Mr Angry’s Stats of the Week – 23.06.18


A weakened side and some pretty mixed statistics this week unfortunately!
5th Lowest Completed Innings Total – 74
2nd Biggest Defeat when Batting Second – 153 Runs
2nd Best 10th Wicket Stand – 29 Runs- Steve Wood & Geoff Thacker
1st Defeat in 14 Matches – Last Defeat 17.06.2017
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SMBCC vs Langley Manor III – 16.06.18

Bogey Ground, Unbogeyed!

🏏  Drizzle and a blustery wind greeted the SMB League XI as they travelled to Hunts Farm near Romsey for unusually the second time this season. Different opponents this week in the form of Langley Manor III’s but the Bourne side were keen to make amends from their only defeat of the season so far at the hands of Knights Valley on the same ground a month earlier.

Asked to bat on a hard-green track, the SMB batting lineup was in tatters at 30-5 all the top order batsman contributing to their own downfall. Although at times batting still looked tricky, Stoke Swingers Rob King (73) & Steve Wood (32) batted with great concentration to see us past 140 without losing another wicket. A quickfire (14*) from returning student Ed Allinson saw SMB to 162-7 from their allotted overs.

Finding himself opening the bowling Steve Wood (1-26) quickly got rid of one opener, wickets seemed hard to come by on a pitch that offered little to the bowling side. Langley Manor 100-2 after 29 overs. In desperate search of a wicket the Skip tossed the ball to Jamie Coombs (2-21) a little nervous, his first league game back from injury. However, JC instantly hit his straps, the well set no.4 bat holing out to Woody at mid-on. No.5 came and went the next ball, clean bowled. SMB back in the hunt. Langley still favorites with wickets in hand, a caught and bowled from Kinger (2-42) gave SMB hope coming down to the final over with 9 required for the win. Boundary riders were swapped over and Alex Aldridge promptly took a catch at cow corner. Third time lucky as the batsman had been dropped twice in the same over by Ed. Some tight bowling and good fielding set the script. 4 required off the last ball for the win, a top edge over the keeper had the batsmen scampering 2, needing to come back for 3 for the tie, Swifty removed the bails, the batsman well short of the ground to give SMB the win by 1 run!

How it happened we do not know but that’s 6 wins from 7 now!

🏆 JC won the ‘Man of the Match 50P’ for his double breakthrough over! 🍆 Gorgeous George Cotterell the captain’s vegetable for a whole host of reasons that I am sure we will encounter again before the season is through.

#cricket #getthegameon #hantscl #smbcc #langleymanor #anotherwin #victoryfromthejawsofdefeat #nevershouldhavewon

SMBCC vs South Wilts IV – 09.06.18

10 Men is Plenty, another home win!

🏏 South Wilts IV where the visitors to the Recreation Ground this Saturday and elected to bat on very dry track showing a few cracks. The SMB pacers wasted no time in hitting a few of these cracks as the batsman didn’t know what foot to play off of. Alex Melkonian bowling his best spell of the season straight through (3-28).


5 Down at drinks, A period of drifting play ensued as the South Wilts batsman found rotating the strike and running singles to 10 men SMB easy. The reintroduction of Martin Clay (2-18) got rid of the well set opener who had batted well for his 60, opening an end up for the new Caretaker, Jack White as Woody was away to come on and mop up the tail. His best league figures (4-11) as he dibbled and dobbled bamboozling the young tail end batsmen.

Chasing 158 to win Chalky, confidence levels high after his wickets, blasted his way to a quickfire (21) before playing all around a straight one. No. 3 came and went quickly, the pitch misbehaving every now and then keeping the opposition bowlers very excited and extremely vocal. Veterans Rob King (49*) and Phil Fish (56*) batted with patience and great application to see SMB home with 8 wickets to spare. Putting on an unbeaten 100 run partnership, shutting up the rather annoying fielder that chirped inane rubbish pretty much every ball.

Phil Fish won the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his highest league score, Kinger got the vegetable for pretty dodgy running and missing out on a 50 by turning down a single.

#cricket #getthegameon #hantscl #smbcc #southwilts #anotherwin

SMBCC vs East Woodhay II – 02.06.18

4 Out of 5 as SMB Win by 14 runs!

🏏4 Wins from 5 for the Saturday XI this season now with a 14 run win!. Asked to bat on a rock hard wicket in the picturesque village of East End. SMB fought hard to get to 158-7 at tea. Useful contributions from the entire order helped. Rob King top scoring with 39, debutant George Cotterel added 35 and Andy Stevens marshalling the lower order to finish unbeaten on 26*. Some sharp accurate bowling from East Woodhay made it hard to get in on what looked a belting wicket. 250 seemingly the par score.
An early breakthrough from Martin Clay set the tone, and 2 wickets in Alex Aldridge‘s first over saw East Woodhay 49-3 at drinks. Some good running from the batsman saw the scoreboard tick to 98-4 with 12 remaining but some outstanding fielding from the entire SMB team saw Woodhay bowled out for 144 with 4 balls remaining. Wickets for all of the SMB bowlers. Aldridge the pick (3-20) special mention to Jack White for an outstanding catch in the outfield.
Alex Aldridge won the vegetable 🍆 this week for forgetting his spikes and constantly shouting DOWN! DOWN! DOWN! to every fielder as the ball game towards them.
Andy Stevens was the recipient of the man of the match award for his 26* and some very handy words in the skippers ear throughout the innings.
A proper game of cricket for SMB, an even better victory when the opposition said they couldn’t remember the last time a total under 200 was defended successfully! As you can see we enjoyed a couple of pints in the Jack Russell inn on the way home! #smbcc #cricket #getthegameon #hantscl #jackrussell