Kington St Michael Cricket Club
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Kington St Michael Cricket Team 2008
(Back row left to right: Mick Atack, Steve Walton, Neil Walton,
Steve Thompsett, Andrew Trump, Rob Durno, & Chris Jenkins.
Front row left to right: Trevor Newman, Nik Margolis,
Simon Jones, Brendan McCarron, & Martyn Cox)
We are always interested in people (male & female) who want to play, of whatever standard (a good portion of the team are over 40!). We especially value people who would like to act as scorers! Our home matches are played at Kington langley.
If you would like to join or for further details, please contact Brendan McCarron on 01249 782755.
FORTHCOMING MATCHES, TRAINING & EVENTS
(For match reports, please scroll down to the "News" section)
To view copies of the laws, signals and scoring that KSMCC uses, please click on an icon below (you will need Adobe Reader).
A Few Cricketing Terms:
Dolly: An easy catch
A Duck: A score of nought.
The Silly Point: A real position on the pitch, but not a great place to stand!
The Asking Rate: The runs required per over for a team to be victorious.
A Sitter: The easiest most unmissable ball a fielder could ever receive.
A Chinaman: A ball bowled by a left-handed slow bowler to a right-handed batsman.
Standard Cricket Fielding Positions
Example Fielding Position: Mid-off
This is a good position for the captain to be fielding at.
It means they are close to the bowler enabling them to pass on advice and encouragement.
The job of a mid-off fielder is to cut off the straight drive and has to stay on their toes to prevent the quick singles.
There are a couple of different positions in this area:
Mid-off is normally positioned about 25-30 yards from the batsman, while silly mid-off is in close to the batsman looking for bat-pad chances.
Deep mid-off is usually three-quarters of the way from the boundary, while long-off is right out on the rope.
Similar positions on the leg or on side are known as mid-on, deep mid-on etc.
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Saturday 15th November: The club's annual dinner took place at The Bell in Yatton Keynell, following which the annual awards were presented. Members then returned to Kington St Michael and took part in the karaoke night at Kington St Michael Club.
KSMCC karaoke crooners
Sunday 14th September: The final match of the season had to be cancelled as members of Sappers XI had been posted to Afghanistan! However, KSMCC decided to make the most of the rare good weather and held a single wicket game for the team, together with a barbecue for family and friends. Top scorer was Andrew Trump with 35, followed closely by Neil Walton with 32. Junior member, Calum Durno, scored 11 and caught one, ending a day of birthday celebrations on a high note.
Junior member, Calum, lines up. Rob Durno hits the ball.
Steve Thompsett hits the ball
Wednesday 25th June: KSMCC played at home against Nettleton CC. KSM were all out for 106 and Nettleton CC won with a score pf 107 and overs to spare.
Sunday 18th May: KSMCC played 30 overs each side against Sappers XI at Kington Langley and fortunately the weather stayed fine for the afternoon. KSMCC's top scorer was Nik Margolis, with 61 runs, whilst Rob Durno was out for a "duck"! Fielding successes were Martyn Cox (caught one), Mick Atack (caught one and bowled one), Nik Margolis (bowled three out) and Andrew Trump (caught one). Despite this the home team lost with 113 for 7 wickets against Sappers 146 for 6 wickets.
The season was pretty much a wash-out!
Batting and bowling averages for the 2006 season:
September: KSMCC v Barking Mad CC. This end of season invitation match went ahead on 24th September at Seagry. The visiting BMCC side arrived by Military truck and completed a last minute warm-up in the local pub. Obviously, they had heard of the KSMCC unbeaten season and required some liquid courage to steady the nerves.
The visitors donned their all Red kit and a 30-over game was decided, with KSMCC batting first. The early batting order struggled against some quality bowling and tight fielding from a team including two players from the Welsh national disabled side. A slight collapse was experienced, however, the mid order rallied with Neil Walton ‘putting on’ 27 and Steve Thomsett scoring 40. The final score being 119 all out.
An impressive Tea was taken thanks to the efforts of Liz McCarron and Jo Atack.
Barking Mad, then experienced similar early order problems, with the KSMCC bowlers including Neil Walton and Nick Margolis, taking the first six wickets for 26 runs. However, a spirited not-out innings of 63 by Jay Owen saw the visitors achieve the required runs in the 23rd over with just one wicket remaining.
The game was played in extremely good spirit and the visitors left with the intention of a re-match being arranged for next season.
August: KSMCC are on a winning streak! On Sunday 13th August they won against "The Neeld Arms", Grittleton and promptly followed this success with a win against the Grittleton village team on Tuesday 15th August.
Special mentions go to Richard Saull, for his speed between stumps (unfortunately not matched by his batting partner, whose parents obviously weren't Thompson's gazelle!); Steve Thompsett, for a dazzling display of bowling and batting; Brendan McCarron, for getting down and dirty with all the poise and athleticism of and athletically poised type of person who takes wickets effortlessly; Nik Margolis, for leaving an unfinished pint of beer on the bench, whilst he umpired (no-one touched it - honest!); Cameron Main, for just belting them about and for his tactical bowling regime adopted in the final over; to the nurse, who put Martyn Cox's arm in a sling and gave him some "fantastic" painkillers ("roll on physio!") and, finally, to all the others who made up the "squad" and got wet and bruised but can hold their heads up high!
Wednesday 12th July: Match against Churches - KSMCC win.
On Sunday 8th January the Cricket Club went on a team-building exercise, clay pigeon shooting at Horton in South Gloucestershire. Following a good safety talk by Martyn Cox (including "don't shoot my car!"), the inclement weather, poor visibility and "steamed up glasses" provided excuses for some poor shots! Even though it was bitterly cold, everyone had an enjoyable time and at the end of the shoot there was a competition, culminating in a shoot-off between Murray Walker and Jim Hamilton, with Murray securing the winning position.
On leaving, the owners of the two 4x4s got stuck up to the axles in mud and had to reverse out! Then it was back to "The Jolly Huntsman" for sausage & chips and a pint. Many thanks to Martyn Cox and Brendan Mc Carron for arranging the shoot and to Roger Sealy for the use of his auto-trap.