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.


Captains Day 2000: By our man with the PhD in playing with himself

Let's let Dave Henig's Email tell the story along with the scorebook (below)

A fine day as you say - a day on which we finally found a team that was  exactly at our level, namely ourselves. All the usual Salix traits were  there, from collapses at top and middle of orders, to comedy run-outs, and  extremely unlikely wicket takers (Bush b Rodbert was my favourite, but  then I had a good view of it being at the other end for a second time  having been run out without facing first time round), not to mention the  failure of some to turn out and most others to turn up on time. 
The Rodbert gents tried out some interesting tactics, particularly opening the batting with Steve Jacobs, but these were countered by the Clarkster  opening with a strike force of Salix's most expensive bowlers (by runs  given per over not transfer fee), who promptly and rather surprisingly  took four wickets between them. In the end, the gents had to resort to underhand tactics, not bringing back their lowest scoring player, but the retiring captain, who thumped the ball round a bit. 
But cheats don't  prosper, the players had one over the gents, and some Salix players were on the winning side.
A forerunner of next season's undoubted triumphs?

PS from Fletch

I had a few favorite moments myself, Alex Newton's spectacular catching from Simons full blooded drive to  mid on.  We tried to prise the ball out of Alex's hand after the catch and failed.  Amazing.   And who could forget yours truly bowling the Swordsmen behind his legs.  And after he brought two babelicious women.  And Dominic Spillane took a catch!   And Marco who dropped one (a catch) as I was chatting to him about his hat...  mea culpa)

 

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Player of 2000: 
The Clarkster 
(seen on left)
Bowler of the Season:  Dominic Guinness   Worst fielder of the Season Dominic Spillane, 
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Dom wears the Worst fielder Salix Wig Clarkster Swings. Misses The lads take a break as Andy impersonates John Inman Clarkster swings and hits
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John Legs Lock Craig Dominic Spillane Marco
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Matt Dave Henig Dominic The Clarkster
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The Director of Cricket The Swordsman Simon Steve
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The Shills Rodders Paul Alex

 


CAPTAINS DAY

This is not included in the statistics for the year
Dulwich Sept 10th (at Marlboro CC ground)

Clarksters Players 152

Rodberts Gentlemen 141

Clarksters Players

o

m

r

w

Brown

ct spillane

0

rogers

5

1

16

2

Maroudas

ct guinness

33

foster

4

0

9

0

Swindells

run out

4

mustafa

3

1

3

0

Clark

ct guinness

41

shilling

4

0

23

0

Fletcher

retired

28

guinness

4

0

21

0

Newton

stumped

32

jacobs

4

0

20

1

Henig

run out

0

sarif

3

0

22

0

Bouman

ct spillane

1

rodbert

2

0

16

2

Bush

b

2

lock

1

0

11

1

Henig (again)

not out

2

extras

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodberts Gentlemen

o

m

r

w

Jacobs

ct brown

1

Fletcher

5

0

26

2

Guinness

run out

6

henig

4

0

33

2

Mustafa

ct newton

13

brown

4

0

10

1

Shilling

ct maroudas

3

Swindells

3

0

13

0

Foster

b

2

Bush

5

0

17

1

Lock

b

22

Newton

5

0

16

1

Rodbert

ct brown

2

Clark

3.4

0

16

2

Sarif

ct clark

16

Rogers

ct

20

Spillane

not out

12

Guinness (again)

ct

25

extras

9

 

 


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