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June 11, 2006 Friendly vs Old Wimbledonians Won by 5 wickets

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Bowlers riot in southern heat

Asked to bowl in sweltering heat on a real batting wicket (quote opposing captain at the toss), Old Fallopians responded with a tremendous
bowling performance, knocking the opposition over for 121 in 26 overs, writes Ed Paliet.

At one stage Old Wimbledonians were 65 for 9 but rallied as the ball lost its shine on a dry surface, with some big hitting from their no.11, Ghafur (34) and a few frustrated wides. Their opening bat, Wilkins, scored 45, whereas numbers 2 to 10 mustered 15 runs between them, including four ducks.

The attack was spearheaded by opening bowlers Roy (5.4-1-22-3), swinging the ball in, and Dummett, back from Indian exile (7-1-34-3), who bent it out in safari shorts. Paul Spackman also bowled extremely well on debut, taking 3 for 16 off 4 overs, whilst Ben Sanders (another debutant) and Greg Clifford were unlucky not to emerge with scalps.

But aside from the bowling the credit must go to a great fielding effort no dropped catches, two pouched in the slips (by Wales and Fitzpatrick, both brilliantly) and a swallow-diving one-hander by keeper Clifford. Matt Wales continued his rapid induction into the crazy game of cricket by keeping wicket for the first time after Clifford took off his pads to bowl.

Fallopians lost five wickets but victory rarely seemed in doubt after Wales cracked the first and third balls of the innings past the bowler for four.
All dismissed batsmen made double figures, and Clifford (22, 2 x 4) and David Fitzpatrick (44, 6 x 4) only got out to glory shots with the game all but
won.

Alas, no team photo but after only 49 overs play, plenty of time for beers in OWCCs hospitable pavilion whilst their first XI got into a fight with
their opponents, providing top entertainment value. Three wins in three, including the mid-week game: is this a streak?

Old Wimbledonians 121 all out, 26.4 overs (Wilkins 45, Roy 3-22, Dummett 3-34, Spackman 3-16); Old Fallopians 122-5, 22.3 overs (Fitzpatrick 44).
Old Fallopians win by 5 wickets.

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Old Wimbledonians 121 all out (26.4 overs)
Old Fallopians 122-5 (22.3 overs)
Old Fallopians win by 5 wickets
Old Wimbledonians
1. L. Wilkins c. Fitzpatrick b. Spackman 45
2. D. Roswell b. Roy 0
3. M. Ablett (c) c. Wales b. Dummett 9
4. B. Vivien b. Dummett 0
5. M. Irvine lbw b. Roy 0
6. H. Haggerty lbw b. Dummett 1
7. A. Smith c. Dummett b. Paleit 0
8. M. Hopkins c. Clifford (+) b. Spackman 3
9. J. Rouse b. Spackman 1
10. O. Chaudrey not out 1
11. L. Ghafur c. Spackman b. Roy 34

Extras 28
Total 121 all out, 26.4 overs

FoW: 1-1, 2-23, 3-23, 4-28, 5-50, 6-60, 7-61, 8-65, 9-66, 10-121.

Bowling: Roy 5.4-1-22-3, Dummett 7-1-34-3, Paleit 1-0-5-1, Spackman 4-0-16-3, Sanders 3-0-11-0, Alexander 1-0-7-0, Clifford 4-1-13-0,
Fitzpatrick 1-1-0-0
Old Fallopians
1. M. Wales b. Wilkins 13 (2 x 4)
2. J. Henderson c. Vivien b. Rouse 10 (1 x 4)
3. D. Fitzpatrick b. Roswell 44 (6 x 4)
4. B. Alexander b. Ghafur 16 (4 x 4)
5. G. Clifford c. Rouse b. Ablett 22 (2 x 4)
6. B. Sanders not out 7
7. E. Paleit (c) not out 0

DNB - M. Dummett, J. Roy, P. Spackman

Extras 17 (b 11, lb 1, w 2, nb 3)
Total 122 for 5 wkts, 22.3 overs

FoW and dismissed bat: 1-17 (1), 2-40 (2), 3-71 (4), 4-112 (5), 5-118 (3)

Bowling: Rouse 5-0-27-1, Wilkins 8-0-34-1, Ghafur 4-0-26-1, Roswell 3-0-9-1, Ablett 2.3-0-14-1

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