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A tale of two batsmen: vs Demijohns 29 Jun 2014 (Season: 2014)
Report by: YM

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Purdey the dog
As we rolled up for our annual thrashing at the hands of the turncoat Salix toffs at their alma mater, we were all very happy to see them triumvirate, featuring a very trim Bison (now of Milton Keynes, apparently. Pretty Boy claims that "no amount of money on earth would make him (PB) move there" - which is clearly hyperbole as I have seen him bend over to pick a stray penny up of the pavement many times.

Captain Paddlers, winning the toss, put us proles into the field and the DJs Captain Mr Parsons proceeded to put on a chanceless 103 (then sportingly retiring). Our bowlers laboured long and mightily but our fielding was a touch iffy, the Ginga Ninja in particular being denied a couple by general incompetence (mea culpa). However we laboured on and in the event a declaration was avoided by the DJs being all out.

A sumptuous tea preceeded the start of our innings and the commencement of Netherlands v Mexico and Captain Paddlers, who has clearly got Captain Cooks disease, straight back in the pavilion, closely followed by Daveski. However, cometh the hour etc and our antipodean proceeded to hit a mighty 125, breaking Delilah's bat in the process and no doubt enriching Vodaphone as a barrage of text messages headed towards a slumbering C2K in Sri Lanka informing him of the new season highest score....

Supported only by the Ginga Ninja and Delilah, Siv stayed on the rate until the last two overs: only 8 being required for a win. But by then the opening bowlers were back on and only two OAPS stood between us and defeat. As the DJs crowded round the bat, the Nurdler bravely sledged the field but stood fast to see the match drawn.

Beer was produced, Mrs Dazzler popped round the chip shop and both teams settled down to the key question: Arjen Robben? did he dive?

All in all a great game and as close and as sporting as you could possibly get.

Salix CC versus Demijohns at St Johns Oxford on 29-06-2014(Timed Game)
Salix CC (batting second)213for 9off39overs Match Drawn
Demijohns219all outoff36.5overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.David Padmore0Caught
2.Dave Henig1Caught
3.Sivaarun Thangarajah125Caught
4.Darren Gavigan9Bowled
5.Stuart Lumsden22Caught
6.Tim Collins0Bowled
7.Sukhdeep Jagait3Bowled
8.Deepak Winston20Bowled
9.Tony Fletcher1Not Out
10.Dillan Unadkat0LBW
11.Dominic Spillane1Not Out
1.Stuart Lumsden8.5065321.6717.677.36
2.Deepak Winston9245145.0054.005.00
3.David Padmore40210--5.25
4.Dillan Unadkat6033216.5018.005.50
5.Sivaarun Thangarajah6033216.5018.005.50
6.Sukhdeep Jagait30280--9.33
Tim Collins1catch
David Padmore1catch
Tony Fletcher1drop
Darren Gavigan1drop
Sivaarun Thangarajah1drop
Deepak Winston1drop

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Lord Nelson left the following remarks on 5th July 2014

Cheers Tuffers... I did it to prove you wrong :-) The highlight for me was getting our buddy out and Smutmeister taking the catch.. P.s Love the fact the top score you've scored with your bat this season was 2 :-) And the bats got 2 100's..... thats nearly half the 100s in the clubs history... P.s.s Its all downhill from me for the season.... P.s.s.s Check out the bowling figures... I've got Top Average and Strike Rate for the season...... I'm Retiring for the season on top......

Tuffers left the following remarks on 3rd July 2014

Top knock Shiv, especially after I sledged you earlier in the game saying you wouldn't score a 100!

Made up for it by lending you my bat halfway through your innings, so you became the second guy this season to get to 100 using my bat. FYI - my top score with that bat this season - 2!