In recent seasons our games against the Computer Lab have followed a definite pattern: trundle off to Caius's ground in Newnham; dismiss the opposition for under 100; chase the small target pretty easily. But that pattern was broken today, with everyone heading off to Fitzwilliam and . . .
. . . Remnants batting first. And a pretty entertaining innings it sounded too. The star was Phil Marshall (65*), who had gotten starts in most of his previous innings this season, but either gotten out or been stranded in the forties when the winning runs were struck. And there was plenty of support to be had, with George Speller (19) smacking a few sixes in his debut Remnants innings before coming down the track once too often. Our eventual score of 147/4 was certainly satisfactory, but I get the impression that a really mammoth total was on the cards for a while.
However the fun really started when it was our turn to field: we had another debut behind the stumps, with Rich Savage becoming our sixth 'keeper in twelve matches; we held nine catches, dropping only one; and the four bowlers dismissed all the Computer Lab's batsmen for a total of just 45. Colin Anderson (3/5) and Russell Woolf (3/6 and surely now certain to top the bowling averages this season, as predicted in these very reports as early as May 7) took the honours, but Les Collings (2/17) and Paul Henderson (2/10, ruining our chances of getting ten catches by bowling one batsman) also did pretty damn well. All in all, a good day's work.