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Captain Angry makes it four in a row: Quokkas 15 Jun 2008 (Season: 2008)
Report by: The Nurdler

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You can call me Setonix brachyurus
Another team effort gave Salix their first win over the Quokkas at the Glaxo ground this Sunday and provided a measure of revenge for two agonisingly close defeats in the previous two fixtures. It also gave The Ginger One his fourth straight victory as captain. How did it all come about? Well, if you’re all sitting comfortably, I’ll begin:

The omens appeared stacked against us – the absence of the talismanic figure of Herr Direktor, Cap’n Ginger losing the toss (and changing his trousers) for the first time this season, Padders wearing new socks…the list went on. Inserted by the opposition, your correspondent and Chopper set out to open the innings and marched back in short order thanks to some good bowling from their paceman, Dak. Well to the untutored eye it may have looked like I played all round a low full toss but I reckon I was done by a lightening-quick late-swinging yorker. So 7 for 2 and some trouble, was it all going wrong? No way! Steady contributions down the order kept us ticking over all the way to the end. Six people got to double figures. Rog once again reached the twenties with a big straight six the highlight (he got 28 last year). The skipper timed a lovely six in his top scoring 24. Highlight though was the ninth wicket partnership between Tim and Les, with Les cracking an unbeaten 15 including the peachiest cover drive of the season to date. With a cheeky three off the final ball, we reached the giddy heights of 152. Below par, but something to defend.

And so to tea featuring jam doughnuts, muffins AND mini-danish.

Back in the field, we tasted success off the first ball of the innings as Steve-O went back level with Tony in the all-time wickets stakes. Rog got the number three but Quokkas were going well while the other opener was at the wicket – his first seven scoring shots read 4,4,4,4,6,4,4 - and the match seemed to be running away. At this point Padders and Ginger came on for seven overs apiece and essentially won the game with the 14 overs bringing 52 runs and 6 wickets. Highlights include Padders’ dismissal of their opener – swing-miss-swing-miss-swing-edge – and a screamer of a catch from Les off the captain’s bowling. The tail was mopped up by Adam and Les leaving the Quokkas still 54 short. The bowling and fielding was tight again – it needed to be to compensate for another below-par batting display.

Thanks to the Quokkas for being great opponents (and having great nicknames).

Star of the week – Les - catches, wickets, runs! Is this a bid for all rounder status?

Salix CC versus Quokkas at Glaxo on 15-06-2008(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting first)151for 9off35overs Match Won
Quokkas98all outoff26.3overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Dominic Spillane5Bowled
2.Mark Rickman0Bowled
3.Richard Kluth18LBW
4.Mark Dyson13LBW
5.David Padmore17Caught
6.Adam Darling9Caught
7.Stuart Lumsden24Caught
8.Roger Heaton20Bowled
9.Tim Collins3Caught
10.Kunal Dutta15Not Out
11.Steve Jacobs0Not Out
1.Steve Jacobs4023123.0024.005.75
2.Roger Heaton4113113.0024.003.25
3.David Padmore72924.5021.001.29
4.Stuart Lumsden723548.7510.505.00
5.Adam Darling2.30515.0015.002.00
6.Kunal Dutta21616.0012.003.00
Adam Darling2catches
Kunal Dutta1catch
Stuart Lumsden1catch
Mark Rickman1catch
Kunal Dutta1drop
Mark Dyson1drop

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Ginge left the following remarks on 19th June 2008

I'm not sure that I like the monicker "Captain Angry", how about "Freddie" or "Flints", given my inspirational batting and bowling...

Missing Talisman left the following remarks on 19th June 2008

Big thanks to the Nurdler for being our first ever Match Manager and doing the days admin. I'm looking forward to putting the old feet up. Also pleased to see Chopper continuing our flawed record of disposable openers, a grand tradition.