This year's Remnants annual dinner will be held at The Alex pub on the evening of Friday, January 27, 2023. Some 25 Remnants congregated in the garden room for burgers and beer and tried to recall the distant memories of the 2022 cricket season.
This challenge was focussed on 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.)
What's in a name?
"Farouk" (1); "Farooq" (2); "Faruk" (2); "Fahruk" (1); "Farooz" (1); "Cara" (1); "Faruk Kara" (1); "Kara" (2); and "Carra" (1).
Temoor Khan and Qaiser Ahmed.
Ball in hand
Colin Cowdrey, whose grandson Alex made his Remnants debut.
Lauren Bell (Andy's daughter, who played in an internal club game back in 2013).
Temoor Khan (4/14), Phil Hastings (4/18) and James Robinson (4/20).
John Moore and Daniel Mortlock.
Pete Ames (who dropped a simple return chance in such a way as to run out the non-striker).
Daniel Mortlock targeted the wet patch (right on the edge of the cut strip); after landing the ball leapt past the batter's face and was taken brilliantly by Marcus Baker, who completed an amazing stumping.
Bowled with Andy's "run out of ideas ball" (where he runs in from mid-off).
Getting the runs
Ben Stone against Sharks.
CJ Barrie or Will Phelps.
Dave Green, who ended up running himself out for 22 (off 28 balls) as he "wasn't scoring fast enough".
Andy Bell, who made 9 against ARM using his daughter's &pooun900 bat.
Olly Rex, who was bowled by Ferdi Rex's ill-disguised slower ball.
Samuel Serby, who opened the batting with Tom against Cambridge Assessment.
No "i" in team
NCI (who accepted a draw after a rain interruption with just six runs needed) and the Enzymes (whose scorers kept fudging things after they'd passed our total so that more of their guys could get a bat).
The Woozlers, thanks to a combination of injuries and hospital runs.
We had a match (against Trinity) cancelled due to extreme heat.
Six: Badger; Stone; Ames; Barrie; Hammersley; and Phelps.
Rob Harvey stopped by for a pint because he knew the Test would be on the TV there.
Total: 40 runs.
The winners, with 21/40, were the Bassingbourn Beards, who were rewarded with some chocolates for their troubles.
We also had a few more presentations: Chris Badger got the Champagne Moment award for masterminding the "Badgeball" triumph against Grantchester; and John Moore got the Les Collings Pickled Egg Award for averaging 63.00 with the ball last season.