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May 27, 2012 Friendly vs Alexandra Park Won by 185 runs

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Ton-up Talukder: Atiq fires up another giant innings of 169                                         Photo: Tim Castle
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Played at Alexandra Park

- How long before the big money men come calling? Star discovery Atiq Talukder knocked off a casual 169 against a depleted Alexandra Park on a hot Sunday as the Old Fallopians romped to a 185 run victory.
- The AP worked their few bowlers hard in a 40-over game assisted by a roster of Fallopian subs, who selflessly took two catches, with Dan Linde closing his hands over a blast from Talukder that cut off his chase for a second record tally after his debut 192 against Ilford Catholics.
- The match featured a first weekend appearance from Sam Berkson, and a rare appearance from newly-qualified doctor Mike Haycock, before he goes to cure the good people of Taunton.
- Azaz Khalil demonstrated he knows which way up to hold his bat, crashing the ball to the boundary with fours and sixes before fellow Fallopian John Shaw removed him with a sadly unmissable catch.
- Captain Will Hopson-Hill looked set for a decent total, until he wasn't when he played round a straight one and lost his stumps, much to his obvious chagrin.
- After tea in the AP's well-appointed clubhouse, Hopson-Hill set about removing the opposition's seven batsmen by ordering a ferocious bowling attack, led by Haycock and Tim Castle.
- Swiftly changing plan after the batsmen set about Castle's second over (despite an opening maiden), Hopson-Hill unleashed the Khalil-Talukder bowling machine, who removed five wickets between them, with Atiq taking two wickets in four overs for just five runs.
- AP were dismissed for 110 after 24 overs, batting all the way to their shortened tail and, clearly, missing the four batsmen who shoud've, could've, but weren't, there.
- Beery refreshments topped off the outing for the so far unbeaten weekend Fallopians.

- report by Tim Castle

Sunny daze: Andy Huckle and Will Hopson-Hill open the innings                                  Photo: Tim Castle

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Park rangers: (standing L-R) Andy Huckle, Will Hopson-Hill (capt), Azaz Khalil, Mike Haycock; (sitting L-R) Peter Frisby, Dan Linde, Atiq Talukder, Will Ellis (keeper), Tim Castle; (in the shower: Sam Berkson, John Shaw)
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Alexandra Park vs Old Fallopians
Match Played At Alexandra Park, 27-May-2012, Friendly
Old Fallopians Win by 185 runs
Home Side Alexandra Park
Old Fallopians 1st Innings 295-6 (Overs 40)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs 4s 6s
Andy Huckle c James Highams b Gobi 9 1 0
Will Hopson-Hill*   b Gobi 31 5 0
Atiq Talukder c Sub (Dan Linde) b James Highams 169 26 5
Azaz Khalil c Sub (John Shaw) b James Highams 36 2 2
Dan Linde   b James Highams 1 0 0
Will Ellis+ not out   9 0 0
Peter Frisby c ? b Jones 15 2 0
Sam Berkson not out   4 1 0
Tim Castle dnb   -    
John Shaw dnb   -    
Mike Haycock dnb   -    
extras   (b5 lb4 w6 nb6) 21    
TOTAL   6 wickets for 295    
FOW
1-54(Andy Huckle) 2-59(Will Hopson-Hill) 3-206(Azaz Khalil) 4-209(Dan Linde)
5-277(Atiq Talukder) 6-289(Peter Frisby)
Bowler O M R W
Amit Bhayani 10 0 64 0
John Freestone 7 1 33 0
Gobi 10 1 52 2
James Highams 10 0 90 3
Jones 3 0 42 1
Alexandra Park 1st Innings 110 All Out (Overs 24)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs 4s 6s
M Caspell c Will Hopson-Hill b Mike Haycock 0 0 0
John Freestone*   b Atiq Talukder 40 8 0
James Highams   b Azaz Khalil 30 5 0
Amit Bhayani not out   27 4 0
J Byrne   b Atiq Talukder 4 0 0
Gobi   b Azaz Khalil 4 0 0
Henry   b Azaz Khalil 0 0 0
extras   (b2 lb1 w1 nb1) 5    
TOTAL   6 wickets for 110    
Bowler O M R W
Mike Haycock 5 0 27 1
Tim Castle 3 1 29 0
Azaz Khalil 9 2 31 3
Atiq Talukder 4 1 5 2
Peter Frisby 3 0 15 0

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