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It's a TeamTimeWin for Salix: Touring Theatres CC 18 May 2008 (Season: 2008)
Report by: Bus Pass Man

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Capn Ginger celebrates with a crisp
It was bloody perishing as we lined up for our third annual game versus the TTCC, who were, it has to be said, a: a bit late and b: a bit short of players. Still a random chap walking past the gates (on his way home from Church we understand) offered to play for them and this was to have big effect on the game , as we shall see.

Losing the toss Captain Gingers boys were out on the field and almost immediately Jesus struck as a run out mix up saw the TT's openers both at one end and then he had the other opener plumb. However then the stranger appeared and he and the number 3 proceeded to muller the bowling around the ground, lost ball, one on roof etc, you get the picture. Three dropped catches later a stonking slip catch from the Nurdler gave us the breakthrough and it was reasonably plain sailing towards tea, punctuated by a great spell from Baldrick and a miscount of overs by the Captain that saw him forced to bowl a lame old sciatica suffering bus pass owner for an over. No matter, 168, a do-able target.

But soft, the TTs opening bowling attack was swinging it like Pinner housewives and the Salix openers had a bit of a torrid time just not getting out. Still, opening attack blunted, the middle order came good with great whacking from ex Capn Ben, Jesus and especially the Dazzler to keep us on the 5 runs an over and see us to victory with 2 overs to spare.

Quote of the day: when the security cameras were pointed out, one the TTs claimed that he would have to call his agent to negotiate an increased fee.

All in all a great team effort by the Salixites for Captain Ginger: everyone did their bit, we didn't panic and thus we conclude our first win.

Random note: as we freezing in west London we understand the Japanese national cricket team (37th in the world) were turning out down the road at Turnham Green, just 150 years after the Turnham lads last international - http://www.turnhamgreencc.org/

Salix CC versus Touring Theatres CC at Glaxo on 19-05-2008(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)171for 7off33overs Match Won
Touring Theatres CC168for 9off35overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Dominic Spillane1Bowled
2.Tony Fletcher7Caught
3.Dave Henig0Caught
4.Ben Shaw37LBW
5.Alastair Davidson37Bowled
6.Darren Gavigan41Not Out
7.Daoud Shanvare11Bowled
8.Stuart Lumsden15Caught
9.Will Venning2Not Out
10.Tim Collins0Did Not Bat
11.Steve Jacobs0Did Not Bat
1.Alastair Davidson7315115.0042.002.14
2.Steve Jacobs71160--2.29
3.Daoud Shanvare7140220.0021.005.71
4.Stuart Lumsden7057157.0042.008.14
5.Will Venning612137.0012.003.50
6.Tony Fletcher1030--3.00
Stuart Lumsden1catch
Daoud Shanvare1catch
Ben Shaw1catch
Dominic Spillane1catch
Dave Henig1drop
Steve Jacobs1drop
Daoud Shanvare1drop

The Dazzlers big knock leaves him tired out

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Ginge left the following remarks on 23rd May 2008

Thanks Nurdler!

Steve-O left the following remarks on 20th May 2008

Dear Old Bloke probably not as long as its going to take Chelsea to win the European Champions League!

The Nurdler left the following remarks on 20th May 2008

Just a word for Cap'n Ginger, who kept himself on while the tonking was at its height. It would have been easy to take himself off but he cut his pace down and slowed the run rate then took what was probably the vital wicket. 1 for 57 doesn't really tell the story.

Old bloke left the following remarks on 19th May 2008

Yo, Steve-O, how long before you actually surpass my bowling record. Will Gordon Brown still be PM? Will we be paying match fees in Euros? Will fags be less than a tenner a packet?