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Brodbeck in stutterin Chiswick House, neo-classical Palladian masterpiece and one-time home of the Burlington family, played host to this fixture, but would the Strollers’ performance match the splendour of the surroundings? Skipper Tom Wood was not sure, mainly because his crack squad of galacticos looked so good on paper. He lost the toss and threw the ball to Steve Thavam, who bowled a steady line and length at Warwick, about whom James While had some info: Warwick was in the Wombles and appeared on Top of the Pops in the mid-Seventies. While opened at the other end with parsimonious figures of 4-2-3-1.

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The Strollers fielded well with Ransome running out the s Orinoco? While couldn’t be sure). sterling keeping from Andy heroic work from DanThe Whippets were glad to see off the opening bowlers but if they thought that Boyle, Miller and would bring some relief, they were mistaken as on came debutant Mark Miller, John Gibson. upping the pace and tearing into the line-up with a couple of quick victims. Sam A total of Winstanley toiled, Matt Ransome made sure that the innings never really gathered 99-6 momentum, and Wood picked up Thomas (who had just hit him for a big six) with a after grunting effort ball. Generous comparisons to Maria Sharapova were made. 20 The Strollers fielded well with Ransome running out the struggling Tobermory (or Orinoco? While couldn’t be sure). There was some sterling keeping from Andy Clarke and heroic work from Danny Boyle, Miller and John Gibson. A total of 99-6 after 20 overs looked a bit short, but the kit was in Brighton and Boyle had to borrow Wood’s. In fading light, Boyle and Jono Addis got the Strollers off to a good start and put on 20 in quick time but Boyle struggled to get Wood’s heavy railway sleeper down on a fast shooter and was out, bowled for a rapid 12. Christian Troughton came in and played steadily, especially off the back foot, carrying the Strollers along at the required rate, but then he went, caught and bowled for 18. Any optimism the Whippets may have felt at Troughton’s demise was short-lived as While joined Addis and they began to knock it around with confidence. While said later that the bowling had been some of the best that he’d faced in these games, but the target was not enough; with the scores level at the beginning of the 18th over, he struck a six over long-on and stranded his run machine partner on 46 not out. The Strollers had won, which was a relief as it was one of the best on paper sides Wood had ever seen. Wood and Winstanley joined a few of the oppo in the City Barge for a post-mortem and some lager. Chiswick House, neo-classical Palladian masterpiece and one-time home of the Burlington family, played host to this fixture, but would the Strollers’ performance match the splendour of the surroundings? Skipper Tom Wood was not sure, mainly because his crack squad of galacticos looked so good on paper. He lost the toss and threw the ball to Steve Thavam, who bowled a steady line and length at Warwick, about whom James While had some info: Warwick was in the Wombles and appeared on Top of the Pops in the mid-Seventies. While opened at the other end with parsimonious figures of 4-2-3-1.

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The Whippets were glad to see off the opening bowlers but if they thought that would bring some relief, they were mistaken as on came debutant Mark Miller, upping the pace and tearing into the line -up with a couple of quick victims. Sam Winstanley toiled, Matt Ransome made sure that the innings never really gathered momentum, and Wood picked up Thomas (who had just hit him for a big six) with a grunting effort ball. Generous comparisons to Maria Shar-

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Christian Troughton came in and played steadily, especially off the back foot, carrying the Strollers along at the required rate, but then he went, caught and bowled for 18. Any optimism the Whippets may have felt at Troughton’s demise was shortlived as While joined Addis and they began to knock it around with confidence. While said later that the bowling had been some of the best that he’d faced in these games, but the target was not enough; with the scores level at the beginning of the 18th over, he struck a six over long-on and stranded his run machine partner on 46 not out. The Strollers had won, which was a relief as it was one of the best on paper sides Wood had ever seen. Wood and Winstanley joined a few of the oppo in the City Barge for a post-mortem and some lager. Chiswick House, neo-classical Palladian masterpiece and one-time home of the Burlington family, played host to this fixture, but would the Strollers’ performance match the splendour of the surroundings? Skipper Tom Wood was not sure, mainly because his crack squad of galacticos looked so good on paper. He lost the toss and threw the ball to Steve Thavam, who bowled a steady line and length at Warwick, about whom James While had some info: Warwick was in the Wombles and appeared on Top of the Pops in the mid-Seventies. While opened at the other end with parsimonious figures of 4-2-3-1. The Whippets were glad to see off the opening bowlers but if they thought that would bring some relief, they were mistaken as on came debutant Mark Miller, upping the pace and tearing into the line-up with a couple of quick victims. Sam Winstanley toiled, Matt Ransome made sure that the innings never really gathered momentum, and Wood picked up Thomas (who had just hit him for a big six) with a grunting effort ball. Generous comparisons to Maria Sharapova were made. The Strollers fielded well with Ransome running out the struggling Tobermory (or Orinoco? While couldn’t be sure). There was some sterling keeping from Andy Clarke and heroic work from Danny Boyle, Miller and John Gibson. A total of 99-6 after 20 overs looked a bit short, but the kit was in Brighton and Boyle had to borrow Wood’s. In fading light, Boyle and Jono Addis got the Strollers off to a good start and put on 20 in quick time but Boyle struggled to get Wood’s heavy railway sleeper down on a fast shooter and was out, bowled for a rapid 12. Christian Troughton came in and played steadily, especially off the back foot, carrying the Strollers along at the required rate, but then he went, caught and bowled for 18. Any optimism the Whippets may have felt at Troughton’s demise was short-lived as While joined Addis and they began to knock it around with confidence. While said later that the bowling had been some of the best that he’d faced in these games, but the target was not enough; with the scores level at the beginning of the 18th over, he struck a six over long-on and stranded his run machine partner on 46 not out.

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The Strollers had won, which was a relief as it was one of the best on paper sides

Stroller shorts Subs please Our treasurer, Tom Wood, is anxious to receive your Strollers subscription for the 2011 season. The rates for "Playing Members" are £40 per season or a cut-price £130 for four seasons. "Members" – those in full-time education or those who play a maximum of two games in a season or those who have no desire to play but who wish to support the club and/or take a full part in the social activities of the club – pay £10 or a cutprice £30 for four seasons. It is hoped that retired players and ladies will take the opportunity to become official members. So please mention this to anyone you think comes into that catego-

2011 awards The Fleet Street Strollers CC annual dinner took place at The Don on Friday, March 4, 2011. The following awards were made and trophies presented to: Player of the Year: Hamish McDougall Chairman's award: Jeff Ball Players' Player: Ed Gallagher Batsman of the Year: Jono Addis Bowler of the Year: Simon Brodbeck Fielder of the Year: Warren Crocker Most appearances: Simon Brodbeck

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