This year's Remnants annual dinner was held at The Alex pub on the evening of Friday, November 19. Twenty-odd Remnants congregated in the garden room to
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.)
Tony overtook Andy Brown in 1992.
Andy Owen broke Geoff Hales's record when he made his 168th dismissal.
Daniel Mortlock broke Geoff Hales's record when he took his 118th catch.
"What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?"
CLR James (in Beyond a Boundary).
The word is "shabash!" which was used repeatedly by TK's Cambridge Centaurs while thrashing us back in June.
(Pastor) Jeswin Samuel, who played against us for both St Barnabas Church and Northstowe.
The captains were Joe White and Chris Badger; the wicket-keepers were Marcus Baker and Everton Fox.
"bad light" and "James" (Robinson).
A batter's game
Chris Badger, who got to raise his bat three times.
Ashwin Venkatesh, who was batting so well that Andy said "he looks solid" - at which point he swiped across the line and was bowled next ball.
Faruk Kara, who didn't get on strike during his one innings and so faced 0 balls.
"Bowlers are not the cultural elite."
Former US Vice-President Dan Quayle (who one imagines was talking about a different type of bowling).
Sushant Achawal, who delivered 4 maidens (and was the most economical bowler).
Huw Davies, who took 4/24 in the internal game.
Winning isn't everything
ARM's 79/9 was too much for us; the last time we'd fail to chase a lower total was 34 years ago, in 1988.
2013, since when they've beaten us 11 times in a row.
Remember the name!
AstraZeneca and Pfizer.
Lidgate & Ousden.
"B3 LEFTY NAVIMO".
Total: 40 runs.
The comfortable winners, with 18/40, were the loose alliance of Joe White, Cam Petrie and Chris Badger - although it briefly looked like Huw Davies was going to win single-handedly when did much better than everyone on the history questions.
Still, Huw did just fine, being awarded the Champagne Moment award for his efforts in the internal game: not only did he get four wickets (as trailed in the quiz above), but he also took a superb running catch after he'd used up his allotment of overs. (Huw also won for a four-for in 2019, believed to be a unique case of back-to-back wins.)
The pickled egg award was also trailed in the quiz: it went to Faruk Kara for his unique achievement of not only batting without facing a ball all season, but having obtained false memories having faced.
The dinner was also a chance to remember the Remnants legends: it was our first dinner without Geoff; Russell Woold had finally lost his battle against cancer just a week ago; and we also found out that Pete Warner had recently died. We raised a glass to all of them - and also to the future of many more seasons of Remnants cricket to come.