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A much improved Demijohn's side too good for us: vs Demijohns 21 Jun 2009 (Season: 2009)
Report by: Elvis

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A much improved Demijohn's side were too good for Salix this year. Having won the toss and elected to field, Salix were pretty much undone by the opening partnership, who set the platform for a decent Demijohn's target 215 for 8 off the 40 overs. On a decent batting wicket, the score seemed about par, although we didn't help ourselves with a number of fielding errors and dropped catches - particularly a couple off the prodigous opening pair that might have given us both confidence and enabled us to rip more quickly through the rest of the Demijohn's batting line-up. Our bowling was good without being particularly incisive: Monkey eventually dismissed the better of their openers with a snorter that would have been caught behind if it hadn't gone on to hit the stumps and Daveski did well to pick up 3 wickets with his particular brand medium slow arm balls, especially after an innocuous few opening deliveries. The only other highlight was two wickets in two balls for CK1, the second coming from a lovely a diving catch; although there was some suggestion at the time that he might have tripped over his own laces and inadvertently caught the ball on his way down.

Our batting was steady, but we were always behind the required run rate. Demijohn's bowled well and one of the opening batsman also opened the bowling to particularly good effect, minimising our run scoring chances and picking up a couple of wickets along the way. CK1 was looking good until an unfortunate run out and ex-capn Ben scored effectively thereafter, also run out in the end after a direct hit on the stumps by Demijohn's 14 (?) year old player. The same lad had earlier accounted for Ginge, who holed out to mid-on having put a few runs on the board himself. The tale didn't really wag and in the end the better side won, albeit a much different side from the previous two years. Well done to Demijohn's and a note of thanks to them for agreeing to alternate between timed games and limited over games each year to fit in with our preference.

Salix CC versus Demijohns at Wadham College Oxford on 21-06-2009(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)152all outoff30overs Match Lost
Demijohns215for 8off40overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Dave Henig9Bowled
2.David Padmore13Caught
3.Christy Kulasingam21Run Out
4.Charlie Clews10Bowled
5.Dominic Spillane6Bowled
6.Darren Gavigan0Caught
7.Ben Shaw35Run Out
8.Rajeev Sanwalka1Caught
9.Stuart Lumsden21Caught
10.Mike Ellis7Bowled
11.Luke Clements0Not Out
1.David Padmore51200--4.00
2.Christy Kulasingam5026213.0015.005.20
3.Stuart Lumsden8035217.5024.004.38
4.Luke Clements40310--7.75
5.Charlie Clews5035135.0030.007.00
6.Dave Henig502839.3310.005.60
7.Mike Ellis83370--4.62
Charlie Clews1catch
Christy Kulasingam1catch
David Padmore1catch
Luke Clements1drop
Stuart Lumsden1drop
David Padmore1drop
Ben Shaw1drop

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Victor Ludorum left the following remarks on 25th June 2009

incredibly young ben lane is a mere 11 years old ... remember the name (esp ginge who might dine out on tales of his rash stroke in years to come)

Bison left the following remarks on 22nd June 2009

I know, this is the wrong match report, but I just can't contain my enthusiasm for writing this any longer. How many players on a cricket team? Why, you ask? No reason. A bakers dozen - oops, dropped one. Now, how many left? Number of men to have walked on the moon who were in the Scouts? Hmmm. Now, Scouts...that reminds me of something...VCGC? ( Moved this to right page, Ed