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April 30, 2003 League vs Martians Abandoned (bad light)

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Dark practice 
He done no wrong: Rainbow Barrass frustrated
He done no wrong: Hosking taps the ball away from his wicket, only to be given out hit ball twice Crock of gold: Out of darkness came light -- but not enough to finish the game You won't find it down there: P Barrass searches for inspiration after an airy miss

Slow game. It rained, got dark, match abandoned.

Paul Hosking was given out hit ball twice, but shouldn't have been, because he was only defending his wicket in accordance with Rule 34.3: 

"Solely to guard his wicket and before the ball has been touched by a
fielder, the striker may lawfully strike the ball more than once with his
bat or with any part of his person other than a hand not holding the bat."

Personally, I blame the umpires... 

Click here to see in living motion of how Hosking reacted when his mighty vengeance reaped a Martians wicket  (will take a couple of minutes to load on a slow connection)

And here's a pic of MAN OF THE MATCH Jim Thornhill. He retired on 50 not out and caught a super-soaraway ball off his own bowling in near darkness. Good thing he wasn't wearing his glasses.

Jim Thornhill
Bare chest: Thornhill shows where he caught the ball others would have missed (picture taken with Night Vision)

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Old Fallopians  132-2 (14 overs), 
Martians 89-3 (9 overs)
Match abandoned (bad light)

Old Fallopians
  How out Bowler Runs Sixes Fours
Jim Thornhill retired   50 2 4
Philip Barrass ct & bowled Bohla 28   4
Paul Hosking hit ball twice* Chris 6    
Jonathan Stebbins not out   30   6
Tim Castle not out   9   1
Extras (nb 1, w 2, b 1, lb 6) 10    

Total

133    
Progress: 28-0 (4 overs), 52-1 (8), 103-2 (12), 132-2 (14)
Nick Clarke, Fred Barrass, Colin Muir did not bat

* But shouldn't have been given out

  Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Hall 2 0 15 0
Bohla 4 0 15 1
Chris 4 0 35 1
Ru 3 0 48 0
Zuber 1 0 9 0
Martians
  How out Bowler Runs Sixes Fours
Stan not out   25   4
Zuber bowled Hosking 42 1 7
Bohla ct & bowled Thornhill 17 1 2
Alan bowled Stebbins 0    
Ayoub not out   0    
Extras (nb 1, w 4) 5    

Total

89    
  Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
F Barrass 1 0 9 0
Clarke 1 0 20 0
Castle 2 0 18 0
Hosking 2 0 17 1
Stebbins 2 0 12 1
Thornhill 1 0 12 1

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