Aug 08, 2018 Outdoor Game report VS Blues II

Match Report
Taverners Vs. Blues 2?
(Don’t you just love it when the score book only has half the info)
Aug 8 2018

Another warm sunny but hazy day with a little breeze
Taverners again lost the toss & were asked to field . Even though it was quite bright it was decided to play 15 overs a piece to save the 2nd batting team batting in the dark.
Not possible to give a breakdown of the Blues innings as no bowlers names are listed & the various listings of the scores are all different. So this is from memory & there is no published data to disprove.
David & Chomo opened the bowling & Chomo claimed a wicket with his 4th ball. With the next pair of bowlers Karran took a wicket with his 2nd ball & then got carted around the field. Ossie then took a wicket with ball #1 bowling a batsmen playing correctly with a forward defensive shot & the ball squeezed between bat & pad from an off cutter to remove middle stump.
The next pair of bowlers Anil & Sid kept the runs down but Sid suffered. 1st ball lifted to mid wicket Karran danced around in a circle & let the ball land at his feet. (“You stupid prick”) encouragement from the bowler, Next ball same shot to the same fielded who decided to imitate a crocodile with his hands, ball on the ground via his tummy.
Bowler “REALLY”.
4th ball along the ground in the same direction through the fielder’s (Karran) legs. At least 4 Taverners rolling on the floor laughing.
Change of bowling with Imdad being the final bowler but according to the book he didn’t deliver a ball.
Blues2 scored 83, 87 or 107 depending on which area was looked at.
Bowlers taking wickets. According to the book no one took a wicket but 8 players batted.

Taverners batting started a little slowly to some tight bowling with Imdad out well caught at slip for 4. Next in (& out) Chomo (quack). Anil then joined by Andrew & they put on a number (not listed in the book) of runs for the next wicket until Anil was out bowled for18.
Andrew then took charge supported by Daniel hobbling on his injured foot until he was run (staggered) out going for a 3rd for 9.
Sid the joined Andrew for the final over & Taverners needing 6 to pass Blues highest total. Andrew hit the 1st 2 balls to the boundary  taking him to 70 & Taverners to 109 for 4
A win in our final game by 6 wickets.

(FYI Daniel this was written when I was as jober as a sudge.)
Post game get together at Anil’s. A beautiful mild evening on the deck with beer, Samosas, & a bottle of some fermented sugar water that was left open on the counter.

At the end of the evening a long & interesting discussion concerning the MCA & the future, with Garvin, Anil, Chomo & myself. Anil lending his thoughts of how badminton coped with their growing pains. Garvin gave us some accounting of how local politicians were now coming through with financing for increasing the number of pitches especially when their constituency has a large number of cricketing voters.
Anil suggested that it may be time to rethink some of the MCA’s constitution which as I pointed out was written to run an association of 6 to 8 teams but that now is outmoded with 30 or so teams.
He suggested that we select the various key positions using people with that particular background i.e. a financial professional as treasurer. Before we realised it we discovered that it was nearly 1:00 AM & time to finish for the night.



Aug 01, 2018 Outdoor Game report VS Cosmos Lancers

Match Report
Taverners Vs. Cosmos Lancers
Aug 1 2018

Once again we were lucky with the weather, sunny, warm & little wind.
I believe that this was a rearranged game to replace a fixture at the last minute for whatever reason. So thanks to Ray for getting the Cosmos crew together.
The Lancers won the toss & batted 1st. but the Taverners opening attack struck early. Chomo getting the 1st wicket LBW then the #2 batsman was run out. A little later #3 was out caught off of Sid’s bowling. Cosmos Lancers 3 for 20.
Then the Patel brothers, Shalin & Kevin, came together & pushed the score along to 80 when Kevin was bowled by Vasu for 25.  Next man in Nilay was quickly out stumped by Chris off of Karran. This brought another of the Patel clan in, Parth, & he & Shalin took the score to 135 before Shalin was out for 61 caught off of Chomo’s bowling. With just 1 over to go Lancers added a couple of runs to finish with 141 for 6.
Bowlers Taking wickets:-
Sid 1 – 27, Chomo 2 – 28, Karran 1 – 17, Vasu 1 – 21

Taverners started well with Sid & Hein but with Sid doing the bulk of the scoring putting on 40 before Hein was out caught for 9. The pace boys could not make the break but the spinners Shlok & Sajin got the wickets of Hein, Sid caught for 29, Chomo stumped for 1 & Chris caught for 2.
The only batsman at this point scoring runs was Vasu who was eventually not out 46. The quicker boys Vaibhav & Saif came back & shut down the innings so that after 20 overs Taverners were at 98 for 7.
43 runs short.
Post game was at Chomo’s, only Sajin & Ray from the Lancers was there but we were graced with the presence of Mr. (Grumpy) Pickering, who sadly let us know that a former player Mike Fuller is not in the best of health. As usual Chomo provided a plentiful supply of food enjoyed by all. Plus my prediction of 23 beers being consumed was spot on.
Our upcoming game is the last for the 2018 season. Oh how time flies.

July 25, 2018 Outdoor Game report VS Five Rivers

Match Report
Taverners Vs. Five Rivers
July 25 2018
With an afternoon of rain & showers most of us did not expect the pitch to be in a playable condition. However when I got the Park I was able to walk to the wicket in sandals & end up with my feet completely dry. Contrary to some rumours I cannot walk on water. Apart from a small patch of dampness at the edge of the bowlers run up the pitch was totally playable.
That was the good news for the evening.
Five Rivers decided to bat & Taverners were 2 short, the 2 youngest members of the squad Andrew & Vasu were AWOL.
Maybe this is the time to remind members of Rule 2 of 2. “Players will be at the Park by 5:45 unless the skipper informs them that the game is OFF, regardless of the weather.
Because of the cloud it was decided that it would not be possible to complete 20 overs each so the umpires settled on 15 each.
Despite only facing 9 fielders 5 Rivers were not able to push the score along briskly possibly due to the long grass outfield. Chomo claimed the 1st wicket via a good catch by Hein & then a 2nd having the #3 plumb LBW. The next wicket took a while until Daniel bowled the opener who had scored the bulk of the runs. Hein claimed the next wicket, bowled & a little later Martin took the last wicket also bowled. Five Rivers then batted out the remaining couple of overs to score 112 for 5 in the 15 overs. Somewhere late on in the innings Andrew arrived.
Bowlers taking wickets:-
Chomo 2 – 21, Daniel 1 – 11, Hein 1 – 21, Martin 1 – 16
Taverners batting started off as a bit of a disaster with both openers Hein & Daniel being bowled for 0. David looked as though he was going to change our fortunes until he was caught for 3. This brought together the speedy duo of Ossie & Martin with plenty of useless encouragement from the Pavilion the runs came at a snails pace so that after 10 overs we were at 29. At this point Ossie was out LBW for 8 & Martin, nursing a sore shoulder from I don’t know where, retired hurt on 6. All of the runs at this point came as singles or extras.
Philip (7) & Chomo (6) then took up the impossible run chase needing 80 from the remaining 5 overs. Keith (4) & Ray (1) rounded out our scoring at 50 all out. .
The only source of double figures was extras with 15
A loss by 62
Post match gathering was again at Karl’s where the hungry lads feasted on a Chicken Curry or Curry Chicken I can never tell the difference.
When I saw the team listing I forecasted to myself that we would consume 21 beers & the group must have read my mind because at the end of the evening that was correct.
Just 2 more games left, it is surprising how quick the season comes to a close.

July 18, 2018 Outdoor Game report VS AICC

Match Report
Taverners Vs. AICC
July 18 2018
Old Farts Revenge
Another fine & hot sunny evening that started off with what we informed the opposition was a pre game tea ceremony, but it was in fact watering the stumps so that they would stay upright when we were batting.
AICC won the toss & elected to bat, Andy was looking for a quick score & drove one a long distance unfortunately for him it was mostly up & down into Imdad’s hands. The next 2 batsmen took no mercy on David & pushed the score along quickly but the  #3 batsmen followed Andy’s efforts high to Vasu, again off of Sid. This slowed the run rate aided by 2 change bowlers Chomo & Vasu. Chomo held on to a very good caught & bowled. The next bowling change brought on Karran & Daniel. Daniel took advantage of the batsman looking for quick runs having 1 caught in his 1st over by Vasu & then 2 wickets in 2 balls an LBW & a catch by Imdad. The final bowling change saw Ossie getting the #2 batsman stumped chasing runs & the bowling to a 12 year old.
Keith wondered if this was some kind of record, the age difference between batsman & bowler of 66 years.
Imdad then wrapped up the innings taking the final 2 wickets.
AICC all out for 89 runs.
Bowlers taking wickets:-
Sid 2 – 8, Chomo 1 – 8, Daniel 3 – 11, Karran 1 – 13, Ozzie 1 – 6, Imdad 2 – 1
Catches 3 or 4 by Vasu (score book unreliable) Imdad 2 Chomo 1
Taverners innings is easy to report, Sid not out 48 & Imdad not out 34, with 11 extras   93 for no wicket
A Taverners victory by 10 wickets
Maybe AICC will be more circumspect in future when referring to Taverners on Facebook as being “Old Farts”
Post match gathering was at Karl’s & for some reason we all arrived before he did. He must have got lost.
A great serving of Doubles that even I could not pass up.
Whether it was the heat or our margin of victory something caused the largest consumption of beer so far this year.

July 11, 2018 Outdoor Game report VS Royal Tuskers

Match Report
Taverners Vs. Royal Tuskers
July 11 2018
Despite the forecast predicting showers & possible thunderstorms, the weather cleared out to be a nice sunny not too windy evening.Taverners batted 1st opening with Hein & Vasu. The start was slow to some tight bowling until Vasu was out bowled for 10. Chomo then joined Hein but was not able to get a lot of power into his shots but managed to stay with Hein until the 14th over scoring mostly singles until being run & out to a great throw for 21. Nigel then joined Hein they pushed the score along but  it was still tough sledding. Hein was finally out for 31 & Nigel for 13. With only a couple of overs left Joe N.O 4 David 2 & Martin 0, left Taverners with a lowly sore of 104 for 6
When the Tuskers batted it was obvious that Sudarshan & Vasu had some rivalries to exploit.
Su. opened the bowling with a great maiden with a lot of grunting. Joe unfortunately wasn’t able to follow this story. The next over Su. took a wicket  bowled, in a way I have never seen before. He took both the Leg & Off stumps  out of the ground but the middle stump was undisturbed. In his next over there was a loud appeal from most Taverners for a catch behind, as I saw no deflection & had no access to the heat spot camera I gave not out. I found out later only 2 people did not appeal, the bowler & the wicket keeper.
The Tuskers continued to score quick runs & were more adept at hitting boundaries , but they could not deny Vasu his wicket. With their most successful  batsman & bowler reaching 52 N.O Tuskers wrapped up the score in 15 overs.
Bowlers taking wickets:-
Sudarshan 1 – 5, Vasu 2 – 15, Daniel 1 – 30 & David 1 – 23
A very pleasant game played in the best of spirits, very few appeals except for 1 from Taverners for a catch behind from everyone not involved including someone on the square leg boundary.
The post match gathering was at Hein’s, but no Babouti, but a very pleasant chicken Lasagne. Just a perfect evening sitting around the pool with good friends, a glass of refreshment & just lovely weather.

Taverner’s Grumpy Golf Challenge 2018


There were 21 players with Jon Paige and Vasu Shah joining us for the after event. Once again our host & hostess did a fantastic job, accolades to Karran & Kelsey.The food was plentiful and libations also were. Thanks to the following for providing prizes;Ray Kohanik, Keith James, Karran Bayney, Philip Munro-Smith, Nigel Wilcox, Garvin Bhuddo.Thanks to Omar Maharaj and Reaz Ali for tabulating the scores under the Callaway System, or as referred to by the losers of the tournament the Karl’s Way System.  

 Here are the results in order with Callaway score first.

 Ray Ramrattan                  74           (96)

Daniel Bispham                 74           (116) lost on a count back

Joe Marast                         75           (112)

Karran Bayney                   75           (79) lost on a count back

Philip Munro-Smith           76           (94)

Haiman                               76           (127)

Karl Jaikaransingh            76           (97)

Ray Kohanik                       76           (106)

Keith James                       76           (89)

Omar Maharaj                    76           (94)

Chris Emery                        77           (107)

Sudarshan                           77           (122)

Maryo John                        77           (127)

David Hakes                       78           (112)

Garvin Bhuddo                  78           (94)

Kris Ramchandar              79           (90)

Shalin Patel                        79           (129)

Reaz Ali                               80           (109)

Grantley King                     81           (105)

Nigel Wilcox                       81           (105)

Andrew Amsden                83           (105)


Once again thank you all for participating. One of the downfalls of winning the challenge trophy is the winner has to update the inscription at his own cost. The Taverner way, one is punished for success.Congratulations to Karran Bayney and Keith James for actually having the best gross scores in the game.

Trust all had a good time.


Karl Jaikaransingh


July 04, 2018 Outdoor Game report VS Five Rivers

DSCN2962Match Report
Taverners CC VS Five Rivers
July 4 2018
Once again we were blessed with a perfect evening for cricket except thankfully the wind was quite strong tempering the 30+ heat.
As the were only 5 or so players from 5 Rivers in attendance at game time, Captain Sid put them in to bat. They started off at a great pace scoring runs quite freely hitting hard & taking quick runs. The opening pair put on 35 for the 1st wicket in 3 overs before #2 was run out. But that didn’t slow them down with #1 batsman going on to make 68 before being run out. I have no idea of the sequence of the fall of wickets as it is not in the score book. As we got down to the lower order batsmen the bowlers had more success but the surprise was Garvin bowling left arm as his right shoulder is shot took 3 for 28 in 3 overs.
5 rivers batted out the 20 overs finishing at 156 for 9
Other Bowlers taking wickets;- Sid 1 – 12, Sudarshan 1 – 20, Andrew 1 – 16
Taverners openers Vasu (15) & Andrew (11) started slowly but picked up the pace but Vasu was out to a magnificent 1 handed catch at cover.  Chomo (7) & Sid (2) proceeded to run themselves out. From then on it was only Garvin (44) & Sudarshan (10) who reached double figures with the innings ending 2 balls short of 20 overs at 111 for 9. A loss by 45.
There was some criticism about my not calling a no ball for a delivery above the waist. I decided that as the bowler was playing his 1st game & was not intimidating the batsman & the fact that I had given him out LBW 1st ball he didn’t need further humiliation. It was suggested that all above the waist deliveries should be called as they can be dangerous but as the umpire cannot call no ball until the ball reaches the batsmen a call will not make the ball less dangerous.
Post match gathering was at Sid’s where there was an ample supply of real post match food(chips). Plus a secret bottle of some distilled sugar cane juice lurking in the garage, which kept the beer consumption down to our 2018 season low average.