Far from the MCC

~ Est. in 1998 ~

 

 

“Pub Rules

 

 

Match:  18 / 458

Lost by 18 runs

 

 

Team

 

Total

Headington Quarry CC

150 - 6

J. Pearson  1 - 15

 

FFTMCC

132 - 6

I. Howarth  30*,  J. Pearson  22*

 

 

 

 

“The Quarry” have been around a good few years, since when they played on a council rec near Headington Quarry (funnily enough). Many of their players have been around a while too, and if you ask them politely they’ll say they all got pissed in the Masons Arms before and after games and can’t remember anything else.

 

They’re nomadic now, much akin to the Far from the MCC and the similarities don’t end there. They were a pub team, are still regarded as a pub team and many of their players are also pissheads too. So how come it took so long to finally agree a fixture between Oxfordshire’s two premier pub teams? No idea, so maybe let it marinate into something wonderful? But like other new fixtures this year, Fixture Secretary Ian Howarth has no recollection and simply says he stole their contacts off other clubs (probably true), which is a bit like saying he can’t be arsed to go back and read through his fucking emails (is true).

 

 

 

 

On another glorious summer’s evening in what had already been a glorious June, The Quarry (or HQ depending on your bent), won the toss and had a good bloody thrash. McIntyre (37 ret) had already given The MAD a pasting for Wolvercote, but here the imposing South African played out a maiden (Rundle 3-1-15-0) to extend his innings a little further before another brutal retirement. On walking out to bat, his partner Tim Bailey (25) was repeatedly informed by ten elevenths of The MAD field “I know you, you’re that chappy from the Jude.” Indeed, he is and being the landlord of said drinking establishment people will have met him, though probably through beer goggles at the time, but met him nonetheless. Whether Tim knows the history of our club isn’t known, but we were formed at his pub back in 1998, so playing cricket against another pub team whose opening batsman is really one of ours is all the weirder. He’s pretty good too, hitting some shite from Howarth (2-0-19-0) in a most pleasing style. Nice bloke as well, one for tapping up there then….

 

The HQ innings slipped nicely into top gear with hitting down the order by Todd (24) and Nightingale (30 ret), the latter’s innings constituting only 12 balls, mostly shite thrown at him by Chairman Bullock (2-0-31-0). Other non-contributors to a more than handy total of 150 were forty odd blokes (slight exaggeration) all called Matthews (A, K, S & C), who if they were Cornish would probably be inbred, but we don’t think they were or at least they didn’t have that backward accent, so we think them exempt.

 

The interval consisted of drinking cans of beer and admiring the weather, then chests puffed out claiming one pub team better than the other.

 

 

 

Epic opening stanza to be preformed by Williams and Turner.

 

 

The MAD reply began in earnest with Timms wasting a Fantasy Joker on the combined incompetence of Turner (1), Williams (0) and Hotson (0). It was William’s first MAD duck and one to cherish sporting as he did his new MAD shirt (“Renon”). Howarth was then joined at the crease by Hoskins (12), whose enterprising cameo also consisted of a dot ball hit all the way to a metre of the boundary, with the two clowns meeting in the middle to discuss the excellence of the shot and returning whence they’d come.

 

Mr Bullock arrived soon after by stipulating he was retiring from the game for good should he get a duck. He didn’t get a duck and in fact hit three sublime boundaries in his cavalier 19, thus ensuring he remains on the skipper’s email availability list. This list doesn’t ensure his availability but is vastly different from being on the not-available-fucked-off-retired list. So good news there then.

 

With Howarth (30 ret) successfully protecting his average, Emerson didn’t (11), before Pearson (22*) and Webster (15*) did. Alas, the available balls to twat had dwindled to nought and thus the game was over.

 

 

 

Emerson twists his foot backwards to smack a ball somewhere.

 

 

In summary, an excellent game played in excellent spirit where the pub team with no ground and several pissheads beat the pub team with no ground and several pissheads. Hopefully, a fruitful relationship between these merry bands of pub regulars will endure for seasons to come.

 

Hot off the press: HQCC may well have acquired their own ground and maybe moving to Wootton (past Woodstock). This particular ground just so happens to be the original ground where Wootton & Bladon were evicted back in 2005. How coincidental on a very coincidental day.

 

 

‘Retiree’

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

 

Statto Scorecards

 

 

 

Far from the MCC versus Headington Quarry CC

Played at Brasenose College, 26 June 2018

 

Headington Quarry CC won the toss and elected to bat

Headington Quarry CC won by 18 runs

 

Far from the MCC debuts:  none

 

 

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20 over match

 

 

 

Team

Headington Quarry CC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Batsman

How Out

Total

Balls

4s

6s

FOW

1

T. McIntyre †

retired

37

 

7

-

-

2

T. Bailey

c Pearson b Webster

25

 

5

-

1-62

3

A. Matthews

run out (Webster)

14

 

2

-

3-92

4

K. Matthews

b Emerson

6

 

1

-

2-77

5

M. Todd

run out (Timms)

24

 

2

1

4-138

6

A. Nightingale

retired

30

 

5

1

-

7

J. Newman

st Hotson b Timms

0

 

-

-

5-145

8

J. Betts

not out

3

 

-

-

-

9

S. Matthews

c Turner b Pearson

3

 

-

-

6-150

10

S. Warner

not out

0

 

-

-

-

11

C. Matthews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

W5, LB1, B2

8

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

(for 6 wickets, 20 overs)

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Bowler

Overs

Maidens

Runs

Wkts

Econ

 

1

Rundle

3

1

15

0

5.00

 

2

Pearson

3

0

15

1

5.00

 

3

Howarth

2

0

19

0

9.50

 

4

Webster

3

0

24

1

8.00

 

5

Emerson

3

0

24

1

8.00

 

6

Timms

4

0

22

1

5.50

 

7

Bullock

2

0

33

0

16.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team

Far from the MCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Batsman

How Out

Total

Balls

4s

6s

FOW

1

R. P. Turner

b Nightingale

1

(10)

-

-

2-2

2

C. T. J. Williams

b Warner

0

(2)

-

-

1-1

3

J. C. W. Hotson †

b Warner

0

(2)

-

-

3-2

4

J. D. Hoskins

b Todd

12

(16)

1

-

4-42

5

I. Howarth

retired

30

(30)

4

-

-

6

M. Bullock

lbw b S. Matthews

19

(21)

3

-

5-72

7

D. Emerson

run out (Todd/McKintyre)

11

(9)

1

-

6-96

8

J. W. Pearson *

not out

22

(21)

2

-

-

9

J. vdG. Webster

not out

15

(12)

1

-

-

10

G. J. Timms

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

M. S. Rundle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

NB3, W9, LB1, B9

22

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

(for 6 wickets, 20 overs)

132

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Bowler

Overs

Maidens

Runs

Wkts

Econ

 

1

Warner

2

1

1

2

0.50

 

2

Nightingale

2

0

6

1

3.00

 

3

C. Matthews

4

0

34

0

8.50

 

4

Todd

2

0

8

1

4.00

 

5

Newman

2

0

16

0

8.00

 

6

S. Matthews

2

0

8

1

4.00

 

7

Betts

2

0

15

0

7.50

 

8

K. Matthews

2

0

17

0

8.50

 

9

A. Matthews

2

0

17

0

8.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:  I. Howarth retired at 90-5 (14.0 overs)

 

 

 

 

MOTM:  I. Howarth

Champagne Moment:  G. J. Timms’ direct run out from fine leg

Buffet Award:  M. Bullock’s real ale pie (home cooked extra veg)

MAD Moment:  I. Howarth  &  J. D. Hoskins dot ball hit to the boundary

 

 

Opposition:  V101 / 01

Ground:  G040 / 066

Captain:  C021 / 10

Match No:  20 / 116