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Dec 2004 Game1 : vs Highgate A, Game 2 vs Fitch 

Early Sunday morning saw us arrive at Lords at the unfeasibly early hour of 10 am. A cripple, several hangovers, two players with ulcers, one who went bright pink very after a small amount of exertion and over half the team with beards. We were in trouble from the start. In fact we were a Warrick short of a load.

And so to game one, where we batted (if you can call it that, first). New Doms nurdling style suited the event and he and Ginger put on a few. But 62 wasn’t enough and when the “well past it” yours truly got whacked for about 20 off one over it was goodnight Irene.

Barely time to gain breath and it was back on to game two and, batting first, Ginger hit his highest of the season and the Nurdler also performed well, but 67 was not a defendable target. And thus it proved, even without my bowling contribution to the opposition.

And so to the bar to reflect we had fallen at the first hurdle, finished before we started and shot our bolt at least a day earlier.

And so no final for Salix (but more time in bed next week) and onto the Rodbert Brothers cup in January


Game 1

New Dom b 16
Fletch c 1
Ginger ? 17
The German  ? 3
Rog run out 7
Davie run out 1
Extras   17
Total   62

Highgate 63 for 2 off ?? overs

Game 2

Dom c 16
Ginger retd 28
The German b 3
Rog not out 6
Fletch not out 0
Davie DNB  
Extras   14
Total   67

Fitch 68 for 2 off ?? overs