Notable Games
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Date
23rd June 2009
Opposition
Leith FAB
Competition
Terry Newcombe
- Round 2
Ground
Leith Links
Result
​MCC won by 5 wickets
Top Performances
S Marr 2-48, C Durling
W Collier 58, S Mathers 49,
P Maksimczyk 35*
One of the closest and most exciting games Marchmont have ever played.  A slightly understrength MCC side went to Leith Links in the Terry Nerwcombe T20 secoond round.  The short boundary favoured Leith, as they plundered the MCC bowling for an above par 202.  The chase seemed unlikely, particularly at 58 for 3.  However a 93 run partnership between Steve Mathers (49) and Will Collier (58), teed it up for a tight finish.  Marchmont needed 13 off the final over in the enveloping sea haar, but thanks to a Pete Maksimczyk (35*) six, a quickly scampered two off the last ball saw MCC home and through to the quarter finals.  MCC would go on to win the Terry Newcombe Trophy that season.

Date
30th July 2009
Opposition
Musselburgh
Competition
Terry Newcombe
- Final
Ground
Newfield
Result
​MCC won by 12 runs
Top Performances
N Chetty 43*, S Mathers 20
P Maksimczyk 2-9, W Collier 2-13, N Granger 2-26
The final of the Terry Newcombe in 2009, where MCC secured the trophy for the first time in their history.  A disastrous opening 8 overs for MCC saw them collapse to 27 for 5, losing their key and in-form batsmen to Rene Collins (3-17) and Mark Anderson (2-12).  It was only thanks to the rebuilding of Navin Chetty (43*) and Steve Mathers (20) that gave MCC something to defend.  In response, the initial stages of the innings followed a similar trajectory to the MCC innings, but this time MCC's applying the pressure and reducing Musselburgh to 24 for 4.  Musselburgh seemed to have the game under control, but lost wickets at key times, including the dangerous Collins.  MCC held their nerve in the field to stifle any final surge, to win by just 12 runs.

Date
18th July 2004
Opposition
Dollar
Competition
Small Clubs Cup
- Semi Final
Ground
Cavalry Park
Result
​MCC won by 1 wicket
Top Performances
R Meda 3-40, C Cramer 2-37
A Sardesai 90, N Chetty 32
Another one of the most memorable MCC games, and another last ball thriller, in the semi final of the Small Clubs Cup. Dollar had posted a par total on a decent Cavalry Park pitch.  The MCC bowling attack had restricted the last 10 over surge with some decent bowling, with notable performances from Rama Meda (3-40) and Chris Cramer (2-37).  Despite losing an early wicket, MCC looked in complete control at 128 for 2, but then (in typical MCC style) lost a small flurry of wickets to give Dollar some hope.  Thanks to Aaron Sardesai's 90 and sheparding of the lower order, it looked as if MCC would get home until, again, another flurry of wickets fell, including Aaron.  It came down to Chris Cramer and Cam Ewer to knock off the last 7 runs and then 3 off the last ball of the match.  As all of the MCC clan watched on nervously, Cam Ewer calmly connected and sent the ball to the boundary to secure a 1 wicket win for MCC.

Date
7th August 2003
Opposition
Edinburgh
Competition
Parks Trophy
- Final
Ground
Newfield​
Result
​MCC won by 1 run
Top Performances
S Macgregor 51, W Collier 24
S Mathers 3-22, W Collier 2-28
The club's 4th Park's Trophy win was a very close affair, coming down to the last delivery with all outcomes possible.  After a strong start, the breaks were put on the MCC innings, going from 81 for 1 to 136 for 9 and losing 5 wickets for 10 runs.  Stuart Macgregor (51) and Will Collier (24) were the mainstays of a mixed MCC line up on a very good batting track.  In response, Edinburgh looked initially comfortable and happy to push runs around rather than resoirt to big hitting.  However, once old foe Raja Javed (32) was removed by Will (2-28) and the rest of the top six were accounted for by a combination of Will and Steve Mathers (3-22), MCC were right in it.  A couple of dropped catches made the game tighter than it should have been, Edinburgh needed 4 off the last ball to win.  It was squirted down to fine leg, where Dave Sutton remained calm and, avoiding any wayward throws, jogged the ball back in to the stumps to give MCC a 1 run win.

Date
21st May 2012
Opposition
Heriots
Competition
President's Trophy - Round 1
Ground
Goldenacre
Result
​Match tied - MCC won on fewer wickets lost
Top Performances
W Collier 3-27, P Maksimczyk 2-19 
​W Collier 55*


Originally a Sunday game, but moved to a midweek T20 (reduced again to 16 overs due to the light), Marchmont were very much the underdogs against Heriots, even if they couldn't field 1st XI players.  The Heriots side did include a very fresh faced Mark Watt.  Irrespective, the MCC bowling unit kept the score down to 104 for 7; a par score onthe surface.  5 wickets shared between Will Collier (3-27) and skipper Pete Maksimczyk (2-19) was the highlight of the bowling figures.  Marchmont's response was more slow and steady, rather than a more IPL style T20 run chase.  Will Collier (55*) proved to once again be the difference for MCC as he calmly dragged the required runs lower and lower.  Needing 6 off the last ball to tie, he duly obliged, meaning MCC progressed on fewer wickets lost.
Date
24th July 2010
Opposition
Freuchie
Competition
ESCA Div 2
Ground
Freuchie
Result
​MCC won by
231 runs
Top Performances
A Sardesai 136, N Chetty 103, 
M Loeffen 64
M Loeffen 4-20, P Maksimczyk 2-5

To date the highest innings total for the 1st and the whole club.  A strong MCC batting lineup went to mid table Freuchie, looking to do the double after a comprehensive 10 wicket win in the first game.  Noone quite expected this one to be so one-sided.  Despite being involved in the early demise of skipper Sam Peachey, Aaron Sardesai (136) would go on to score his second hundred against Freuchie and his career high score.  In between hitting the scorebox on more than one occassion, he and Navin Chetty (103) shared a 206 run partnership for the 3rd wicket; still a overall club record.  The day will perhaps also be remembered for the unfortunate Matt Loeffen (64), who seemed destined to be on for a century, until he was caught by the Freuchie fielder after it rattled him in the chest and fell into his hands.  Though his annoyance spurred him, and the bowling unit on, to bowl out Freuchie for 121; a 231 run win, with Matt finishing with 4 for 20.  This cemented their position at the top of the league in a season where Marchmont would be promoted as Champions by just a single point.

Date
31st July 2004
Opposition
Leith FAB
Competition
ESCA Div 6
Ground
Cavalry Park
Result
​MCC won by
183 runs
Top Performances
C Smith 99, S Clayton 90,
G wilson 54, N Granger 48*
E Granger 2-39, C Durling 2-43
The highest team total for the 2nd XI and the highest at Cavalry Park, marking a turn round in the 2nd XI's league fortunes as they were promoted into division 5.  At 17 for 1, little did the team realise that a score of 300+ was on the cards.  Two significant partnerships of 144 and 165 for the 2nd and 4th wickets respectively, accounted for 93% of the team total.  The former between Steve Clayton (90) and Gavin Wilson (54) stood as the highest 2nd wicket partnership until 2017 and the latter between Colin Smith (99) and Neil Granger (48*) still stands as the second highest 2nd XI partnership overall.  The innings will be remembered for the sadly calamitous run out of Colin as he looked to get back on strike for the last ball and a chance of his ton, only to be run out.  The Leith reply never got going and despite some spirited resistance, they were eventually bowled out for 150 to give MCC a 183 run win and 20 points.

Date
27th May 2017
Opposition
Leith FAB 2
Competition
ESCA Div 8
Ground
Cavalry Park
Result
​MCC won by
124 runs
(ELC Method)
Top Performances
S Mishra 174*, L Healy 88

V Kolhar 2-13, G Cooper 2-20
It's easy for people who weren't there to look at the artificial track at Cavalry Park and the short boundary and harshly belittle what was one of the most spectacular one day innings MCC has seen.  Som Mishra's unbeaten 174 smashed the previous club records (1st XI - 139* from Tony O'Donnell, 2nd XI - 149 from Gav Wilson and All Games - 157 from Fraser Buchannan) and it is difficult to know whether he'd have got to a double ton had the game been 45 overs and not 40.  Som was well on his way to his 50 when the first wicket fell at 57 and he just kept going, and going.  His 195 run partnership with Liam Healy (88) is the 4th highest partnership in all games since 1999 and is unlikely to be far outside the top 10 in the club's history.  His 29 boundaries were the highest number in any recorded game and his 8 sixes are joint highest (with Ray Fourie's 112* on the same ground a year later).  It was a magnificent show of timing and power and how to bat on that track; though spare a thought for the poor soul who dropped him when he was in the 30s...!