Match Reports 2009

TSE v Effingham
Sun 4 October
Result: Lost

Finally the last game of Season against Effingham on Sunday Marti failed to show, Woofers working till 1-30pm the 9 remaining players assembled for a 12'oclock start. Ian again won the toss Temple Sheen Batting.
Openers Vickram and Nick started well against the young attack of Effingham, but with 18 on the board the first wicket fell. Ben was next in and out for 2 Runs Nick in the meantime was in fine form. Leggo next in failed to get going.Tom had a brief knock of 12 joined by Dave Toose who at the end was 14 Not out. Nick having reached 49 Holed out in the deep! The rest of the batting was nondescript and Woofers non arrival on time meant that the Innings closed at 107.
After another very fine tea Effingham began their reply 3 quick wickets and hopes were high a smart run out left Temple Sheen still in the contest. But a not out innings of 49 by Tribe set the scene for an Effingham victory by 3 Wickets.
A disappointing end to the Season. Mark took 3 for 42. Ian 2 for 37 and Tom 1 for 14 were the only bowlers used.


TSE v Dormansland
Sun 20 September
Result: Won

A scheduled 12.30 start with both teams waiting on players. Ian won the toss and elected to bat. Steve C opened with Brian. Early wicket loss with Brian out for 0, bowled off a rebound from the next popping crease. Mark joined Steve and the runs flowed until Mark was run out for 45 with the score at 123. With Steve in full flow Neil and Lego became victims of the pitch too. Arun joined Steve who was nearing his ton. He was 124 not out, when Arun departed leaving Tom to face 2 balls which he despatched for 8 runs with the total at 231 for 5, including 40 Extras. The opening attack of Amit and Tom bowled 5 overs a piece for 1 for 23 and 1 for 26. Domansland batted sensibly but wickets tumbled with Mark taking 4 for 35, Kirrit 2 for 15 and Ian 2 for 14. Lego failed to repeat his 5 wicket haul. There was good all round fielding with Brian and Lego taking 2 catches each. Gerry and Arun 1 each. Dormnansland were all out for 166 in 34 overs, so we WON by 65 Runs. Good Result!


TSE v Ottershaw & Hamm
Sun 13 September
Result: Draw

Temple Sheen won the toss and elected to bat.
Steve Coggins and Marti opened the batting, Marti was out first for 4, followed shortly by Ian and Nick.
A stand of 104 runs was put on by Lego and Steve. Steve was out for 60. Lego continued with his good form and amassed 102 not out. Brian also carried his bat for 5.
The total was 197-6 when Ian declared.
Lovely tea as usual, well done to all involved.
We had been informed that Ottershaw's opening bat (Keane)  was chasing his 1,000 for the season, Brian had him caught and bowled for 0. They ended on 128-5.


TSE v Tadworth
Sun 30 August
Result: Lost

Tadworth: 189 all out
Brian Redford 1-29
Simon Coggins 3-35
Marti 3-50

TSECC: 148-9
Mark Lester 33
Steve Ledger 26
John Hathway 23
Brian Redford 12 n.o.


TSE v Charing Cross Medical College
Sun 23 August
Result: Lost

Lost the toss and were put in to field first on a very hot day.
Charing Cross: 249-8 from 40 overs.
Simon Coggins 1-54
Ben Barker 1-52
Marti Alexis 1-32
Mark Lester 3-38
Catches: Lego 2, Ben Coggins 1, Lee 1 (sorry if I've missed anyone else out)

Temple Sheen: 201 all out
Mark Lester 46
Steve Ledger 81
Kirit 17
4th wicket partnership between Mark & Ledger - 53 runs

Other notable achievements: Katie, ably assisted by her big sister and Maddie, learnt to ride a bike with no stablisers!

Thanks to Pasty for umpiring and Derek for scoring.


TSE v Woodmansterne
Sun 16 August
Result: Won

TSECC: 237-2
Steve Coggins 100 n.o
Mark Lester 100
Kirit 21

Woodmansterne: 225-9
Ben Barker 1-22
Mark Lester 1-27
Ben Coggins 1-49
Vikram Paul 1-26
Keith Breslin 2-33


TSE v Oakley
Sun 09 August
Result: Draw

Sun shining, the ground looked a picture, the captains decided on a timed match Oakley batting first on a strip that looked full of runs, one long boundary and 3 small ones. 

Ian and Ben B. opened the bowling and it was soon obvious that there was nothing in the pitch for any bowler. Two more Coggin's, Ben and Steve along with Dave Twoose and John Hathway also bowled. Wickets 1 each to Ian, Steve and Dave and for the second time that day I had to pinch myself, the first time was the News of the Worlds headline was Mark Lester was the the father of one of Michael Jackson's kids, however the small print revealed that it was the star of Oliver and not our Mark, However in headline type print:


This is no joke. I umpired and saw it at close quarters. His figures 7 over's 5 for 47. He bowled straight, had a quick delivery that reached 20 mph and a slow one that reached 19 mph. He dropped a very hard return chance off his own bowling, and a couple of others off other bowlers, bowled 3 long hops which were dispatched to exactly where his nan was sitting. She did confirm that he had put her chair under the tree for her, but she did forgive him. 

Ben Barker suffered a terrible thumb injury taking a catch off another sloooooow full toss bowled by Lego, but Lego has always been an interesting bowler and if, as this match showed, he bowled straight he takes wickets. Brian Redfords reaction to this was to fly to Russia the next day!

Oakley declared at 238-8 and we all went off for a superb tea, no complaints were ­ heard lovely grub.

Steve Coggins opened the batting with Dean Guy, who is one of the new players we have been fortunate to have joined us. I had never seen him play before, great to watch, he joined Steve in plastering the home teams bowlers. He told me he was a baseball player. 112 was the opening partnership, Dean scoring 57 before being first out and Steve going on to make 64. 

Marty came in and made a quick 20 by which time we needed nearly 7 an over off the last 15. 30 extras helped and that man Ledger made 25 not out.  

Others perished chasing runs, Dando 5, Ben Barker one handed got a duck, Ian 7, and John 2 not out. 

We fell 29 runs short having received 5 less overs, this is not a complaint, the 3 short boundaries were edged by crop growing fields and the ball was not always easy to find!

Many thanks to both teams, a good game which we were never going to lose. Well Played T.S.E.C.C. 

Thanks too to Geoff who has done a great job scoring for us!


TSE v Lynchmere
Sun 02 August
Result: Won

TSECC: 168-9
Ian Coggins 30
Mark Lester 40
Dean Guy 22
Nick Coggins 15
Ben Barker 15
Lynchmere: 83 all out
Ben Barker 1-24
Mark Lester 3-37
Ben Coggins 3-10
Dave Twooze 3-6


TSE v Nutfield
Sun 26 July
Result: Lost

This weeks fixture was at the picturesque Nutfield ground, where a timed match was agreed upon and Temple Sheen batted first. Brian and Steve opened against some tight bowling, the runs began to flow, but then a few quick wickets slowed the run-rate down.
John and Marti played sensibly for a while and set about building a partnership. Marti clipped a shot off his legs which flew over the boundary fence for six.
John was first out which made way for Lego. After a few more quick wickets he was joined by Ian batting at 10. They shared a valuable partnership before Ian was out. The last wicket partnership with Nick was also very profitable, with Lego hitting two big sixes back over the bowler's head. He remained unbeaten on 61 and Temple Sheen made 191.
Lego 61, Marti 22, Steve C 20, John 20, Ian C 17
The description of the tea comes from a quote from young Callum, who said, "Wow, this is the best tea I've ever seen!"
Nutfield's reply was slow to get off the ground, with Ben Barker opening the bowling and taking 4 quick wickets. Their were two valuble partnerships, both including the Aussie who batted with no gloves and top scored for Nutfield. When he and the Nutfield skipper were out, Temple Sheen really thought they had a chance. But credit must go to the young number 10 who knocked off the winning runs with about 2 overs to go.
Ben Barker 4-36, Brian 2-39. Thomas and Mark both took a wicket each.
Mark and Lego both took two catches each.


Sun 19 July
Result: Lost

We travelled  to  British  Airways at Cranford  hoping to repeat  last  years  victory  and  stop  this  year's  losing  streak  which  really  doesn't  do  any justice  at  all  to  the  good  cricket  we are  playing. We  so  nearly pulled  it  off  but  were  just  pipped  at  the  end.
In  blustery  conditions  we  batted  first  on  a  hard,  true  pitch. Steve &  Kirit put on 50+ for  the  first  wicket  against  some  testing  bowling. Steve  was  first  out  for  25  caught  in  the  covers. Mark  joined  Kirit and the score moved  towards  100. Kirit  was  2nd  out  for  44. Nick  came in at 4  and  was  soon  out.  The  middle  order  and  tail  didn't  really  perform  as  we  chased  runs  and  lost  wickets  regularly. Arun, Lego, Marti, Woofers, Ben C & Ian  didn't  get many. Mark  scored  a  valuable 41. Brian  (12 NO) and  extras  were  the  only  others  to  get  double  figures  as  we  were  all out  for  a  respectable  168  in  the  40th  over.
We  retired  to  the  lounge  for  tea  which was  nowhere  to  be  seen. It  seems  that  either  the  BA  captain  &  catering  were  on  the  wrong  frequency  or  they  had  a  sudden  emergency  on  BA 6312  to  JFK  and  our  tea  was  being  served  to  the  club  class  passengers  somewhere  over  the  Atlantic. Anyway  some  tea  was  quickly  brewed  and  they  found  some  biscuits  &  fruit  to  quell  our  hunger.
The  restart was  delayed  by  a  quick  shower   &  the  strengthening   wind  made  bowing  difficult. Brian & Woofers  opened  the  bowling  and  BA  picked  off  runs  at  will. Our  only  boost  coming  from  a  brilliant  run out  from  Marti  hitting  the  stumps  from  cover point  with  a  direct  throw. 
Mark  replaced  Woofers  after  8  overs  and  Ian  replaced  Brian  after  16  with  the  score  in  the  90's  for  1 and  BA  numbers  2 & 3  looking  well  set. Ian  soon  got  amongst  the  wickets  taking  care of  no.2, Ben  came  on  to  replace  Mark & dismissed  no. 3 & then  4  with  a  good  caught  &  bowled.
Wickets  continued  to  fall  to  Ian  &  Mark  with  some  good  catches  by  Woofers, Kirit,  Steve. BA  soon  found  themselves  143 - 9  with  approx  10  overs  remaining  and  we  sensed  a  much  overdue  win. 
The  last  pair  batted  very  sensibly  to  their  credit  &  scored  the  winning  runs  from  the  3rd  ball  of  the  final  over. By  now  it  was  8.15  and  we  were  all   "Lee  Marvin !" 
Ian  ended  with  4  wickets , Mark  2  and  Ben  Coggins  2. So on to Nutfield on Sunday  hoping for a change of luck and a win.


TSE v Bookham
Sun 12 July
Result: Lost

Tight bowling from Bookham's two opening bowlers restricted Temple Sheen from scoring runs in the first 10 or so overs. The strip we used appeared to be very green and under prepared. The strip we should have used (with Sunday written on it!) had obviously been used the previous day in the rain and as a result will probably be out of use for the rest of the season.
Steve fell for 22 trying to put runs on the board. Mark played an excellent innings of 89, including some lovely pull-shots, cover drives and flicks through the vacant slip area for four, also a big six over long-on. Temple Sheen made 149 in their 40 overs.
A fantastic tea of baguettes with either pate or a cheese selection, plenty of sandwiches, refreshing melon slices and various cakes, including a sublime chocolatey, gooey, mudcake.
Back to the cricket.....
Tight bowling and early wickets from Amit and Ian pegged back Bookham's run chase. But from then on Bookham made steady progress. The key man being their skipper who was hard to shift, despite a confident appeal from Steve for a stumping.
Mark took a wicket with his first ball and Ian took a catch at short mid-wicket (?) for him to claim his second.
Their skipper scored the winning runs in the 38th over.
Amit 8-3-16-2
Ian 8-3-10-0
Mark 7-3-24-2


TSE v Wonersh
Sun 5 July
Result: Lost

Start was delayed due to several of the team being delayed by an accident on the M25 and heavy traffic in Guildford. It was agreed that we would play a timed match and that Temple Sheen would field first.
We put up a fine display, taking wickets at regular intervals and were able to restrict Wonersh to 141 all out.
Bowling figures were as follows:
Brian 13-4-55-4,
Amit 4-0-8-1,
Ben Barker 7-0-25-1,
Ian 7.4-0-15-3
Kirit 5-0-25-1
Catches were held by Lego 1, Ben Barker 2, Nick 1 & Brian 1 caught and bowled.
A lovely tea was taken, upstairs in the pavilion including coronation chicken, cheese & pickle, salmon & cucumber, egg mayonnaise sandwiches, water melon, strawberries, doughnuts & muffins.
Batting against the two opening bowlers proved to be hard work and we lost Steve Coggins to the first ball of the innings. There were quick wickets for not many runs on the board. Wonersh then replaced their main strike bowler with something a bit more gentle and Temple Sheen set about building an innings.
Nick (27) & John (17) shared a productive 50 partnership. Amit played some nice shots in making his 11 and Ben Barker hit some lovely 4s including two off the opening bowler who had come back for a second spell. Ben B was the last man out, with Temple Sheen reaching a total of 119 all out.
The match was played in good spirits by both sides, in a lovely setting. After the game we retired to the upstairs bar, with its balcony.


TSE v Old Wimbledonians
Sun 21 June
Result: Lost

This fixture was arranged at the eleventh hour after assuarances were given that the OW XI we were to face, were considerably weaker than the side who beat us the previous year. We had highlighted the fact that we were missing several key players and some of those featuring were raw and/or lacking recent match practice!
Captain of Vice, Lego admitted the horrible reality of the situation dawned upon him, at the toss and to his sporting credit, he suggested a 40 over match.
Debutant Kasim struck early for Sheen, removing one of the openers, with his nippy little inswingers, however this was about as good as it was to get. Antipodeans 2,3 & 4 helped themselves to 123, 94 and 57* and as manfully as the Sheen bowling attack tried, it was mostly in vain. One bright moment was Arun's dismissal of the no.3, getting one to grip and turn just enough.
A couple of hard chances went to grass but nobody quit and there was some tireless work in the deep by Woofers and Ben in particular.
Tea was taken.
Chasing 295 meant that victory was unlikely but Sheen got off to a good start and were ahead of the required rate for at least the first 5 overs. Kirit played quite nicely for 30odd and Lego after surviving a very loud shout for leg before first ball, scored a similar amount with a mixture of  hard hit thumps and desperately scampered singles.
As the tail wagged Ben and Arun got to spend some handy time in the middle, until Squirrel decided to send Ben on his way. Oohs and Aahs were clearly audible from the shocked gallery, we can only assume that Ben had forgotten to buy a Fathers day card...
To their credit, the opposition were a nice bunch of lads, played the match in the right spirit and made us feel welcome by buying us a jug of beer after the game.


TSE v Bank of England
Sun 17 May
Result: abandoned

Play has been delayed by rain, wet pitch but never by Smoke!
On arrival we were greeted with a House on Fire and smoke engulfing the whole pitch.
The Bank won the Toss and chose to bat. Despite early wickets the Bank's 3 and 4 remained unbeaten with Costin on 87 and Hanah on 100. the Score on 220.
The elaborate electronic scoreboard even became affected by the rain and started to go backwards.
After tea Temple Sheen batted and whether it was an after tour reaction lost Marti and Lego for ducks. Mark was out for 17, and when the rain came Steve was 19 and Ian not out 3. The game was abandoned!


* *TOUR * *
TSE v Burridge
Fri 10 May
Result: Lost

TSE v New Place XI
Fri 08 May
Result: Won

The Tour Venue this year was Devere New Place Hotel, and our thanks must go to Lorrie and Lego for selecting an ideal place.
To the Matches: On Friday the match was against a Devere XI,captained by Lego. We were inserted with Steve Coggins and Neil opening the Innings. Neil being the first to depart. Enter Marti and together with Steve a useful partnership developed with Steve Scoring 68 before being caught and Marti being bowled for 79. We reached 177 for 4. in 35 overs.
A Hotel Tea was served!
When Devere batted wickets fell at regular intervals to leave them all out for 133. Ian took 5 for 11. There were wickets for Ben, Matt, Mark and John, a very enjoyable opening match!
Saturday was spent with a series of Challenges, including Carpet Bowls, Quiz, Crazy Golf and Pin Bowling. Sunday saw Bowls on the Croquet Lawn and Golf Competition. This concluded the mini challenge, Ian won & the runner up was John.
Sundays Game was against Burridge, Skipperd by Mark and again we were inserted.
Fatigued showed in the teams performance. Steve opened this time with Matthew. Wickets tumbled with regularity Steve first and Matt for 5. A mini stand between Ian and John the latter out for 8 after a fine six back over the bowler's head. Enter Lego to score 50, Ian departed for 23 &Gerry for 12.
Mark had a brief innings of 4. Visitors for the Day Kirrit not out 15 and Dave for 1. There were 31 Extras the Total Posted 152.
Another Hotel Tea.
Burridge batted and there was a steady fall of wickets but progress was delayed with useful knocks from Scot 34, Lane Not out 38 with other batsmen contributing. We had to admit defeat in thed 39th over.
Ian took 2 Wickets, Mark1, Kirrit 1, Nick 1 and Ben 3.
With the usual Indian Curry to round off the Day it was a very enjoyable Tour!
Roll on next year.


TSE v Whiteley Village CC
Sun 03 May
Result: Won

A new opening partnership of Steve Coggins and Kirrit turned out to be very sucessful in fact a record opening one!. Kirit retired hurt on 77 Steve was out on 127. with Marti 2 not out and Mark 24 not out and 22. Extras a Score of 252 for 1 was posted.
When Whiteley Batted they lost a wicket at 28 and another at 30 but Shuter steadied their innings with 69. and at 40 overs the Score was 217 for 9.
During their innings there was a sporting gesture by John to give Pasty his jumper to stave off the cold, the Scorer was less fortunate!
Bowling Arun took 4 wickets John,Nick Simon and Ian 1 apiece.
A creditable performance.


TSE v Concorde CC
Sun 26 April
Result: Draw


TSE v Merrow CC
Sun 19 April
Result: Won

Here we go, yet another season is upon us, another year older and we are all still raring to go!!

Arrived at the ground sun was shining, sky was blue but still a little fresh. We had been informed that Merrow had just had their square relaid during the close season and that it had cost them £15000, and we were the first team to have the privilege of playing on it.

Their skipper went out won the toss and decided to bowl on what was a very green wicket.

Carl opened the bowling from the A25 end and took a wicket with his 5th ball, a nice lobbed up catch to Marti in the covers. Ian took the new ball at the Park & Ride end and he had success with his 4th ball a very smart, diving catch to his left, taking the ball only inches off the ground for a very good caught and bowled.

The wicket was proving to be pretty difficult to bat on and this was not helped by the long rough, (sorry wrong game), the outfield which looked as if it had not been cut since last season. Carl and Ian were bowling very tightly and Carl was steadily taking wickets, leaving the opposition struggling at 25 for 5 when Nick replaced Ian at the Park and Ride end. Nick bowled well and took a wicket with his 5th ball. Carl not to be out done then took his 5th wicket and was then replaced by Arun who also took a wicket with his 5th ball. The last two batsmen started to hit the ball around a bit before Arun and Kirit took the final two wickets, with the Merrow innings closing with a total of 85.

Well done boys an excellent Bowling and Fielding display.

Bowling Figures:
Carl Dingwall 10 2 5 20
Ian Coggins 8 5 1 4
Nick Coggins 7 1 1 26
Arun 5 1 2 26
Kirit .3 0 1 0

Steve and Julian opened the batting and found out that things were going to be difficult and patience was needed. They saw off the opening bowlers and then the slow left arm orthodox had Julian trapped LBW for 9 when the score was 16. Marti joined Steve at the crease and they slowly pushed the score up to 45 before Steve was caught for 26. Lego entered the fray and never looked in trouble as he and Marti saw us home reaching 88 to win by 8 wickets.

Well done Gents an excellent start to the season.

Batting Figures:
Steve Coggins 26
Julian Samways 9
Marti Alexis 25 Not out
Steve Ledger 17 Not out
Mark Lester
John Hathway
Kirit Karrawadhra
Arun Karrawadhra
Carl Dingwall
Nick Coggins
Ian Coggins