Remnants vs. Cambridge Footlights

Thursday, May 6, 1993
Parker's Piece

Remnants (112/1 in 15 8-ball overs)
defeated
Cambridge Footlights (70/6 in 15 8-ball overs)
by 42 runs.

A new opposition for Remnants today: Cambridge Footlights, the University's dramatic society. Not that the game lived up to this: Remnants pootled along to an uninspiring 112/1, with Mack MacInnes (49) and John Richer (31*) scoring the bulk of the runs, before our bowlers defended our total with ease. Paul Jordan (2/5) and John Picton (3/9) both did their averages no harm, John's haul including the wicket of one Sacha Baron-Cohen, bowled for 4. At the time Baron-Cohen was just an anonymous Cambridge undergrad, but in the two decades since he's become one of the most famous people in the world, through the success of his comic creations of Ali G, Borat, Bruno and Admiral General Aladeen. John has, according to Geoff, been dining out on this story to great effect ever since . . .

Oh, and to avoid this story growing too much in the retelling, the Remnants team-list for this match was: Andy Brown; Anton Garrett; Dave Green; Paul Jordan; Mack MacInnes; Tony Malik; John Picton; John Richer; Tony Robinson; Paul Rewrie; and Phil Watson. Other than Geoff and Sal, who we can safely assume were there to oversee and record proceedings, respectively, treat any other "I was there . . ." stories with scepticism.