Roehampton v Weekenders 24th

Lost by 9 wickets


After our victory last year we were in optimistic mood, although we didn't recognise many of the oppo. Indeed it turned out they had recruited some sharpish new bowling including an Aussie bloke called Brooks. He was on debut for Roehampton and seemed to be channelling Brett Lee. We crumbled to 66 all out.  Radcliffe and Douglas the batting highlights with 25 and 10 respectively. It wasn't just us who found the going a bit too fast, Douglas had to assist their keeper and slip lighting a fag at the end of the innings as their hands were shaking. Despite some spirited opening bowling with Orwell striking, Roehampton found little difficulty in knocking the runs off in fewer than 10 overs. Highlight of the day was the Asparagus tart, light pastry, and a noticeably attractive tea lady.


WCC v Roehampton  22.5.11

WCC 66 (28.1 overs)


Lee 0, M Taylor 7, Radcliffe 25, Wahi 0, Chris ? 4, Bailey  0, Douglas 10, Sood 1, Dibley 0, Orwell 0, Husaini 0*


"The second change bowler, an Aussie called Brooks, was an unknown quantity to both us and the oppo - hence his lowly place in their attack. His figures were 6.1-1-12-3 and he was a bit quicker than any of us were used to. After he castled me to end our innings I had to go to the assistance of their keeper and first slip who were in such pain they couldn't hold a match to light a calming fag." - CD


Roehampton 68-8 (9.3 overs)

Orwell 4-1-27-1; Dibley 3-0-17-0; Husaini 1.3-0-17-0; Douglas 1-0-6-0


The asparagus tart was superb