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Captains Day 4 September 2005

The sun shone brightly on the assembled righteous as we set out for Captains Day.  Only the mysterious non arrival of Clarkster puzzled us for a microsecond, before we got on with giving away the trophies for this year.

Tons of awards, however hardly any for excellence.  Still, in the immortal words of someone or other, we’re all winners.  Especially on the day we play with each other and win . 


1000 runs for the team award And a special tankard to mark his long 5 years. - Cap’n Ben

Reting Capn Ben annoints the German as succcessor and also 1000 runs and best player 2005 (and thats it, we can't afford any more gongs)


Special Awards: most wickets ever for the team - Steve is the Director as Murali is to Warney...

Batsman of the Year - Bison

Best New player -Ginger II

Caps award - Rog

1000 runs for the team award-Nurdler
Best all rounder CK1
VC Elvis becomes VC

Then Mr Magoo wiped the floor toss-wise with the Fumbler and it was the non regulars out to bat.  And a cracking start was made with the hard white ball getting knocked around a bit, then things slowed but the two W’s Zim duo put on a magnificent display (well, one of them anyhow).  Matters of note: Tinkers bowling – 3 overs, 4 wickets for 14.  Of course the Waynester then piled into him in a Steve-O style last over and it was goodnight Irene for our bulky middle order player from the East.  So at 161 the Fumblers boyz  had it all to do, however  not content with smacking the ball around, the Waynester smacked a few wickets down too and it was looking like Cap’n Ben would try to do it in singles until Ginger II came out and lashed the bowling to all parts.  At 129 at tea it was all to play for.

However, after the usual outsourced repast the Fumblers men seemed to lose a little heart in the field and suffered a severe caning to all parts.  With a total of 207 to chase in twenty overs it all looked like it had gone plenty Pete Tong for the Old Skool.  However the top order lashed mightily into the bowling and Cap’n Ben again tried to do it in singles and Myring, Mr A and Ginge knuckled down – and they stayed on the run rate for a while.  However despite Mr Magoo’s boys putting down a zillion catches, wickets fell steadily and as the last over dawned in the Stygian gloom of a September night, Podge and the Fumbler required 59 off the last over to win, the Waynester trundled in for a death over going for just 5 and the fat lady had indeed sung.  A game of two halves.

Points of note: Denver boy the Hoguester taking the catch of the decade – a death deying horizontal hurl across midwicket and a new record for Salix, set by the Smutmeister, 3 dismissals in 2 balls: that’s run out, returned as lowest scorer, golden then next innings, golden. 

MOTM, the Waynester (quality ringers supplied by Wazza). Mr Magoo’s XI won by lots of runs. Stats NOT in database!

Mr Magoo XI

Shankar b 0
Fletch c 15
Adam lbw 6
Stu c 23
Jim C and b 20
Abhi b 2
Mr Magoo b 6
Chopper b 13
Hoguester C and b 13
Wazza Not out 16
Waynester Not out 53
  overs runs Wickets
Ginger 4 14 1
Podge 3 36 2
Rog 4 36 1
Tinker 4 46 4
Bison 4 33 2


 Fumblers Salix Old Skool XI 

Tinker b 7
Nurdler c 6
Podge b 0
Smutmeister Run out  
Fumbler lbw 12
Bison b 5
Rog b 11
Capn Ben Not out 19
Ginger Not out 53
Mr A c 4
Smutmeister (II) b 0


  overs runs Wickets
Wazza 2 10 2
Adam 4 10 1
Abhi 4 15 2
Waynester 2 10 1
Chopper 2 22 0
Mr Magoo 4 37 0
Jim 2 19 0


 Second Innings Mr Magoo XI  

Waynester retd 32
Wazza ret 33
Hoguester stump 4
Chopper stump 18
Mr Magoo red 31
Abhi b 15
Jim c 22
Stu Not out 8
Adam dnb  
Fletch dnb  
Shankar dnb  


  overs runs Wickets
Ginger 4 31 2
Podge 3 14 0
Rog 4 35 0
Tinker 2 22 0
Bison 2 14 0
Nurdler 2 20 2
Mr A 2 11 0
Smutmeister 1 11 0


Fumblers Salix Old Skool XI 

Mr A c 14
Ginger c 21
Capn Ben lbw 25
Rog c 19
Bison ret 30
Fumbler Not out 12
Smutmeister c 0
Podge Not out 4
Nurdler Dnb  
Tinker dnb  


  overs runs Wickets
Wazza 2 16 0
Adam 2 22 2
Shankar 4 19 0
Waynester 3 22 1
Abhi 3 18 0
Mr Magoo 4 21 1
Stu 2 28 1