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Normal Service Has Been Resumed: vs Quokkas 10 Jun 2012 (Season: 2012)
Report by: Nurdler

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Another beautiful summers day
The Quokkas.....The Quokkas.... somewhere in the decaying ooze that was once my brain a neuron fired. A vague memory of once writing a cricket report surfaced dimly. On checking the website I found that, apart from an excellent effort by CGC in 2010, I have in fact produced all the match reports for this fixture. Does YM get bored with the routine by this stage of the season and look to pass on the responsibility?

Anyhoo, cricket, we resumed our annual battle with the Quokkas for round seven with the score at the start 3-2 to them and one rain-off hoping to level at three all. Did we succeed? It would ruin the suspense, surely, if I told you now. Oh you've already looked at the scorecard to check YM's drops.... and you were there anyway so you already know? Fine then, yes we did, happy now?

We started in the field and Steve-O took a wicket with the first ball repeating his feat at Glaxo in 2008. Some rapid smiting ensued as a 10 man Salix XI failed to build on this despite some tight but unrewarded bowling from Padders and then 10 became 11 with the arrival of Andy S for his first game for the club. I thought he might be a bit useful when he produced a sprint, slide and return over the bails and then the skipper threw him the ball and he delivered a killer spell of swing bowling, taking four wickets and slowing the run rate. The momentum was maintained by the other bowlers (CK1 delivering 7 speedy overs, despite an injured shoulder) and by an excellent 17 over spell behind the stumps from Padders. What had at one stage looked like a 200+ target was held to 164.

Resuming after tea, Daveski and CK put on a brisk 62 for the first wicket and after a mini-collapse brought Andy S and Mark together, they knocked off the required runs in short order, Andy finishing with an unbeaten half-century (63 n.o. off 38 balls).

So there you are: the rain somehow held off; the series with the Quokkas levelled at 3 apiece; Steve O's dnb record extended; and Andy's debut figures of 7-1-30-4, 63 no and 2 catches. I wonder who would have got man of the match. It only remains to thank to the Quokkas for sticking it out on a grim day with good humour. So until next year's Quokka fixture I bid you all farewell.

Salix CC versus Quokkas at Harlington on 10-06-2012(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)165for 3off23overs Match Won
Quokkas163for 8off35overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Dave Henig30Caught & Bowled
2.Christy Kulasingam24Caught
3.David Padmore5Bowled
4.Mark Jolly19Not Out
5.Andy Spurr63Not Out
6.Stuart Lumsden0Did Not Bat
7.Tony Fletcher0Did Not Bat
8.Tim Collins0Did Not Bat
9.Andy Foster0Did Not Bat
10.Dominic Spillane0Did Not Bat
11.Steve Jacobs0Did Not Bat
1.Steve Jacobs6228214.0018.004.67
2.David Padmore71180--2.57
3.Andy Spurr713047.5010.504.29
4.Christy Kulasingam70350--5.00
5.Stuart Lumsden5031131.0030.006.20
6.Andy Foster3015115.0018.005.00
Andy Spurr2catches
Tony Fletcher2drops
Christy Kulasingam1drop
David Padmore1drop

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Steve-O left the following remarks on 14th June 2012

Thanks for the mention of my DNB's Dom; it prompted me to look it up and I am now on exactly 50% - 160 games played, 80 DNBs. Add to that 42 not outs and it's no wonder my average is up to a dizzy making 4.11; incredible I know.

The SwordsmAn left the following remarks on 12th June 2012

Did the Nurdler write this match report? A finer piece of journalistic sports writing I have not seen except in the Broadsheets. Yes Broadsheets. Large pieces of printed matter that used to get posted through doors every morning and keep small children in employment. Anyone remember those days? We used to have sunshine then too. "Swish"

CGC left the following remarks on 11th June 2012

Well played yesterday everybody, especially the batsmen. Thanks Tony and Dave for wicket keeping, it's certainly not as easy as Ben and Darren, well maybe just Ben, make it look...