And so we come to the most anticipated fixture of the year, the annual internal Remnants vs. Remnants match. Sadly your humble reporter wasn't witness to this event, having been trapped in sunny Italy, but rumours of extraordinary events have filtered through; more information greatly appreciated.
Remnants I (seeded as such mainly due to the strength of their batting line-up) batted first, Dave Williams (43) and Rupert Brown (46*) compiling a briliant 78-run opening stand that took just 10 overs. At this point Dave Rowson (captain of Remnants II) kept a cool head and . . . put wicket-keeper Andy Owen on to bowl. This turned out to be a stroke of genius, Andy ripping through Remnants I's top order with 3/9. The turn-around continued when Paul Jordan was brought back into the attack to capitalise on this situation and he also got three wickets. As a result Remnants I didn't get the huge score that looked likely, and instead had to be content with 121/7.
After Anton Garrett's traditional team photo, Remnants II's openers set about besting their Remnants I counterparts' effort and almost succeeded: Nick Clarke (41) and Dave Rowson (37*) put on 61 before being separated. This was enough to ensure a comfortable victory for Remnants II, with Andy Owen guiding the team home with a handy 21* to go with his bowling and 'keeping (and possibly fielding) exploits.
All that remained was to get fat eating yummy hamburgers and drinking beer. Life is good. Except if you're overseas and don't get to be there . . .