Remnants vs. Hart-McLeod
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Hart-McLeod (125/4; 20 six-ball overs)
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.
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.
The chase starts well:
Nick Clarke out cheaply.
Russell Woolf succinctly expresses his optimism at his team's chances.
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
Sam ``autumn collection'' Dolan
react with, well, indifference, to the disastrous scoreline.
Russell Woolf and Sally Hales try to fiddle the books, but
to no avail.