|June 13, 2002||vs Grasshoppers 2||Lost by 56 runs|
Spun out of control
They spinned, they span, they spun. And we couldn't hit them.
Five (!) overs of tricky stuff from Grasshoppers 2 captain Pat McGuinness so bamboozed our finest wandsmiths (Andrew Wardle, Fred Barrass) that only 13 runs were scored during the spinfest.
Only hopeless keeping prevented umpteen stumpings -- in fact our air-swiping willow wavers survived all McGuinness's overs intact.
Our own ball wizard, Kit Wright, captured a trio of wickets for a more expensive 38. But we seemed powerless to resist the Hopper onslaught and let them charge up a 150 run target.
Jonathan Stebbins was an early loss -- departing after his first Old Fallopian duck. The remaining Fallopian strikeforce failed to deliver and we swished and missed our way to a disappointing 94.
Old Fallopians 94-4
|Grasshoppers won by 56 runs|
|Adam Costandi||not out||80||2||10|
|Alf Incley||ct Tate||Wardle||4|
|S Tennant||ct Tate||Wright||31||2||1|
|Pat McGuinness||ct Hosking||Wright||6|
|Jake Sharland||ct Stebbins||Wright||3|
|Extras (nb 2, w 17, b6, lb 1)||26|
|Fred Barrass||not out||21||1|
|Simon Tate||not out||8|
|Extras (w 12, b 7, lb 5)||24|
|Kit Wright and Tim Castle did not bat|
|Fall: 1-2, 2-23, 3-44, 4-74|
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