June 2010 News

Teamsheet: Mount vs President's XI, Sunday 4th July 2010, 1200 Start

The teams for the Mount vs President's XI match are as follows:

Mount XI(ish)

  1. Richard Hair
  2. Graham Cox
  3. Billy Dennis
  4. Hugo Dowlen
  5. Ilan Frankel
  6. Terence Hair
  7. David Hewitt
  8. Ed Jones
  9. David Kilpack
  10. Nick Kosy
  11. Bob Palmer
  12. Simon Russell
  13. David Thomas

President's XI

  1. Mark Wilcox
  2. Gareth Davies
  3. Paul Hart
  4. David Lloyd
  5. Xavier Martin
  6. Bob Miller
  7. Bruce Pinkerton
  8. James Smith
  9. Chris Southern
  10. George Wilcox
  11. Henry Wilcox

Umpires: Stewart Orrock plus any one else who wishes to assist
Scorer: Clarissa Clement

As you will see from the above, Mount have a slight numerical advantage at present. This will be evened out on the day but if there are others who would like to particpate we would be more than happy to accomodate them. Please let me know.

Please bring your own lunch plus any liquid refreshment you desire at lunchtime. There will be a light tea provided and then in the evening we will not be having the usual barbecue but following on from the success of the match against Alleyn Court recently, Michelle will be providing some of her excellent curries or, for those of you who do not appreciate such things, there will be a salad alternative.

We welcome all supporters and families to join with us to watch the game and participate in the after match festivities. To cover the costs of the food and drinks in the evening we will be collecting the normal match fee from the players and there will be a small charge for any supporters.and families who are eating with us.

Please do note that the school and grounds are a non smoking aea and also that dogs are not allowed.

I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

Bob Palmer; Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 @ 1509

Cancellation: Mount vs Leavenheath, Sunday 27th June 2010 @ Leavenheath, 1430 Start

I am afraid that we have had to call off this coming Sunday's game as we only have 6 players available

July 4th is our Presidents game and we welcome all players and supporters to join us on this day.. The match will commence at 12.00.

We will break for lunch at 1.30 (please bring your own lunch and whatever liquid refreshment you prefer)

A light tea will be provided and there will then be a barbecue after the game to which all players, supporters and families are welcome

A arge number of you have indicated availability already but if you have not done so please do let me know so that we can organise the teams. We hope to be able to play at least 12 a side .

I have been asked to remind you all that the school and grounds are a no smoking area an also that dogs are not allowed on the playing field.

Bob Palmer; Thursday, June 24th, 2010 @ 1303

Availabilities: Mount vs Leavenheath, Sunday 27th June 2010 @ Leavenheath, 1430 Start

I am now back from my holiday and resuming the task of finding a team for next weekend.

If you have not already advised your availability for next Sunday please do let me know as soon as possible.

Bob Palmer; Monday, June 21st, 2010 @ 1000

Teamsheet: Mount vs Rayleigh, Sunday 13th June 2010 @ Rawreth Lane, 1400 Start

The following have been selected:

  1. Richard Hair
  2. Graham Cox
  3. Yusuf Goolamali
  4. Terence Hair
  5. Simon Jackson
  6. Nick Kosy
  7. Gavin Oakley
  8. Richard Postlethwaite
  9. Simon Russell
  10. David Thomas
  11. John Willens

Umpire: Stewart Orrock
Scorer: Clarissa Clement

The address of the ground is Rawreth Lane, Rayleigh and the post code for those with SatNav is SS11 8SP.

Match report: Mount vs Margaretting

Mount: 169ao - Williams 35, Hart 34
Margaretting: 140/9 - Thomson 4/12, Palmer 2/22, Southward 2/30

A most enjoyable game despite the showers. Mount batted first and useful contributions from Ged, Paul Hart, Simon Jackson and Richard Postlethwaite helped us to what looked like being a very good score until a late collapse saw us lose our last five wickets for about 5 runs. When Margaretting batted after tea Richard Thomson (making a rare appearance but hopefully becoming less rare in the future) was in fine form with the ball taking 4 of the first five wickets to fall aided by some excellent catching from Ilan who held 4 in total. However a stubborn partnership for the 6th wicket held us up and although we managed to pick up three more wickets towards the end they managed to hang on for the draw.

I am on holiday from today until next Saturday. If you have not already advised me of your availability for the Alleyn Court game on June 20th please can you let me know today or contact Richard Hair after today.

Please remember this game is scheduled to commence ar 12.00 with a break for lunch around 1.30.

The school have most generously said that they will provide lunch and tea for all players and guests free of charge. Many, many thanks to the school for this wonderful gesture.

Last edited by Bob Palmer; Friday, June 11th, 2010 @ 1305

Teamsheet: Mount vs Margaretting, Sunday 6th June 2010, 1400 Start

The following have been selected:

  1. Richard Hair (Grd)
  2. Paul Hart
  3. Ilan Frankel (Grd)
  4. Simon Jackson
  5. Bob Palmer (Tea)
  6. Richard Postlethwaite
  7. Simon Russell (Grd)
  8. Paul Southward
  9. David Thomas (subject to passing a fitness test!)
  10. Mark Wilcox
  11. Ged Williams

Umpire: Stewart Orrock
Scorer: Clarissa Clement

I know how Fabio Capello feels waiting for news of Gareth Barry's fitness.

If you have not advised me of your availability for the above game and would like to be put on standby in case David fails his fitness test, please let me know

Sadly we had to cancel the game scheduled for May 30th due to lack of players. However on the 23rd Mount entertained Eton House OB's in what turned out to be a splendid game played on the hottest day of the year so far.

Mount batted first and reached a very respectable 223 for 5 wickets thanks to a splendid innings of 162no by Ilan, ably assisted by debutant Jamie west who made 44no. In reply EH had reached 206 for 7 at the close, with Simon Russell, Richard Thompson and Terence Hair picking up 2 wickets each. Thanks go to the Old Boys for supplying another splendid tea. We look forward to seeing them again next season.


Please make a note in your diaries that on June 20th we are playing JWT Wilcox's Alleyn Court XI in a match to celebrate the official opening of the new pavilion and on July 4th it is the annual match against the presidents XI. Both of these games will commence at 12.00 (or thereabouts) with a break for lunch at 1.30 .and will resume once lunch has finished and proceed in the usual manner thereafter with tea being taken at a suitable point.

Following the conclusion of the Presidents game there will also be a barbeque in the evening.

We would like as many members and supporters as possible to join us for both of these games. The Mount team for the Alleyn Court match will be selected as usual but for the Presidents game we will try to ensure that all those who wish to play are included and we hope to play at least 13 a side on this occasion.

Please do let me know if you are able to make either or both of these matches and if you wish to play in them.

Many thanks and regards

Bob Palmer; Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 @ 1537