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Juicy in the heat: vs Quokkas 07 Jun 2015 (Season: 2015)
Report by: YM

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Layla the dog and hangers on
Assembling in the shimmering heat against our old opponents the Quokkas, we sported our own Aussies this year, plus two guests, both conveniently called Mark. Winning the toss captain CK1 put us into bat and Evil Dave immediately claimed two quick ones. But we soldiered on and everyone (nearly) contributed on what was a seriously juicy Harlington pitch to get a roughly par 166.

After the usual disgusting tea it was back out to find the pitch hadn't let go of its demons as evening drew in. Delilah opened with an absolutely cracking spell and two fast inswinging yorkers in a row got his men, whilst Elvis maintained excellent control at the other end, and even got one to spin through the gate to get Robin the Quokkas cap. The slips were always in this game and whilst we dropped three catches here its fair to say even Jonty Rhodes might have struggled to hang on to any of them

But as the wickets fell the Quokkas started to approach our score but in the end we finally held the crucial slip catch to trot out winners and off to the pub.

As ever, this was a really good game, played in a wonderful friendly spirit, really close fought and at a pretty high standard as well.

Salix CC versus Quokkas at Harlington on 07-06-2015(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting first)166all outoff34overs Match Won
Quokkas144all outoff32overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Andrew Grant2Bowled
2.Deepak Winston0Caught
3.Sivaarun Thangarajah26Caught
4.Christy Kulasingam17Caught
5.Mark Beakhouse32Caught
6.Mark Fernandes9Caught
7.Fevin Mascarenhas9Bowled
8.Mike Ellis17LBW
9.Tony Fletcher15Not Out
10.Chris Lamont0Caught & Bowled
11.Dillan Unadkat2Caught & Bowled
Extras37
Total166
No.PlayerOversMaidensRunsWicketsAveSREcon
1.Deepak Winston702438.0014.003.43
2.Dillan Unadkat20130--6.50
3.Mike Ellis7126126.0042.003.71
4.Fevin Mascarenhas7031215.5021.004.43
5.Mark Fernandes10150--15.00
6.Mark Beakhouse6026213.0018.004.33
7.Christy Kulasingam21422.006.002.00
Mike Ellis1catch
Tony Fletcher1catch
Christy Kulasingam1catch
Chris Lamont1catch
Mike Ellis1drop
Mark Fernandes1drop
Tony Fletcher1drop
Sivaarun Thangarajah1drop


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ex CGC left the following remarks on 8th June 2015

Yeah, my bowling figures have really taken a hit now I don't bowl at the end.


Ex-cap'n Badmo left the following remarks on 8th June 2015

And good to see CK's continuing the policy of the skipper serving himself up some late rabbits. I learnt that one from Stu.


Ex-cap'n Badmo left the following remarks on 8th June 2015

Thanks for the win ratio boost, fellas. Back next week to drag it back down. Good to see (ex-opening bat) Deepak is definitely a bowler again.