Remnants vs. Tektronix

18:00, Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Fitzwilliam College

Tektronix (118/5 in 20 6-ball overs)
lost to
Remnants (119/4 in 18.5 6-ball overs)
by 6 wickets.

Umpire Andy Bell basks in the early-evening warmth.

Tektronix batted first, suggesting perhaps that the Remnants players were on time for a change, posting a respectable total of 118/5. The successful bowlers were Russell Woolf (2/25, thanks in part to catches by Naveen Chouksey and Andy Owen), Olly Rex (1/15) and Atta Rehman (1/16), although everyone who bowled was nicely economical, including Catherine Owen (0/20) in her first Remnants spell.

Catherine Owen has decide between going into bat and eating dinner.

Dave Green takes up the story at this point, reporting that "Julius Rix (24 off 16 balls) got us off to a very good start, so despite three wickets falling close together we were well ahead of the rate." Dave (0 off 2 balls) was one of these wickets, as "Andy promoted me to 4(!) . . . but I fell for the classic three-ball trick: first a wide on the offside (given); second a wide on the leg side (not given); third straight, and edged to the keeper who took a very good low catch. (I've used that technique in my bowling myself!)"

Julius Rix, going the tonk.

Richard Rex, not going the tonk.

Atta Rehman (16) got out to the shot which dented the corner of his brand new bat, shown below. "He seemed most annoyed that it was the right shot to play to the ball, and he still got out - clearly he didn't hit it in the middle! - whereas if he'd got out playing in the wrong shot, then he would deserve it. But in the book, it's still out."

The damaged corner of Atta Rehman's bat.

Our chase was finished off by Richard Rex (31*) and Andy Owen (29*), although the latter "top-edged one right onto his nose, pushing back his glasses"; fortunately further damage was prevented as "he was wearing his mask".

Andy Owen survives a top-edge unscathed thanks to his "Hannibal Lecter" mask.