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May 31, 2009 Friendly vs Old Wimbledonians Lost by 180 runs

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Not our day: Puneet Patel departs the crease                                                                Picture: Tim Castle
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Rock bottom

Played at Old Wimbledonians ground, Coombe Lane, Wimbledon

Lowest Old Fallopians weekend scores
Score Overs Opponents Date
42 18 Old Wimbledonians May 31, 2009
52 22.1 Mermaids July 14, 2007
60 28.4 Woodstock July 27, 2003
80   The Shakespeare June 18, 2006
82 19.3 Duke of Hamilton July 24, 2005
84 18 London Fields July 8, 2007
91   Old Wimbledonians June 6, 2008
94 22.4 The Village April 30, 2006
96 27.2 London Fields May 14, 2006

By Tim Castle

A record-beating game but not one to celebrate. Our lowest recorded weekend score since the Old Fallopians started playing 11-a-side friendlies in 2003.

Our bowling went well, except that we created few chances and failed to capitalise on breaking their dangerous looking opening partnership. Their number 3, Gardner, didn't look threatening at first but eventually stroked 14 boundaries on his way to 77.

The outfield was very fast, we told ourselves, as we went in to tea facing a 223 target, and we would benefit as well.

But just as the opposition batters had offered few chances, we provided many and the Wimbledonians seized them with glee. Matt Wales was out first ball of our innings with a massive baseball swing that shot the ball up high and then down into the fielder's grasp -- see pictures here...

It was downhill all the way from there as a procession of Old Fallopian batsmen -- though they failed to live up to the name -- trooped out to the wicket and almost as quickly returned, caught, bowled and trapped before the wicket.

Tim Castle and Wales stayed with the opposition afterwards to play a scratch round-robin two-man team game in the hope of restoring some honour, while the rest of the Fallopians drowned their sorrows on the club veranda. Only even at this form of the game we were outdone, bringing up the rear despite taking three wickets in our two-over spell.

A batting performance to forget, but played on one of the hottest days of the year, with excellent facilities and a hospitable opposition. We've beaten them before - by 86 runs in 2005 (see report here) - and perhaps ... one day ... we'll be victorious again.

Actually, it was only 42: (Standing L-R) Matt Wales, Simon Hemelryk, Greg Clifford, Will Hopson-Hill, Puneet Patel, Peter Frisby; (Kneeling L-R) Manpreet Pattar, Chris Sweet, Aman Pattar, Simon Tate, Tim Castle)                    Picture: Joy Hemelryk


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Old Wimbledonians 222-6 (35 overs)
Old Fallopians 42 (18.2 overs)
Old Wimbledonians won by 180 runs
Old Wimbledonians 3rd XI
  How out Bowler Runs Sixes Fours
Ungerer lbw Frisby 29 1 5
Mukherjee lbw Clifford 15   2
Gardner ct Frisby Sweet 77   16
Barnes bowled Clifford 0    
Ghafur run out   20   2
Rolls bowled Frisby 27 1 3
Bettikat not out   12    
Griffiths not out   5 1  
Extras (nb 3, w 24, b 4, lb 1) 32    

Total

222*    
FoW: 1-46, 2-52, 3-52, 4-146, 5-186, 6-212
Patel, Wood, Browne did not bat
* adds up to 217, tally recorded 222
  Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Frisby 7 1 27 2
M Pattar 7 0 48 0
Clifford 6 0 26 2
Castle 7 1 40 0
Hopson-Hill 3 0 27 0
Patel 3 0 22 0
Sweet 2 0 15 1
Old Fallopians
  How out Bowler Runs Sixes Fours
Matt Wales caught Griffiths 0    
Aman Pattar caught Bettikat 0    
Puneet Patel bowled Griffiths 4   1
Will Hopson-Hill caught Patel 8   2
Greg Clifford (captain) caught Patel 2    
Chris Sweet bowled Patel 0    
Simon Hemelryk (keeper) bowled Patel 10    
Simon Tate lbw Wood 1    
Manpreet Pattar lbw Browne 1    
Tim Castle caught Browne 1    
Peter Frisby not out   4   1
Extras (w 9, lb 2) 11    

Total

42    
FoW: 1-0, 2-4, 3-10, 4-16, 5-16, 6-30, 7-33, 8-36, 9-38, 10-42
 
  Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Griffiths 5 1 13 2
Bettikat 2 0 8 1
Patel 5 2 10 4
Browne 4.2 2 5 2
Wood 2 0 6 1

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