Far from the MCC

~ Est. in 1998 ~

 

 

 

 

Club Honours

 

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The Player Honours are appropriated at the Far from the MCC’s end of the year Annual General Meeting. After numerous pints, shots, speeches and PowerPoint presentations, a pissed congregation are asked to vote for fellow players in varying categories. This is not to say that all these people are deserving of the awards, more that they bothered to turn up and carried themselves well on the evening. A description of the various categories are outlined below.

 

By clicking on Match number XXX for an award, you will be taken to the scorecards for that particular game and any associated match report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Player of the Season

(Awarded for the Best Player over the course of the season)

- Popular vote

 

 

Player

 

Year

M

Runs

Avg

Wkts

Avg

C

St

RO

J. D. Hoskins

2017

27

154

10.27

37

17.78

5

-

2

L. G. Ainsworth

2016

22

572

44.00

15

11.60

6

-

1

D. Shorten

2015

24

384

21.33

22

15.55

11

-

3

D. Shorten

2014

20

270

19.29

21

18.00

5

-

6

M. K. Reeves

2013

20

269

24.45

27

14.07

3

-

-

D. Emerson

2012

22

302

16.78

18

20.11

3

1

-

D. Emerson

2011

31

341

14.21

35

17.20

8

-

1

M. T. Westmoreland

2010

26

423

24.88

29

20.48

11

-

1

J. D. Hoskins

2009

24

94

8.55

33

17.00

7

-

2

A. G. Mann

2008

13

83

16.60

21

11.52

8

-

-

I. Howarth

2007

15

540

54.00

7

20.57

3

-

1

D. M. Edwards

2006

11

330

55.00

11

10.00

5

-

-

D. M. Edwards

2005

11

371

46.38

9

14.67

4

-

-

A. G. Mann

2004

18

130

14.44

27

10.85

10

-

2

I. Howarth

2003

14

529

40.69

8

19.63

6

-

-

A. G. Mann

2002

9

85

9.44

14

10.57

9

-

-

L. Davie

2001

5

231

77.00

8

12.50

-

-

-

A. G. Mann

2000

15

165

13.75

21

12.90

7

-

-

H. Jones

1999

10

242

26.89

18

13.94

2

-

-

S. Brandon

1998

5

210

42.00

5

21.20

1

-

-

 

+  On-going large shield awarded

 

 

 

 

 

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‘Adrian Fisher’ Performance Trophy

(Awarded for the best MOTM Performance over the course of the season)

                                                                                                                            - Adjudicated by the Captains

 

 

Player

 

Reason

Opponent

H/A

Match

Year

I. Howarth  &

L. G. Ainsworth

137 run partnership in first win over this opposition

v  Horspath CC

(a)

408

2017

M. K. Reeves

54* off 33 balls (Tour T20)

v  Bramshaw CC

(a)

399

2016

D. Emerson

47 off 26 balls (opening up the batting)

v  Islip CC

(h)

368

2015

J. W. Pearson

Maiden century 113*

v  Isis CC

(a)

320

2014

J. Newman-Robson

Amazing 4-trick (in taking 5-10)

v  OUP

(a)

284

2013

C. D. Roberts

4-for to tie the match (including 3 in the final over)

v  Oxenford CC

(a)

274

2012

 

+  On-going trophy awarded

 

 

 

 

 

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Most Improved Player

(Awarded to the Most Improved Player from the previous season)

- As of 2016, adjudicated by Fantasy points calculations

 

 

Player

 

Year

M. Bullock

2017

G. J. Timms

2016

C. D. Roberts

2015

D. Shorten

2014

G. Carter

2013

G. J. Timms

2012

J. C. W. Hotson

2011

J. C. W. Hotson

2010

J. D. Hoskins

2009

A. Morley

2008

M. K. Reeves

2007

M. T. Westmoreland

2006

J. Harris

2005

S. L. P. Dobner

2004

S. Hebbes

2003

A. G. Mann

2002

J. C. W. Hotson

2001

B. J. Mander

2000

M. Bullock

1999

 

+  Shield awarded

 

 

 

 

 

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Clubman (or Best Effort)

(Awarded for the player who has gone beyond the call of duty for the club)

- Popular vote

 

 

Player

 

Year

R. P. Turner

2017

R. P. Turner

2016

I. Howarth

2015

I. Howarth

2014

I. Howarth

2013

I. Howarth

2012

J. C. W. Hotson

2011

M. T. Westmoreland

2010

M. T. Westmoreland

2009

I. Howarth

2008

A. Small

2007

I. Howarth

2006

N. J. Hebbes

2005

J. D. Hoskins

2004

J. D. Hoskins

2003

T. P. W. Smith

2002

E. N. Lester

2001

E. N. Lester

2000

M. Bullock

1999

C. Norris

1998

 

+  Shield awarded

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAD Fantasy Cricket

(Club based Fantasy Cricket competition ran each season by James Hoskins)

- Adjudicated by Fantasy points calculations

 

Player

 

Year

L. G. Ainsworth

2017

J. W. Pearson

2016

C. D. Roberts

2015

D. Shorten

2014

R. P. Turner

2013

J. W. Pearson

2012

J. W. Pearson

2011

T. P. W. Smith

2010

J. D. Hoskins

2009

J. D. Hoskins

2008

M. K. Reeves

2007

G. S. Littlechild

2006

 

+  On-going large shield awarded

 

 

 

 

 

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Champagne Moment

(Awarded for the best Champagne Moment over the course of the season)

- Popular vote  (from Committee select)

 

 

Player

 

Reason

Opponent

H/A

Match

Year

L. G. Ainsworth

Running catch on boundary whilst drunk on Tour (over his shoulder)

v  Stogumber CC

(a)

436

2017

J. C. W. Hotson

 

A T20 first ball winning cover drive in the gloom 

v  Isis CC

(h)

389

2016

J. C. W. Hotson

Amazing one-handed diving catch at square point

v  Bodleian

(h)

361

2015

D. Shorten

 

Mammoth six to bring up his maiden century (103*)

v  Islip CC

(h)

338

2014

J. Newman-Robson

Amazing 4-trick against OUP top order batsman

v  OUP

(a)

284

2013

C. D. Roberts

Hitting the winning boundary for the last wicket

v  Wootton & Bladon CC

(a)

256

2012

I. C. Leggate

Amazing back-peddling boundary catch

v  Horspath CC

(a)

220

2011

D. Emerson

The first recorded ‘proper’ FFTMCC hat-trick

v  Cholsey

(h)

209

2010

N. J. Hebbes

Predicting and then hitting a boundary into the clubhouse at long on

v  Legbourne CC

(a)

187

2009

D. Shorten

Huge straight six out of ground and against a house over the road

v  Whitland CC

(a)

163

2008

M. Bullock

Amazing reflex slip catch by a keeper standing at slip (without gloves)

v  Worthing CCC

(a)

147

2007

D. M. Edwards

Recording the first FFTMCC century

v  Wootton & Boars Hill CC

(a)

119

2006

I. Howarth

Huge six against a telegraph pole outside the ground (bouncing back onto the pitch)

v  Timberscombe CC

(a)

112

2005

 

+  A bottle of cheap tasteless Tesco champagne awarded

 

 

 

 

 

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MAD Moment

(Awarded for the craziest MAD Moment over the course of the season)

- Popular vote  (from Committee select)

 

 

Player

 

Reason

Opponent

H/A

Match

Year

J. vdG. Webster

Fielding his own no-ball and then arguing with the umpire

v  St Clements Strollers

(a)

415

2017

A. Darley

 

An utterly unforgettable, pathetic hit-wicket and tumble 

v  Astons CC

(a)

405

2016

 

+  A bottle of cheap tasteless Tesco champagne awarded

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct ‘Lesser Performance’

(Awarded for an excellent Performance, but not quite THE performance over the course of the season)

- Adjudicated by Mike Ashley

 

 

Player

 

Reason

Opponent

H/A

Match

Year

R. J. B. Hadfield

MAD season high innings of 88

v  Freeland CC

(a)

410

2017

 

+  A random piece of tat from Mr Ashley’s Sports Direct empire

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAD Booker Award

(Awarded for the best Match Report over the course of the season)

- Popular vote  (from Committee select)

 

 

Author

 

Title

Opponent

H/A

Match

Year

I. Howarth

“Me and Geoff (On Tour)”

v  Stogumber CC

(a)

436

2017

I. Howarth

“Me and Geoff”

v  Bodleian

(a)

387

2016

 

+  A suitable sporting book awarded

 

 

 

 

 

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Hogging a Game

(Awarded for winning all 3 match awards in one game)

 

 

Player / MOTM

 

Score

Figures / Buffet

Champagne Details

Match

H/A

Year

J. C. W. Hotson

16

2 - 0 - 21 - 1

One handed catch

361

(h)

2015

D. M. Edwards

65*

5 - 0 - 41 - 2

Last ball maximum

272

(a)

2012

D. Emerson

4

7.2 - 1 - 31 - 5

First ball wicket

222

(a)

2011

J. Collins

102

5 - 0 - 39 - 1

Six into the science labs

212

(h)

2010

M. K. Reeves

23

6 - 0 - 25 - 0

Juggled fourth catch

139

(a)

2007

 

+  A hog on a small base and pole is awarded (now thought lost)

 

 

 

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Team Honours

 

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Far from the MCC Trophy Cabinet

(Notable achievements below)

 

Competition

 

Result

Margin

Opponent

H/A

Match

Year

Friendly Cup

3rd / 4th place 

n/a

v  Aldworth CC

(a)

-

2017

Friendly Cup

Runners up 

Lost by 49 runs

v  OCCSCC

(h)

406

2016

 

+  A decent cup is awarded