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Whitewashed: vs White Swan CC (Southall) 20 Jul 2014 (Season: 2014)
Report by: YM

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Ton up Nelson awarded the very ball
Warning: this report is not for those of a nervous disposition. In the grip of a shimmering heat wave we duly assembled in the leafy oasis of the LPOSSA ground amidst the urban sprawl of Sudbury. Dazzler a enjoyed a lengthy trip down memory lane as he had played footy here in his youth. This was pretty much the last thing we would enjoy all day.

Losing the toss, we went into the field and my patented hat sweat-o-meter approached its maximum reading. Things started reasonably enough with sharp catch by Elvis but gradually deteriorated as the afternoon wore on (Nice catch by CK1 as well, to be noted). As I hung about, useless and sweaty, in the slips I pondered on Captain Padders prescient words, "if we play to our potential, we could win this"

Apres tea, and a few chilled lagers and ciders in the well stocked bar, our top order ventured out. And pretty much straight back again. This gave them plenty of time to watch England collapse in the Second Test against India at Lords and Rory McIlroy win the Open. On the field, it was left to C2K, extras and a bit of a resistance from the tail to avoid a 2 figure score.

The White Swans are truly excellent hosts and even purchased us a jug of lager to assuage our dismay. I'm pretty sure that Mrs Elvis, the young Elvises and their neighbours, who constituted our largest crowd of the year, had a nice day under the shade of the beautiful Salix babylonica -weeping willows - that surround the ground, but as for the rest of us...

Salix CC versus White Swan CC (Southall) at LPOSSA Sudbury on 20-07-2014(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)112all outoff22overs Match Lost
White Swan CC (Southall)214all outoff36overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Dave Henig0Bowled
2.Asanga Fernando2Caught
3.Sivaarun Thangarajah0Bowled
4.Christy Kulasingam35Bowled
5.Darren Gavigan0Caught
6.David Padmore5Caught
7.Stuart Lumsden7Bowled
8.Mike Ellis14Bowled
9.Andrew Grant7Run Out
10.Tony Fletcher9Bowled
11.Andy Foster0Not Out
1.Christy Kulasingam411527.5012.003.75
2.Stuart Lumsden70320--4.57
3.Mike Ellis60500--8.33
4.Sivaarun Thangarajah20140--7.00
5.David Padmore6029214.5018.004.83
6.Andrew Grant5033311.0010.006.60
7.Andy Foster6031131.0036.005.17
Mike Ellis1catch
Christy Kulasingam1catch
Stuart Lumsden1catch
David Padmore1catch
Asanga Fernando1drop
Dave Henig1drop
Christy Kulasingam1drop

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