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Groundhog day: vs Gents 19 Aug 2012 (Season: 2012)
Report by: YM

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We arrived at Birbeck Road under a blistering sun, 10 men only and a fair few a bit infirm, fresh from a substantial whacking by Fawe Park Road. This week's match report consists of just two words. Groundhog Day.

On a flat track the Gents batted well and bowled well. For Salix, the newly be-helmeted SteveO and the Nurdler put on a gritty 50 partnership for the last(ish) wicket.

On other news it has been brought to my attention that last weeks PB by Elvis was not, as I said at time, a hoicky old knock, but in fact a smooth and chanceless glide to a major score under testing conditions comprising many elegant strokes and lighting fast running. I also mentioned earlier that it was hot. It was, coruscatingly so in fact. On exiting the bar to wend my way homewards I found my motorcycle leaning drunkardly sideways. The tarmac had melted under the centre stand.

The match also featured a first for us as Young Spillane live tweeted images of the game to the world and his 20 or so followers . It is well known that this type of activity has not had a happy ending for KP so I am going to put it to the committee that we confiscate all phones during matches, even the retro one from the 1970s currently being sported by our esteemed Captain.

The lovely Wendy the weather forecaster is predicting the return of evil weather for the upcoming Bank Holiday and so as Captain Angry continues to be lain flat, Rog suffers his self diagnosed Plantar fasciitis and the Wee Man ponders a posting to Equatorial Guinea we ask ourselves this: Goundhog Day – could it just keep happening?

Salix CC versus Gents of West London at Birkbeck Avenue, Greenford on 19-08-2012(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)127all outoff34overs Match Lost
Gents of West London273for 7off35overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Mark Rickman0Bowled
2.Tony Fletcher2Bowled
3.Darren Gavigan22Bowled
4.David Padmore27Bowled
5.Adam Darling0Bowled
6.Mike Ellis14Caught
7.Tim Collins0Bowled
8.Dominic Spillane35Caught & Bowled
9.Andy Foster0Caught
10.Steve Jacobs17Not Out
11.Andy Foster1Bowled
1.Steve Jacobs7057228.5021.008.14
2.Adam Darling70400--5.71
3.David Padmore7044222.0021.006.29
4.Mike Ellis7054318.0014.007.71
5.Andy Foster70760--10.86
Tim Collins1catch
Tony Fletcher1catch
Steve Jacobs1catch
David Padmore1catch
Mike Ellis2drops
Tony Fletcher1drop
Dominic Spillane1drop

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Steve-O left the following remarks on 28th August 2012

Has Elvis just set a new world record? Getting sledged from a distance of 10,562 miles is some achievement

Yesterday's Podge left the following remarks on 28th August 2012

I wasn't there, but I'd also vote for "hoicky old knock" rather than any other form of ginger elvis batting .... Love from Oz :D

YM left the following remarks on 27th August 2012

Mea Culpa Smutts. Of course you did. Like spiderman bitten by a er spider and developing er spider powers, the catch that sent you to A&E has made you our very own hybrid of a ball magnet and Jonty Rhodes these days

Tim left the following remarks on 27th August 2012

i had a catch too...