|The agony: Adam Stainton walks as his wicket falls
The Fallopians had got to the second stage of the Cup without
hitting a ball after Goldman Sachs had conceded the game.
A stellar VIII had been hand-picked from the finest cricketers
for that game ... sadly, come this game, a week later, the stars had
The sight of an injured Philip Barrass batting left handed at
number eight (after breaking his more useful right hand in a
domestic crisis) summed up the dogged yet ultimately doomed
resistance dredged up by the heroes that remained.
Calm and accurate bowling from John Shaw and Jeremy Henderson
kept Victoria Lounge on a tight leash, with Justin Roy and James
Watt keeping the batsmen on their toes (or ducking under some of
Watt's more flighted deliveries).
But their total of 168 proved too high for the doughty
Fallopians, who wilted in the evening light, despite a spirited 25
from Jeremy Henderson.
Adam Stainton made a punchy 12 off three boundaries, Simon
Hemelryk picked his way to 13 and John Shaw also reached 13,
including two well-struck fours.
|Long reach: Simon Hemelryk makes contact
Picture: Tim Castle