Remnants vs. Coton

Tuesday, May 6, 2003
Fitzwilliam College

Coton (109/6 in 14.5 8-ball overs)
lost to
Remnants (110/1 in 13.5 8-ball overs)
by 9 wickets.

Report by Daniel Mortlock:

Our time in the field was pretty hard going to begin with, Rich Savage (0/18), Rupert Brown (1/28) and Tony Malik (1/27) bearing the brunt of one Coton opener's impressive half-century (that included several ridiculously nonchalant sixes over square leg), but once he'd been dismissed it was Remnants all the way. Daniel Mortlock (1/15) and a late-arriving Paul Henderson (2/15) benifitted most from the opener's dismissal, but things could have been even rosier for all the bowlers if it weren't for so many catches going down. (But don't worry, it's probably just early-season rustiness - normally our catching is . . . well, pretty terrible, to be honest.)

Presented with a manageable target of less than a run a ball, Nev Fidler (24) and Ev Fox (39*) flew out of the blocks (38 runs from the first three overs) before slowing down towards the end of their 55-run stand. The second half of the innings proceded along remarkably similar lines, with Daniel Mortlock (38*) joining Ev for an explosion of quick runs that slowed only when part-time Remnants Jim Schwabe and Alex Brown bowled a few tight overs at the death.

So, another good day at the office? Almost, but not if having a drink after work is important to you - groundsman Dave Norman clearly has some strange priorities if he puts some arcane hobby ("baby-sitting" or something he called it) in front of opening the bar.