012-themSCC innings

Match Report: Badlesmere v SCC 2nd June 2012

BadlesmereXI & SCC 2jun2012

Badlesmere XI win by 2 wickets scoring 167
SCC all out scoring 93
Timed game


This has clearly been some time coming due to the sheer weight of pressure of premier’ing you super collectivised cricket playing crazy folk. But here it is in some fashion. If you remember things differently, let me know!

Belmont House in Kent is unquestionably lovely and the ground there i think, is delightful. The pavilion a picture of Swiss mountain loveliness meets English country manor. Great!

Our host was the Badlesmere XI, presented to us by their star of shining dashingness, Ben Pullen. The day was sunny to the greater part and the boded very well for a super day of cricket.

SCC won the toss and elected to field first hoping for a nice high scoring pitch after some hours. Opening bats were Linfrith and Cotterill. Both succinctly caught by The Hatter, Dan March off Deano Scott for 1 and 4. So all looked to be going rather well, a nice tight opening bowling pair of Yuri [Philip Richardson] and Deano Scott which by the end of their spells had produced 4 wickets and 57 runs. Deano much cheaper than Richardson.

BADvSCC_BadInnings 2jun2012

Okay, funny story: P. Richardson’s (me!) overs were for 38 runs and more pricey that Deano’s but you got to witness a classic pitch collision. Delivery short and slow resulted in Falcon pitching up a short, high and slow off side putt. I was on it, intensely following the balls lofted excellence – “A caught and Bowled!!” I thought. “A hat-trick of catches!!!” thought Hatter. We were both blind sighted and the last thing I heard before I heard the crunch was a call of “Hatter’s!”. However, this was when we were an inch apart. Both down like a tonne of shit and Dan with a cut tongue and manly bleeding from the side of his mouth. I was dazed. Cobramski asked what happened to the ball and there it was, sat neatly in my hand. Sorry Hatter. Let us all learn from this – Not sure what.

BTW: Atkins caught for 14 by ? off Yuri P Richardson

Number five was Stephen was greased up a confident 41 before being taken by The Hatter, and then came the bat of “Master O” Pullen, Ben’s son. Hats off all around. Great little imp and was able to remain in until the end, not out and whacked and happy 36. Good luck, “Master O” and stick on the game. Move to Soho after college and we shall have you… in our team, that is!

Dad Ben was next and tickled 4 from our bowling but was facing Samovar, Sam Kankan. Again, Sam pulled some very pacey and accurate bowling out of the bag and knocked Pullen’s stumps out of the ground. He then followed on with long pressure until he took the wicket of Beagle for 15. Samovar 23 runs and 2 wickets off 7 overs. Nice work comrade.

The tail end produced only one more wicket, that of Botting. Wicket catch from Collective Freelancer, Jonty off Cobramski for 11. But “Master O” was resilient with Neil R. (who also took 21 runs out of us, and their overs were done.

OUR INNINGS next. Well, yes, they had 167. It wasn’t un-attainable but I suppose it wasn’t going to be easy. Openers were Jonty and Hatter. I have to say that Hatter had an unfortunate knock and was out for none, caught mid-on off Atkins. A bowler who, had 4 overs and cost only 3 runs, 2 maidens to the good and a wicket. Don’t be too upset Hatter! Jonty was stoical! Dot ball, dot ball, dot ball, slow and steady.

Peter Brandonovski next. We had to steady the wicket. Facing twenty balls plus, Brandonovski followed Jonty’s example until finally bowled Coterrill  for 3 runs. It steadied the field but I think we all began to think to chase was unlikely. The timed element bringing on the thought of, Oh-So-Familiar… A draw. Heads down. Robski Dixon in. MOre stoical defending and Dixon again faced over twenty balls to hedge a draw possibility. Our for 1 off Falcorn.

BADvSCC_SCC Innings 2jun2012

Samovar Sam next up. Some respect for our comrade who edged up a useful 22 until caught off Botting. Then Deanov Scottiev producing 16 off 11 balls until out off Botting for 16. These two batsmen generating at least some numbers on the board. Sewelski was valliant as ever and was unfortunate to leave the field for 1 off the dangerous “Master O” Pullen.

Cobramski was in. Bless you Cobra. There till the end not out and for 17 runs. We think to use terms like majestic and it’s so nice to see seasoned batting from yourself and comrade Jonty of VCC fame and infamy.

“Master O” Pullen was soon ride of the Richardson brothers, Chipmonkski for none and Yuri-P for 1. Not my usual tail end blocking, out from a superb, curling delivery. Must increase the size of my arse to pad off those leg side deliveries.

Freelancer Malkie was up finally and must be congratulated for at least pushing away four singles before out to Cotterill. No draw, another loss.

Comrades one and all. We must draw some good news from this match – Catches! We are improving very much in the field, so well done all. You are strong and together we are stronger. Now, if the rain would just bugger off?!

Yuri P