1. Cricket is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy (Stephen Fry)
2. FOOTBALL offers the world clichés; RUGBY produces facial deformity; HOCKEY provides an acceptable outlet for psychotic violence; CRICKET alone breeds myths... More quotes here.


March 2003 saw the lads troop off to Malta

We had a great time: Our hosts were charm personified  You can see their site here

and we of course, were absoute crap. you can see what passes for a score at the foot of the page

The ground at Marsa is very pretty and beautifully cared for, quite unlike the Salix team who are mainly decrepit and badly maintained  Of course we sustained many injuries....

 
This one was beer related -walking into a door whilst not looking where one was going This perforated eardrum was sustained merely by sitting on the plane  
 
This was sustained in a more traditional way, by dropping a catch The 24 hour party people take a break for tea and scones  
 
Podge n tink look cool Nice ground  

 

It would of course have been impossible to go to Malta and not have tour names based on the Legendary Nights. Eds note: As these were apparently made up at 4 in the morning and scribbled on a beer mat, some slight editorial control has been exercised:

The Nights

King Podge I and leader of all he Surveys, Sir Dumpihad, Sir Cumference, Sir Winalot the Prime, Sir Sword the Sheathed, Sir Cular, Sir Inge the Bloody, The Lady Ginandbeer, Sir Tax, Sir Captainyessir, Sir Binihad, Sir Pectales, Sir Prisinglyinjured, Sir Teefiableforcoming.

The Team

Tinker,Herr Direktor, Dr Dustman, Swordsman, Podge, Bushy, Quicksilva, CK1, Steve-O  ( Daveski, Gareth, Bill, Clarkster, etc not shown

Of course we were absolutely rubbish as the bald facts will surely tell

v Marsa CC first Game March 8 Malta            
Marsa CC 215 for 5 off 40 Salix 129 all out        
                 
Henig b 11     overs mdn runs wkts ave
Foster b 4              
Rogers c 18   Jacobs 8 1 46 0 0.0
James c 15   Bush 8 0 23 3 7.7
Bollen c  and b 5   Kulasingam 5 0 20 0 .
Shaw lbw 4   Fletcher 8 0 48 0 .
Bush c 23   James 7 0 49 2 24.5
Carter not out 15   Bollen 2 0 16 0 .
Kulasingam b 3   Rogers 2 0 7 0 .
Fletcher hit wkt 5              
Jacobs c 0   drop jacobs        
      drop bush        
extras   25   drop fletcher x 2      
total   129   drop kulasingam      
      drop foster        
      catch jacobs        
      catch shaw 3        

 

v Marsa CC second  Game March 9 Malta        
Marsa CC 254 for 6 off 40 Salix 89 all out in 33 overs      
                 
Clark c 17     overs mdn runs wkts ave
Henig b 13              
James b 4   Jacobs 7 0 53 0 .
Bollen b 3   Bush 4 0 36 0 .
Nannery b 10   Kulasingam 8 0 34 1 34.0
Carter stump 0 (gold) Clark 8 0 37 1 37.0
Shaw b 0   James 5 0 30 2 15.0
Bush stump 11   Henig 3 0 25 0 .
Foster c 4   Bollen 2 0 19 1 .
Kulasingam b 8   Foster 3 0 15 0 .
Jacobs not out 2              
                 
extras   18              
total   89