|July 4, 2000||vs Tower Ravens||Lost by six wickets|
Fallopians pipped at the post
By the Editor (Tim Castle)
This was their finest hour; the most accurate bowling, the most resolute batting, the most assiduous fielding. All in vain; was it those missed byes off Wardle's bowling, or that boundary that Frisby never saved?
No matter; in the final over, in the closing dusk, in the relentless drizzle, TH Dao struck through mid-on and the game was over.
The Tower Ravens had won and the Old Fallopians had lost, four points to the victors, flat beer on damp seats for the vanquished.
It was raining. Ever so faintly at first, during the Fallopians' innings. Heavily, between innings. All while the Fallopians were in the field a steady spray fell..
We thought we had enough runs. Sufficient to avenge the shame of May 30. Our bowling was tight. But then the gaps appeared. They started taking singles. They lost two wickets but then no more.
The pressure built up. They kept taking singles. Got the odd boundary. Sultanti dropped a catch. The last over. Just four needed.
A single. A dot ball. A single. Then Dao connected and it was all over.
So unfair. We played our best.
But best isn't good enough in the Victoria Park Community Cricket League Division Two. We've gotta be better than best.
We've gotta be.... in Division Three?
Fallopians 122 for 3, Tower Ravens 123 for 2,
Tower Ravens won by six wickets
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|Old Fallopians (won toss, chose to bat)|
|Mark Dummett||ct MA Chowdhury||Patel||41||3||4|
|Andrew Wardle||not out||13|
|John Rooney||not out||6|
|Extras (nb 2, w 8, b 2, lb 1)||13|
|Tim Castle, Dave Sultanti, Peter Frisby did not bat|
|Fall of wickets: 1-51, 2-77, 3-109|
|Progress: 0-17 (4 overs), 0-49 (8), 2-80 (12) 3-122 (16)|
|Owen Williams||not out||39|
|TH Dao||not out||15|
|Extras (nb 5, w 10, b 7)||22|
Chowdhury, MA Chowdhury, Paul William, James Petevinou
did not bat
|Fall of wickets: 1-32, 2-82|
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