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The First Match for Salix CC: v Rotten Livers (Season: 2013)
Report by: Lottie Shaw aged 8

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The Team
Match report by Lottie Shaw aged 8

The wind was blowing, the balls were flying, the wickets were being taken, the joy of it all.

It was Salix Cricket Club and once again the kids were enjoying the match. The wind was cold but no one minded. Salix were to bat first. Then suddenly a wicket was taken time for a new batsman. At this stage the wickets were taken, much to Salix's disappointment. To my amazement Chris came in and didn't go, his amazing run of 69 was worth it. Meanwhile daddy [Ben] at four and others were watching on the sidelines looking forward to Oli, my brother to bat at number 8, was this his chance to shine? He did us proud, even though he was out after two balls for 0 runs, but not bad for an 11 year old! After all the effort Salix came up with a total of 208-9 after 35 overs.

Time for tea, horaaa [hurrah]! The team break had the most yummy things ever!

Wow time to field, will Salix beat the Rotten Livers? Salix had a great bowling team, the bowlers were: Chris 4 wickets; Stuart 2 wickets; Tony Williams 2 wickets; and Deepack and David 1 wicket each. With amazing bowlers and fielders, the Rotten Livers got 194 all out. A great win for Salix, the top 3 most runs scored for Salix were: David 39; Chris 69 and Tony Williams 27. The whole team was happy and the win was great.

Salix CC versus Rotten Livers at Harlington on 05-05-2013(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting first)208for 9off35overs Match Won
Rotten Livers194all outoff33.3overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.David Padmore39Caught
2.Adam Darling6Bowled
3.Christy Kulasingam69Caught
4.Ben Shaw18Caught & Bowled
5.Stuart Lumsden11Caught
6.Deepak Winston0LBW
7.Tony Williams27Stumped
8.Oliver Shaw0Caught
9.Tim Collins1Bowled
10.Dominic Spillane3Not Out
11.Tony Fletcher1Not Out
1.David Padmore6116116.0036.002.67
2.Tony Williams6028214.0018.004.67
3.Deepak Winston6132132.0036.005.33
4.Adam Darling20200--10.00
5.Stuart Lumsden7040220.0021.005.71
6.Christy Kulasingam6.3040410.009.756.15
Tim Collins2catches
Adam Darling1catch
Tony Fletcher1catch
David Padmore1catch
Ben Shaw1catch

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exCGC left the following remarks on 9th May 2013

Adam's bowling certainly doesn't win matches...

Padders left the following remarks on 8th May 2013

Catches win matches. Tim under a skier (once again) and Arsey in the deep. 1/1. Marvellous.

exCGC left the following remarks on 8th May 2013

Brilliant idea! A piece Kunal would have been proud of!

YM left the following remarks on 8th May 2013

One day, Lottie tells us, she will be a famous journalist and this is her first professional piece. As such, it will no doubt be referred to in her autobiography.

For the record, we offered payment in money, however remuneration via a mixture of crisps and chocolate was preferred (all declared to the Taxman)