Category: Announcements

MSCC Photo of the Year 2023 Matt Dipple

MSCC Awards 2023

What a fantastic evening. The food was exceptional, service fantastic and the awards deserved.

Batsman’s award – Tim Riley
Bowlers award – Seril Shah,
Newcomer of the year- Anirudh Sharma
Young player of the year – James Lyon
Catch of the year – Stevyn Jackson,
Champagne moment – Howard Lancaster caught Paul Wordsworth bowled Finlay Moss,
Michael Martin Photography Award- Matt Dipple (above)
Captains award – Seril Shah
Presidents Cup – Paul Wordsworth.

A great evening, thank you everyone who attended, and get well soon for those who couldn’t make it.

Pete VanDe Kerkhof

MSCC pre-season dinner

MSCC Annual Dinner 2023

End of Season Dinner

Date:                 Friday 29th September 2023

Venue:              Middleton Stoney Cricket Pavilion

Time:                7.00pm


Corn fed Chicken and Truffle Terrine, pickled mushrooms, tarragon mayonnaise

Honey Roast Pork Tenderloin, Pommes Puree, Butternut Squash, Sage and Amaretti

Salted Chocolate Mousse, Honeycomb, Caramel Ice Cream

Cost £35.oo per person which includes a drink on arrival, wine at dinner and much amusement.

Annual Awards will also be presented during the evening.

So if you think you may be in with a chance, book a ticket ASAP…spaces will be limited.

Please make payment in advance on the MSCC bank account, reference “Dinner 2023”.

RSVP to our Social Secretary, Simmo

[email protected]

07775 782315

Middleton Stoney Flag at half-mast

RIP Paul Turney

It is with great sadness that we have to report the sudden death of Paul Turney, one of our longest serving Vice Presidents.

Many will know Paul as Chairman and Managing Director of Turney Group (formerly P A Turney Ltd), roles which he only recently relinquished. The company is based in Middleton Stoney where it was founded in 1948 by Paul’s late father Peter. The company recently held an event in Middleton Stoney to celebrate its 75th Anniversary and Paul took a full part at that occasion.

Within the village Paul was a supporter and benefactor although, typically, he never sought publicity. Although never a great cricket watcher, he was always interested in our activities and he and his company have assisted us down the years in many practical ways.

The company is probably one of the largest suppliers of agricultural equipment in the south of England so it is hardly surprising that Paul had a very wide range of clients, most of whom he could count among his friends. He was a true country gentleman.

He will be sadly missed by all of his family and indeed the wider farming community and we too extend our heartfelt sympathies.   

Middleton Stoney Flag at half-mast

RIP Julia Davenport

Dear all,

It is with heavy heart I inform you of the death of Julia Davenport, the loving wife of our late President Ian, mother of our current President Nick and grandmother to one of our young players Max.

Julia and Ian took ownership of the estate exactly 50 years ago, and they both gave their unwavering support to Middleton Stoney Cricket Club from the day they arrived, for which we will be eternally grateful.

For many years Julia was a regular at the pavilion on a summer Sunday evening, engaging with all who attended our matches, and helping to make it such a welcoming environment. Her kindness and generosity came to the fore when she encouraged the club to start hosting an afternoon tea at various local establishments, for the benefit of the wives and girlfriends of the players, to thank them for their support.

Although due to her illness we have not seen very much of Julia recently, we all took an interest in her wellbeing, and would often ask Nick how she was doing.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those Julia leaves behind, to her children Nick and Claire and their families. She will be sadly missed.

Julia’s funeral will be at 12.00 noon on Tuesday 9th May at All Saints Church.

Rest in peace Julia.

Kindest regards,

MSCC Chairman

Pre-season clean up at Middleton Stoney Cricket Club

Pre-season clean up: Sat April 8th

As the sleet continues to fall from slate grey skies it must be time for the club to wake up from its winter slumbers. Cricket is due to begin in less than five weeks time. Much needs to done to ready the ground and pavilion. In your fixture card you will have spotted that the task force day is Sunday April 9, Easter Sunday. This is possibly not the most convenient date. Therefore we have decided that the few days leading up to the Easter weekend will be days when work parties can be raised. 

Below is a list of some of the jobs that need to be done and some of the members who have already volunteered. Please look at the list and decide where you can help. Then go to the club members Whatsapp group and liaise to find a suitable time. 

Indoor tasks 

Cleaning Glassware, crockery and cutlery;               Andrew and Rona

Deep cleaning Fridges, Freezers and sinks              Tim H

Cobweb and spider removal                                       Mark F L

Polishing brass plaques on benches

Outdoor tasks

Square and outfield cutting, rolling, scarfying etc      Paul W, Tim R , P V K

Removal of leaf collection from toilet roofs                P V K

Replacement of broken roof panel                            P V K

Putting out the boundary rope

Roses and Dahlias                                                     Mark S

The big task

Pressure wash the sightscreens and put in place     Tim R

Thanks in advance for your help.

Tim R      

Kebabs with Kerkhof

Kebabs with Kerkhof

MSCC Pre Season Meal
Denis Restaurant – Sheep Street, Bicester
Friday 14th April 2023 – 7.30pm
£30 Each

• Turkish Meze Platter
Falafel Grilled Hellim Cheese, Kisir, Aubergine salad, Borek, Humus

1 • Mixed Grill
Lamb Chop, Köfte, Lamb and Chicken Sis, Served with Rice & Salad

2 • Chicken Breast
Grilled Chicken on a Potato Cake with Red Pepper & Thyme Sauce

3 • Lamb Shank
With Chive-Mashed Potatoes, Served with Fresh Vegetable Sauce.

4 • Mantar Gȕveҫ
Mushrooms Cooked in Clay dish with Onions and Herbs.

5 • Grilled Fillet of Sea Bass
With Dauphinoise Potatoes, Salad, Mushrooms & Lemon Sauce

Traditional Turkish Dessert: Made of Layers of Filo Pastry
Filled with Nuts and Sweetened with Syrup. Served with
Vanilla ice Cream

Crème Brûlèe
Served with Fresh Strawberry & Raspberry Sauce.

To book your place please e-mail Mike Simpson on [email protected] confirming your choice of Main Course and Pudding.
Please pay online to MSCC sort code: 51-70-15 account: 01820028
Please write “Meal” as your reference so that it does not get confused with Subs.

Middleton Stoney Flag at half-mast

RIP Clarissa Brent-Smith

Our Vice President Ian Brent-Smith has let us know that his dear wife Clarissa died last Wednesday after a protracted illness.  Her last visit to the Club ground was in 2021 when with Ian she watched the latter stages of a game on a beautiful summer evening. She enjoyed meeting old friends and for many it proved to be the last occasion she was seen there before she succumbed to the degenerative brain disorder.  To Ian and his family the Club sends our heartfelt sympathy.

In the mid-eighties Clarissa took a full part in the successful running of the Club, particularly in keeping alive our reputation for providing superb teas which, of course, has continued to this day. She was a great supporter of Ian and her graceful, friendly personality ensured that she was very well liked. Although not recorded in our fixture cards, our season in those days was not complete without the “Ladies Match’ and in this Clarissa joined in the general mirth displaying all round enthusiasm with bat and ball! We also held a few “black tie” dinner/dances in a large marquee erected opposite the pavilion, which provided great fun and were enjoyed by Ian and Clarissa.

Middleton Stoney Flag at half-mast

RIP Les Watkins

We regret to advise you all that Les Watkins (a Life Member of MSCC) has passed away. He lived in Middleton Stoney and until a few years ago he would come in his car and watch the matches from the far side of the field. He used to prepare the ground until Nick T took over and was also a team member for some time in the 1970s & 80s.

George & Georgina

Website launch MSCC 2022

Our new website is here

Welcome to our new website. We’ve kept the best features of the old site including all of our match reports, photos and important news events. A huge thanks to Tim R, Tim H and Andrew for helping Mark to move the content from the old site, no easy task with over 200 match reports to copy and paste!

We will inevitably have missed something whilst building and checking the new site so if you spot an error, please contact our website designer, Mark at [email protected] who will be able to put it right.

If you need a new website or someone to help with your digital marketing, Mark would be delighted to hear from you. Just send him an email or have a chat on a Sunday afternoon at Middleton Stoney where he’s a regular player.