05/09/2015 Dave Nuttall testimonial game

A 30 over game was organized to celebrate Dave's outstanding contribution to the club over the last 30 years.

A mixture of players past and present turned out to show their appreciation. The Menorca side skippered by Simon ("Dot") Cotton choose to wield the willow first Dave (el gato)) Catterall & Roy (just for men) Sturgeon got Menorca off to a steady start before Nizzy (spice boy) Hossan and Bob (the lips) Porter formed a ensemble to remove Sturgeon for 12. Barker and Catterall then set about the attack and were piling on the runs when David (nutty) Nuttall invoked a rule change and made them both retire. Joe ( budgie) Brayne carried on in the same vain and was also forced to retire. Menorca posting a formidable 194 from their allotment. Economical bowling figures from James (bubba) Davies and Nizzy Hossan the others unfortunately leaving rather a lot to be desired.

In reply James (bubba) Davies & Andy (tiger) Tysoe got Nuttall's team off to a flying start before the youngster was sent packing for 18. Tiger was in typically defiant mood, nudging & nurdling his way to 29 before falling to the guile of John (fester) Long. Bob (the lips) Porter was batting down the jubilee line whilst the bowling from Catterall was predominantly being launched down the northern however he did make 35*

actionThe man of the moment came to the crease and preceded to make the Menorca bowling attack look far more threatening than it actually was. Paul (mas te vicario) Strudwick creating major difficulties for Nuttall in particular. The game wouldn't have been complete without some confusion between Mike (my round) Morris and David (nutty) Nuttall running between the wicket.

last ball

The final ball of the game was one of the highlights of the day with Nutty bludgeoning Joe (budgie) Brayne back over his bald bonce to the boundary. David's team fell short in the end but cricket and camaraderie were the winners.


In emotional scenes at the end club Chairman Andrew ( may I have more wine) Manners thanked Dave for his tireless contribution and David himself spoke very eloquently about his love for the club and cricket in general. A truly legendary and memorable day at Menorca CC.


19/09/2015 Mortimer CC


Saturday September 19th 2015

40 overs

Menorca: 314 for 4

Mortimer: 77 all out in 27.5 overs

James Davies batting 2: 141 off 84 balls; c/Richard Baker b/ Ian Bliss; 15x4 5x6

Ian Bliss(capt): 9 overs; 3 wkts for 56

Sanjay Patel batting 3: 35 off 58 balls; stumped Andy Tysoe b/Roy Sturgeon; 4x4

Roy Sturgeon: 6 overs; 1 maiden; 6wkts for 12

Mortimer batted with 10 players: Dave Minifie being injured whilst fielding.


Sunday September 20th 2015

40 overs

Menorca: 245 for 8

Mortimer: 141 for 8

Sam Howard batting 3: 107 off 91 balls; c/Tony Alder b/John Nichols ; 14x4 2x6

John Nichols: 7 overs; 4wkts for 44 John Nichols batting 1: 38 off 59 balls; L.B.W. b/Sam Howard; 5x4

Derek Pritchard: 8 overs; 2 maidens; 2wkts for 16


09/09/2015 - 13/09/2015 MCC & Barcelona CC

Wednesday 9th September T20
Menorca v MCC
MCC 123 Hamilton 31 Cotton 2-19
Menorca 109 Cotton 47 Pack 3-18
MCC won by 14 runs.


Friday 11 September. 40 overs
Menorca v MCC
MCC 197-4 J Gray 50 Barker 2-33 Catterall 1-18
Menorca 61 Hodson 4-21
MCC won by 136 runs.



Saturday 12th September 25 over game.
MCC vs Menorca
MCC 158-6 J Gray 61 Barker 2-18 J Cockroft 3-40
Menorca 152 A Cockroft 51
MCC won by 6 runs


Saturday 12th September 25 over game.
MCC v Barcelona
MCC 161 Hodson 75
Barcelona 44
MCC won by 117 runs


Sunday 13th September  25 over game.
Menorca v Barcelona
Menorca 134-7 Sturgeon 26*
Barcelona 136-1 S Tewari 57*
Barcelona won by 9 wickets.

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08/09/2015 T'Whippets

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Menorca v T'Whippets T20 Tuesday 8th September
Menorca 160 Barker 35* Cockroft 35*
T'Whippets 94
Menorca won by 66 runs.

27/06/2015 Big West CC

Saturday June 27th 2015
40 overs
Menorca: 263 for 2
Big West : 186 all out in 38 overs

Andy Tysoe(keeper) batting 1: 103 off 111 balls; not out; 9x4 1x6
Mark Roberts: 8 overs; 1 wkt for 50

Phil Westcott(capt) batting 5: 65 off 64 balls; c/Dan Osterbery b/James Davies; 12x4
James Davies: 8 overs; 3wkts for 22

Sunday June 28th 2015
30 overs
Big West: 138 all out in 24.1 overs
Menorca: 139 for 5 in 26.2 overs

Kevin Westcott batting 7: 51 off 32 balls; not out ; 10x4 1x6
Simon Cotton: 4 overs; 2 maidens; 3wkts for 14

Simon Cotton batting 7: 37 off 20 balls; not out; 3x4 2x6
Phil Westcott: 6 overs; 2 wkts for 22

Jake Cockroft: some really inspired 'throwing in', hitting the stumps.