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May 9, 2010 Friendly vs Pimlico Strollers Won by some runs

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Bun in oven is icing on the cake

Played at Crouch End

This second Sunday in May 2010 saw not only a hung parliament but also a comprehensive victory for the Old Fallopians, two events as rare as each other. And while our parliament may not remain hung for much longer, the Fallopians victories are sure to continue following this performance.

The fine display hinged on two good opening partnerships, firstly with the bat and then with the ball.

Peter Ford and Rafe Smallman were the two to get the Fallopians off to a good score. After a few early scares they settled nicely, and didn't look like there were going to get out until Rafe fell with the score on 86. After a short wobble the Fallopians dominance resumed, with Peter making a fine 80 on debut, and Darren Tempany adding a quick fire 90.

Darren and Matthew Asquith's innings was reminisent of the recent 20/20 World Cup, with a partnership of 90ish of 50ish balls, giving the impetus the innings needed at the latter stages. A score of 261 was certainly a fine achievment from the team. Of course, the only talking point was the fact that Rafe managed to score a six, and landed it on the tin roof of the pavilion!

A score of 261 looked like it would be enough to win this game, even with the short boundaries, and the opening bowlers, Matt Asquith and Peter Frisby, ensured that was the case. With not one bad ball (from what I recall) and three opening wickets, they ensured the result was inevitable from the outset, if a little elongated. Some good catches and a cameo display from Jon Holland (4-12) ensured that the Old Fallopians could march in to their next game full of confidence.

And what could beat such a comprehensive victory? Well, one thing. The next day a scan showed that the captains wife is pregrant! Now that certainly beats hitting a cricket ball onto a tin roof!

-- Rafe Smallman

The following comments were received by email:

Is this the first recorded case of immaculate conception brought about by a rare Old Fallopian victory? Could it be something in the name?

My congratulations to all, er, involved.

Philip Barrass

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Well done, Rafe!

Simon Hemelryk

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and congrats from me Rafe and well done on the cricket victory.

David Sultanti

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I believed every word of this match report..... right up until I read the words "Rafe" and "hit a six" in the same sentence.

Paul Hosking

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Rafe, well done! Did you hit a six? I only saw you once hitting a six or was it a 1 bounce 4. Congrats with the scan.

AK Southey

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Rafe sent Jo down a googly, it turned and stuck and now she's expecting a special delivery.

I'm an idiot

Simon Hemelryk

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