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 9 Sept  2002

Well. The weather looked a bit murky to start , but the sun really shone on Salix on Captains Day.

Report

This year the Rodbertonians faced the Clarkstars (or Gents versus Players..). The format was 2 x 15 overs, max 3 overs a bowler , retire at 30 and crucially, reverse the batting order between innings. The Rodbertonians got off to a reasonable, if not spectacular start, however mean, mean bowling from our very own Rahul Spillane and Steve-o Jacobs saw the Rodbertonians all out for 93. The Clarkstars powered out of the blocks and some hard fielding from the Rodbertonians saw Andy Bush put our wicket keeper, James, in hospital, which wasn't too helpful, but we persevered. At tea the Clarkstars were sitting on a decent lead (thanks to the leader himself and Mr Swindells)

After our Ribena and egg sandwiches, the Rodbertonians engineered a familiar Salix batting performance as they struggled to 93, highlights being Dave H eager to make up for his first innings golden and Clarkster making a great diving catch to get Fletch round the corner. And so as the clouds lengthened the Clarkstars had a fairly doable target which they made with 9 balls to spare, thanks to a great innings by Steve-o (who got more in one innings than he got all season), our very own Dominic Dravid, and of course, the man himself, Clarkster.

So it was back to the bar, to discuss next season and dream dreams of winnings. In the words of 10CC - "I don't like cricket, oh no, I love it"

 


 

Captains Day
innings 1 Rodbertonians   90 all out
overs mdn runs wkts ave
Shilling b 9 ellis 2 0 7 0
fletcher c 7 spillane 3 0 14 3 4.7
Henig c 1 clark 3 0 11 1 11.0
Dodwell Bennett c 4 nannery 2 0 26 0
Rodbert run out 11 jacobs 2.2 0 8 4 2.0
Barn c 31 kennedy 2 0 16 0
Manthell lbw 2
Kulasingam hit wicket 7
Bush not out 5
Henig (again) b 0
extras 13
innings 1 Clarkstars   103
overs mdn runs wkts ave
newton b 0 fletcher 3 0 15 2 7.5
Carter c 10 Kulasingam 2 0 6 1 6.0
Swindells not out 32 Henig 2 0 25 0
Nannery c 4 Shilling 2 0 21 0
Ellis b 14 Bush 2 0 19 1 19.0
Clark not out 32 Barn 3 0 20 0
Kennedy not out 3 Dodwell Bennett 1 0 8 0
Spillane not out 1
Jacobs dnb
extras 17
innings 2 Rodbertonians   97 all out
overs mdn runs wkts ave
Bush lbw 23 ellis 3 0 22 0
Kulasingam c 7 clark 2 0 12 0
Barn c 2 carter 1 0 6 1 6.0
Rodbert retired 13 jacobs 3 1 18 0
Dodwell Bennett c and b 0 swindells 3 0 17 2 8.5
Henig retired 30 newton 3 0 13 2 6.5
fletcher c 1
Shilling not out 9
Dodwell Bennett (again) not out 2
extras 10
innings 2 Clarkstars   75
Jacobs b 13 overs mdn runs wkts ave
Spillane retired 30 fletcher 3 0 22 0
Kennedy run out 4 Kulasingam 2 0 11 0
Clark not out 18 Shilling 1.3 0 14 1 14.0
Ellis not out 1 Bush 3 0 14 1 14.0
Nannery dnb Barn 3 0 6 0
Swindells dnb Rodbert 1 0 5 0
Carter dnb
Newton dnb
extras 9

 

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Man of the Season Clarkster Players Award Mr J Captains Award - Matt Swindells Fielder of the Year - Dr Dustman

High score Paul Rogers (absent in St Lucia...)

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New Player of the Year Tinker Batting Award Andy Bush Man kisses wife Batting Award Rahul Spillane Worst Fielder. Fletch
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Players Award Chris K

well, it's his camera Mr K lets one go we practise dropping catches New recruit models "worst fielder" wig
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New Dom celebrates getting Fletch Bushy pads up to face Mr J Dominic Dravid dobs one down Fletch whacks out and gets caught out The Shill scores
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  Mr Ellis bowls a sinister one to Mr Shilling    

Season Report (up to but not including Captains Day 2002)

Our Player of the Year is:  Neil Clark

The figures never lie. On average it took us 21.7 runs to get a wicket, but we gave our wickets away for 13.5 runs.  We dropped nearly half the catches (45%) that came our way. Our batsmen had an equal chance of being bowled or caught (75 each) and, bizarrely, an equal chance of getting LBW or run out (15 of each).  Only the main protagonists are shown – everyone else is on the spreadsheet.

Bowling

Top wicket taker was Fletch, but at some cost. Paul Rogers and Andy Rayner  got wickets the fastest, and Andy Bush, Clarkster and Steve J were our most frugal bowlers.

 

overs

maidens

runs

wkts

ave

strike rate

meanness

Bush

82.2

11

274

14

19.6

35.2

3.3

Clark

79.3

4

300

14

21.4

34.0

3.8

Ellis

20

0

106

5

21.2

24.0

5.3

Fletcher

123

3

683

28

24.4

26.4

5.6

Jacobs

103

15

369

19

19.4

32.5

3.6

Kulasingam

71.4

1

304

11

27.6

38.9

4.3

Newton

25.5

0

193

5

38.6

30.6

7.6

Rayner

32

0

176

10

17.6

19.2

5.5

Rogers

29.4

2

159

11

14.5

16.0

5.4

Swindells

8

0

43

1

43.0

48.0

5.4

               

Whole Team

645.4

39

3044

140

21.7

27.7

4.7

 

The Lurpak League

After two years at the top, Mr Spillane was, I am sure looking forward to his silver cup.  But it was not to be as our ancient slip fielder Fletcher edged him out by dropping more (but holding a higher percentage.).  A close thing. Easily the safest hands belong to Mr Newton

 

caught

drop

net

drop %

   

caught

drop

net

drop %

fletcher

6

10

-4

63

 

darling

1

 

1

0

spillane

4

7

-3

64

 

guinness

1

 

1

0

amselem

 

2

-2

100

 

hayman

1

 

1

0

shilling

 

2

-2

100

 

henig

1

 

1

0

ellis

 

1

-1

100

 

manthel

2

1

1

33

hewitt

1

2

-1

67

 

nieri

2

1

1

33

kulasingam

2

3

-1

60

 

swindells

1

 

1

0

shaw t

 

1

-1

100

 

bush

3

1

2

25

kennedy

1

1

0

50

 

mason

3

1

2

25

nannery

3

3

0

50

 

rogers

3

1

2

25

rayner

1

1

0

50

 

jacobs

4

1

3

20

carter

5

4

1

44

 

newton

5

1

4

17

clark

5

4

1

44

 

shaw

7

3

4

30

           

all team

62

51

11

45


Batting

An overall pathetic year for batting. Overall Andy Bush, Clarkster and Paul stood out as did Dominic Spillane for his true grit.  We also need to co-opt Mr Extras into batting higher up the order. At the lower end of the order, Mr J set a new record by hitting a four and Fletch had the highest ever number of not outs ever recorded by the team.

name

all innings

not outs

runs

Ave

         

Bush

12

4

237

29.63

Clark

14

4

228

22.80

Rogers P

10

0

215

21.50

Swindells

7

0

122

17.43

Rayner

9

1

127

15.88

Spillane

15

1

212

15.14

Shaw B

11

1

147

14.70

Newton

11

0

138

12.55

Mason

4

0

50

12.50

Nannery

11

1

100

10.00

Fletcher

16

10

58

9.67

Kulasingam

12

4

71

8.88

Carter

11

2

79

8.78

Manthel

5

1

28

7.00

Henig

6

0

38

6.33

Jacobs

8

2

13

2.17

         

all team

206

42

2218

13.52

extras

23

0

457

19.87

Other Matters

We played 19 games, won 5 , drew 2. and in all 35 people donned the Salix Cap.

Our Role of Honour this Year:

Salix CC Captains Award 2002: Matt Swindells, Alex Newton  

New Player Award  2002: Graham Nannery, Andy Rayner

Player Award  2002 Steve Jacobs, Chris Kulasingam

Batting Award   2002 Andy Bush,  Dominic Spillane

High Score 2002 Paul Rogers

Catch of the Year 2002   Ollie Carter

Best Bowler   2002  Tony Fletcher

Player of the Year  2002:  Neil Clark

 

 


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