Taverners curlers open with a win
Taverners opened their curling season last evening with a win. The score flattered our opposition, who were down 6 – 1 midway through, after narrowly missing giving up a steal of 6, when their skip managing to hold us to a 2 with a fine last rock draw. We really had only one poor end where we gave up a 5 in the sixth end. Thereafter we took two in the seventh and were lying three buried in the eighth when our opposition conceded making the final 8 – 6.
Thanks to all participants at the game.
We had a very good evening for the event once again.
Special thanks to our host Martin & Linda Dabee, also
Jon Page for the supply of his exceptional brews.
Results as follows;
- Karran Bayney 27 Winner & defending champion.
- Garvin Bhuddoo 31
- Philip Munro-Smith 32 (On count back)
- Anil Kaul 32
- Keith James 33
- Karl Jaikaransingh 35
- Joe Marrast 36 (on count back)
- Andrew Amsden 36 (on count back)
- David Hakes 36
- Chomo Vanderwert 37 (on count back)
- Chris Emery 37
- Georges 38
- Ray Kohanik 40
- Rezleigh Vanderwert 41
- Danile Bispham 46
- Joe Sylvester 48
Congratulations to the winner and defending champion Karran Bayney.
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.
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.
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.
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.