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July 3, 2005 Friendly vs Balham Roamers
Played at Battersea
Lost by 6 wickets

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Clifford regrets slip at wicket 

By David Sultanti

It was neither the lifting delivery that hit his glove, nor the one stopped by his box that prevent Greg Clifford from scoring more than twenty-four. 

Instead, a swift but light drizzle and sudden turn and slip, studs not included, ended with left side scapula and humerus disunited. We can now, not proudly, add the Chelsea and Westminster hospital to the John Radcliff, Kingston and the London. 

The X-rays showed the humerus displaced by approximately four inches. Greg will be in a sling for the 3-4 four weeks and presumably will also require psychotherapy, it was he who in March was taken to the London, directly from cricket nets. I feel Greg might be an unlikely player for the rest of this season. 

After the incident the game was reduced to 25 overs, Will Robertson took captaincy, recruited Henry Sanderson (who has played for us previously) and when victory seemed in sight, solid middle order batting from Balham's O'Keefe and Weaver led to a last over defeat. In the end we scored 169 and Balham Roamers achieved 170 with five balls to spare. 

Notable performances were given by David Fitzpatrick, 101, Mark Dummett 5-1-10-0,Henry Sanderson 5-0-21-2, Mark Meadows, first time wicket keeper and Mark Venables in attempting to keep Greg awake and alert, "Do you think Australia should become a republic?"

The match was played in good spirit and the return game will be on July 24th. 

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Old Fallopians 169-6 (25 overs)
Balham Rovers 170-4 (24.1 overs)
The Shakespeare won by 4 wickets

Old Fallopians 
  How out Bowler  Score  4s
David Fitzpatrick caught Hutchinson 101 15
Arthur Browne Run out   0  
Greg Clifford Retired hurt   24 5
Mark Meadows bowled Sharif 4 1
Mark Venables not out   13  2
Mark Dummett caught Yorke 9  2
Peter Morrow dnb      
Will Robertson dnb      
Russell Balkind dnb      
David Sultanti dnb      
Henry Sanderson dnb      
   Batting total 151  
   NB 0  
   Wides 14  
   Byes 4  
   Leg byes 0  
   Total extras 18  
   Total 169  
Balham Roamers bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Richardson 5 1 16 0
O'Keefe 5 0 28 0
Rutter 3 0 14 0
Korshid 4 0 47 1
Weaver 4 0 24 0
Hutchinson 3 0 23 0
Yorke 1 0 6 1
         
Bowling total     158  
Byes     4  
Total     162  
Balham Roamers 
  How out Bowler  Score  
Sharp C+B Sanderson 18  
Ross LBW Robertson 10  
Yorke ct Meadows Balkind 44  
Femi bowled Sanderson 3  
O'Keefe not out   32  
Weaver not out   27  
Richardson dnb      
Hutchinson dnb      
Rutter dnb      
Korshid dnb      
   Batting total 134  
   NB 2  
   Wides 22  
   Byes 7  
   Leg byes 5  
   Total extras 36  
   Total 170  
Old Fallopians bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Dummett 5 1 10 0
Robertson 5 0 43 1
Morrow 4 0 21 0
Sanderson 5 0 21 2
Balkind 2 0 33 1
Sultanti 3.1 0 26 0
         
Bowling total     154  
Byes     12  
Total     166  

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