Hampton Wick thirds were out for revenge...
After a last-minute cry-off by Melrose the re-match was set up.
Looking much more youthful and fit than their Crossbats counterparts, the Wick boys carried out their fielding drills and pre-match warm-ups.
Unfortunately it did them no good. They must have tired themselves out as their fielding, and at times wayward bowling, let them down.
Skipper-for-the-day Collier took advantage with 121 not out. The only other noteable innings came from Fraser (24) but even he couldn't beat the 31 amassed by Extras.
Our usual dismal performance in the field was lifted by the absence of Strokey and Arse. The old men led the way with stunning catches from Mupés off Gumbley's opening over.
Two other blinders were taken by Stroppy in the gulley and Monica in the slips. It would be fair to say Bob's catch was rather more simple than he made it look - what a showman.
Lips, returning from a week in the wilderness took just two balls to claim his first wicket with a demon inswinging yorker.
But the excitement of a caught and bowled created a moment that puts him in leading position for Strokey impersonation of the year.
A simple leading edge lobbed its way towards the waiting bowler - the fielders already celebrating. But as the ball spilled from Lips' hoof-like hands, the celebrations were replaced by howls of laughter and the usual Crossbats vitriol.
The moment was made all the sweeter by Lips on his knees in the middle of the wicket, pounding the turf with his hooves.
The other bowlers who deserve a mention include Dom (3-28) and Shandy (2-8).
Author Ian Collier