The scoreline above does not make for pleasant reading -- it represents only the second ten-wicket loss in Remnants' 620 game history. Dave Green was there to witness the horror, and sent in the following autops- er, report.
Just like a good horror film, everything seemed just fine to begin with, John Gull (68*) and Max Shone (32 in his first proper innings for the club) compiling an excellent 93-run opening partnership. Things slowed down a little after this, but even if our eventual total of 132/4 didn't quite realise the promise of this start, it at least seemed likely to be a challenging target for The Woozlers . . .
. . . an impression that was reinforced when Joe White (0/23) began with a maiden and Tom Jordan (0/21) gave him good support from the other end. The batsmen, for their part, weathered this early storm, and seemed content to just play themselves in. By the time our first-change bowlers were on this task had, apparently, been accomplished, and the batsmen started scoring with the sort of ease that might be expected from, oh, I don't know, an ex-Oxford Blue perhaps. In the end both made unbeaten (and chanceless, if you don't count a straight drive into the non-striker which ballooned up just out of the bowler's reach) half-centuries, and we saw our total passed with the absolute minimum of fuss.
The one compensation in all this was that one of the batsmen was a management consultant (last seen on the B Ark, Douglas Adams fans), and tonight marked the first time Dave had been bought a drink by a member of this species.