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July 2, 2017 Friendly vs
Streatham & Marlborough
Won by 173 runs

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Old Fallopians batting v Streatham & Marlborough
Making hay ... Old Fallopians at the crease                                                                 Photo: Steve Hamilton

 

Played at Dulwich Common
Report by Hassan Khan (captain)

This was a unique fixture, played at a stunningly beautiful ground, blessed with sunshine and a towering church steeple. Unique as I believe this is the first time the Old Fallopians have played an all-ladies team.

Having lost the toss, we were put in on a good batting track. The home bowling attack was promising but crucial catches were spilled, especially from opener Farhad. Consequently, he bludgeoned a century in 12 overs and I had to ask him to retire.

In contrast, his opening partner, Laurie, constructed a fifty full of touch and style. Further runs were plundered and we amassed 325 from 40 overs, which may be our highest ever total. (Tim please confirm: - Yes - highest recorded score - see table here - TC)

After a sumptuous tea, myself and Steve Hamilton opened the bowling - for the first time since a school match 1981. Streatham & Marlborough batted courageously, especially a talented Trinidadian who constructed a classy 50. However, with insurmountable scoreboard pressure, the Fallopian tweakers wreaked havoc. Steve bowled with subtle changes of pace and flight but the star was Fallopians legend John Shaw. He bowled with miserly accuracy and took 4-32, including 2 wickets in 2 balls. Andy mopped up the tail, thanks to a good swirling catch from Tony, and we won by 172 runs.

However, this match was always about more than cricket - Streatham reported that teams have cancelled their fixtures when discovering they were an all-ladies team. In addition, superb facilities and a friendly atmosphere ensured a return next season, maybe with a more modest Old Fallopians team!

 

Old Fallopians watch the game
Church bells: Old Fallopians watch from the boundary                                     Photo: Steve Hamilton

 

Old Fallopians at tea
Beer and tea: Old Fallopians tuck in                                                                  Photo: Steve Hamilton


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Old Fallopians 325-4 (40 overs)

Laurie Roberts    lbw b Selwyn  78
Farhad Waqar           retired 108
Hassan Khan       ct & b Quade   5
Ravi Chandra           not out  71
Andy Huckle           b Jodhan   6
Sidharth Shanbhag lbw b Selwyn   3
David Fauls            not out  24
Anthony Banks     dnb
Steve Hamilton    dnb
Naveen Kumar      dnb
John Shaw         dnb
Extras w 7, nb 3, b 1:          11
Total                          325

Quade   8-0-70-1
Selwyn  8-0-61-1
Jodhan  7-0-53-1
Cortoud 5-0-41-0
Ruby    5-0-46-0
Crystal 7-0-57-0

(NB runs missing from batting tally)


Streatham & Marlborough 152 (37 overs)

Jodhan         ct Huckle b Khan  10
Quade     ct Roberts b Hamilton  24
Wanless              b Hamilton   3
Hanslal      ct Banks b Chandra  72
Klomp         ct Roberts b Shaw  17
Williams                 b Shaw   0
Bates                    b Shaw   0
Marlin-Courtord ct Fauls b Shaw   6
Davies                 b Huckle   2
Ruby                    not out   3
Selwyn-Kuclera       hit wicket   5
Extras W 5, nb 3, b 1:            9
Total                           152

Khan     4-0-21-1
Hamilton 8-1-30-2
Banks    4-2-10-0
Huckle   6-0-32-1
Shaw     8-0-32-4
Fauls    3-0-19-0
Chandra  2-0-3-1
Shanbhag 2-0-5-0

(NB runs missing from batting tally)

 

 

 

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