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September 5, 2004 Friendly vs Balham Roamers Won by 7 wickets

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Bad day for Balham boys
Drowning their sorrows: Balham Roamers get philosophical after defeat

The challenge of matching Balham Roamers' total of 255 soon turned into a stroll as Richard Telfer and Fawad Omer casually knocked off the runs in a blizzard of sixes and fours.

Debutant and opener Leroy Golding was unlucky to be caught at slip off the second ball of the innings. But that was the only misfortune to affect a glorious partnership between Telfer (140 retired) and Omer (86) who almost double-handed won the game for the Fallopians.

Earlier captain Tim Castle had to go through eight bowling changes before Fawad Omer found the chink in the armour of Roamer opener Manion, Golding stumping him on 140. 

Manion had earlier had an lucky escape in the fifth over when Richard Allen dropped him off Mark Dummett's bowling. But then the game might have ended too early...

Telfer's bowling figures also suffered after an onslaught from Manion and Weaver (50), ending with 58 runs conceded from his four overs.

But he more than made up for it by slamming nine sixes and 13 fours off the Roamer bowlers, before retiring on 128.

Omer was 14 runs short of his century when he was caught off a skying ball, leaving it for Mark Dummett to score the winning runs in the 27th over.

Another all-round excellent performance from the Fallopians on a gloriously hot and sunny September afternoon. 

A perfect way to end a very successful weekend season, with the final figures: Played 11, Won 7, Tied 1, Lost 3.

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Balham Roamers 255-7 (35 overs)
Old Fallopians 256-3 (27.5 overs)
Old Fallopians won by 7 wickets

Balham Roamers 
  How out Bowler Runs Sixes Fours
Mannion st Golding Omer 140 9 13
Sharp bowled Burt 7   1
O'Keefe bowled Castle 9   2
Allison ct Tate Allen 16   2
Kharshid run out   1    
Weaver bowled Dummett 50 1 8
Sample not out   14   3
Craven bowled Dummett 6   1
Extras (lb 4, w 4, nb 4) 12    

Total

255    
Green, Philips and Weston did not bowl
FoW: 1-38, 2-63, 3-119, 4-130, 5-199, 6-249, 7-255
  Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Dummett 7 0 36 2
Frisby 5 0 20 0
Burt 3 0 27 1
Castle 3 0 23 1
Allen 4 0 33 1
Telfer 4 0 58 0
Clarke 4 1 23 0
Omer 5 1 28 1
Old Fallopians
  How out Bowler Runs Sixes Fours
Leroy Golding ct Sharp Craven 0    
Richard Telfer retired   128 5 17
Fawad Omer ct Morrison 86   13
Mark Dummett not out   14   3
Nick Clarke bowled Weaver 0    
Simon Tate not out   0    
Extras (b 7 , lb 5, w 12, nb 4) 28    

Total

256    
Dave Burt, Peter Frisby, Tim Castle, Richard Allen did not bat

FoW: 1-0, 2-241, 3-247

  Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Craven 5.5 1 38 1
Weston 4 0 45 0
Philips 5 0 30 0
Green 2 0 42 0
Weaver 7 0 49 1
Mannion 4 0 38 1

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