|July 8, 2003||League vs Reuters||Lost by 6 wickets|
Routed by Reuters
We started inauspiciously, despite winning the toss, with late arrivals forcing us to bat first.
Overzealous umpiring (Mr Frisby) led to the second ball dismissal of opener no 2 Tim Castle after a Neil Beard delivery hit his toe and wizzed away past off stump.
From then on the team never recovered -- with the exception of Jim Thornhill, who as ever kept his head while others rolled around his feet, retiring not out on 52.
Simon Tate also played his way into the record books with a team high of 19.
A late appearance by last-minute substitute Fred Barrass looked like it might save the day, but then he unluckily snicked one to the keeper and was out for 6 after just five balls.
Reuters proved unmoveable and comfortably reached their target of 98 with time and six wickets to spare, the only wickef falling to a confident catch from Tate off Castle's bowling.
Fallopians 98 all out (13.1 overs)
Reuters 99-1 (12.1 overs)
|Reuters won by 6 wickets|
|Old Fallopians (won toss, chose to bat)|
|Jim Thornhill||not out||52||3||5|
|Karen Hobson||ct keeper||Marsh||4|
|Colin Muir||ct David||Marsh||0|
|Fred Barrass||ct keeper||Diggins||6||1|
|Progress: 1-1, 23-2, 23-3, 77-4, 89-5, 97-6, 97-7|
|Extras (nb 2, w 10, lb 1)||13|
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