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Mmm tea: Mighty Wanderers May 13 (Season: 2001)
Report by: Fletch the Prophet writes

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The Rhodesian Lurve Machine himself
A beautiful day, friendly opponents and an excellent tea from Mr. Spillane.  It all looked set to break our loosing streak.  Dream on, Director 

Winning the toss, the Wanderers elected to bat first, and the very first ball was driven towards Ollie, who promptly dropped it.  And that set the tone for the innings, with Salix CC putting down no less than six (6)  VI, sex, catches, not including the one that I caught on its way towards a six and then fell into the bushes with the force of it (counts as an assist technically I understand),.  Still the target didn't look unreachable, however by 20 Overs we had only reached a miserable 37 runs, and that for two wickets.  A spirited last gasp stand by Andy Bush (36 no) and Dominic Guinness (26 not out) put us tantalizingly close, but seeing as they had come in with only 8 Overs to go and 90 runs needed, it was never on the cards.

On a collectors note, the Mighty Wanderers fielded no less than 3 Salix players: Dickie Winter who was Captaining them (and got 3 wickets for 23 runs), Steve Jacobs, who they borrowed and who hit Fletch for 4 (the shame of it!!)  and Clarkster, who turned up on the off chance and despite being bowled by Rob Bailey for a golden, proceeded to bowl very well and get 1 for 14 in 6 Overs

Still, a lovely day, great opponents, and just the usual Salix CC shambles.  C'est la vie, mes amis du Cricket.

Salix CC versus Mighty Wanderers at Glaxo on 13-05-2001(40 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)157for 6off40overs Match Lost
Mighty Wanderers173all outoff37.2overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Charlie Hewitt21Caught
2.Dominic Spillane4Caught
3.Ben Shaw10Caught & Bowled
4.Rob Bailey18Caught
5.Robert Orr Ewing8Caught
6.Simon Dodd10Bowled
7.Dominic Guinness26Not Out
8.Andy Bush36Not Out
9.Ollie Carter0Did Not Bat
10.Irwin Sarif0Did Not Bat
11.Tony Fletcher0Did Not Bat
Extras24
Total157
No.PlayerOversMaidensRunsWicketsAveSREcon
1.Andy Bush8020120.0048.002.50
2.Simon Dodd8030215.0024.003.75
3.Tony Fletcher7051151.0042.007.29
4.Charlie Hewitt7.2044411.0011.006.00
5.Rob Bailey4015115.0024.003.75
6.Dominic Guinness3013113.0018.004.33
Simon Dodd2catches
Andy Bush1catch
Tony Fletcher1catch
Robert Orr Ewing1catch
Robert Orr Ewing2drops
Ollie Carter1drop
Simon Dodd1drop
Irwin Sarif1drop
Dominic Spillane1drop

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