Whalers CC Vs Salix

Opposition Report:

Not at our strongest….: Whalers 1 Aug 2004 (Season: 2004)

Report by: Fletchster

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Stump-meister Gumbo

As England trounced the Windies in the second test Captain Andy was losing the toss to the Whalers at Glaxo. Sporting three members with American accents (one indeed from those shores), three players on their first time for Salix and indeed only 10 men we were perhaps not at our strongest.

But I digress. The Whalers started well, but Captain Andy got a couple and yours truly and CK1 got others, but they were scoring well on a fast field and their middle order rocketed away – not helped I must say by Salix dropping no less than 5 catches and propelling an unamed team member to an impregnable lead in the Lurpak league. Das is not gut. nein. New boy behind the sticks “Gumbo” Garner took two good stumpings, but on 258 after 40 overs the Whalers looked impregnable. And thus it was to pass.

Openers Captain Andy and Dave played steadily against some very good bowling, but a dip in the middle order again (I have now programmed a macro in Word to write the phrase “middle order collapse” ) could not have been less helpful and although the tail saw us up to 117 it was never a contest.

(Pic our new Stumpmeister poses in front of an object that mirrors our performance)

But a big up to our Yankee import Barrett “The Hoguester” Hogue as our pinch hitter, fielding well under the helmet and hitting a homer or two and of course the Whalers as well, a more pleasant bunch of guys to get whacked by you couldn’t find in a season of Sundays.

As Ginger rushed off to take some lucky lady for a Ruby the rest of us retired to the bar grateful that we don’t work for the FA and have Sven for our manager (and here I refute any suggestions of impropriety between myself as Director of Cricket and the Podgster (now in Oz). I shall not be resigning in the near future and anyone who says different will be hearing from my lawyers: Clifford, Palios and Erikson.

Salix CC versus Whalers at Glaxo on 01-08-2004 (40 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second) 117 all out off 34 overs Match Lost
Whalers 258 for 9 off 38 overs
No Player Score How Out
1. Andy Rayner 26 Bowled
2. Dave Henig 18 Caught
3. Mark Dyson 1 LBW
4. Christy Kulasingam 0 Caught
5. Mike Ellis 1 Bowled
6. Tony Fletcher 21 Caught
7. Madhu Chaganti 10 Bowled
8. Jamie Garner 10 Caught & Bowled
9. Radhu Pandrangi 7 Caught
10. Barrett Hogue 6 Caught
11. Mark Dyson 8 Not Out
Extras 9
Total 117
No. Player Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Ave SR Econ
1. Andy Rayner 8 1 35 2 17.50 24.00 4.38
2. Mike Ellis 8 0 60 1 60.00 48.00 7.50
3. Tony Fletcher 8 0 69 3 23.00 16.00 8.62
4. Christy Kulasingam 8 0 59 2 29.50 24.00 7.38
5. Madhu Chaganti 6 0 40 1 40.00 36.00 6.67
Tony Fletcher 1 catch
Jamie Garner 1 catch
Dave Henig 1 catch
Andy Rayner 2 drops
Mike Ellis 1 drop
Jamie Garner 1 drop
Christy Kulasingam 1 drop


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