|September 5, 2004||Friendly vs Balham Roamers||Won by 7 wickets|
Bad day for Balham boys
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.
Roamers 255-7 (35 overs)
Old Fallopians 256-3 (27.5 overs)
|Old Fallopians won by 7 wickets|
|Extras (lb 4, w 4, nb 4)||12|
|Green, Philips and Weston did not bowl|
|FoW: 1-38, 2-63, 3-119, 4-130, 5-199, 6-249, 7-255|
|Leroy Golding||ct Sharp||Craven||0|
|Mark Dummett||not out||14||3|
|Simon Tate||not out||0|
|Extras (b 7 , lb 5, w 12, nb 4)||28|
|Dave Burt, Peter Frisby, Tim Castle, Richard Allen did not bat|
FoW: 1-0, 2-241, 3-247
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