Sunday XI v Thames Valley Ramblers 10th September 2017

GT saves the day

Sunday XI v Thames Valley Ramblers 10th September 2017
27 Sep
Sunday XI v Thames Valley Ramblers 10th September 2017
Posted by: Mat Armstrong
Year: 2017

Fine late order batting enabled M & B to bat out their allocation of overs and result in an abandoned game, which would have otherwise resulted in a defeat for M & B against the Thames Valley Ramblers. With the forecast not looking great for later in the afternoon the captains agreed to reduce the game to a 35 over match. Upon winning the toss skipper Armstrong elected to bat, which is the normal on Sundays(this being the 13th time of the season!). In the event it was a bad choice as it was definitely a bat first wicket, albeit the bowlers would have the upper hand in both innings. The TVR bowlers bowled disciplined lines and lengths, with the wicket giving plenty of assistance. M & B managed to bat through to the 4th over before they scored their first boundary, courtesy of a pull shot from Brian Dixon, alas shortly after a delivery kept slightly low and he was castled for 9. Faisal Aziz and George Parsons managed to hit a couple of boundaries in the next few overs before Aziz tried to go over the top, on a ball which ,and he was caught at mid off. Jatin Bathia was slightly unlucky as he cut a widish delivery well, but in the air, where point took a sharp stinging catch, to leave M & B at 27 for 3 after 11 overs. Parsons batted manfully to remain at the wicket, taking a number of blows on the forearm for his troubles. Eventually his patience went in the 14th over as he got an inside edge to a drive and was bowled for 9, leaving M & B precariously place on 27/4. Gunbarul entered the fray and deposited a rare bad ball to the boundary early in his innings, followed by another shortly after. Next to go was Saquib Qureshi, playing his first game of the season. Although looking relatively solid in his short stay he wasn't able to score. When he did look to hit over the top he also failed to clear mid off meaning half the M & B team were out for 36 with only 16 overs gone. Gunbarul was joined at the wicket by Thomas Allen, who looked to aggressive from the outset(obviously buoyed by his league innings of 35 the previous week). GT looked to drive and pull anything short. He received a couple of drivable and pullable deliveries early on which got him on his way. GT and Gunbarul took the score to 56 before Gunbarul was undone by the lack of pace from Brown, who castled him as he decided which shot to play. From this moment on GT took over the scoring, hitting the last two deliveries of Sarao's 5th over for a 4 & 6 courtesy of lofted straight drives. He did though have a slice of luck as he tried the same shot in the following over only for the ball to balloon up and fall between 4 fielders, who were undecided as to whom should take the catch, which eventually no one did. Vice chairman James Cunliffe was out to a good catch low down at extra cover, shortly followed by Chris Butler, who played to early on a drive and was through the ball as the ball eventually hit his wicket to leave M & B 81/8 after 28 overs. GT and Ambar Moorthy managed to bat for just over 5 overs adding 16 runs before GT's gallant innings was ended in the 34th over for an excellent 42 in 18 overs, containing a 6 and 5 4's. Skipper Armstrong managed to hit a boundary to cow corner before he was castled on the final ball of the M & B innings, resulting in a total of 104. All the TVR bowlers had good figures, with most conceding 3 or less runs per over.

M& B's buffet teas resulted in an extended tea before M & B emerged in the gloom to bowl two balls before it started to rain, whereupon the covers were put on and the teams retired to the pavilion. After a 10 minute break M & B emerged to bowl another 5.4 overs as TVR raced to 29 after 6 overs, albeit the conditions were unpleasant( persistent light rain and wind, making the under foot conditions slippery). The captains agreed to leave the field and wait for the rain to stop. After a 15 minute delay and conditions no better it was agreed to abandon the game, with M & B not keen to play on and TVR hoping to. So an abandoned game for M & B in a game they may well have lost. M & B's lower order batting meant that the full allocation of overs was taken up, eating up the extra time, which would otherwise have resulted in an earlier tea and a defeat.

Senior Section

Latest News Articles

Reaper's End of season report 2018
Reaper's End of season report 2018

As we reach the first weekend of October it's time for the review of…

Mat Armstrong - Oct 09, 2018
Sunday XI v The Stage 16th September 2018
Sunday XI v The Stage 16th September 2018

M & B Sunday X1 completed their season with a 65 run victory against…

Mat Armstrong - Oct 08, 2018
Sunday XI v Thames Valley Ramblers 9th September 2018
Sunday XI v Thames Valley Ramblers 9th September 2018

M & B couldn't mark Sean Phillips-Williams last game with a win as they…

Mat Armstrong - Sep 22, 2018
Sunday XI v The Frogs 26th August 2018
Sunday XI v The Frogs 26th August 2018

M & B lost by five wickets to The Frogs on Sunday at Bray, on a surprisingly…

Mat Armstrong - Sep 05, 2018
Sunday XI v David Smart's XI August 5th 2018
Sunday XI v David Smart's XI August 5th 2018

A stunning all round performance from younger Blackwell sibling, Harry,…

Mat Armstrong - Aug 09, 2018
Sunday XI v Nomads 22nd July 2018
Sunday XI v Nomads 22nd July 2018

M & B lost by 7 wickets to a supposedly powerful Nomads line up on Sunday.…

Mat Armstrong - Jul 26, 2018
Sunday XI v Incognito 8th July 2018
Sunday XI v Incognito 8th July 2018

M&B romped to a ten wicket victory on Sunday despite losing the toss…

Mat Armstrong - Jul 13, 2018
Sunday XI v Royal Challengers 24th June 2018
Sunday XI v Royal Challengers 24th June 2018

M&B inflicted a 9wicket defeat against the Royal Challengers on Sunday…

Mat Armstrong - Jun 28, 2018

About Maidenhead & Bray Cricket Club

The Cricket Club is situated in the beautiful village of Bray, Berkshire, on the banks of the Thames, overlooked by the Church of St Michael. The main ground is widely acknowledged as one of the most picturesque in the country.

Est. in 1798 and a member of the Morrant Thames Valley League, with three senior teams and a thriving colts section both boys and girls

Contact Information

  • Address: The Pavilion, The High Street, Bray, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 2AA
  • Clubhouse Number: 01628 622669
  • Mobile Number:
  • Club Email Address:
  • Website Address:

F.J. Lane Ltd

Windsor's oldest established builders, formed in 1917

The company primarily covers all building refurbishment's, maintenance, plumbing and heating installations to domestic and commercial properties

Visit their website ×

Goyals of Maidenhead

Goyals is a schoolwear outfitters based in Maidenhead in Berkshire

Goyals is a family owned business that has been supplying school uniforms in the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire area for more than 40 years, including Maidenhead, Windsor, Slough, Burnham, Taplow and Marlow.

Visit their website ×

Louis Baylis Trust

Supporting local organisations and charities

Visit their website ×

Stubbings Nursery

Stubbings Nursery Ltd

Stubbings Estate, Henley Road, Maidenhead, BERKS, SL6 6QL

Visit their website ×

Raise some money for the club by making your Amazon purchases through our site.

Click on the link below and it will take you to the Amazon site where you can make your purchases. A percentage of your purchase will be provided to the club at no cost to you, its as simple as that!!

Visit Amazon ×

Berkshire Cricket

Berkshire Cricket Ltd

Berkshire Cricket is the governing body for ALL cricket within the County of Berkshire and one of the leading non-professional Counties in England, recently enjoying substantial success on the field with both men and women's County teams.

Visit their website ×

Claires Court Schools

Claires Court School

Claires Court, an Independent School in Maidenhead, Berkshire, offers a unique education from Nursery to Sixth Form.

Visit their website ×

Marlow Cars

Marlow Cars

Welcome to Marlow Cars, we buy and supply prestige marques, specialising in Bentley. We stock over 60 prestige motors cars at any one time making us one of the largest independent in the UK, this includes Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Porsche, Range Rover and Mercedes. Established for over 30 years offering wide model choice and variation, our extensive market knowledge, resources and customer care provides an unrivalled service.

Visit their website ×

Omega Electricals

Omega Electricals

Omega Electrical Services are an independant company that can offer a wide range of electrical services at any location throughout the UK. We are based in Maidenhead with a 2000 sq ft manufacturing facility that has easy access to both M4 & M40 motorways.

Visit their website ×

Degrees Of Comfort

Degrees Of Comfort - Air Condition/Maintenance

DOC Building Facilities Ltd (Degrees of Comfort) began in 2005. We have grown from strength to strength since then and believe our success is due to our commitment in providing high quality and cost effective solutions to our clients.

Visit their website ×

Building Materials - Building Materials, platerboard, Partitioning, Timber & Sheet etc

Started by Phil Lidgerton back in 2003, their Head office is based in Maidenhead

They specialise in the supply of building and construction materials to contractors and end users.

Working closely with some of the biggest manufacturers and distributors in the UK they give an unrivalled service to customers who require building products.

Visit their website ×

Exlers Garage Ltd

Exlers Garage Ltd - MOT Testing, Servicing Clutch, brakes & suspension repairs, Fault code reading and diagnosis, Air conditioning repair and recharge

Trading for over 100 years on the same site in Furze Platt, Maidenhead, Exlers Garage has established a reputation for quality workmanship and customer care second to none in the local area.

Visit their website ×

Club Details

Maidenhead & Bray Cricket Club Limited Reg No. 03192424 Registered In England

Registered Address: Victoria Cottage, Grove Lane, Winkfield Row, Bracknell, RG42 6ND

Club Secretary - Shabbir Mookhtiar - Club Secretary

Material from this website may not be copied or distributed, or republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of the owners of said content. Please get in touch with Club Admin for further details.

Privacy Notice

Under new laws coming into effect in May 2018, we need to provide you with certain details concerning how your personal data will be used and protected.

Maidenhead and Bray Cricket Club takes the protection of the data we hold about you as a member seriously and are committed to respecting your privacy. This notice is to explain how we may use personal information we collect and how we comply with the law on data protection, what your rights are.

Names of data controller: Maidenhead and Bray Cricket Club
Categories of personal data we collect
Our sources of the personal data: We obtain personal data from
Automated decisions we may take: None
Purposes for which we process personal data: The club will process the personal data for
Who we will disclose your personal data to
The legal basis for the collection and processing of your personal data is for:

administration and programme delivery:

that it is necessary to fulfil the contract that you are going to enter into or have entered into with us for dealing with medical needs: that you have given your explicit consent or in your vital all other cases: that it is necessary for our legitimate interests which are to build a programme to encourage participation in cricket and does not prejudice or harm your rights and freedoms.

Your right to withdraw consent

Where you have given your consent to any processing of personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. If you do, it will not affect the lawfulness of any processing for which we had consent prior to your withdrawing it.

Location of your personal data
How long we will keep your personal data for

We will not retain your personal data for longer than is reasonable and necessary for the purposes for which it was collected. We shall retain your personal data for such time as you are registered with Maidenhead and Bray Cricket Club as a member. 2 years after you cease to be a member of Maidenhead and Bray Cricket Club or play an active part in the Club, we shall delete your data.

Your rights in respect of your personal data

You have the right of access to your personal data and, in some cases, to require us to restrict, erase or rectify it or to object to our processing it, and the right of data portability.

Our contact details

mail. Maidenhead and Bray Cricket Club,The Pavilion, the High Street, Bray, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 2AA


phone. 01628 622669



If you have any concerns or complaints about how we are handling your data please do not hesitate to get in touch with the named person at the club. You can also contact the Information Commissioner Office.


This website uses the following cookies:

Item Purpose More information
Twitter Features for sharing via Twitter, and viewing tweets by other people. Twitter Privacy Policy
PHPSESSID General purpose cookie Used within sessions ie login
Collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

Security and data retention

We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

Accessing and updating

You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to the website and, where appropriate, through e-mail notification.


All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to Club Administrator