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Tooling up the M40: Islip 14 May 2006 (Season: 2006)
Report by: the Director

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The Waynster in action
As we tooled up the M40 towards the village where Tony Robinson and his lads could find no trace of Edward the Confessor, Islip, for our tenth game at Islip, the running total was Islip won 3, Salix won 5 (the 1998 game was rained off). It was dismal and overcast but on the bright side we welcomed a new player, Flossie, and his Indian Wood, plus our biggest supporters crowd of the season, being 3 and two younger ones. As per usual the pitch was pretty fit for grazing sheep and the outfield was both enormous and could have easily hidden most of Hannibal's troops plus their elephants. Undaunted we set about the Islipians and wickets fell slowly but steadily - in fact only 3 of their guys got into double figures (a feature we should have noted..). Of fielding highlights, 3 excellent catches by the German mainly buying wickets off my bowling plus a hat trick from the Ginger one, back to cricket, but bowling off a reduced run up because of a metatarsal in his groin (or something medical) .

Our American import, the Hoguester also took a diving catch of some note, bouncing twice whilst hanging on like Bush to his office.

And so to bat. Even with a run rate of just over 3, it looked a big ask on a pitch that was deadly slow and a ball that was holding up. Mr Roberts however hung on in grimly working his way through many and varied psychological states as he strove to get the ball away, but laid a good foundation for the middle order. Who, of course, promptly gave it away. Captain the German was out to a bizarre dismissal as he strove to pull a ball that turned about a foot and pulled it onto his own stumps. And so it was left to the tail who lacked requisite sting to bring us the 11 needed. But a lovely day out, if a touch chilly. But for me the highlight of the day was to find that one of our players had, in the past, been stumped by Wayne Sleep's dad. To spare his blushes we will not name him, but it does look like being out to a stumping is a bit of a habit'

Salix CC versus Islip at Islip on 14-05-2006(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)108all outoff34overs Match Lost
Islip116all outoff31overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Matt Swindells1Bowled
2.Ian Roberts27Bowled
3.Richard Kluth2LBW
4.Andy Rayner29Bowled
5.Charlie Hewitt4Run Out
6.Ben Shaw8LBW
7.Mark Rickman9Stumped
8.Graham Nannery5Caught
9.Stuart Lumsden4Caught
10.Tony Fletcher10Not Out
11.Barrett Hogue0Bowled
1.Charlie Hewitt7210110.0042.001.43
2.Mark Rickman71240--3.43
3.Ian Roberts50170--3.40
4.Tony Fletcher5036218.0015.007.20
5.Stuart Lumsden40732.338.001.75
6.Andy Rayner301434.676.004.67
Andy Rayner3catches
Stuart Lumsden2catches
Barrett Hogue1catch
Matt Swindells1drop

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