Far from the MCC

~ Est. in 1998 ~

 

 

“Howie’s Lost Knock Rediscovered”

 

 

Match:  01 / 048

Lost by 6 wkts

 

 

Team

 

Total

Jude the Obscure

109

H. Jones  78*

 

Marcham CC

112 - 4

Drake  3 - 17

 

 

 

 

Due to no-one bothering to copy the scorebook after the conclusion of this game, very little was remembered, other than it was ‘that game where Howie smacked a few and busted a greenhouse window….’

 

Fast forward nearly 4 years later, and through sheer fortune and utter coincidence, a random kit bag at a workplace on Milton Park threw up a most wonderful find. In it, was a dusty scorebook dating back to 1999 – the lost property of a certain Marcham Cricket Club. And in this rather decrepit, dog eared little red book, were the scorecards chronicling that lost Marcham game played by the Jude all those years ago! How very strange, and how very wonderful – especially if you are one Howard Jones.

 

During this unremarkable defeat at the hands of Marcham CC on the 22nd July, the Jude The Obscure were indebted in no small part to the amazing contribution to their team total from one Mr. H. Jones. Whilst the Jude registered a not so clever 109 off 31.5 overs, he was single-handedly holding up the opposition by blazing his way to 78 not out. In fact, if you take away the extras (18) from the team total, Howie accounted for 85.7142857% of the runs scored from the blades of Jude batsmen that day. Quite staggering – and even more staggering that no-one bothered to record the feat in ink in the club’s scorebook….

 

The only other memories of that encounter consist of: one of Howie’s sixes disappearing through said greenhouse window, another of his sixes leading to players demolishing a garden fence trying to retrieve it, and the match being the last anyone ever saw of one Paul Drake – despite him returning the excellent figures of 6-0-17-3 with a chronic case of the flu.

 

 

‘Marcham CC Scorebook’

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

 

Statto Scorecards

 

 

 

Jude the Obscure versus Marcham CC

Played at Marcham, 22 July 2001

 

Jude the Obscure won the toss and elected to bat

Marcham won by 6 wkts

 

Far from the MCC debuts:  none

 

 

01 / 048

 

 

 

 

 

35 over match

 

 

 

Team

Jude the Obscure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Batsman

How Out

Total

Balls

4s

6s

FOW

1

A. M. Mander

c Taylor b Davie

0

(4)

-

-

1-0

2

J. D. Hoskins

c Barratt b Davie

1

(12)

-

-

3-9

3

L. Phillips *+

b R. Whittaker

1

(4)

-

-

2-1

4

H. Jones

not out

78

(94)

5

3

-

5

S. Walker

run out

3

(10)

-

-

4-41

6

T. P. W. Smith

c and b T. Whittaker

0

(2)

-

-

5-41

7

B. J. Mander

c R. Whittaker b Jeacock

0

(15)

-

-

6-52

8

J. Hotson

lbw b Barratt

3

(18)

-

-

7-100

9

P. Drake

b Barratt

0

(12)

-

-

8-100

10

A. Morley

b Barratt

5

(21)

-

-

9-109

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

(W11, NB1, B5, LB1)

18

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

(all out, 31.5 overs)

109

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Bowler

Overs

Maidens

Runs

Wkts

 

1

Davie

5

1

17

2

 

2

R. Whittaker

1

0

1

1

 

3

T. Whittaker

6

1

10

1

 

4

Taylor

6

0

39

0

 

5

Jeacock

3

0

16

1

 

6

Hill

5

1

14

0

 

7

Barratt

5.5

2

7

3

 

 

 

 

Team

Marcham CC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Batsman

How Out

Total

Balls

4s

6s

FOW

1

K. Dixon

c Phillips b Morley

1

 

 

 

2-1

2

R. Whittaker

lbw b Drake

0

 

 

 

1-1

3

T. Barratt *

not out

57

 

 

 

-

4

L. Hill

b Drake

4

 

 

 

3-24

5

S. Davie

b Drake

2

 

 

 

4-30

6

I. Cox

not out

12

 

 

 

-

7

T. Whittaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

S. Cousins

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

P. Jeacock

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

T. Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

(W24, NB4,B8)

36

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

(for 4 wickets, 21 overs)

112

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Bowler

Overs

Maidens

Runs

Wkts

 

1

Drake

6

0

17

3

 

2

Morley

1

0

8

1

 

3

B. Mander

1

0

14

0

 

4

Jones

4

1

24

0

 

5

Smith

5

0

30

0

 

6

Hoskins

4

1

17

0

 

 

 

 

 

MOTM:  n/a

Champagne Moment:  n/a

Buffet Award:  A. Morley’s alcoholic raspberry jelly (with clotted cream)

 

 

Opposition:  V011 / 04

Ground:  G005 / 02

Captain:  C004 / 05