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Gory: Serbian Sloggers 13 June 2004 (Season: 2004)
Report by: Fletch

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Sometimes the least said the better, and today was one of those. New Captain, the German, red hot day, rubbish wicket.(Note to self, never book Belair pitches again- variable bounce, shooters, world's shortest boundary blah blah )

Salix lost the toss, fielded in the full glare of the sun, kept the Sloggers score well down until about 20 overs. Then their Captain came in, scored 91 and they strolled to 212 for 6. (Said performance only slightly interrupted by Nixta's double injury: ripping the nail off his toe then splitting open the webbing on his thumb - 6 stitches at Kings Casualty. You didn't miss much Nick, unlike Beckham who missed a penalty v France later on. We Salixites know how he feels).)

So at tea it looked like it was possible, if a little tough. So then our openers all collapsed to spectacularly silly outs and we were 30 for 5. A bit of form from Dave H and the middle order of Matt S and Quicksilva saw us claw 138 all out for only 26 overs. But frankly (and I include myself in this) if someone had a nailed a 3 week old kipper to the stumps and it had continued at 100 deg F for more than a month, said fish could not have stunk more than our performance. But that's cricket. and we don't like cricket. Oh no. We love it. Roll on next week

Salix CC versus Serbian Sloggers at Belair on 13-06-2004(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)138all outoff26overs Match Lost
Serbian Sloggers212for 6off35overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Dominic Spillane2Caught
2.Dave Henig17Caught
3.Andy Rayner1Caught & Bowled
4.Matt Kershaw1Caught
5.Mike Ellis7Bowled
6.Matt Swindells46Caught
7.Toby Lewis8Caught
8.Jehan DeSilva21Caught
9.Tony Fletcher4Bowled
10.Steve Jacobs1Caught
11.Andy Rayner4Not Out
12.Nick Furness0Retired Hurt
Extras26
Total138
No.PlayerOversMaidensRunsWicketsAveSREcon
1.Nick Furness4160--1.50
2.Matt Kershaw7031215.5021.004.43
3.Mike Ellis6033133.0036.005.50
4.Steve Jacobs7046146.0042.006.57
5.Dave Henig40350--8.75
6.Tony Fletcher40200--5.00
7.Jehan DeSilva3017117.0018.005.67
Jehan DeSilva1catch
Matt Kershaw1catch
Matt Swindells1catch
Jehan DeSilva1drop
Toby Lewis1drop


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