Every week as a team we vote on the best moment of the day. That crowing moment of glory is called the Party Seven Moment (PSM) as written in the fanzine scriptures back in the middle ages. The winner of this prestigious award (shown above being held by our over-sized Richie Partridge) then has the privilege of writing the match report and emailing it in before the start of the next match (but ideally by Wednesday).
Failing to email in the match report in time now results in the penalty of having to bat in the “warning-lid”, a fluffy white brokeback mountain style cowboy hat (displayed below, modelled by Delboy).
Sometimes the moments are all about good cricket. Sometimes they are funny. Sometimes they are about a man getting weed on by a mangy dog.
2018 saw the Hunky Dunky Trunky take the big prize for his performance at Jevington – walking out with no bat – ‘his extreme incompetence was rewarded!’
2017 Biffo won for his wicket taking ball to clean bowl the final batsman and to win the game at Warninglid (match report here), while in 2016 saw Dom (below left) take the PSM of the year trophy for his match winning 6 to beat the previously-thought-unbeatable Twineham…and to bring up his 50 at the same time! Read the match report here.
In 2015 Ian Sewell won it for his match winning delivery off the last ball of the match (read match report here).
The year before (2014), Terry Burgess won for his amazing moob catch (re-enacted below with Del) on the boundary to dismiss the dangerman in Sidbury on tour (read match report here).
In 2013, Del boy won with his first slip flick to run out the dazed and confused man at Wivelsfield (read the match report here). In 2012 Tel boy took the honours for cruising past his 4000th run in his 2500th match against Poynings (read the match report here), the year before that (2011) the overall best PSM went to EO for his heroic antics at Hammerwood to win the match (read the report here), and the year before that (2010) it was Alan “The Wall” Gallagher, for smashing his 6th four in an over at Poodle Street (read the match report here) on his way to his maiden 50. Great knock, great over, great cider, great chicken curry!! Back in 2009, Robbie took the honours for playing out the last ball in one of those legendary draws, with our back to the wall, he batted for an unexpected 27 hours to stave off the 90mph (plus) bowlers in the dark, rainy conditions (read the match report here).
PSM winners for 2019 so far are:
21st Apr Horley – Biffo Line for trying to set the field for his upcoming spell, not realising they had declared – match report.
28th Apr Hartfield – Terry Burgess for delivering a masterclass in how to catch: a) Make sure that opposing waiting batsman is watching catching practice before second innings b) lull him into false sense of security by deliberately dropping all practice catches c) allow same batsman to outside edge one of Ben’s away swingers so that it fizzes through the air in a graceful arc to the safe fingertips of the man with a terrified expression of the man who lives at gully – match report.
5th May Jevington – Duncan Edwards for an embarrassing diplomatic incident caused by Duncan’s addendum to the scorebook which the Jevington Captain had misinterpreted as being aimed at him rather than Dom “the run out master” Ashton – match report.
12th May Twineham – Zack Maxwell for his catch to remove the dangerous batsman – match report.
19th May Warninglid – Terry Burgess for ?? – match report.
26th May Scaynes Hill – Alex Fenton for a shock half decent pull shot, then played across a straight one and was bowled – match report.
2nd June Jevington – Dom Ashton for falling down a hill and the ball landing in his hands – match report.
9th June Bodle Street – Duncan Edwards for his fizzing leg break turns from leg stump to off and and Lee edges it back to Zonk at slip. – match report.
15th June Sheldon Optimists – Rick Flynn for his ?? – match report.
16th June Luppitt – Biff Line for dismissing Barry with a High Yorker and went on to pass a hundred wickets in only his 65th season – match report.
23rd June B&H Crescent – Jerry Brasher for his Jerry’s back foot cover drive off the far from mute Piper – match report.
30th June Reigate Pilgrims by Terry Burgess for that run: “Alan”, I pleaded, “Listen to the crowd. Think of your team mates. You’ve got to do it for them”. – match report.
7th July Denton
14th July Poynings
21st July Streat
28th July Findon
4th Aug WG Gracefully
11th Aug Southwick W
18th Aug Warninglid
25th Aug Staplefield
1st Sept Lindfield
8th Sept TBA
15th Sept Cutters Choice
22nd Sept Lindfield
PSM winners for 2018:
22nd Apr Horley – Jon Kendall for moving the ball away and Alan taking the catch behind the stumps to remove the opener – match report.
29th Apr Hartfield – Biffo Line for his steepling over the shoulder running catch – grumpy match report.
6th May Coleman’s Hatch – Jevington – Duncan Edwards for walking out to bat…without a bat – match report.
13th May Twineham – Rob or Bob Meek for his slip catch with some style – match report.
20th May Warninglid – Alex Fenton for finding an anomaly in the score book, and through a system which must remain secret, Jerry’s face saving, quality but jug avoiding 49 had transformed into a much more satisfactory, and jug buying 50 – match report.
27th May U. Beeding – Ian Winrow for his catch at slip, he was unable to move out of the way after a Terry turner drew a top edge – match report.
3rd June Bodle Street – Jon Kendall for his 1st wicket for the mighty greys and a caught and bowled off the last ball of a rather long over match report.
10th June Buxted Park – Richie Partridge for merely pointing out that there was a guy outside wearing a white shirt and that this distinguished him from the other 20 people outside wearing white shirts – match report.
16th June Sidbury – Dom AshTON for bringing up his maiden 100 for TMGs, or was it for recording the first sighting of a Pine Marten in Devon – match report.
17th June Luppitt – Biffo Line for his overhead catch – underwhelming match report.
24th June B&H Crescent – Jerry Brasher who, behind the stumps, flung himself to his right to take a smart one handed catch low down – match report.
1st July Southwater – Zack Maxwell for: ‘the kid clobbers a loose one for six into cow corner, and it’s, “hmm, he was supposed to chip that down to long on”. Eventually the kid complies, and hoofs one in the air, straight-ish on the on side and its scooped up by Zack aka. “The Bucket” running in from the boundary’ – match report.
8th July Denton – Alan Galagher for his fine diving catch, importantly incorporating a textbook Judo roll for extra cool points, to get rid of the oppo number 4 – match report.
15th July Scaynes Hill – Ian Sewell for taking out the dangerous Number Five who drove back ferociously at the ring-rusty scrote and was caught and bowled with a little juggle – match report.
22nd July Streat – Richard Partridge for his inability to tell the difference between Alex, Zac, and their cars. All black cars look the same to Rich – match report.
29th July TBA – washed out :0(
5th Aug WG Gracefully – Dom Ashton for bringing up his 50 with a cheeky PSM-winning reverse-sweep – match report.
12th Aug Southwick W – Ian Sewell for applying his trademark dropping, shaping straight-one which Private Godfrey played all around…resulting in his 300th wicket for the mighty greys – match report
19th Aug Warninglid – Ben Newland for delivery to take his 5th wicket, and hat-trick at the same time (caught by Terry) – match report
26th Aug Staplefield – washed out
2nd Sept Lindfield – Ben Newland for taking out Grout 2 who succumbed to a middle and leg bound slower ball – match report
Poynings Watersfield – Rob or Bob Meek who looked set to dent an opponent’s car behind the boundary rope before being diverted by the upright of a football goalpost with a satisfying ‘ping’! – match report
16th Sept Cutters Choice – Alex Fenton for his majestic slog-sweep six over square leg – match report
23rd Sept Lindfield – washout :0(
PSM winners for 2017 were:
23rd April – Horley – Alan Gallagher for his stunning throwing down the wickets to run out the Horley danger man – match report.
30th April – Hartfield – Dom Ashton for his final wicket to win the game on the last ball and take is 5th wicket – his first for the mighty greys (in the game where he took his first ever wicket for the greys!) – match report.
7th May – Coleman’s Hatch – Dom Ashton for his catch (with a poorly hand) off a steepler to remove the Hatch’s dangerous opener – match report.
14th May Twineham 2.00pm a – Rick Flynn for his massive six – audio match report.
21th May Cutters Choice 2.00pm h poss Firle/St J – Ben Redfern for his delivery to bowl the cutter, jagging back from outside off-stump to take middle – match report.
28th May U. Beeding 2.00pm a – Duncan Edwards for actually blocking his first ball – match report.
4th June Brunswick V 2.00pm h – Jerry Brasher for his comedic bambi on ice-like falling over in the warmup – match report.
11th June Buxted Park 2.00pm a – Dom Ashton for his diving one hand catch – match report.
17th June Sidbury 2.00pm a – Dave McHugh for his ‘loud popping sound as he fell poleaxed to the floor thrashing around like a fish on sandy beach, trying to make his ground’ – match report.
18th June Luppitt 1.30pm a – Dave Day for his ‘ball of the century’ pitching six inches outside leg stump but still coming back enough to bowl the danger man – match report.
25th June B&H Crescent 2.00pm a – Alan Gallagher for his direct hit run out from the boundary- match report.
2nd July Southwater 2.00pm a – Dom Ashton for his massive 6 into the allotments over deep mid-wicket – match report.
9th July Denton 2.00pm a – Biff Line for reaching his 7000th career run – match report.
16th July Arundel 2.00pm a – wash out
23rd July Streat 2.00pm a – wash out
Ansty Southwick W 2.00pm a – Terry Burgess for dispatching his 5000th run for TMGs into the hedge – match report.
6th Aug WG Gracefully 2.00pm a – Ricky Southon for clean bowling the opening batsman danger man middle stump – our only wicket of the day – match report.
13th Aug Southwick W 2.00pm a – Terry Burgess for his diving caught and bowled – match report.
20th Aug Warninglid 2.00pm a – Biff Line for removing the middle stump of the Warninglid’s last batsman to win by 1 run – match report.
Staplefield – Ifield 1.30pm a – Alan Gallagher for hitting the ball back over the bowlers head for 4 off the final ball of the innings – match report.
3rd Sept Lindfield 1.30pm a – Duncan Edwards for his beautiful checked drive straight down the ground on the on side, skidding across the turf bouncing back off the wall of the pavilion – match report.
10th Sept Poynings 1.30pm a – Rik Flynn for bringing up his maiden 50 – audio match report.
17th Sept Balcombe 1.30pm a – Alan Gallagher for bowling the Balcombe danger man with a fast yorker – match report.
24th Sept Lindfield 1.00pm a – Ben Newland for undoing the Lindfield skipper with a one-two of slower away swinger followed by a quicker ball swinging up the hill and removing his off stump– match report.
Angmering Horley 1.30pm a – Duncan Edwards for his stunning catch off the Shadow – match report.
PSM winners for 2016 were:
|Sun 26 Apr||Hartfield||1.30pm||a||Draw||Jerry Brasher – swirling catch taken over his shoulder– match report|
|Sun 03 May||Colemans Hatch||2.00pm||a||Won||103 Runs||Alex Fenton – running Terry out from square leg umpire- match report.|
|Sun 10 May||Twineham||2.00pm||a||Won||7 Wickets||Dom Ashton – hitting a six to win the game, and bring up his maiden 50– match report.|
|Sun 17 May||Cutters Choice||2.00pm||a||Lost||43 Runs||Alan Gallagher – clean bowled first ball of the match – match report.|
|Sun 24 May||Bramber & Beeding||2.00pm||a||Won||22 Runs||Ibu Azami – second 6 of three– match report.|
|Sun 31 May||Buxted Park||2.00pm||a||Lost||110 Runs||Alan Gallagher – cartwheeling stump and bail landing in the stump hole– match report.|
|Sun 07 Jun||Brunswick Village||2.00pm||h||Lost||5 Wickets||Alex Fenton – pithy sledge– match report.|
|Sat 13 Jun||Sidbury||2.00pm||a||Lost||6 Wickets||Ben Newland – Superb wicket taking delivery– match report.|
|Sun 14 Jun||Luppitt||1.30pm||a||Lost||5 Wickets||Dom Ashton – Taking a skyer whilst under the influence – match report.|
|Sun 21 Jun||B&H Crescent||2.00pm||a||Draw||Rain||Rob Hoare – slip catch– match report.|
|Sun 28 Jun||Bodle Street||1.30pm||a||Won||88 Runs||Alan Gallagher – First ever Pfeiffer delivery– match report.|
|Sun 05 Jul||Denton||2.00pm||a||Won||148 Runs||Ben Newland – Pfeiffer delivery– match report.|
|Sun 12 Jul||Lindfield||2.00pm||a||No match||Rain|
|Sun 19 Jul||Streat||2.00pm||a||Draw||Ian Sewell – First wicket (C&B opener) of pfeiffer– match report.|
|Sun 26 Jul||Ansty||2.00pm||a||Draw||Ibu Azami – making ground to take skyer of own bowling– match report.|
|Sun 02 Aug||WG Gracefully||2.00pm||a||Won||2 Wickets||Ian Sewell – Stunning C&B– match report.|
|Sun 09 Aug||Southwick Wanderers||2.00pm||a||Draw||Ben Newland – Diving catch to remove big hitting opener– match report.|
|Sun 16 Aug||Warninglid||2.00pm||a||Won||12 Runs||Zack Dykes – Diving catch to remove last batsman– match report.|
|Sun 23 Aug||Staplefield||2.00pm||a||Won||80 Runs||Alan Gallagher – Rebound catch– match report.|
|Sun 30 Aug||Hammerwood||1.30pm||a||No match||No team|
|Sun 06 Sep||Poynings||1.30pm||a||Lost||4 Wickets||Terry Burgess & Alex Fenton – spirit of ’77– match report.|
|Sun 13 Sep||Arundel||1.00pm||a||Won||7 Wickets||Dom Ashton – 6 to win the match (again)– match report.|
|Sun 20 Sep||Balcombe||1.30pm||a||Won||147 Runs||Ricky Southon – Delivery to bring up 100 career wickets– match report.|
|Sun 27 Sep||Angmering||1.30pm||a||Won||28 Runs||Dom Ashton – catch on the boundary – doing the fairy dance– match report.|
PSM winners for 2015 were:
26th Apr Hartfield Del Covill – for smashing a low full toss onto the roof of the Harfield club house smashing a few tiles to bring up his 50 – match report.
Warninglid – Brunswick Village – Rob Hoare – for a cracking one handed caught and bowled from the top end – match report.
10th May Twineham – Ben Newland – for removing the danger man (Trollope)’s off stump – match report.
17th May Cutters Choice – Zack Dyke – for his solid under pressure catch in the outfield to remove the Choice’s danger man – match report.
24th May Findon – Biffo line – for his superb swirling catch over his shoulder running down the hill – match report.
31st May Mighty Greys forefathers – Biffo line – for his superb catch made a lot of ground to dismiss the danger man – match report.
7th June Brunswick Village – Alan Galagher – for his third wicket of the over, a length ball that swung in to the left hander and clipped the top of off stump to remove their danger man – match report.
13th June Sidbury – Ben Newland – for deploying the Great Polymyth’s insights from the opaque world of quantum uncertainty, producing 3 balls that simultaneously existed outside off stump and also on leg stump, leading to 3 batsmen being bowled (the 3rd was PSM?) – match report.
14th June Luppitt – Ian Sewell – for mimicking the intrusion of a woody bough into his rectum after his genuine attempt to drag the ball back with his foot left him spinning backwards into the mature hawthorn and bramble – match report.
21st June B&H Crescent – Alex Fenton – who with scant regard for the decorum associated with this sport of bat and ball, threw the ball to the earth, and kicked Mr Southon’s bowling mark, in, it should be noted, a particularly uncouth manner (after a series of edges/noballs) – match report.
28th June Bodle Street – Alex Fenton – for a one handed catch off one that climbed off a length and brushed the batsman’s glove off Alan – match report.
5th July Denton – Terry Burgess – for being hit on the head after Biffo’s call of “your end” – match report.
12th July Lindfield – Biff Line – for some nifty footwork for an on drive through midwicket soon after after being nobbled by the rather rapid opener – match report.
19th July Streat – Alex Fenton – for smashing a lovely cutshot for four off the young opening bowler – match report.
26th July Ansty – Washout…
2nd Aug WG Gracefully – Biff Line – skipping down the pitch and lofting it back over the bowlers head for six – match report.
9th Aug Selmeston – Zack Dykes – redeeming himself by taking a high altitude catch down at cow corner – match report.
16th Aug Warninglid – Ian Sewell – for his match winning final delivery caught off the glove at slip – match report.
23rd Aug Staplefield – Washout…
30th Aug Hammerwood – Jerry Brasher – for his hook shot for 6 off the lively Lucas – match report.
6th Sept Poynings – Biff Line – for his superb running catch on the boundary to bring up Ben’s Michelle – match report.
13th Sept Arundel – Alan Galagher – for his full in-swinging jaffa to bowl one of the opening batsman – match report.
20th Sept Balcombe – Zack Dykes – for his shot to bring up his maiden 50 – match report.
PSM winners for 2014 were:
Cuckfield Hartfield – Alan Galagher – for his second catch of the match, this time at mid-on, he leapt like a salmon/antelope/tiger, putting in a full length dive and snaffling the ball – match report.
4th May Warninglid – Dave Day – for a snorter of a ball to take out off stump of the Warninglid batsman which Alex could see changed direction off the pitch (from point) – match report.
11th May Twineham – Robbie Hoare – for his extreme antics (frightful scream and crazy man dive) to avoid the tree when the ball came flying his way for a catch – match report.
18th May Cutters Choice – Delbert Covill – for his shot and scream on the final ball, cutting the ball over the infield for four to win the match – match report.
25th May Wivelsfield G – Ian Winrow – for hitting the 300th run for the greys for the first time in our history – match report.
1st June Forest Row – Delbert Covill – for his forward diving one handed catch off Hat Rick – match report.
8th June Brunswick Village – Alex Fenton – for his lunging one-handed catch (as wicket keeper) to remove the BV dangerman Aroshi – match report.
14th June Sidbury – Dave Day – for another incredi-ball, that pitches on middle stump and takes the top of off stump (bearing in mind he’s bowling left arm round the wicket) – a delight to watch from first slip, especially bearing in mind the 7 vomits that preceded the wicket – match report?
15th June Luppitt – Terry Burgess – for his chesty gutsy elbowy catch on the boundary to dismiss of yet another young strong Luppitt dangerman – match report.
22nd June B&H Crescent – Rob Hoare – for his sterling outfield catch to remove the BH Crescent dangerman (on 123) – match report.
TBA Ansty Rick Flynn – for his sterling cover drive – match report.
Denton Lindfield John Moriarty – for his fantastic diving catch – mach report.
13th July Lindfield – Alan Galagher – for his moving ball of the century – match report.
20th July Streat – David Hadrill – for his spectacular diving catch at gully – match report
27th July Ansty – Terry Burgess – for the calamity of running 5 with EO- match report.
3rd Aug WG Gracefully – Biff Line – for his strategic positioning of Quiet Ben to remove their dangerous opener – match report.
10th Aug Selmeston – Ian Sewell – for slipping over (that’s all I could get out of him) – match report.
17th Aug Warninglid – Ian Sewell – for an utterly superb left-handed diving catch millimetres from the ground to dismiss the’Lid’s opener – match report.
24th Aug Staplefield – Richard Partridge – for his smearing boundary through mid wicket to the longest boundary off the fiery Staplefield opening bowler – match report.
31st Aug Hammerwood – Dave Day – for a colourful barrage to chubba-hubba-bubba Greaves for refusing to run a single – match report.
7th Sept Poynings – Rick Flynn – for his direct hit runout from the boundary that wasn’t a runout – match report.
14th Sept Arundel – Jerry Brasher – for a wonderful shot to bring up his 6000th run for the club (also scoring a 100) – match report.
21st Sept Balcombe – Joggi – for an extraordinary catch in the slips rebounded from the keeper – match report.
PSM winners for 2013 were:
PSM winners for 2012 were:
22nd Apr Hammerwood – no match
29th Apr Cuckfield – no match
6th May Warninglid – no match
13th May Twineham – no match
20th May WG Gracefully – no match
27th May Brook House – no match
3rd June Forest Row – no match
10th June Brunswick V – EO on a wet day, not sure how he won it, doesn’t say in the match report…typical EO!
16th June Sidbury – Alex for his diving stop at point/gully. Superb!
17th June Luppitt – Alex again for his diving (forward…they’re the hardest!) catch to dismiss their dangerman. Superb again!
24th June B & H Cres – EO winning with a fantastic pluck caught and bowled in the follow through (left handed). It was his birthday wish…well one of them. Shame about the match report.
1st July Bodle St – Del for a classic off/cover drive off the farmboy Mark or Martin.
8th July Hassocks – no game.
15th July Lindfield – Robbie for a big hoik.
18th July WG Gracefully – no PSM voted, but we lost and it was hot!
22nd July Streat – Dave Day for surely some impressive cricketing moment…still waiting for the match report…
29th July Ansty – Robbie Hoare for his ball that nipped back through the gate…possibly the ball of the century?
5th Aug Firle – Robbie Hoare for his sharp low catch at second slip.
12th Aug Burpham – Jerry for his one handed, well 2 fingers and a thumb, caught and bowled off another hard hit ball.
19th Aug Warninglid
26th Aug Staplefield
9th Sep Poynings
16th Sep Crawley Down
23rd Sep Newick
In 2011, the PSM winners were:
24th Apr Cuckfield – Ibrahim for throwing in, over Jerry’s head and donking 2 Cuckfielders on the head: dink donk!
1st May Warninglid – Ian for his sharp diving pluck at first slip off Ibrahim to remove their hard hitting slogger who was oh-so threatening. It flew over Jerry’s shoulder.We were
pleased to see the back of that badboy.
8th May Twineham – Dave Day for getting wee’d on by that mangy dog at tea. Dave was drinking tea at the time, and was not a happy chappy.
15th May WG Gracefully – Dave Day again for a really sharp caught and bowled on a belter. The guy smashed it back at him and he instinctively put the mits up and straight in it
went. It was the man who Dave also got last year, in a very painful way. Poor bloke is jinxed
by our Double Dee.
22nd May Bodle Street – Del Covill for a high swirling catch at mid on with a dive to cap it off at the end to remove their no. 3 dangerman. Plenty of skin off the elbows to take it a few
inches off the ground. One of the best ever.
29th May Bolney – Alan Alan Alan Alan Galagher for his glorious text book cover drive; bisecting the fielders, timed to perfection and raced away down the hill.
5th June Brunswick Village – switched at the last minute to Lewes Priory. Fixture washed out!
11th June Sidbury Tour – Ibrahim Azami for removing the NOTs star batsmen, bowled through the gate with a superb delivery when he was spanking everyone else around the
12th June Luppitt Tour – Fixture washed out!
19th June B & H Crescent – Biff Line for his fantastic shot through the covers. Che was on form that day.
26th June Jamaica Inn P’s – Alex Fenton for stumping one of the Pirates off Double Dee. No mean feat and totally unprecedented.
3rd July Hassocks – Ibrahim Azami for a superb slips catch in a truly remarkable win against a very strong side. Winning PSM’s is one sure way to improve your grammar Ibu!
10th July Lindfield – Alex Fenton for an amazing full length above the head catch of a rapid Double Dee bouncer. We didn’t even see it!!
17th July Streat- no match
20th July WG Gracefully – Del Covill for his pull shot off the G giant.
24th July Ansty – Tel Burgess for his quip “are you bringing him on at the death?”
31st July Burpham – Robbie Hoare for his fantastic diving slip catch off Del.
7th Aug Firle – Jerry Brasher for his clip over “sqaure” leg for a sixer!
14th Aug Ashurst – Disappointingly match not played.
21st Aug Warninglid – Robbie Hoare for his 200th wicket taking delivery, caught at cover by Del.
28th Aug Staplefield – Ian Sewell lolliping around to take a well judged skier.
4th Sep Poynings – Dave Day for his fantastic straightening delivery that left the Poyning #3 standing there in a forward defensive pose looking back at his jigsawed stumps in dismay.
11th Sep Hammerwood – EO Sewell for his match winning final run. Really it was for the whole final over. So so amazing!
18th Sep Brunswick Village – Alex Fenton for his diving catch, managing just to get his fingers underneath the ball, much to the amazement of the oppo.
25th Sep Forest Row – unfortunately, no fixture here this year.