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And the losses continue: vs Fawe Park CC 15 Aug 2010 (Season: 2010)
Report by: Daveski

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The Lads
After an exciting last ball finish to the 20:20 final the day before, Salix and Fawe Park Road conjured up a similar nailbiting finish, but our losing run continued as our opponents squeezed to a 1 wicket victory. Given a few days of rain, winning the toss was always going to be important to the outcome, and unfortunately CGC didn't, and so we were in to bat first on a damp Wandsworth Common track. To say the bounce was variable was an understatement, the first ball whistled past Dom's nose from a good length, while Abdullah got a golden duck from a shooter about which he could do nothing. However, most of the batters got some runs on the board, though only CK1 managed to get much beyond that. Some good catching meant that wickets kept falling, and at one stage it looked like we'd barely make 3 figures. However Yesterday's man and yours truly managed to put on a few at the end, and a total of 139 at least gave us something to bowl at. Even if there was a suspicion that this wagging tail owed something to a drying pitch. (Ed No suspicion on my part mate. Just elderly skill)

In response Angad got two early wickets thanks to a couple of good catches, but then some good strong hitting saw the oppos quickly move past 50. Enter yours truly, to somehow get two wickets from two overs of largely unmitigated dross (though it's amazing how often this seems to happen in our games, and a big credit to Ryan for another superb stumping). CGC and Elvis then took more wickets, but with the scoreboard still ticking over regularly. The 9th wicket to fall was their highest scorer, with a handful of runs still required. Karan and Abdullah tried hard to get that last wicket, but eventually the final runs came off a no ball which then shot past Ryan.

The friendly Fawe Park Road were generous in victory, but at this rate the best chance of a Salix victory will come on Captains Day..

(Eds note: Daveski was forced to write this report as a penance for being at long stop and letting an easy one through his legs for 4)

Salix CC versus Fawe Park CC at Wandsworth Common on 15-08-2010(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting first)138all outoff35overs Match Lost
Fawe Park CC140for 9off27overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Dominic Spillane9Caught
2.Mark Rickman7Bowled
3.Christy Kulasingam31Bowled
4.Abdullah Pandit0LBW
5.Ryan Chada8Bowled
6.Stuart Lumsden14Caught
7.Karan Ghuwalewala18Caught
8.Angad Ajgaonkar6Caught
9.Dave Henig10Bowled
10.Tony Fletcher18Not Out
11.Mike Ellis0Bowled
1.Christy Kulasingam40180--4.50
2.Angad Ajgaonkar4029214.5012.007.25
3.Stuart Lumsden702839.3314.004.00
4.Mike Ellis7236218.0021.005.14
5.Karan Ghuwalewala20130--6.50
6.Dave Henig201527.506.007.50
7.Abdullah Pandit1010--1.00
Angad Ajgaonkar1catch
Mike Ellis1catch
Karan Ghuwalewala1catch

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Rog left the following remarks on 19th August 2010

What's the Salix record for consecutive losses then? 7 on the bounce is quite impressive