Remnants vs. Jesus College

May 27, 1997
Jesus College

Remnants (101/6 in 20 6-ball overs)
defeated
Jesus College II (62 all out in 19.2 6-ball overs)
by 39 runs.

Remnants headed off to Cambridge's most picturesque cricket venue, in the grounds of Jesus College, to take on what was nominally the students' second team.

Batting first, John Richer (41, 34 of which came in boundaries) and Tony Malik (12) took us to 52/1 after 10 (six-ball) overs, after which the innings fell away, with the 24 extras dominating the rest of the scoring.

We managed to contain the students' top-order pretty well, as Paul Jordan (1/13), Rupert Brown (0/17) and Les Collings (1/8) kept them to 32/1 after 9 overs. Needing 70 runs from 66 balls it was about an even game, but then Baz Dare came onto bowl what turned out to be one of the most amazing spells in Remnants history. 32/1 quickly became 47/9 as Baz helped himself to the third best ever Remnants bowling figures of 4 overs, 2 maidens, 6/4 (or, in full, . W W . . . | 1 1 . 1 . W | . . W 1 . W | . . . . . W). It was as hilarious as it was unbelieveable: batsman after batsman seemed to size up a slowish grey-haired man and immediately assume they should come down the track to slog the ball over cow corner. The only problem was that Baz's length was immaculate, and he was turning it just enough to evade the bat, five of his wickets being bowled or LBW.

Jesus rallied a little with a 15-run last wicket partnership, but Tony Malik (1/7) and Dave Green (1/12) were there to finish things off, after which Baz was clapped from the ground having achieved Remnants immortality with, just in case you thought it was a typo, 6 wickets for 4 runs.