1. Cricket is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy (Stephen Fry)
2. FOOTBALL offers the world clichés; RUGBY produces facial deformity; HOCKEY provides an acceptable outlet for psychotic violence; CRICKET alone breeds myths... More quotes here.


Malvern 1998

Again no written records. I think we went to Aston Villa to play an indoor game on the Friday night and the Malvern boys took us to play in the grounds of a wonderful abandoned country house. (later Edit: The house is Croome Court at Pershore - now a National Trust Property (see here) - it used to be owned by the Moonies or something (Hari Krishnas in fact..). It looks like the cricket pitch is long gone, sadly. We played on the front lawn. Sadly the heavens opened and there was a massive thunderstorm and were rained off. This was again a 20 x 20 over game with Salix 1st 90 all out and 2nd 41 for 0.  

Our Captain, Dominic hurt his ankle, tripping over the car seat belt as we arrived, which was not a good start, however later we all went and played pub bowls which he won from sitting in his chair, so it can't have been that bad...

We then played the Clogs who had got a new pavilion from the Lottery. We got our revenge this year!

Prior to Whacking the Clogs: Rodders, Bushy , The Jaapster in comedy wig, Dicky, Lockster, Fredski, Dom Front, Me, Chazza, Dave the Actor , ROE

Salix CC versus Chasers at Colwall on 20-06-1998 ( 20 Over Game )
Salix CC (batting second) 90 for 6 off 20 overs Match Drawn
Chasers 92 for 6 off 20 overs
No Player Score How Out
1. Richard Winter 14 Caught
2. Jaap Bijsterbosch 1 Bowled
3. Mark Rodbert 2 Bowled
4. Tony Fletcher 8 Caught
5. Robert Orr Ewing 25 Retired
6. John Lock 2 Bowled
7. Andy Shilling 26 Bowled
8. Andy Bush 8 Not Out
9. Charlie Hewitt 4 Not Out
10. Fred Maroudas 0 Did Not Bat
11. David Goodwin 0 Did Not Bat
Extras
Total 90
No. Player Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Ave SR Econ
1. Andy Shilling 4 0 21 1 21.00 24.00 5.25
2. Andy Bush 4 0 12 0 - - 3.00
3. Robert Orr Ewing 2 0 16 0 - - 8.00
4. Charlie Hewitt 4 0 17 2 8.50 12.00 4.25
5. David Goodwin 4 0 11 3 3.67 8.00 2.75
6. Fred Maroudas 2 0 9 2 4.50 6.00 4.50

 

 

 

Second Innings ( 20 Over Game )
Salix CC (batting second) 41 for 0 off 20 overs Match Drawn
Chasers 81 all out off 15 overs
No Player Score How Out
1. Andy Bush 19 Not Out
2. David Goodwin 22 Not Out
3. Richard Winter 0 Did Not Bat
4. Jaap Bijsterbosch 0 Did Not Bat
5. Mark Rodbert 0 Did Not Bat
6. Tony Fletcher 0 Did Not Bat
7. Robert Orr Ewing 0 Did Not Bat
8. John Lock 0 Did Not Bat
9. Charlie Hewitt 0 Did Not Bat
10. Andy Shilling 0 Did Not Bat
11. Fred Maroudas 0 Did Not Bat
Extras 0
Total 41
No. Player Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Ave SR Econ
1. Andy Bush 3 0 23 1 23.00 18.00 7.67
2. Tony Fletcher 3 0 7 3 2.33 6.00 2.33
3. Charlie Hewitt 2 0 13 0 - - 6.50
4. Fred Maroudas 3 0 5 2 2.50 9.00 1.67
5. Robert Orr Ewing 2 0 11 2 5.50 6.00 5.50
6. Mark Rodbert 2 0 22 0 - - 11.00

Salix CC versus Clogs at Colwall on 21-06-1998(35 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)131for 5off28overs Match Won
Clogs111all outoff29overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Richard Winter26LBW
2.Robert Orr Ewing30Retired
3.Andy Bush1Bowled
4.Mark Rodbert5Caught
5.Charlie Hewitt24Not Out
6.John Lock24Run Out
7.Fred Maroudas8LBW
8.Jaap Bijsterbosch1Not Out
9.David Goodwin0Did Not Bat
10.Tony Fletcher0Did Not Bat
11.Unknown Ringer0Did Not Bat
Extras12
Total131
No.PlayerOversMaidensRunsWicketsAveSREcon
1.Andy Bush511728.5015.003.40
2.Tony Fletcher5124124.0030.004.80
3.David Goodwin50210--4.20
4.Charlie Hewitt501929.5015.003.80
5.Fred Maroudas5120120.0030.004.00
6.Robert Orr Ewing401042.506.002.50