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Rain rain go away, come again another day: vs London Nigerians 10 Aug 2008 (Season: 2008)
Report by: Elderly Man

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Celebrating Mackay's nth hundred against us
Inclement weather saw us all (well I say all..) assemble at Glaxo for our ritual hammering by the London Nigerians.  In fact we didn’t get going till well after 2.30 due to bad traffic and stuff and being only 7 the Nigerians took the crease first. Some seriously tight bowling by Padders and CK1 and a opening great spell of loopy slow spinners by Captain Elvis saw the Nigerians in a spot of strife at 80 something for 7.  However cometh the hour, cometh the man and Mackay stepped out and whacked a super quick hundred to all parts of the ground  (nothing new there then) and it was down to Daoud and CK1 to clean up the tail.  Somewhat worryingly for the future the innings closed with us bowling a few slow ones at Mackay Junior.  I suppose this will be double hundred against us in years to come.

This is an appropriate spot to announce a new team nickname: henceforth Daoud will be know as Welwyn.  This came about via a misheard shout of “well in” as he was fielding.  You can figure it out yourselves from there.

And so to tea and a gathering of the clouds.  As the tea hit a new low so did the cumulus nimbus and was into the drizzle that openers stepped.  Luckily they didn’t get wet as they were straight back to the pavilion, however we had taken steps to import over very own ringer, Simm, for this game and together with President ex Captain Ben he started to dish it out. However the gods of rain (*) did not smile upon us and it really started to honk it down so after a gap, a short restart we all thought enough was enough and it was to the bar.

BTW I’d also like to apologise to the Nurdler as I was adamant Duckworth Lewis couldn’t be used if les than 20 overs had been played, but having read the official website I know realise I don’t understand a single word of this, so I might be right but I might be wrong too.  Maybe someone with more PhDs than me could take a look and decide?  

(*) Greek – Zeus, Ancient Maya – Chac, England – Michael Fish,  Tefnut, – Egyptian – there’s a list here if you care

Salix CC versus London Nigerians at Glaxo on 10-08-2008(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)45for 2off8.3overs Match Abandoned
London Nigerians205all outoff33.3overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Dominic Spillane1LBW
2.Mike Ellis1Bowled
3.Simran Mohan25Not Out
4.Ben Shaw5Not Out
5.Graham Nannery0Did Not Bat
6.Christy Kulasingam0Did Not Bat
7.David Padmore0Did Not Bat
8.Daoud Shanvare0Did Not Bat
9.Rajeev Sanwalka0Did Not Bat
10.Will Venning0Did Not Bat
11.Tony Fletcher0Did Not Bat
1.David Padmore7120210.0021.002.86
2.Christy Kulasingam6.311836.0013.002.77
3.Daoud Shanvare7030215.0021.004.29
4.Mike Ellis5041220.5015.008.20
5.Rajeev Sanwalka40400--10.00
6.Will Venning40390--9.75
Daoud Shanvare2catches
Ben Shaw2catches
Tony Fletcher1catch
Daoud Shanvare1drop
Ben Shaw1drop

The lads huddle as its honks down

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Cameron left the following remarks on 22nd August 2008

More likely to be England 2018 in the nets if Mackay's son is as good as Oli!

President Elect Ex Cap'n Ben left the following remarks on 15th August 2008

To see Mackay taking singles as if they really mattered was satisfying and a credit to the bowlers. Not something often seen against Salix - London Nigerian's running singles! Mind you eventually the big hitting started and the big man himself played an excellent innings. What I found fascinating was to watch Sammy (Mackay's son) face Oli in the nets. Was this a taster of Saix vs London Nigerians 2018?

ck1 left the following remarks on 11th August 2008

I wouldn't call taking the wicket of the centurion "cleaning up the tail"! :-)

Capn Elvis left the following remarks on 10th August 2008

Please sir, I'm fairly sure I bowled 6 overs. And although it only brushed his fingers, rules is rules - a drop for Tink.