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May 24, 2006 League vs Vallance Lost by 72 runs

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Wet wet wet

The game opened in a shower and ended in a downpour. In between it spat, drizzled and grew ever darker.

We weren't the only ones braving one of the wettest May evenings on record - both the other games in the park also played on, but our game lasted longer and petered out in storm conditions.

Vallance, who batted first, had relatively dry conditions, and knocked up 140-6. By the time we were batting, the rain was ever present before skipper Philip Barrass decided last man Jim Ward was Too Wet Too Bat and conceded the game 72 runs short.

It was so wet the scorebook dissolved into a mush. The figures below are a reconstruction from the sodden remains.

The Fallopians played one man short as the selector (Mr Barrass) had chosen James Watt but omitted to tell him...

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Vallance 140-6 (16 overs)
Old Fallopians 68 all out (13 overs)
Vallance won by 72 runs
Vallance
  How out Bowler Runs Sixes Fours
1 run out        
2 lbw Clifford      
3 bowled Shaw      
4 bowled Ward      
5 ct Clifford Ward      
6 run out        
7 not out        
8 not out        
Extras       

Total

140    
Scores to be copied across from Vallance scorebook
  Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Clifford 4 0   1
Shaw 4 0   1
Sultana 4 0   0
Ward 4 0   2
Old Fallopians
  How out Bowler Runs Sixes Fours
Philip Barrass caught Saiful 5    
Paul Sultana caught   21    
Steve Cahill bowled Masun 10    
Henderson not out   10    
Greg Clifford bowled   12    
John Shaw bowled   0    
Jim Ward too wet to bat        
Extras (nb 1, w 3, b3, lb3) 10    

Total

68    
Played one man short, Tim Castle umpired
  Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Saiful 3      
Masun 3      
Shariar 4      
Shuro 2      
Sohan 1      

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