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Our annual reaming takes place in freezing weather: vs Whalers 20 May 2012 (Season: 2012)
Report by: YM

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A batting hero
As the euphoria of Chelsea winning the champions leagues subsided (not for Dazzler) and the hangovers kicked in, we assembled in sub zero conditions at Chiswick for our annual rogering by the Whalers. I am extremely elderly but I don't remember a colder day than this. Anyhow batting first we got off to the most turgid of starts. By over 7 we had scored less than a run an over. Dazzler indeed faced 22 balls before he got off the mark. Anyhow we persevered and many people made starts, and none continued. Only a wonderful late flurry by our man at 11, the Steve-O, hitting out with gay abandon saw us reach anything like a low score..

Forsaking the warmth of the pavilion for the pitch then saw the Whalers plug away relentlessly, with Al hitting a chanceless 92 not out. As we became increasingly bereft of ideas, CGC hit on the wheeze of bowling everyone, a club first we beleive. And maybe a last too. Even rank filth from the clumsy, the aged, men dressed like Biggles, men nicknamed "Cockwrench" and others could not stem the tide and thus it was an early bath and a sojourn to watch England struggling against the West Indies at Lords.

Ah well, onwards, upwards etc and congrats to Karl for his first ever club runs! And cheers to the Whalers, fun to play as ever

Salix CC versus Whalers at Kings House Sports Ground Chiswick on 20-05-2012(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting first)148for 9off35overs Match Lost
Whalers152for 3off28.2overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Mark Rickman10Bowled
2.Darren Gavigan11Bowled
3.Matt Payton2Bowled
4.Dave Henig23Bowled
5.Ben Shaw31LBW
6.David Padmore9Bowled
7.Stuart Lumsden5Caught
8.Tony Fletcher14Caught
9.Mark Jolly1Caught
10.Jason Murgatroyd1Not Out
11.Steve Jacobs17Not Out
1.Steve Jacobs7218118.0042.002.57
2.David Padmore40230--5.75
3.Stuart Lumsden31120--4.00
4.Mark Jolly30230--7.67
5.Matt Payton30150--5.00
6.Dave Henig20140--7.00
7.Jason Murgatroyd20130--6.50
8.Tony Fletcher20170--8.50
9.Mark Rickman20723.506.003.50
10.Darren Gavigan0.2040--12.00

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The Nurdler left the following remarks on 23rd May 2012

Dazza - 22 balls to get off the mark. The TYS tag is coming true. I assume this Jacobs fella is a ringer.