Sunday XI v Thames Valley Ramblers - 7th September 2014

Sunday XI v Thames Valley Ramblers - 7th September 2014

Sunday XI v Thames Valley Ramblers - 7th September 2014
09 Sep
Sunday XI v Thames Valley Ramblers - 7th September 2014
Posted by: Mat Armstrong
Year: 2014

M&B lost to Thames Valley Ramblers(TVR) on Sunday by 21 runs despite a fight back masterminded by GT(Thomas Allen). It was a very much Asianised TVR side from the side which M & B used to play on the August Bank holiday Monday. Like most nomadic sides players get old and players are recruited from whatever source. There were a few of the oldies still in existence though, Dave Boxall and Wayne Lester.

Skipper Armstrong lost the toss and opposition elected to bat. Opening bowler Arul "Gunbarul" Appavoo was given a rude awakening by opposing skipper Yunis, as he was deposited over mid-on for two consecutive 4's in his second over, Gunbarul exacted immediate revenge though as he disturbed the timbers next ball with a peach - swinging in pitching and moving away to hit the top of off - to the utter disbelief of the batsman! Gunbarul also dismissed the dangerous Alam shortly after, courtesy of a juggling catch by Amit Giri, to leave M & B in the ascendency. Senior pro, Chris Lowe, playing his first Sunday game of the year was his normal steady self from the Road End, bowling his allocation straight through, with the reward of a wicket in his final over. First change bowlers were Sunday stalwarts Chris Butler and Atif Amin(with his Duracell dogs in tow), who both bowled their allocation going at around 5 per over, garnering three wickets between them. During their spells TVR batsman D Singh manfully held the innings together scoring 74, mainly through straight drives and pulls to leg. Skipper Armstrong finished off proceedings from his normal Road End with GT finishing off the innings from the River End. GT aided, by his headband, claimed two wickets in a tight spell. Armstrong also chipped in with two wickets, one courtesy of an expertly taken catch by Gunbarul to dismiss top scorers Singh. This was one of three catches taken by Gunbarul, two of which were high steepling catches, which he made look distinctly easy. In the end TVR ended up with 173 all out in their final over. Skipper Armstrong was happy with M&B's bowling effort as 173 was short of the par score, which was probably around 200.

Gubarul -6/1/23/2

Lowe - 8/1/27/1

Waffle - 8/1/42/2

Butler - 8/0/40/1

GT - 6/0/23/2

Reaper - 3.2/0/15/2

In response M&B got off to their normal shambolic start, despite Will Cunliffe hitting two boundaries in the first over. First ball of the second over, a full toss, was deflected onto his stumps by Thomas Wilding, to bring a golden duck in his final innings of the season, leaving him walking back to the pavilion staring at his bat totally perplexed. Next over a rasping straight drive was flicked onto the stumps by Boxall to leave Cunliffe stranded at the non-striker's end. In the 7th over Boxall castled Yusuf Qureshi, whilst playing a forward defensive shot. Worse was to follow in the 8th over as Brian Dixon was expertly poached by Lester in the slips off an intentional guide to leave M&B starring down the barrel at 36 for 4 and then 40 for 5, as Gunbarul was caught behind, to leave him run less for the weekend in two attempts. As was the case the previous week all hopes seem to rest with Amit Giri at number 5, and he appeared up to the task as he batted with supreme confidence. driving confidently through the off side as well as flicking and pulling confidently on the leg side. Alas on 32 Mr Giri had a brain fade as he played a ghastly swipe across the line at spinner Yunis and saw his timbers rattled. Luckily no one was on hand to photograph the moment. That said Armstrong played a similar stroke later in the innings, his excuse being he can't bat anymore and he needed to up the ante with only 3 overs left! From 70 for 6 though an unlikely rescue act was untaken messers GT & Waffle, who used up the overs and tried to score off the bad balls, these two put on 55 for the 7th wicket in 15 overs to give M&B a chance. GT was the more aggressive to top score with 40, which included 6 4's and a 6 over mid off, to cap a fine all round performance from this vastly improved individual, possibly headband power(or is that McEnroe power). Although Lowe batted gamely for 14 in the end M&B were dismissed in the 38th over 21 shy of the target. From 70 for 6 the lower order batted splendidly to in the end make the score respectable, albeit never really threatening to reach the TVR total.

Player of the day - William Cunliffe

1. Turning up at the ground with all his kit;

2. Being banished from the bar for having the temerity to start eating his McDonalds in view of head chef and bar steward, Big Tony!

3. With a run out on and the batsman at his mercy a thunderbolt throw, when a crown green delivery would have done, way wide and at the base of the stumps meant the batsman easily made his ground;

4. Smashing 3 4's in 10 deliveries, probably still running off the fumes of the Cuban cigars the previous night, before being unluckily run out at the non-strikers end;

5. Threatening to go early but happy to do his stint of umpiring(in the end staying to the end and doing a second stint).

Senior Section

Latest News Articles

Training restarting at MBCC!
Training restarting at MBCC!

Hi all,

A message from coach Henry! The ECB is allowing us to…

Shabbir Mookhtiar - Jun 11, 2020
Online nets booking
Online nets booking

Training in the nets at the club is up and running again, at last. …

Shabbir Mookhtiar - May 28, 2020
Re-opening the Nets
Re-opening the Nets

Dear all,

We are delighted to say that we are now re-opening the…

Shabbir Mookhtiar - May 22, 2020
15th May '20: Nets update following ECB announcement
15th May '20: Nets update following ECB announcement

Hi All,

The ECB has just issued guidance on the use of nets for…

Shabbir Mookhtiar - May 15, 2020
2020 Season: Letter from the Chairman
2020 Season: Letter from the Chairman



Shabbir Mookhtiar - May 02, 2020
COVID-19: Update on cricket nets and pre-season
COVID-19: Update on cricket nets and pre-season

We are receiving a lot of queries about the effect of Coronavirus on…

Shabbir Mookhtiar - Mar 15, 2020
Maidenhead and Bray Cricket Club A.G.M 2020
Maidenhead and Bray Cricket Club A.G.M 2020

Annual General…

Tameena Hussain - Mar 01, 2020
Club Development Plans including Jubilee Changing Rooms
Club Development Plans including Jubilee Changing Rooms

Dear Members,

Spring is approaching us and the promise of summer…

Tameena Hussain - Mar 01, 2020

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:

Cook My Grub

Cook My Grub - Deliciously Local!

Cook My Grub is an online marketplace which offers a refreshing new way to search and order fresh, authentic and healthy home cooked food in your local area

Visit their website ×

Horse Guards

Horse Guards

Horse Guards revives heritage spirit brands, re-introducing them to modern consumers. This include their latest brands, Pink Gin & Wing Walker Rum.

Visit their website ×

Savills UK

The experts in local and international property

Savills offers a wide range of specialist services from financial and investment advice to valuation, planning and property management.

Visit their website ×

Wicket Academy

Coaching Cricket to build Competence, Confidence & Character

Wicket academy have designed their coaching sessions to meet the needs, wants and demands of junior cricketers, with a specific focus on developing competence, confidence & character in a fun/safe environment.

Visit their website ×


Tutortoo offers bespoke, one-to-one and quality tutoring for your child

All tutors are handpicked, fully DBS checked and specialists in the subjects they teach. Operating in Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead and surrounding areas, and offering tuition to students of any age, in a range of subjects, Tutortoo is here to help your child.

Visit their website ×

Cliveden Conservation

We specialise in conserving, protecting and reinstating stone, plaster and decorative arts

Cliveden Conservation is an award-winning company and one of the country’s leading experts for the conservation of stonemasonry, terracotta, plaster, wall paintings and the decorative arts. The company operates three workshops in Berkshire, Somerset and Norfolk that are strategically positioned to provide conservation on both a practical and consultancy basis to different areas of the country.

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 ×

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 ×

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