June 15, 2000 vs Grasshoppers 2 Won by 21 runs

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Fallopians send cheating Hoppers packing

Spot the ball: Clarke connects
Spot the ball: Clarke connects

Three years ago in a cup game the Grasshoppers whinged about the Fallopians fielding just one ineligible player. 

It was done in error and the Fallopians admitted their mistake. The game was replayed.

On Thursday, the Grasshoppers tried to sneak no fewer than three conniving, unwanted and unwarranted ringers into their side for what could prove to be the pivotal cup game of the season. 

The Fallopian spotted their trickery and whipped them anyway.

In such circumstances, it was amazing that there was not more violence. 

The Fallopians kept a tight grip on their emotions and coolly cruised to a comfortable 112. 

Only Castle ripped through the thin veneer of camaraderie that lies like an oil-slick over these seething, bitter matches; he savaged the mediocre bowling with undisguised contempt. 

He now boasts a healthy average of 8.5, threatening an assault on his injured captain’s 174 average from last season.

Wardle continued to disappoint with the bat, and Barrow grew enormously in stature as an entertainer at the crease.

The Grasshoppers made a reasonable attempt to reach their target, but with a team full of uninterested mercenaries they just couldn’t match their opponents’ steely nerve and desire to win. 

They fell more than 20 short, and I think we will be seeing some action in the transfer market as they unload their expensive, illegal imports.

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Incoming: Wardle sends down a rocket against hapless Grasshoppers
Incoming: Wardle sends down a rocket against hapless Grasshoppers


Old Fallopians 112 for 6, Grasshoppers 91 for 4, 
Old Fallopians won by 21 runs

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Old Fallopians (won toss, chose to bat)
  How out Bowler Runs Sixes Fours Bat used
John Rooney Caught Price Garside 10     Scimitar
Jeremy Clarke Bowled Garside 11   1 V100
Chris Taylor Caught Paul Price 36 1 5 Morrant
Andy Wardle Caught and bowled Grover 2     Scimitar
Andy Barrow Stumpted Incley McGuinness 14   3 V100
Tim Castle Caught and bowled Price 20   3 Scimitar
David Sultanti Stumpted Incley McGuinness 0     V100
Peter Frisby Not Out   5   1 V100
Extras (nb 7, w 4, b 2, lb 1) 14  
  Total 112
Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-32, 3-36, 4-63, 5-100, 6-105, 7-112
  Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Paul Grover 4 0 18 1
Russell Garside 4 0 25 2
Pat McGuinness 4 0 27 2
Tom Price 4 0 39 2
Bats Innings Not out Runs Sixes Fours
Morrant 1   36 1 5
V100 3 1 30   5
Scimitar 3   32   3
Grasshoppers 2
  How out Bowler Runs Sixes Fours
Tom Price Run Out   12    
Chris Murray Caught and bowled Frisby 23   4
Pat McGuinness Caught Clarke Taylor 11    
Don Bodie Not Out   6    
Russell Garside Bowled Frisby 4    
Paul Grover Not Out   25   3
Extras (nb 1, w 6, lb 3) 10    
  Total 91    
Alf Incley and Amrik Singh did not bat
Fall of wickets: 1-24, 2-51, 3-53, 4-60
  Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
David Sultanti 4 0 23 0
Andy Wardle 4 0 21 0
Chris Taylor 4 0 21 1
Peter Frisby 4 0 25 2

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