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Our 300th Game: vs Old Priorians 18 Jul 2010 (Season: 2010)
Report by: Yesterdays Man

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Cricket ? it's a funny old game. When we turned up (and Captain Angry lost the toss) it was what the Met Office describes as heavy grey cloud. Hot and sticky. This apparently suited Steve-OO and the Golfer as for the first 8 overs or so they were swinging the ball like the proverbial Pinner Housewives . Steve-OO in fact made a potential leg side wide come back about 2 feet to take out an off stump. Four wickets fell for 31 runs. And then the sun came out and bosh, the conditions turned the wicket into a total feather bed and an Old P's guy went on to get 115 not out.

So at tea, we were chasing 238. To celebrate our 300th game we had a Tescos Finest cake (some E Numbers) and some Smarties cup cakes (totally E numbers, no natural products at all.) This overload of chemicals has a deleterious effect on the lads generally and we not only lost wickets regularly and got behind the run rate, but we stayed there. A battling innings from CK1 and a 61 run partnership between Yesterdays Man and CGC (50!) were not enough to save us.

And so the big question: Why do our resident toffs play so well for the DJs but not us? To illustrate this let me quote directly from the scorebook re Darling A - run out. Duck (Never even a run there for Usain Bolt). Answers on a postcard please

Salix CC versus Old Priorians at Harlington on 18-07-2010(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)192for 8off35overs Match Lost
Old Priorians237for 9off35overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Vikram Bhalla4Bowled
2.Dave Henig5Bowled
3.Christy Kulasingam37Caught
4.Adam Darling0Run Out
5.Kunwar Singh21Bowled
6.David Padmore9Caught
7.Stuart Lumsden50Not Out
8.Mike Ellis2Bowled
9.Roger Heaton2Bowled
10.Tony Fletcher17Not Out
11.Steve Jacobs0Did Not Bat
1.Kunwar Singh6126126.0036.004.33
2.Steve Jacobs402237.338.005.50
3.David Padmore7058229.0021.008.29
4.Roger Heaton7137137.0042.005.29
5.Christy Kulasingam1013113.006.0013.00
6.Stuart Lumsden5037137.0030.007.40
7.Mike Ellis50380--7.60
Vikram Bhalla1catch
Kunwar Singh1catch
Vikram Bhalla2drops
Roger Heaton2drops
Dave Henig1drop
Steve Jacobs1drop

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Steve-O left the following remarks on 22nd July 2010

I think the stats show Nurdler is clearly an aggressive batsman - getting caught out almost half the time demonstrates that he clearly tries to smite the bowlers all over the field!

Yesterdays Man left the following remarks on 22nd July 2010


b:10.9% / c:7.3% / c&b:2.2% / dnb:51.1% / no:24.8% / rh:0.7% / ro:2.9%


b:19.7% / c:45.9% / c&b:1.6% / dnb:1.6% / lbw:10.7% / no:7.4% / rh:0.8% / ro:10.7% / st:1.6%

Yesterdays Man

b:21.6% / c:28.4% / c&b:1.8% / dnb:20.2% / hw:0.9% / lbw:2.3% / no:18.3% / ret:0.5% / rh:0.5% / ro:4.6% / st:0.9%

These stats clearly show: Steve bats in less than half his games. The Nurdler always bats, but is a total rabbit for getting caught. Me, I am an all rounder when it comes to getting out and sitting around.

The Nurdler left the following remarks on 22nd July 2010

Steve-O - incomplete stats! You haven't played all 300 games. We need to know you DNB percentage for games you played.

Steve-o left the following remarks on 19th July 2010

Love it podge, you've no idea how much of my time (and clients' money) i've wasted interrogating the stats database in search of an interesting (to me if no one else) titbit of statistical nonsense :)

Podge left the following remarks on 19th July 2010

You alone Steve give me joy and justify all those hours I spent on the stats database :)

Steve-O left the following remarks on 19th July 2010

Oh and more importantly (than my 70 DNBs) Stu passed 1,000 runs for the club and CK1 played his 100th game for the club

Steve-O left the following remarks on 19th July 2010

Just so you know our 300th game turned out to be my 70th DNB... as you can imagine I am very proud