Mount 6 a side Tournament, Sunday 18th August 2019. 1130 start.

Just a quick note to remind you that our 6 a side tournament will be held on Sunday at the ACG, with play getting under way as close to 11.30 am as possible. There will be food and drinks available at very reasonable prices throughout as well as a feast of cricket. We would love to see you there to cheer on both the Mount sides as well as our noble opposition.

The winners will pick up the Terence Hair Cup and I hope many of you will come along to lend your support.

Please drop me a quick message (email or text – details below) if you can make it so we can ensure all are adequately catered for.

Bill Foley; Thursday 15th August 2019 @ 1859

Mount 6 a side Tournament, Sunday 18th August 2019. 1200 start.

While there is no fixture this weekend, I am pleased to provide details of next weekend’s 6 a side tournament.

Mount have 2 sides that will do battle with teams representing Westcliff on Sea CC and Canewdon CC in a “round robin” league format. The top 2 sides will play off in the Final, with the winners lifting the Terence Hair Cup. As holders, Westcliff are sure to bring a good side to defend their title, and tournament debutants, Canewdon, have made no secret of their desire to lift the trophy. Both Mount sides are more than capable of taking the spoils too. It should be a great day’s cricket.

This was a hugely successful day last year and this was largely down to the supporters of all the participating sides coming along to enjoy the day. As last year there will be a barbecue running throughout as well as plenty of liquid refreshments available – beers, ciders, wine and Pimms as well as soft drinks - all at a very reasonable prices.

We would love to see as many of you as possible come along and join us and feel free to bring the family and friends for what promises to be a fantastic day.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Bill Foley; Friday 9th August 2019 @ 1615

Cancelled: Mount vs Felsted Robins, Sunday 4th August 2019. 1300 Start

I have received the sad news that Barrington Pheloung passed away this week. Barrington was a highly regarded and hugely popular gent, well known to many Mounties and Westcliff CC players and supporters. Barrington’s sons, Anthony and Danny, were due to play for Felsted this weekend. Given the circumstances, and following discussions with Felsted’s skipper, it was agreed that the fixture should be cancelled. I’m sure those of you who knew Barrington and the family, will join me in passing on our deepest sympathies at this time.

There will be cricket at the ACG this weekend with an “intra” club 6 a side match – players/spectators or those just looking for a beer and a catch up are most welcome. We will stock the fridge and may pull out the bbq too. Start time, 1pm.

Bill Foley; Friday 2nd August 2019 @ 1109

Cancelled: Mount vs St. Aidan's, Sunday 14th July 2019. 1300 Start.

Our run of bad luck with fixtures continues with another opposition side unable to raise a team for Sunday’s match – I suspect that the World Cup Final may be a factor on this occasion. Next up for Mount is our trip to Gt Wakering on Friday 19th July for a T20 format game. Please let me know if you are available to play as we are currently short a few players. This is always an enjoyable fixture and Gt Wakering are putting on a buffet at The Exhibition public house afterwards.

We are looking into the possibility of getting together to watch Sunday’s final (should England qualify) and I will keep you posted.

Bill Foley; Thursday 11th July 2019 @ 1209

Cancelled: Mount vs Rankins, Sunday 7th July 2019 @ Rankins

With apologies for the late notice, please be advised that tomorrow’s game at Rankins has been cancelled as they were unable to raise a side. Our next fixture is on Sunday 14th July at home vs St Aidan’s. More details on that match during the week. Have a great weekend.

Bill Foley; Saturday 6th July 2019 @ 1826

Mount CC 2019 Somerset Tour - CANCELLED

On behalf of Tour Manager David Thomas, I have to advise that unfortunately this year’s Somerset tour had been cancelled. Despite the best efforts of David, the President, myself and others we were unable to attract sufficient players to make the tour viable this year. Having toured since 1986, it is a great shame to have to cancel and the decision was not taken lightly but we feel that it was the only course of action available to us.

We will consider the future of the tour at our next committee meeting and will keep you appraised of the outcome.

Bill Foley; Wednesday 3rd July 2019 @ 1006

President's XI teamsheet

Looking forward to a fun day tomorrow. Please come along and support the day if you're not playing, I am very much looking forward to seeing some friends and faces from the Mount past. Any assistance with umpiring or tea is of course very welcome!!

My team is as follows:

  1. Simon Jackson
  2. David Jackson
  3. Neil Harvey
  4. Simon Mather
  5. David Mackay
  6. Will Green
  7. Josh Frankel
  8. Matt McCutcheon
  9. Andy Gould
  10. David Killpack

The weather is set fair, it should be a good day. See you tomorrow! The game starts at 1.00pm.

El Pres

Simon Jackson; Saturday 29th June 2019 @ 1154

Teamsheet: Mount vs President's XI, Sunday 30th June 2019. 1300 Start.

Sunday sees us take on the President’s Pick at the ACG in what is always one of the most enjoyable days of the season and this year’s fixture promises to be no exception. The match will follow the “terrier” format with batsman batting in pairs for a fixed number of overs, run deductions for lost wickets and all the fielding side (exc wktkeepers) required to bowl. As well as tea, there will be drinks and hotdogs after the game. Start time is 1pm and the following have been selected for Mount CC (players at the ACG by 12.30 please):

  1. D. Summers (C)
  2. W. Foley
  3. J. Montellier
  4. I. Frankel
  5. G. Williams
  6. V. Vayalveettil
  7. P. McKeon
  8. P. Gray
  9. A. Lukose
  10. Y. Patel

I believe the President’s side are still a player short so if you are available please get in touch asap. All are welcome to come along but please let either myself or the President know asap if you are able to come along so that he can manage the catering requirements.

On a separate note, I hope to catch up on some outstanding match reports over the next few days.

Hope to see you on Sunday.

Bill Foley; Friday 28th June 2019 @ 2023

Fixture Change

Our planned opposition for tomorrow, Brentwood Victorians have withdrawn as they were unable to raise a side. However, our good friends at Canewdon CC, having suffered a similar fate at the hands of Rankins, have agreed to step in.

Due to illness we currently have only 10 players available for tomorrow, and with Clarissa away we also require a scorer. If you are able to help with either of these posts, please let me know asap.

Looking forward to Mount vs Canewdon 3!

Bill Foley; Saturday 22nd June 2019 @ 1554

Teamsheet: Mount vs Brentwood Victorians, Sunday 23rd June 2019. 1400 Start.

We took our first win of the season last Sunday in a competitive match with Canewdon. Our 241 off 40 overs proving to be just about enough as we bowled then out for 212. A good all round effort by the team but the star billing is shared between Ilan Frankel, who made a stylish 125 – his 14th Mount century - and Justin Montellier who bowled magnificently to take his first ever “5fer” returning figures of 5/40.

In other news, our very own Viking, Toby Duffin took 5 including a hattrick for the AC Aces in the mid-week league. Congrats Toby.

The team selected for Sunday’s fixture is as follows:

  1. W. Foley (c)
  2. D. Summers
  3. T. Duffin
  4. J. Montellier
  5. P. Offord
  6. I. Frankel
  7. P. Southward
  8. G. Williams
  9. V. Vayalveettil
  10. R. Green
  11. S. Johnson

Can all players aim to be at the ground by 1.30pm please.

Look forward to seeing you then.

Bill Foley; Friday 21st June 2019 @ 1108