Six a Side Games Nov Dec 2004: The Precursor to the Rodbert Cup GamesGame 2: vs Mighty Wanderers - Warricks warriors whack wobbling Wanderers with 4 balls to go: 21 Nov: Middlesex Cricket Academy. 2pm
The Lads: Back, LR Tim, Lars, Barrott, Murdo, Gaf, Tjaz, Warrick Front: Wuff, New Dom, Fletch, Rog, The Bison
Winning the toss, Captain Warrick put the Wanderers in to bat first and indeed they spanked a few around, then Salix broke through and kept the score rate lowish (I promised Barrott I wouldn’t mention him dropping a catch behind, but he failed to bribe me with enough money). A quick turnaround saw Captain Warrick make a grand tactical move by putting the elderly batsmen in first. As expected, the oldest was out first ball again, and New Dom faced only 2 balls , but was out there for about 20 minutes at the other end as Rog whacked away. In the event the Bison and the Captain came good hitting the winning ball with 4 balls left.A real thriller and enjoyed by all I understand. So off again to the Finchley CC club bar to hatch great plans for an early 2005 mini tournament. Keep watching . And again, big up to Raj and Kumar for ump and scoring
|Murdo||Ct , bowler Fletch||8|
|Fletch||Ct bowler Lars||0|
|The Bison||Not out||10|
|Barrott||Ct bowler ??||4|
|Rog and the Bison whack'em||Raj and Kumar, Umpire and Scorer par excellence|
Game 1: vs LNCC Sad Salix succumb in six a side shambles: 14 Nov: Middlesex Cricket Academy. 2pm
As a prelude to our appearance in the Lords December 6 a side competition Salix played the first of two warm up games, against our old nemesis, The London Nigerians. You might, of course, wonder why we should pick the very best team we ever play to kick off our try at a new format. Well, clearly it’s best to get mullah’d very early on, then the only way is up. Sort of like Norwich FC (except they are clearly going down). And the LNCC lads were fresh from their cricket dinner and well hung over. But then again, I’d been dancing the night away at a Welsh Society Barn Dance and Steve-O had been blasting out Smoke on the Water at a Deep Purple concert. Anyhow, to the mullahing..
Firstly big thanks to Raj and his Dad, Kumar, for umpiring and scoring. The LNCC batted first and got a cracking 129 off 12 overs. The 4 Salix bowlers, Steve-O, Rog, the Bison and Madhu. The game moves a bit fast to record bowling figures, however only Rog got a wicket (Ct behind by Fletch, small miracle).
Faced with this rather massive total, the Salixites started OK with Rog and the Bison, but then stumbled violently with yours truly especially culpable with a Golden (well, you can see it all in the score book)
|The Bison||Run out||14|