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It’s Men against Boys ……..and the Boys win easy!: vs New Beckenham Warriors 21 Jul 2008 (Season: 2008)
Report by: The Nurdler

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Catches win blah blah blah
Sunday brought the annual fixture against the New Beckenham Warriors in Deepest South London. This year I had to brave the South Circular without the benefit of Herr Direktor’s satnav system. 90 minutes and several false turns later, I made it to the ground in time to hear that we were in the field. A swift (and rather) spotty session of catching practise set the tone for the afternoon. The opening bowlers toiled against some good batting and an excellent wicket and after 8 overs the partnership had managed 43, largely untroubled, runs. A change to Ginger and Elvis brought immediate success with Mr Rickman holding a good one at slip off Ginger’s first ball. Good, tight bowling saw the run rate drop and further wickets followed but dropped catches prevented the advantage being pushed home and some good hitting (and further drops) saw our opponents to 207 off their 40 overs.

We adjourned to the main pavilion for tea (cold meat, quiche and salad) and, rested and refreshed, the batsmen went forth and made a complete mess of it. The openers went cheaply and, apart from CK1 no-one stuck in until the last pair added a quick thirty to take the margin of defeat under three figures. Poor batting on a good track – and New Beckenham held their catches (6 out of 8, I think whereas we managed only 5 from 14). Congratulations to New Beckenham - well batted and well fielded. Sight of the afternoon: the smallest (and presumably youngest) player on the field smashing one our quick bowlers straight back for four over the top. I suppose it’s too much to hope that most of this lot will be playing for the senior team next year.

PS Thanks to Cameron for scoring (again).

PPS We have an abandoned Grey-Nichols in the bag. The owner can reclaim it when next playing.

Salix CC versus New Beckenham Warriors at HSBC New Beckenham on 21-07-2008(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)111all outoff35overs Match Lost
New Beckenham Warriors207for 8off40overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Dominic Spillane4Caught
2.David Padmore8Caught
3.Mark Amselem14Caught
4.Christy Kulasingam32LBW
5.Mark Rickman3LBW
6.Adam Darling0Run Out
7.Tim Collins0Bowled
8.Stuart Lumsden4Caught
9.Darren Gavigan6Caught
10.Mike Ellis19Not Out
11.Steve Jacobs8Caught
1.Steve Jacobs8046146.0048.005.75
2.David Padmore8042142.0048.005.25
3.Stuart Lumsden8127213.5024.003.38
4.Mike Ellis8124124.0048.003.00
5.Christy Kulasingam8157157.0048.007.12
Mike Ellis1catch
Darren Gavigan1catch
Christy Kulasingam1catch
Mark Rickman1catch
Dominic Spillane1catch
Darren Gavigan2drops
Mark Rickman2drops
Mark Amselem1drop
Tim Collins1drop
Adam Darling1drop
Christy Kulasingam1drop
Dominic Spillane1drop

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The Nurdler left the following remarks on 21st July 2008

Sorry Cameron. Put it down to old age. Clearly I should be hitting the retirement couch like the Aged Dictator. There's a small cash reward for anyone who can come up with a plausible explanation as to who Connor might be.

Capn Elvis left the following remarks on 21st July 2008

Thanks to Cameron for scoring, not Connor. Never mind Dom, it's not like he's been coming to our games for the last 6 years or anything. Shocking display with the bat yesterday against bowling which was good, but not to the point of being all out for 120; 200 was par on a pitch that had an outfield like a snooker table.

Eds Note: The original report referred to Cameron as Connor, now changed

Talismanic one (not present0 left the following remarks on 21st July 2008

Clearly a car crash of a performance! As I reclined in semi retirement on the leather sofa watching the F1 in Germany, listening to SA trounce our boys and reading about the Moto GP I thought I heard a rhythmic thumping. I checked the taps, plumbing and looked for rodents - but there were none. I put it down to my fevered imagination. But it was always there and it is now clearly revealed as the telepathic projection around the S Circ of the cherry hitting the deck with monotonous regularity.