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 (then Oxford ) 2015

A fabulous tour across the weekend of 27/28 June 2015. In honour, really, of our 25th year, this was a return visit to one of our first touring venues, 18 years on!

The Logistics
We stayed, variously, at the Foley Arms in Malvern, and the Cannara and the Puddle Lane B and Bs in Barnards Green.  All very good.  And we had team meals at the Flute in Malvern, a BYO curry house  specializing in the "Volcano", and the very excellent Wellington Inn  

The Games
We played two games and were blessed with really excellent weather, especially on the Saturday. The Chasers game is reported below (and doesn't appear in the stats) and the DJs game has a regular report, which is here

The Lads
Ranging from 27-62 our motley crew comprised ex Capn Ben, Mr Tumnus (who Porsched it down from Manchester) , Irwin (making a welcome comeback to the fold for his first game in 11 years), Dozy , CK1, MediumSilva, Tuffers, Nelson, Nurdler, Delilah,  Fevin and yours truly, Yesterday's Man.

Big thanks also go to Jon and Steven of the Chasers (well, everyone really) for all their help, an excellent tea and a great game.

The Game
A 2 x 20 over "Test Match" was played and Salix were captained by Ben. Winning the toss we batted first.  The bones of the results are detailed below. Up until the middle of the last innings it was a game that could have gone either way and although we ultimately prevailed it was not a game that demanded a result, merely to provide a good time for everyone and that we surely got.

MOTM went to Dan from the Chasers (and well deserved)

Salix  - 139 +  151 = 290
Chasers - 152 + 98 =250

Innings 1    
Deeps ret 30
Dozy ret 24
Siv b 22
Jay c 16
Irwin no 5
CK c 4
Fev no 3
Innings 2    
Dillan c 2
Nurdler c 12
Mark Run out 0
Fev Run out 13
CK ret 31
Irwin b 1
Ben c 21
Jay b 9
Siv b 7
Dozy b 0
Deeps b 9
Innings 1  
Fevin 3-0-12-2
Dozy 3-0-30-1
Jay 4-037-0
Dills 3-0-28-0
Fletch 2-0-17-0
Mark 3-0-5-3
Deeps 2-0-7-1
Innings 2  
Fev 4-0-16-0
Deeps 4-0-16-2
Mark 4-1-7-0
Dills 3-014-1
CK 2-0-10-0
Irwin 2-0-10-2
Dozy 2-0-17-0