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There’s nothing better in life than licking out the inside of a Cadburys Crème egg.: MWs 1 June 2008 (Season: 2008)
Report by: Old Man who did nothing

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Thus sayeth our number 6, although for many of the team revenging last years double trouncing by the MWs was high on the list. Turning up a weakened team (Slippery Swede golf, Wuff, Achilles, Chairman, fishing) Captain Charlton was in for a tough time. But first a weather note: a week of solid overcast and rain had left Glaxo like a bog, with the north part of the outfield seriously squelchy and the outfield jungle-like (well weird, I have never seen this before. Global warming?)

Anyhow Vice Captain Ginger won the toss and after what I personally felt was a rather extended deliberation, elected to bat. Thus he and Nurdler (a touch player who has been recently been playing like he is wearing concrete mittens) set us off well. The Nurdler, in fact, ground out a very satisfying 50 and promptly retired via a planned stumping for a sit down. Flossie too ground out a decent score and thus by tea we were on a decent looking score. Interesting to note the paucity of boundaries – the only way to get a four was to hit a six. Interesting also as to how players that are plumb LBW do often have a little trouble with the walk back to the pavilion. Gone of course are the Rodders-like displays of pure venom and bat hurling. Truth to be told I miss them a bit.

Still after a tea which saw us stoked up on E-Numbers, the Salix bowlers saw us home in fine style with some really exceptional figures. Highlights perhaps, the Choppers delight in bowling an 11 old and being so stoked he forgot to take any of his clothes home with him (they are in my garage mate. And no, I’m not washing them for you).

And thus ended our fourth ever highest victory: a big up to the Wanderers for playing though adversity and onwards upwards etc.

Salix CC versus Mighty Wanderers at Glaxo on 01-06-2008(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting first)175for 6off35overs Match Won
Mighty Wanderers54all outoff31.1overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Dominic Spillane50Stumped
2.Stuart Lumsden39Caught
3.Andy Rayner1LBW
4.Ben Shaw8LBW
5.Richard Kluth31Not Out
6.Darren Gavigan1Bowled
7.Mark Rickman0Bowled
8.Christy Kulasingam5Not Out
9.David Padmore0Did Not Bat
10.Tony Fletcher0Did Not Bat
11.Kunal Dutta0Did Not Bat
1.Christy Kulasingam71150--2.14
2.David Padmore72924.5021.001.29
3.Andy Rayner52522.5015.001.00
4.Stuart Lumsden53321.5015.000.60
5.Kunal Dutta4014114.0024.003.50
6.Mark Rickman31723.509.002.33
7.Tony Fletcher0.10111.001.006.00
David Padmore3catches
Darren Gavigan1catch
Christy Kulasingam1catch
Ben Shaw1catch
Richard Kluth1drop

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Baldrick left the following remarks on 5th June 2008

This week, I sat back and listened excitedly at the Dazzla's verbal match report which contained glowing statements of brilliance such as: "Professional bowling unit" "Dom hit a chanceless 50" "our fielding was athletic and awe-inspiring" But the one thing he neglected to mention was "I was bowled by an 11-year-old"

Steve-O left the following remarks on 4th June 2008

Having seen the multitude of comments following this game the chant "we only sing when we're winning" came to mind! LOL

ginge left the following remarks on 3rd June 2008

Padders caught 3... Triple mea maxima culpa. fixed now Ed

ck1 left the following remarks on 3rd June 2008

The Direktor has missed my running catch in the scorebook! Fixed now, sorry, Ed

Editor left the following remarks on 2nd June 2008

The Dazzla has always been prone to the front foot, low bounce, 20 mph, on-the-wicket ball. Personally I think the 11 year old batted and bowled with some serious gumption. It takes a mature youth to face the Dazzla's haircut and not flinch.

dazzla left the following remarks on 2nd June 2008

Have to say I took almost as much pleasure from Chopper bowling the 11 year old as he did...but only because the little bugger bowled me

Bison left the following remarks on 2nd June 2008

All together, lads: #You're nothing without Lars, ...# etc

Guardian of the score book left the following remarks on 2nd June 2008

Just four extras in fact and one of them was a wide contributed by my goodself

Ginge left the following remarks on 2nd June 2008

Well played everybody. The bowling was incredibly tight - there can't have been more than five or so extras and only going for two boundaries is a superb effort.

The Direktor left the following remarks on 2nd June 2008

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Ginge for letting me have a quick bowl at the tail thus enabling me to stick one to Steve-O and re-enter the world as the teams leading wicket taker, for this week at least. And Padders for the catch, natch