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Rogers that, and out.: Taverners 14 Sept 2003 (Season: 2003)
Report by: Reprot by Ginge AKA Elvis

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He's Podge-tastic and he's leaving . Boo hoo
Final game of the season and final game for Paul Rogers, off to Australia in search of fame, fortune and farm animals. Capn Ben turned up late so El President went out for the toss, which in he duly lost per Salix tradition, before handing over the reigns of leadership to Master Bush, previously unbeaten as a Salix Captain. Chalfont started well, ably seeing off Steve's donkey drops and Simon's alternating Fred Trueman/Fred Flintstone impression. Without pen and paper, Capn Bush struggled to work out his bowling line up, eventually bringing himself on to devastating effect after 10 overs. This was easily the best Andy's bowled all season and debate rippled through the slip cordon as to what could have inspired such a late change in his form, the most likely candidate being a suspected cessation of shaggage. He was ably supported by CK1 (on the bowling front, not of the not getting laid front, although that could be true as well) and Charles, who came dressed as Billy Jean King and Nick Faldo's love child. Chalfont's innings was seen through by my goodself and Podge, bowling some farewell dross. In all they put together 193, which was about what you'd expect on a green wicket and a hard dry outfield.

After a particularly delicious tea with a fine selection of cakes, Paul and Dominic attempted to bore the pants off the opposition, before the latter fell to a ball that I didn't see because I was engrossed in Graham Thorpe's marital problems as revealed in the Sunday Times. This wasn't the best preparation for batting and sure enough I was back reading the rest of the article 4 balls and no further score later. Charles then joined Paul in the middle and together they began to build a sizeable total. In particular Paul threw off the shackles of the various impediments he has faced in life to deliver an innings that will long go down in the annals of Salix lore. He huffed and he puffed and he blew their bowling away; but then, with his maiden century in sight, he shot his bolt and was clean bowled for 96. Things proceeded to tighten up and Salix were faced with hitting 22 off the last two overs to take the game; Ex Capn Ben proceeded to knock 17 slightly spawny runs off the penultimate over, before Chaste Andy cracked a lovely four to see us home with 3 balls to spare.

A fine victory, all the more so because we played well against a team that put up a fine all round performance themselves. Man of the match to Paul because he batted well and because it's his last game and because I'd quite like a place to stay when I visit Australia; however, it was a close run thing between him and Abstinence Bush, whose bowling really turned the game around for us. Thanks to the oppo for being a good bunch of guys, having a good pitch that we could play on a sunny September Sunday and for providing us with splendid amounts of pies in the pub afterwards.

 


Salix CC versus Jordans Taverners (Seer Green) at Seer Green on 14-09-2003(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)195for 4off34.3overs Match Won
Jordans Taverners (Seer Green)193for 6off35overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Dominic Spillane18Caught
2.Paul Rogers96Bowled
3.Mike Ellis0Bowled
4.Charlie Hewitt37Caught & Bowled
5.Ben Shaw27Not Out
6.Andy Bush5Not Out
7.Irwin Sarif0Did Not Bat
8.Simon Dodd0Did Not Bat
9.Christy Kulasingam0Did Not Bat
10.Tony Fletcher0Did Not Bat
11.Steve Jacobs0Did Not Bat
Extras12
Total195
No.PlayerOversMaidensRunsWicketsAveSREcon
1.Steve Jacobs70390--5.57
2.Simon Dodd50360--7.20
3.Andy Bush701427.0021.002.00
4.Christy Kulasingam4027127.0024.006.75
5.Charlie Hewitt4030130.0024.007.50
6.Mike Ellis501728.5015.003.40
7.Paul Rogers30210--7.00
Christy Kulasingam1drop

Charles Hewitt. Love child of Billie Jean King and Nick Fald


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