1. Cricket is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy (Stephen Fry)
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2013 Tour to Estonia

We of course go by the maxim, what goes on tour, stays on tour, so this report is brief and to the point. We flew out on Friday 13th September 2013 which was an omen for our cricketing performance but not for the fun of the tour, which was just brilliant. Unfortunately one player who shall remain nameless missed the flight but the rest of us plus several stag parties etc crammed ourselves into EasyJets finest transport and zoomed off.

L>R Back: Daveski, Pretty Boy, Rog, Smutty, YM, Badmo, Arsey, Tuffers, CK. Front: Quicksilva, Nurdler, Young Spillane, Dozy. Gatwick Departures: Swords

We stayed at the Hotel Viru which is very nice and very handy for the old town. This hotel was also the home of the KGB

As to the cricket, we played two T20 games on the Saturday and a 40 over game on the Sunday. We got mullered in all these games. The venue was the Hipodroom, a trotting track just outside of town with an excellent Astroturf wicket. Also, as you can see from the photos, the weather was incredibly nice.

Our hosts, the Estonian Cricket Association, could not have been nicer and more welcoming and we were all agreed this was one of our best tours ever. Badmo got a ton and CK shot past 600 runs for the season. Most of our bowlers went for at least one six an over and we dropped too many catches to count. The only real downside was Young Spillane forcing us to go to a bar that specialized in 24/7 Depeche Mode. Stelios's boys delivered us safely back on time and on budget replete with cheap fags, appalling hangovers and a sense of having had a great time.


Game 1

Salix CC versus Saaremaa, Tallinn at Hipodroom, Tallinn on 13-09-2013(20 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)116for 8off20overs Match Lost
Saaremaa, Tallinn234for 5off20overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Adam Darling0Bowled
2.Chris Lamont1Caught
3.Darren Gavigan3Caught
4.Christy Kulasingam47Not Out
5.Dave Henig1Run Out
6.David Padmore12Caught
7.Tim Collins8Bowled
8.Roger Heaton0Bowled
9.Dillan Unadkat0Caught
10.Dominic Spillane6Not Out
11.Steve Jacobs0Did Not Bat
1.Steve Jacobs40300--7.50
2.Roger Heaton4040220.0012.0010.00
3.Christy Kulasingam40600--15.00
4.David Padmore30450--15.00
5.Adam Darling2033133.0012.0016.50
6.Dillan Unadkat3024212.009.008.00
Adam Darling1catch
Roger Heaton1catch
Tim Collins1drop
Dave Henig1drop
Dominic Spillane1drop

Game 2

Salix CC versus Tallinn United at Hipodroom, Tallinn on 14-09-2013(20 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting second)88all outoff19overs Match Lost
Tallinn United244for 2off20overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Adam Darling13Caught
2.Darren Gavigan6Bowled
3.Dave Henig11Run Out
4.Christy Kulasingam1Caught
5.David Padmore2Caught
6.Chris Lamont5Not Out
7.Jehan DeSilva8Caught
8.Roger Heaton11Caught
9.Tony Fletcher5Run Out
10.Dillan Unadkat1Bowled
11.Dominic Spillane0Run Out
1.David Padmore4028128.0024.007.00
2.Christy Kulasingam20230--11.50
3.Jehan DeSilva40440--11.00
4.Dillan Unadkat20360--18.00
5.Tony Fletcher40570--14.25
6.Dave Henig20350--17.50
7.Roger Heaton2016116.0012.008.00

Game 3

Salix CC versus Tallinn CC at Hipodroom, Tallinn on 15-09-2013(40 Over Game)
Salix CC (batting first)271for 5off40overs Match Lost
Tallinn CC275for 8off37.4overs
NoPlayerScoreHow Out
1.Chris Lamont14Caught
2.Adam Darling2Caught
3.Darren Gavigan9Caught
4.Christy Kulasingam76Bowled
5.David Padmore119Caught
6.Jehan DeSilva10Not Out
7.Tim Collins3Not Out
8.Dave Henig0Did Not Bat
9.Roger Heaton0Did Not Bat
10.Dillan Unadkat0Did Not Bat
11.Dominic Spillane0Did Not Bat
1.Steve Jacobs6021210.5018.003.50
2.Roger Heaton8057228.5024.007.12
3.Dillan Unadkat40210--5.25
4.Jehan DeSilva4021210.5012.005.25
5.Christy Kulasingam40300--7.50
6.Adam Darling6041220.5018.006.83
7.David Padmore50500--10.00
8.Tony Fletcher0.4090--13.50
Chris Lamont2catches
Dillan Unadkat2catches
Christy Kulasingam1catch
Darren Gavigan2drops
Tim Collins1drop
Jehan DeSilva1drop
Roger Heaton1drop
Dillan Unadkat1drop