St Michael's Cricket Club


Opponent : Primrose Hill
Date : 17 July 2004
Venue : WFUS
Result : Won by 29 runs

Innings of: St Michael's 

1 D Harrison ct Ansell Barber 0 Bowling O M R W
2 R Palangi ct Kingston Barber 25 G Barber 10 4 31 3
3 M Collier ct WK Barber 10 N Johns 12 4 29 3
4 W Kingston jr ct & b Ansell 14 D Ansell 12 3 40 3
5 D York not out 44 A Hayward 3.3 0 11 1
6 B Ahearn ct Tate Ansell 4
7 W Kingston sr b Ansell 4
8 E Coetze b Johns 1
9 C Kelly c Johns 0
10 I Geddes b Johns 5
11 M Baker b Hayward 2
Overs 37.3


Wickets 10



Innings of: Primrose Hill

1 L Moven ct Kelly 5 Bowling O M R W
2 S Gill run out 4 C Kelly 12 2 18 5
3 T Harris ct Kelly 34 R Palangi 12 3 38 3
4 D Ansell ct Kelly 1 I Geddes 7.4 2 14 1
5 P Ansell b Palangi 0 M Baker 6 4 5 0
6 P Kingston b Palangi 6
7 J Tate b Geddes 15
8 J Neal ct Kelly 1
9 A Hayward LBW Kelly 0
10 G Barber


Palangi 1
11 N Johns not out 1
Overs 37.4


Wickets 10



Match report

Deep into July, and the unbeaten run is still in tact, but only just after this victory over Primrose Hill that sounds comfortable enough, but was still hard fought.

For once the Weston Favell pitch looked like some preparation had gone into the wicket. And with the Primrose Hill skipper winning the toss, it was the St Michael's batters who had first bit of the cherry. And how they messed it up. Apart from from some lusty blows from Rushon Palangi and a sensible knock of 44 not out from Danny York, the rest of the scores resembled the clichéd telephone directory. A last wicket partnership of 23 between York and Martin Baker took the score past 100 and a bonus point, the the final total of Nelson would prove difficult to defend.

Rushon Palangi clubs his way to 25

Early wickets were required to put pressure on the reply, and these duly came in a hostile spell from openers Palangi and Clayton Kelly. Kelly in particular had the batsmen hopping around like a cat on a hot tin roof. However the first wicket was a run out. Kelly fumbled the ball at backward square, the batsmen went for a second, but Gill was out by a mile with the throw right over the top.

At 35 for 5, it looked like we'd all be back to see the start of Stars in their eyes. However change bowlers Martin Baker and Ian Geddes, although bowling economically, were unable to make the breakthrough. Geddes was particularly unlucky, with both Tate and Harris showing a dab hand at the Chinese cut, so much so that there were rumours that they had been reading up on oriental hairdressing in the break. They took the score on to 72 before the reintroduction of Kelly and Palangi unlocked the key and wickets started to fall again. A real rip snorter removed Harris; all he could so was fend it off for Danny York to take a fine catch at gully. A plea soon after from Primrose Hill to 'take it easy with our tail enders' was duly noted. 

The final wicket was secured by our revered skipper Ian Geddes to secure victory by 29 runs. However the stand of 23 between York and Baker in the St Michael's innings cannot go without comment. Without it, the game might not have been won so easily, if at all.


Player Reason Amount
Ian Geddes
  • Football socks
  • Brining himself back to bowl at the rabbits
Dale Harrison


Brian Ahearn
  • Picking out the only fielder in the deep to get caught out
Will Kingston
  • Forgetting scorebook
  • Driving car into a dustbin
Bill Kingston
  • Going out to bat with only one pad on, and that being for the back leg
  • Hole in trousers in delicate area
Danny York
  • Show pony
  • Fake ankle injury
Matt Collier
  • Rushing off and end of game without paying match fees of fine
  • Dropping bat like a stroppy teenager when out caught behind
Martin Baker
  • Still unable to get a wicket, despite bowling at the rabbits
  • Poor footwork at mid on. 
Clayton Kelly
  • Needing 2 spells to get 5 wickets
  • South African - crap at rugby
Rushon Palangi
  • Mobile phone stuck to side of head
  • South African - crap at rugby
Eugene Coetze
  • Prince Harry look-a-like
  • Illegal footwear
  • South African - crap at rugby
Simon Cannell
  • Using 'Pop girl' note book when umpiring.

Tom Marlow
  • Gone to Centreparcs - lack of commitment


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