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June 4, 2006 Friendly vs Woodstock Won by 3 wickets

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Rare victory stuns bookies
The winners: (Back row, L-R) John Shaw, Matt Wales, Simon Hemelryk, Nick Clarke, Justin Roy; (Front row, L-R) Ed Paleit (capt), Steve Bond, David Fitzpatrick (66 n.o.), David Sultanti  (photo by Tim Castle)

Old Fallopians’ utterly consistent season in all forms of the game was
derailed on Sunday by a convincing defeat of Woodstock, writes Ed Paleit.

Losing the toss and forced to bowl in humid conditions, Fallopians restricted the opposition to 144 thanks largely to masterclasses in line and length bowling from Bond (6-2-12-2) and Shaw (7-0-17-1) on a low seaming pitch.

Cunning full-tosses from Sultanti (5-0-36-2) obtained the two most dangerous upper-order wickets – the first thanks to Roy’s stunning lunge-grab-and-juggle. Paleit (4-0-7-4) mopped up the tail.

Fallopians’ reply was initially graced by the arrival of Tim Castle (et
fils) who, learning we were already one down, asked if it would all be over
before he returned from buying ice creams. So confident are we these days,
apparently!

Set on their way by Wales’s well-struck 22 on cricketing debut, Fallopians
made light of an undemanding run-rate.

But at 85 for 5 and with the middle order wholly bemused by the whirling dobbers of Kevin (2 for 8 off 7 overs), capitulation threatened once again. Order was resoundingly restored by an unbroken partnership of 62 for the sixth wicket between Fitzpatrick (66*, 10 x 4) and Bond (16*).

Fitzpatrick’s fine hitting, and resourceful testing of Woodstock’s catching abilities, was a man-of-the-match performance, leading us to the first win in nine attempts. Hooray!

The game was played in a fine spirit, with inspiring background noise coming
from thrashy tribute band ‘The Strolling Phones’, playing on the Heath
behind the ground.

But even dropping sitters to ‘the honky tonk blues’ (mentioning no names) couldn’t deprive us of satisfaction this time.

Still smiling:  Woodstock make light of defeat.                Photo by Tim Castle
Man of the match: Fitzpatrick cracks another ball towards the boundary           

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Woodstock 144-9 (35 overs)
Old Fallopians 147-5 (32.3 overs)
Old Fallopians win by 3 wickets
Woodstock
  How out Bowler Runs Sixes Fours
Alex W bowled Bond 2    
Matt ct Roy Sultanti 22   1
Noel M bowled Paleit 28   1
Bob D ct Paleit Sultanti 10   2
Kevin A bowled Shaw 8    
Woodie ct Hemelryk Paleit 15   1
Queitie bowled Paleit 9   1
Lorne O bowled Bond 23 1 2
Stuart H bowled Paleit 1    
Mick H not out   1    
Extras (nb 2, w 18, b 4, lb 1) 25    

Total

144    
Brian H did not bat
  Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Roy 7 0 28 0
Bond 6 2 12 2
Shaw 7 0 17 1
Sultanti 5 0 36 2
Fitzpatrick 5 1 17 0
Paleit 4 0 7 4
Clarke 2 0 22 0
Old Fallopians
  How out Bowler Runs Sixes Fours
Matt Wales bowled Alex 22   2
Nick Clarke caught Lorne 4    
David Fitzpatrick not out   66   10
Simon Hemelryk stumped Kevin 11   1
David Sultanti stumped Kevin 3    
Justin Roy ct Kevin Brian 10   2
Steve Bond not out   16    
Extras (w 7, b 7, lb 1) 15    
Total 147    
John Shaw and Ed Paleit (capt) did not bat (OF played two men short)
  Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Lorne 6.3 1 23 1
Bob 7 2 21 0
Kevin 7 1 17 2
Alex 4 0 21 1
Brian 4 0 26 1
Noel 4 0 18 0

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