|June 20, 2002||vs Caledonian Conquerors||Lost by 83 runs|
Serious damage was done to averages in this game.
Jim Thornhill gave up bowling after his first over was blasted for 18. Andrew Wardle persevered and saw 59 smashed off his four overs.
The Caledonians rediscovered their conquering ways, with Ameer swinging his bat like a golf club as he piled up sixes and fours to reach a monumental 125. Sajeed played second fiddle but still notched up 53.
The Fallopians went into bat facing a 212-2 total, and promptly wilted under the challenge.
At 49-6 the situation looked desparate, but they had not reckoned for the dynamic last order pairing of Gary Boyd and Tim Castle.
Neither previously noted for large innings, both wielded super-heavyweight Morrants and quickly set about demolishing the by now frazzled Caledonian bowling.
With little to lose, the dynamite duo slogged their way to a record 80-run last wicket stand before Castle was caught on 40 -- his career highest -- as he attempted another assault on the boundary.
The game was lost, but honour was regained.
Old Fallopians 129 all out
|Grasshoppers won by 83 runs|
|Extras (nb 1, w 10, lb 8)||19|
|Fall: 1-185, 2-196|
Progress: 43-0 (4 overs), 106-0 (8), 181-0 (12), 212-2 (16)
|Andrew Wardle||ct & bowled||Sajid||5||1|
|Gary Boyd||not out||35||6|
|Extras (nb 4, w 16, b 2, lb 1)||23|
|Fall: 1-14, 2-28, 3-28, 4-30, 5-40, 6-49, 7-129|
|Progress: 28-2 (4 overs), 58-6 (8), 121-6 (12), 129-7 (12.4)|
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