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A normal start: Mighty Wanderers 5 May (Season: 2002)
Report by: Me reproting

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It was, of course, a dull and blustery day as the Salix 11 shook of the slough of winter, dragged their aged jockstraps from their bags and pulled on their whites.

We fielded first and it was all going quite well till Fletch got the Lurpak league going by dropping Smith in the slips when he was on 10, before he went onto the 60 odd. But we soldiered on. Sadly the team got their own back on me by dropping two off my bowling in an over. Oh well.

Stevie, looking ever like the Flying Scotsman (the locomotive, not a jock with wings) bowled exceptionally well to get 4 for 13, and yours truly got a few too. Chris K clean bowled one of the MW's with a cracker. But even though the outfield was a little slow they still got 147 in 35 overs. A tough target.

Over to the pavilion for tea (a new and rather expensive development) and it was Clarkster and Matt leading us off. And it went rather slowly, and they were out a touch softly, then Alex came in and started whacking and it all looked a bit better.

And then Capn Ben and Old (New) Dominic squared up, broke his bat, and it was going very well, seeing us to 116 for 4. Then one of our umpires who shall be nameless but is very tall and rides a bike gave Capn Ben out LBW and then it all went tits up with Tom, Kev and Mike all falling in 3 overs. Fletch and Chris K stiffened up the tail, but Fletch was a little too old to run 2 without stopping for a rest and it was pretty much hasta la vista Salix.

A regular start and a regular defeat. But great opponents and a really nice day.

Salix CC versus Mighty Wanderers at Glaxo on 05-05-2002(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)134for 11off30overs Match Lost
Mighty Wanderers147all outoff35overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Neil Clark5Caught
2.Matt Swindells7Caught
3.Alex Newton21Bowled
4.Dominic Spillane29Caught
5.Ben Shaw33LBW
6.Tom Shaw4Bowled
7.Kevin Kennedy0Bowled
8.Christy Kulasingam5Bowled
9.Mike Ellis0Bowled
10.Tony Fletcher9Run Out
11.Steve Jacobs1Caught & Bowled
12.Richard Winter1Not Out
Extras19
Total134
No.PlayerOversMaidensRunsWicketsAveSREcon
1.Steve Jacobs711343.2510.501.86
2.Christy Kulasingam7015115.0042.002.14
3.Mike Ellis7044144.0042.006.29
4.Neil Clark41919.0024.002.25
5.Tony Fletcher7037312.3314.005.29
6.Matt Swindells3021121.0018.007.00
Ben Shaw3catches
Neil Clark2catches
Neil Clark1drop
Tony Fletcher1drop
Tom Shaw1drop


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