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Putney Cricket Club Annual Report 2013

  2. 2. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASON The Pavilion Lower Richmond Road Putney SW15 1JF February 2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGNotice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Putney Cricket Club will be held at The Duke’sHead Function Room, 8 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1JN on Wednesday 27 March2013, at 7:30pm sharp, to consider and discuss the attached reports for the 2013 season, and to conductthe business as set out in the following agenda. 1. Minutes of the AGM held on 28 March 2012 (copy attached on page 14) 2. Apologies for absence 3. Management Committee Report and Chairman’s comments 4. Financial Report 5. Amendment to Club Rules 6. Team Secretary’s Report 7. Team Captains’ Reports 8. Fixture Secretary’s Report 9. Groundsman’s Report 10. Vote of Thanks to out going Officers 11. Election of Officers 12. Any Other BusinessMembers are reminded that all Officers retire, and nominations may be received for any position, whethervacant or not. All such nominations must be received by the Secretary, at the address shown below, bynoon of Wednesday 20 March 2013. All such proposals must have the consent of the nominee, and thesupport of a seconder. A list of the present Officers who are prepared to offer themselves for re-electionis shown on page 17. Members are reminded that if they are elected to any of the posts, they areexpected to perform their duties to the fullest possible extent.M Wibberley (Secretary)29 Dover House RoadPutneySW15 5AA Page 2
  3. 3. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASON MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT stThe Saturday 1 X1 Played 16, Won 6, Winning Draw 5, Losing Draw 0, Lost 3, No Result 2, Bat 26,Bowl 30, Points 194, and finished a respectful fifth in Division 2 (First XIs). Friendlies: P 5, W 1, D 0, L 2, ndA 2. The Saturday 2 XI Played 17, Won 10, Winning Draw 4, Losing Draw 0, Lost 1, No Results 2, Bat15, Bowl 12, Points 243, and were Champions of Division 2. (Second XIs). Friendlies: Played 1, Won 1. st ndThe Sunday 1 X1 won 8 of the 16 played, drawing 1 and having 7 abandoned, and the Sunday 2 XI ndplayed 14, winning 5 of those games, (4 abandoned). Congratulations to the Saturday 2 XI on a greatachievement. A very satisfying season on the playing front!There will be a trial net on Saturday 13 April at the Oval, 11.00 – 13.00hrs. Our first game is on Sunday rd21 April against Bath 3 X1, away. The following weekend, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April, there will be sttrial games at Putney. On 4 May the Saturday 1 XI are playing in the first round of the league cup at ndhome against either Effingham or Merton, who play the week before, whilst the Saturday 2 X1 will travelaway for a friendly. Sunday friendlies will follow. The league programme commences on Saturday 11 st ndMay, 1 XI away to Ripley, and the 2 XI at home to Roehampton. Tony Fenton is busy arranging theSunday fixtures and will circulate these on the club web site in the near future.As ever, our grateful thanks go to Eddie McVarish for all his work on the ground throughout the year.Some of the scores achieved were a testament to the blood, sweat and tears Eddie puts in. The squarewas relayed at the end of the season, as detailed in the financial report. Our thanks go to Doug Shaw whoinstigated the grant and to everybody who contributed to its fruition.The AGM is on Wednesday 27th March 2013 starting at 7.30pm sharp at the The Dukes Head PublicHouse, Lower Richmond Road (near Putney Bridge). Please make a special effort to attend, as it is youropportunity to voice issues and concerns about your club. Annual subscriptions have been at theircurrent level for the past 11 years. The Committee are proposing the club raise them to £100.00full membership, £40.00 under 18s/students/unemployed, non-playing £20.00. I will gladly acceptcheques on the night for your playing membership.The club has a new website which holds a wealth of information, and the text facility has gone a long wayin improving communication. Our thanks go to Ben Brook for his time and expertise in this field. The sitecan be accessed via (www.putneycricketclub.com). Although we are relying on the website/texts as ourmain communication tool, it is imperative the Team Secretary, has each players current e-mail address,phone numbers, (home/work/mobile), and address. Gary Peters, who has performed this role for anumber of years has decided to stand down. Our thanks go to Gary for all the time and effort he hasgiven. We are fortunate to have a willing party to fulfil Gary’s shoes, and welcome James Peters to thecommittee. James can be contacted on (h) 020 8265 2463, (m) 07711 928141, or e-mailjdpeters2@googlemail.com We are looking for an ideal candidate to take on the captain’s role of the stSunday 1 XI. Our thanks go to Simon Thwaites for all his hard work both on and off the field. A specialmention has to go to Tony Fenton, Fixture Secretary, for all his hard work in ensuring that we hadopposition week in, week out.Congratulations to Dan and Emma Parmar on the birth of a baby girl, Thea May, on 14.04.2012, Richardand Pam Brambley on the birth of a baby boy, Jackson Stuart, on 19.05.2012, Simon and Tracey Masterson the birth of a baby girl, Georgina Emily on 15.11.2012, Vikrant and Shilpa Sehgal on the birth of a babygirl, Saisha, on 25.01.2013, and to Matthew and Natalie Atkins on the birth of a baby girl, Arabella on12.02.2013. No wonder running between the wickets looked lame in 2012 !! Congratulations also to GaryPeters and Sarah who tied the knot on 13.04.2012, to Mike Henshall and Emma who got married on15.07.2012, to Paul McCann and Anj who got married on 28.09.2012, to Simon Thwaites and Alexie whogot married on 29.09.2012. and to Dylan Ramsay and Cherie who got married on 10.11.2012. I hope‘Saturday and Sunday playing cricket’ was written into your vows!On a more sombre note, it is with great sadness to have to report the death of Doug Peters, who passedaway on 30 April 2012. A bench in memory of Doug, and Brian Brough, both loyal members andsupporters of the club, will be sited around the ground during the months of February/March 2013.TheWibberleys, Mark, Megan and Alice are busy fundraising for the charity C.R.Y. (cardiac risk in the young),in memory of their son/brother Emlyn. There will be a collection box on the bar throughout the summer toput your loose change in and there is a fundraising page on the Putney CC website, if you would like tomake a donation. So far £3,692.98 has been raised towards the target figure is £6,000.00. Page 3
  4. 4. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASONOur thanks go to Yvette who provided teas for the 2012 season. Yvette has other commitments for the2013 season, so we are looking for a suitable replacement. If you know of anyone that might like to makea little extra money through the summer months, please let it be known!The presentation evening held on 24 November 2012 at The Spencer Arms Public House in Putneyproved to be a great success. We tried a different approach for 2012, with a sit down meal. The clubmade £1,452.00 from the raffle/auction/donation, less expenses of £583.56, (the bulk of this being thecost of Oval tickets, cups, plaques, engraving), and the contribution to C.R.Y. of £140.00, total profit =£755.32. Our thanks go to all those who donated so generously towards the raffle and auction prizes, andof course the highest bidders on the night. Our thanks also go to Ben Brook for all his hard work inorganising the event. Thanks also go to the lads, detailed in the financial report, who organised thedifferent social gatherings throughout the season. This year’s presentation evening is going to be held onSaturday 9 November 2013 at 7.30pm in The Ballroom of The Star and Garter Hotel, 4, LowerRichmond Road, Putney, next to the bridge. The finer details, including details of the meal, will becirculated during the summer months, but it is hoped the club will subsidise the evening to keep the priceof tickets affordable. All we would ask is that you commit yourself to attending, and help make theevening a resounding success. Please make a note in your diary!The 100 Club of Putney Cricket Club is an ideal way of raising much needed funds and a way of winningcash prizes. If you would like to become a member, which costs £2.00 per number per month by directdebit, please contact Ash Baptista, (aashishbaptista@hotmail.com) who is the promoter. Please refer tothe separate entry in the report.Cricket nets, in preparation for the 2013 season, are underway at The Oval Cricket Ground. We havethree lanes booked every Monday, (two lanes in January, commenced Monday 07 January 2013). Detailsare on the web site. If you have any queries contact Dez Telfer by e-mail, (darien.telfer@gmail.com), ortel. 07905 062207, who is the co-ordinator. It is down to each individual to promote the club to increaseplaying membership and secure a full programme of fixtures throughout the year. We have revamped thenet next to the clubhouse, to enable midweek practice during the season and warm up sessions prior to aweekend game.The much sought after game against Ventnor on the Isle of Wight has been arranged for Sunday 23June, 1pm start. The midweek game at Slinfold is on Wednesday 10 July, 2pm start, and for theenthusiasts amongst us, golfing days will be arranged for Thursday 11 July and Friday 12 July. Pleasemake a note in your diary and book the time off work well in advance! A pre-season golf day has beenarranged by Paul McCann on Sunday 24 March 2013 at Silvermere Golf Club, starting at 10.00am, 25minutes from the clubhouse. This follows on from the successful day last year. If you would like to takepart, get in contact with Paul to reserve your place, (paul@mccannbraham.com).In 2013 we aim to make improvements to the clubhouse. The finance will of course be shared with ourco-hosts, Fulham Compton Old Boys. The electrics need a complete overhaul and there are areas to theouter/within the pavilion that are in a poor state of repair: the men’s toilet/shower facilities being one sucharea. We have a stock of kit detailing the club motif at the club. If you are interested in purchasing a shirt,cap, hat or sweat band, please let your captain or one of the Management Committee know. We alsohave an on-line shop on the Putney CC website. A full range of cricket attire with the club motif can bepurchased at very competitive prices.As always, our thanks go to Julian Day for the production and circulation of the Annual Report. GoodLuck for 2013!Mike CurtisChairman, on behalf of the Management Committee Page 4
  5. 5. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASON CLUB AWARDS 2012R E Haddock Trophy (Clubman of the Year) Doug Shaw stSaturday 1 XI AwardsR E Haddock Trophy (Bowling) Gary PetersReg Weller Trophy (Batting) Damandeep SinghH A Mawer Trophy (Fielding) Will Middleton ndSaturday 2 XI AwardsH C Dickeson Trophy (Bowling) Piers JacksonPutney Trophy (Batting) Mark WibberleyMaurice Lickens Trophy (Fielding) Doug Shaw stSunday 1 XI AwardsClaude Ford Trophy (Bowling) Ryan AllanBert Thornley Trophy (Batting) Redowan ChowdhuryPat & John Greenslade Trophy (Fielding) Chad Richardson ndSunday 2 XI AwardsAmir Rahemtulla Trophy (Bowling) Shivan HuttonEve & Stan Marshall Trophy (Batting) Richard WilsonBrian Brough Trophy (Fielding) Praveen KumarChandra Sud Trophy (Sunday Player of the Year) Dylan RamsayTom Price Trophy (Player of the Tournament) Adam Peach Newcomer of the year (Sat) Piers Jackson Newcomer of the year (Sun) Chad RichardsonCenturionsBatsman Score Opponents DateCarlo Pelser 100 Worplesdon & Burpham 12 MayMark Wibberley 108 Battersea Ironsides 19 MayMitchell Clark 117 Byfleet C.C. 20 MayMitchell Clark 141 Ewhurst 01 SeptDylan Ramsay 101* Raynes Park 09 Sept* not outFive Wicket HaulsBowler Analysis Opponents DateGary Peters 5 – 35 Worplesdon & Burpham 12 MayIan Almond 6 – 29 Old Tiffinians 19 MayOliver Wrighton 8 – 40 Roehampton 26 MayOliver Wrighton 5 – 58 Effingham 02 JunGary Peters 5 –25 Frimley 09 JunAmit Patel 5 – 24 Southern Railway & Kenley 16 JunPiers Jackson 5 – 22 Chudley Ales 17 JunMurad Malik 5 – 29 Chobham 30 JunJon Jarrett 5 – 27 Wandgas 07 JulIan Almond 6 – 13 Wandgas 07 JulPiers Jackson 5 – 16 John Fisher 21 JulPaul McCann 6 – 40 Ewhurst 01 SeptPiers Jackson 6 – 20 Ewhurst 01 Sept Page 5
  6. 6. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASON TREASURER’S REPORTINCOME 2012 2011Annual subs 5,170 5,050Match fees 6,519 7,941Bar takings 3,909 4,816Cost of sales 2,562 3,492Bar profit 1,347 1,324Social functions/Presentation evening 2,796 1,768Sale of club kit 68 161Net monies 284 396Hire of hall 120 80Bank interest 8 7Donations 112 868Misc. (Doug’s Bench) 305 0Commission on club kit 0 51Total income 16,729 17,645EXPENDITUREGROUND ACCOUNTGrass cutting 0 0Work on ground 3,387 3,050Water rates 94 90Grass seed/loam/whitening/hire equipment 0 1,440Equipment repairs 952 1,140Petrol 155 110Sundries 441 76Account total 5,029 5,825PAVILION ACCOUNTJoint fund 1,800 1,730Heat and light 624 645Cleaning 1,003 1,116Clubhouse repairs/purchases/decoration 2,191 169Refuse 25 142Account total 5,643 3,802MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTAffiliation fees and fines 691 940Teas 2,067 2,537Playing equipment/misc.equipment 1,494 1,185Trophies/plaques/engraving 272 337Fixture cards 0 126Website/texts 353 158Sundries 172 518Bank charges 60 65Account total 5,109 5,866Total expenditure 15,781 15,493Surplus of income over expenditure 948 2,1522012= 10kegs,2011=17, 2010=19, 2009=20, 2008=20, 2007=20, 2006=25. Page 6
  7. 7. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASONI started off the year in correspondence with the council asking for our club to exempt from the hose pipeban on health and safety grounds. There then followed one of the wettest years on record, which resultedin 21 games being cancelled. Only one of these was as a result of player numbers, which is pleasing.This obviously had a knock on effect on match fees and bar takings. Our membership was up on theprevious year, 73 playing members as opposed to 69 in 2011. Although bar takings were down, thepercentage profit was back on track at 34%.My thanks go to Ben Brook for organising the presentation evening. Thank you to those that donateditems for the auction and donations to the club. My thanks also to each member who contributed towardsthe raffle, and to the highest bidders at the auction. It is the injection of money at the presentation eveningthat keeps our yearly membership at its current level, and is the major factor in a healthy bank balance.Also a big thank you to Richard Brambley and Owen Hereford who organised the race night, to DougShaw for the Lord’s net, to Chin Ratnayake for the club tournament and to Paul McCann and Dez Telferfor the quiz night: a healthy profit on the social front.Expenditure: I will highlight the areas with the largest differentials.Ground account: The major project for the 2012 season was the relaying of the cricket square. The totalcost of works was £5,881.68, but with the grant received from The Royal Society of Wildlife Trust/BiffaAwards of £4,744.90, the total cost to the Club was £1,136.78. Our thanks go to Doug Shaw who headedthe project committee. The grass/seed/loam/whitening will probably come into play this season. Thesundries includes the purchase of a wicket marker for £330.00.Pavilion account: The clubhouse repairs/purchases/decoration includes a £2,000.00 interim paymenttowards the costs of improvements. With ever increasing costs, our contribution to the joint fund will beincreased from £1,800.00 to £2,500.00 for the 2013 season.Miscellaneous account: The affiliation fees and fines includes £180.00 Surrey membership. Theplaying/miscellaneous equipment includes £1,050.00 for the bench on the common (this should beinstalled before the start of the season), £180.00 for cricket balls and £171.50 for stock.I again ask members to settle their annual membership of £80.00 at the earliest opportunity. Pleaseensure you bring sufficient monies on the day of a game to cover match fees and I do not want to see anyI.O.U’s behind the bar!My annual reminder “only players nominated by the captain are to go behind the bar, and I would ask allto be vigilant,” will go a long way in retaining the percentage profit.Any suggestions for raising club funds through social events or other means are always welcome. Have agood season, and spend plenty of money in the clubhouse.Mike CurtisTreasurer THE EVE AND STAN MARSHALL 100 CLUBThe Eve and Stan Marshall 100 Club provides a useful contribution to club funds, and all playingmembers are encouraged to join. The money from these draws usually goes towards the little things thatmake the club that little bit nicer. The 100 club has 50 paid up members currently (no prizes for guessinghow many numbers are available). Members each pay £2 a month (via direct debit), with the chance towin cash prizes. The lucky winners drawn at the Club Awards Night included Julian Day, Tony Fenton,Olive Fenton and Dave Pegrum.Contact Ash Baptista if you are not already a member (or if you would like an additional number).Ash Baptista Page 7
  8. 8. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASON ST SATURDAY 1 XI REPORTLeague: Played 16 Won 6 Winning Draw 5 Losing Draw 0 Lost 3 Abandoned 2Friendly: Played 5 Won 1 Drawn 0 Lost 2 Abandoned 2 stThe 2012 season was the wettest in living memory. A record number of games were rained off but the 1XI managed to get amazingly lucky with only 2 games rained off. However most of the games that wentforward were played in wet conditions on pitches that would not have been out of place in the early 50s. Aspecial mention must be given to Eddie McVarish for somehow managing to produce playable surfacesdespite the massive amount of rain.League performanceThe first half of the season produced performances that illustrate why the current Putney side is bothsuperb and dire at the same time. In appalling wet weather, on pitches that in any other country would bescientific proof of a called off game, Putney were tested by both the opposition and themselves. Theopening match against Worplesdon & Burpham saw the Putney big hitters demoralize an under strengthbowling line-up. With Putney in early trouble at 88-4 Carlo Pelser and Damandeep Singh took the gameaway from the opposition with a 150 run stand at better than a run a ball. Putney were finally dismissedfor 279 with Carlo and Damandeep ending on 100 and 99 respectively. In reply Worplesdon & Burphamwere decimated by early wickets limping from 38-6 to 120 all out. Early wickets would be a trend with awell-travelled new ball pair and excellent change bowlers in the line-up this year.The first defeat was suffered against Deando Ruxley and their mystery bowler. He once against managedto get 5 wickets and seal out a close game with a 26 run loss. A loss to bottom of the table Effingham witha poor batting performance marked the low point for the season. A frustrating loss that served to add a bitof grit and fight to the team that ensured the next loss in the league (of which there was only one more)came almost two and half months later. The next game on the bounce was against league leaders, andeventual champions, Frimley. On a wet wicket a hastily reordered Putney line-up saw Gary Peters andDevon Ebersohn open the batting. A slow and steady start saw Putney get to 48 before the first wicketfell. After a middle collapse some useful runs down the order from Will Middleton and Chin Ratnayakesaw Putney reach 146 all out. A really good effort, considering the state of the pitch. Frimley started theirrun chase with aggression, disregarding the warnings about the pitch that the Putney fielders offered. Aquick opening partnership of 28 was ended with the wicket of the captain from an unplayable out swingerfrom Will Middleton. 28-1 became 48-8 with Frimley eventually being dismissed for 68.The middle of the season was characterised by dominant performances without being able to finish sidesoff. Putney’s batting line-up gained much needed consistency surpassing 180 (the max score for battingpoints) in every one of the next seven games. This provided the platform for our bowling line-up to attackteams from the start. Early wickets in every single game reduced teams to an average of 35-4. Theseresults kept us in the hunt for promotion ’til the very last day of the league.The final day of the league had Putney travel to Ewhurst. Needing a win Putney lost the toss and were putinto bat. A Putney record opening partnership followed between Gary Peters and Mitchell Clark. At 214Putney eventually lost their only wicket and declared at 227-1. A magnificent 141 by Mitch had givenPutney plenty of time to bowl Ewhurst out. The middle of the season had provided hard lessons whenchasing a victory with the ball, but these lessons had not fallen on deaf ears. An aggressive display ofbowling reduced Ewhurst to 78 all out with Piers Jackson taking 6-20 with booming in swingers. Acrushing victory that kept us in 5th place. At the end of the season the results other clubs went against usand left us without promotion, but with a team pulling out we managed to gain promotion. A draw or lossin the final game would meant we missed promotion.Next year will be a stern test for a settled squad.Cup PerformancePutney has always been suited to the limited overs form of the game. This year’s Cup run reinforced thatwith consistent performances against teams from the league above.The first cup game, against Byfleet, was Putney’s highest score for the season. After a rare win at thetoss Putney elected to bat. It was a shaky start which included Matt Atkins damaging his Achilles heel andputting himself out of the season before it even started. The middle order then took the game away from thByfleet with a century 4 wicket partnership between Damandeep Singh and Mitchell Clark. The inningsclosed with Putney 320/9 and Singh and Clark on 93 and 117 respectively. A demoralised Byfleet couldnever stay up with the required rate and ended almost 80 short at 243/7. Page 8
  9. 9. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASONIn the next game Putney hosted Thames Ditton in a fiery encounter. After being asked to bat the Putneyopeners fought hard against the wet pitch and good new ball bowlers. An opening partnership of 81 came thto an end in the 25 over. A slow start that blunted the new ball and gave a chance for the Putney middleorder to attack. Aggressive innings from all involved saw Putney score at almost 8 runs an over for therest of the innings. Closing on 236/8 Putney had wrestled all the momentum and attacked with the newball. Great bowling from the openers again saw Thames Ditton reduced to 77-4. They never recoveredand went down by 32 runs in the end. A lot was said on, and off, the field but in the end the final wordswere said with the ball. Onwards to the next match.Putney’s cup run came to end in the quarter finals with a very narrow defeat to West End Esher. Afterelecting to bat Putney struggled to get partnerships together and ended up 179 all out with 4 overs still leftto face. 5 batsmen getting starts and getting out cost what could have been a very good total. Putneycame out with a point to prove. The best new ball bowling yet saw Esher struggle to 37-3. The run rateslowed and Esher began to graft as hard as they could. Chances were created and barring two droppedcatches Putney could have forced home the win. In the end a nervy and visibly shaken West End Esherreached the target 7 down. A heart-breaking loss that will surely drive the side to try and make the finalnext year.Overall a very good season with only four losses through 19 league and cup games completed. In astronger league next season, Putney will be challenged on a more regular basis. It will be an excitingseason ahead.Devon Ebersohn stSaturday 1 XI Captain Page 9
  10. 10. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASON ND SATURDAY 2 XI REPORT P W D L AAll 18 11 4 1 4League* 17 10 4 1 2*Champions of Fuller’s League 2nd Team Division 2Putney 2s enjoyed a splendid season winning the Fuller’s League 2nd Team Division 2 for the first time atonly our second attempt. And it was a fine squad effort with 35 players taking the field. We often went outwith only 6 players from the previous week so the fact that we came top is testament to the fact the folkwanted to be part of the club and to get on the pitch with their team-mates. That traces its roots back tonets in the winter which was successful in attracting and retaining fresh blood and the website that gotthem there in the first place. Well done Ben, Mark and Max for encouraging so many. And well done to allthe squad new and old for mucking and making it a friendly crew with whom to spend a Saturdayafternoon or “the entire day”, as some spouses put it.Of course, with so many players, we did not have the reliance on anyone key individual. Batting-wise,Sujith Subesinghe, an increasingly distant friend of Chinny’s, scored 294 runs for only 5 outs in a veryclassical fashion; did we really have him batting at 8 early in the season? Mark Wibberley continued hisfine form scoring 431 for 11 outs. He hit a masterful 100 off only 69 balls vs Battersea Ironside,judiciously attacking every ball! Mark also scored two other quick fifties which really ensured those gameswere won. Stuart Gillies scored two fine fifties and over 200 runs for only 3 outs, including an important 62against a dangerous John Fisher.But there were important contributions throughout the season by some old hands, some veteran hands!Fents scored 241 runs with two great fifties in the lower middle order when our much vaunted top ordervaunted not so much. 50 from him helped us win from being 66-6 against Roehampton and 65* from himtook us from a precarious 67-5 to 196-7 and one wicket from victory, Doug Shaw assisting both times.Julian Day (198 runs) played sound innings at the top of the order many times without ever getting thatbig score, as did newcomer Abhishek Kumar who really does have some big scores in him for 2013.On the bowling side, 8 bowlers got more than ten wickets for the 2s, but no one more than Brian’s 15!Brian tied them up all year with his outswingers but the flamboyant performances came from the fivebowlers who got fiver fers: Paul McCann, Piers Jackson, Ollie Wrighton (special mention for enticing hisgirlfriend to an away game by booking a hotel in the village), John Jarrett and Murad. Murad and Brianbowled most overs with real economy but those five wicket hauls really turned games for us. Only oneopposition bowler took five or more wickets against us, a really telling statistic.Ollie’s 8-40 off 18 unchanged overs was a masterpiece of legspin bowling. Seven were bowled or LBWas he used flight and guile to fish for his wickets, especially their obdurate left hander who fended Ollie offusing his feet well for 20 overs before failing to reach a wide one and being bowled middle. We reached 1for the record books and these are the best figures since yyyy (ed: please find out!) .JJ (5-27) was super slippery against Wandgas, who showed little fight, Piers (5-16) made the Old Boys ofJohn Fisher look like children with his sharply dipping inswingers. The boy’s a biomechanical marvel whotroubled batters all year, in the first team too. And in our must-win final game of the season, Paul McCanndelivered a wonderful spell of 6-40 to snuff the life out of Ewhurst, allowing Sujith (65*) and Jack Marriot-Smally to eventually go bonkers and bring it home in style.The great irony of the season is that, despite all Piers’ 37 wickets for the club and for all Sujith’s fine runs,Piers reckons he’s really a batter and Sujith says he’s really a bowler. They don’t know themselves aswell as we do.Our fielding was more than adequate. Old men unable to throw generally fielded in the slips. The mathsprize goes to he who can guess the combined age of a slip cordon of Mark (WK), Doug, Julian and Fentsat gulley; but the catches got held, some super sharp ones too (Julian at third slip off Lincoln at Frimley isa great memory).So, a great team effort. A mixture of buckles being swashed by Mark, lower middle order resilience fromTony, and top order consistency from Sujith; and wickets from bowlers, many with match winning1 Julian Day’s left arm spin (which is still available) took 7 – 34 against Redhill in 1990. Ed. Page 10
  11. 11. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASONperformances. Others also dug deep: you know the batting order’s on the thin side when Brian’s at 7 andLincoln at 9. But they and Usman (24) did their job and allowed us to win at Frimley.Of course, we should remark that the season started as a bureaucratic shambles in which ourincompetence meant we failed to call off properly the first league of the season for rain. Chaldon dulyrocked up and our only choice was to play. We were the only game that day and Anmol (55*) ensured wewon and that fine margin was the difference between champions and not!But we should not forget that folk wanted to play, none more so than Tan Balendra, who responsed to ourone short request late morning, went from his workplace to east London to get his kit and still made it toWorcester Park on time to play his part in a fine game. Would you do that at his age (63*)?So, next season will be quite a challenge. Teams will be stronger, some will have colts sections, even.Our own youth policy is unchanged and we look forward to seeing him more often. But we can look backon a fine 2012 to give us encouragement.Douglas ShawSaturday 2nd Captain Page 11
  12. 12. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASON SUNDAY XI REPORTPlayed 16 Won 8 Drawn 1 Lost 0 Abandoned 7At the time of publication the report for the Sunday XI is not available. It is hoped that a detailed report willbe available at the AGM. Page 12
  13. 13. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASON nd SUNDAY 2 XI REPORTPlayed 14 Won 5 Lost 5 Abandoned 4 .The Sunday 2nd team this year, as with our other teams, had a season badly affected by rain. Therewere 14 fixtures in all, although 4 were cancelled or abandoned leaving a record of 10 played, 5 won and5 lost. A big thank you goes out to Tony Fenton for organising some great fixtures with a variety of goodcompetitive sides and to Eddie McVarish for what must have been a huge fight throughout the seasonkeeping the pitch in a good enough state to play.The strategy across the Sunday teams this year was to mix players around wherever possible and put outtwo equally strong teams together which paid dividends in that younger and newer players were given theopportunity to both develop and play at a more competitive level. Once again, I was strongly supported byVC Richard Wilson who stood in for me on many occasions during extended business trips, was a greatmotivational force to have on the side setting a great example and once again proved himself to be one ofthe stronger Sunday batsmen pushing for a Saturday team place with an creditable batting average of33.2. Rich was awarded the Eve and Stan Marshall Trophy for batting, retaining it for the third yearrunning.Praveen Kumar played a central role in the majority of games in which he played, opening with RichWilson. He proved to be an all-round game changer and in any situation or condition he quickly had animpact on the game. He averaged 15 often starting explosively only to fall foul of strong opening bowlers.Keeping wicket and bowling it has been particularly pleasing to see a junior club member rising over oneseason to become a key regular member of the club teams. His fielding stats spoke for themselves –always completely committed, he took 8 catches across the season which placed him at the top of thefielding stats across both Sunday teams winning him the Brian Brough Trophy for his fielding with theSunday 2nd XI.Our fielding was greatly improved all round with a good team attitude and commitment to stopping the ballat all costs and keeping opposition teams frustrated. This was the often the difference between a win andloss in some of our more closely fought fixtures. Special mentions also go to Chris Powell who workedextremely hard on his batting and fielding throughout the season and showed great improvement as wellas being a bright person to have in the team always on time and always available, and Rowan Crookswho blasted the ball to all four corners of the ground and proved himself to be a game-changer in thematches that he played also contributing ably as a bowler. Barry Perinpaja upped his batting average andhit a straight six that few will forget.Shivan Hutton once again proved himself as a strong all-rounder taking wickets and scoring runs and wasawarded the Amir Rahemtulla Trophy for his bowling contribution. Shivan also made valuablecontributions with the bat. He narrowly beat Stephen Wilcock and Chris Henson into a close second andthird place for the team bowling award. Chris Henson underpinned our opening bowling attack along withStephen Wilcock. Chris once again steamed in hungover, week after week, and Stephen was again ourquiet, contemplative, attack man, swinging and cutting the ball both ways and breaking down opposingopeners. For the second year running, Chris was awarded our unofficial “Ian Botham - Black Belt forBowling Whilst Still Drunk From the Night Before Award”. There were also great contributions from BenFifield, Saad Raja, Vik Sehgal and Raghu Reddy who unfortunately had to end his season prematurelyafter picking up a nasty injury.I thoroughly enjoyed captaining the side this year and whilst we’ve been able to honour a number ofplayers for their exceptional efforts, thanks goes out to everyone who played in the team throughout theseason, helping us win games as well as creating a good spirit within the team. Final thanks go to DougShaw for his relentless, and no doubt at times infuriating (for him), commitment in helping secure thegrant to get us a new pitch for 2013. We’re all looking forward to playing on it. Thanks also to all of thoseinvolved in humping wheelbarrows full of top soil and disposing them in a manner that was consistent withthe needs of the Common Conservators. Special thanks to Mike Curtis for a lot of liaison with theConservators to make the new pitch a reality.It was once again a great honour for me to be given the responsibility of the captaincy, and I look forwardto another exciting season in 2013, building on the successes of past years.Jon White ndSunday 2 XI Captain Page 13
  14. 14. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASON MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD AT THE DUKE’S HEAD PUBLIC HOUSE ON 28 MARCH 2012Present Mike Curtis (Chairman), John Greenslade (President), Richard Brambley, Ben Brook, James Hannaford, Owen Hereford, Paul McCann, Dan Parmer, James Peters, Ian Almond, Doug Shaw, Matthew Atkins, Devon Ebersohn, Will Middleton, Rodney Sellick, Max Taylor, Charlie Smulian, Jon White, Simon Thwaites, Dez Telfer, Chris Powell, Sam Sud, Chinny Ratnayake, Mark Wibberley (24 in attendance)Apologies for absence Julian Day, Tony Fenton, Eddie McVarish, Mike Henshall, Barry Perinparaja, Aashish Baptista, Gary Peters, Rich Wilson, Andrew Woodhead, Brian Trollip, Lincoln Grice and Adam Peach. (12 apologies received)Minutes of last meeting The minutes of the AGM held on 16 March 2011 and published in the Annual Report and on the website were agreed as accurate and adopted. (Proposer: Doug Shaw, seconder: James Peters.)Management Committee Report - presented by Mike Curtis. The full report is available on the website for all to read. i) League: The first season in the Fullers Brewery Surrey County League for Saturday 1s and 2s was generally quite successful. The Captain’s Evening for the collection of the necessary stock for the forthcoming season is Tuesday 10 April 2012 from 7.30pm onwards at the sponsors brewery in the Hock Cellar in Chiswick. ii) Members: Congratulations to the following members, spouses and families: Trevor Ashworth, Gary Peters, Paul McCann, Simon Thwaites. iii) Thanks to Julian Day for the work in preparing the Annual Report. iv) 100 club – Ash has been doing a great job for the 100 Club. Please continue to support this and purchase your numbers from Aashish Baptista. v) Trevor Ashworth: Grateful thanks were given to Trevor who has served the club very well over the last 10 years or so. We all wish him, Sue and Caitlin all the very best in Canada.Treasurer / Financial Report - presented by Mike Curtis. i) Financial : Mike reported that the main concern from a financial point of view was that bar margins were lower than expected (27% against 39% the previous year). There is no evidence of pilfering however all captains and senior members to be vigilant as to who goes behind the bar after games. ii) Presentation evening: This was a good financial success once again and thanks were given to Trevor and Ben for organising this. iii) Annual Subs and match fees: The annual subs will be kept at £80, £30 for students and Under 18s. This represents good overall value when compared to other clubs in the area. Match fees will be charged at £15 for those who have not paid the full subs. The match fee will drop to £10 once full subs have been paid. If you have not paid annual subs after five games you will not be selected to play. (Proposer: Charlie Smulian, seconder: Simon Thwaites)Team Secretary’s Report - presented by Mike Curtis on behalf of Gary Peters. Thanks to Gary Peters who sends out the team sheets via the website every week. Thanks given to Ben Brook for his great work on the website which makes everyone’s role easier to do. Page 14
  15. 15. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASONFixture Secretary’s Report - presented by Mike Curtis on behalf of Tony Fenton. Mike reported that League fixtures had been sorted out however there have been 2 teams pull out of the league so there will be some gaps during the season and some friendly fixtures to fill. The Sunday teams faced some very strong sides (Sutton and Dulwich) last year and were thrashed on a few occasions. The balance in the strength of the sides needs to be set against the strength of the opposition. Tony needs to have feedback to help him select the opposition. Midweek and/or Tour games: All players are encouraged to participate in at least one of the tour games. nd • Isle of Wight Tour / Ventnor : 22 July • Slinfold : Date to be confirmed • Wandgas : this fixture has been dropped. th • Bath – Confirmed for 15 April Last Man Stands 20/Twenty: Dez Telfer reported on behalf of Andrew Woodhead. They had about a 50/50 win/loss ratio for the last season. The games are held on Wednesday evenings at Barn Elms. Mike gave a warning regarding security (thefts from cars) parked on Queen Elizabeth Walk.Team Captains’ Reports – detailed reports are on the website. st i) 1 XI – James Peters on behalf of Gareth Hughes: We had an OK league run last season but finished poorly. We had a good Cup run with some great victories over the top side in the Fullers League (2 divisions above) but we lost a rain affected final game. nd ii) 2 XI – Doug Shaw: Overall it was a good season, starting well and needing to win the last few games to get promoted but it was not to be. There were a few new players to the club that slotted into the team well – Murad, Lincon and David Jones. st iii) Sunday 1 XI - Simon Thwaites : Simon reported that it was an enjoyable season with a consistent team and a good spirit. Players mentioned specifically were Sam (w/k) and Hugo Flower (bowling). nd iv) Sunday 2 XI – Jon White : John reported that it was an enjoyable season, with some good younger players. The bowling was good and the batting was poor, generally, through the season. v) Indoor league – Devn Ebersohn: Putney Super Vikings have been playing indoor cricket for 2 seasons. The second season has not matched the heights achieved in the first season.Groundsman’s Report - presented by Mike Curtis on behalf of Eddie McVarish. A hosepipe ban is due to come into play on 5 April. The ECB is representing amateur clubs to try and get hosepipes allowed on cricket pitches. The Club is able to write to the local water provider for a relaxation of this ban. It is hoped that the furniture in the club can be replaced as much of it is looking very tired and probably past its use-by date. The Club now enjoys a good relationship with Fulham Compton Old Boys football club and Mike will need to agree any works to the club with them. Proposed pitch works: Doug Shaw introduced an item to have the top 40mm or so of the pitch grass and topping ground-off using a Coro machine and relaid, similar to the works that Roehampton CC did last year. The works to be done to ECB specifications (Surrey loam soil and rye grass). If the works go ahead the downside is that the season will be curtailed at the end of the season in order to allow enough time for the seed to take before the winter. There needs to be two weeks of watering after the seeding. Eddie is reportedly keen to get the works done. Kennett Sports of Caterham have given an estimate for the works of £5,800 plus VAT. Doug has applied for a grant which hopefully will cover most of the cost, however there is no guarantee that we will be awarded the grant. Doug reported that there is a small group of club members who have agreed to underwrite the costs not covered by the grant and any fund raising that could take place. All members are encouraged to help in this underwriting excercise. Chip made the case that it is not right for the group to have the underwriting responsibility. Doug will send a pamphlet to Chinny regarding the works, who in turn will try and raise money from his work. Some fundraising ideas are needed for the forthcoming season. The proposal was accepted by the meeting. Page 15
  16. 16. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASONSocial Secretary’s Report - presented by Ben Brook / Trevor Ashworth Ian Almond will be stepping down as social secretary due to work commitments. Many thanks to Ian for his efforts of last year.Vote of thanks to outgoing officers. Thanks were given to the outgoing officers – for all their efforts throughout the past year. (Proposer: James Peters, seconder: Paul Mccann).Election of new Officers Saturday Teams st 1 Team Captain: Devon Ebersohn. (proposed by Chip Brambley, seconded by Mark Wibberley) st 1 Team Vice-Captain: Ian Almond (proposed by Owen Hereford, seconded by James Peters) nd 2 Team Captain: Doug Shaw nd 2 Team Vice Captain: Matt Atkins Sunday Teams st 1 Team Captain: Simon Thwaites (proposed by Doug Shaw, seconded by Charlie Smulian) st 1 Team Vice Captain: Charlie Smulian nd 2 Team Captain: Jon White nd 2 Team Vice Captain: Rich Wilson Social Secretary: Chin Ratnayake (proposed by Doug Shaw, seconded Owen Hereford) Note : Barry Perinparaja has offered to help out in any of the captaincy or vice captaincy roles should these people not be available on particular match days. (proposer: James Peters, seconder: Owen Hereford)Any Other Business. i) Umpires: It would ideal if Eddie McVarish would agree to umpire for the season as Eddie is well known for his impartiality. The costs per game is approximately £35 per match. ii) Nets: Oval nets attendance has been high and have been going well with some promising new players attending regularly. The Common net and run up area need to be improved to encourage use. The net mat needs to be rolled. Max, Dez and Simon have offered to help run the net. iii) Club kit: On sale, please check the web site for details. iv) Teas: Mark has found a replacement tea lady for when Alice is unable to do them this season. Yvette /Bronwyn (Mark’s sister-in-law/neice-in-law) will do this. Yvette’s contact numbers: 07774 719995 and 020 3612 7240. v) On-field Practice net: Discussion took place about obtaining an on-field net for practice purposes. Devon will get some prices. th vi) Club Trials nets: Oval 14 April 11am – 1pm. vii) Lord’s session with England’s ladies captain: Friday 20 April 7-9pm.Close of Meeting. The meeting concluded at 22.30pm with a vote of thanks to the Chair. Page 16
  17. 17. PUTNEY CRICKET CLUB – 2012 SEASON Office Holders 2012President J GreensladeChairman M CurtisVice Chairman J DaySecretary M WibberleyTreasurer M CurtisJoint Club Treasurer J DayWelfare Officer P McCannTeam Secretary G Peters*Fixture Secretary A FentonGroundsman E McVarishLeague Representative A FentonSocial Secretary C Ratnayake100 Club Promoter A Baptista stSaturday 1 XI Captain D Ebersohn stSaturday 1 XI Vice Captain I Almond ndSaturday 2 XI Captain D Shaw ndSaturday 2 XI Vice Captain M Atkins stSunday 1 XI Captain S Thwaites** stSunday 1 XI Vice Captain C Smulian ndSunday 2 XI Captain J White ndSunday 2 XI Vice Captain R WilsonThe following have indicated their willingness to stand for posts listed above, and been seconded* Gary Peters is standing down as Team Secretary. In the light of the close season work which isrequired, James Peters has volunteered to fulfil the role.** Simon Thwaites is standing down as Sunday 1st Team Captain. Page 17