Remnants vs. Hart-McLeod

Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Fitzwilliam College

Hart-McLeod (125/4; 20 six-ball overs)
defeated
Remnants (101/8; 20 six-ball overs)
by 24 runs.

Hmmm. Sounds like another Remnants batting ``go slow''. Not having been there to see the disaster myself, I can't say for sure, but the scoreline has a distressingly familiar feel to it.

The field.

If anyone can think of a remotely interesting caption for this photograph . . .

I guess we did okay in the field -- certainly Russell Woolf (2/20) and Remnants debutante Viranga Kekulawla (1/16) did if their figures are anything to go by.

But it was, as always seems to be the case these days, the batting where things went wrong. Phil Watson (42) played the sort of innings that should have been the perfect focal point for a successful chase, and he got support from Dave Williams (13), Joe White (17) and Russell Woolf (12*), but the runs just didn't come quickly enough.

Nick Clarke.

The chase starts well: Nick Clarke out cheaply.

Russell Woolf.

Russell Woolf succinctly expresses his optimism at his team's chances.

The team.

Things go from bad to worse. From left to right John ``not all there'' Young, Bryan ``amputee'' Lea, Ollie ``ready to leap into action'' Clarke, Russell ``dome'' Woolf, Joe ``relaxed'' White Viranga ``palm reader'' Kekulawla, Sally ``I'll get you, my pretty, you and your little dog'' Hales and Sam ``autumn collection'' Dolan react with, well, indifference, to the disastrous scoreline.

Russell Woolf and Sally Hales.

Russell Woolf and Sally Hales try to fiddle the books, but to no avail.