This year's Remnants annual dinner was held at the Burleigh Arms pub on Newmarket Road, on Friday, November 16. Numbers were a bit down - just twenty attendees this year - but a most enjoyable evening nonetheless.
The formalities began with the annual quiz:
(To see the answers simply highlight the region below the questions with your mouse by dragging the cursor across the screen with the left button held down.)
Ten off the first over
Dave Norman (despite not batting as well as usual)
Matt Samson (119 against the Academicals)
Daniel Mortlock (5/5 against Romsey Town)
Roger Lewis (6/19 against The Eagle in 1981), Baz Dare (6/4 against Jesus College in 1997), Tom Serby (6/15 against The Pretty Boys in 2008) and George Speller (6/0 against The Travelling Theatre in 2009)
Ev Fox (7, just 8 games)
Seth Aycock (against ARM)
Dave Williamd and Tom Serby (in the IPH game)
Dave Williams (in his rather flower report on the IPH game)
St Barnabas Church
Ben Stone (as, again, imagined by Dave Williams)
14 wanted off 6
John Moore (agains ARM)
Ben Stone (against The Technology Partnership)
Paul Jordan (against Sharks)
Dave Green (although said captain pretty much thwarted himself by bowling a near wide)
Sam Thomas (against Grantchester)
Total: 33 runs.
Huw Davies (and nearby attendees) won the quiz with 23/33, and with it got some chocolates in the shape of a London bus.
The Champagne Moment was expanded into two Champagne moments, in a nod the nominal end of austerity. The first winner was Dave Green, for denying Daniel Mortlock both a hat-trick and a third five-for (either of which would have been club records); the second was to Sam Thomas for his half-century against Grantchester (and for wearing shorts to the club dinner, for which he was awarded the Les Collings pickled egg award).
Phil Watson has his trophy back after last year, so that's not an issue we need to deal with any more. And the most-improved player award, which was to have gone to Matt Samson, was also an issue that didn't require dealing with because last year's winner, Chris Badger, couldn't find the trophy in the various boxes in his loft.