CtC batted first, losing Cassels, B in the first over without score, caught behind. Pemberton, batting at 3, joined Rudkin and they began to make a recovery putting on a partnership of 64 before Pemberton was clean bowled for 19. Hesketh and Rudkin then combined for a brutal partnership of 98 before Hesketh went for 56. Rudkin, surviving a nasty bouncer to the head, pressed on to second consecutive CtC hundred at which he retired. Useful contributions from Brookes (18), The Cat (21), Shaw (25*), Hammo (Nil) and Heath (6*) took CtC to an impressive looking total of 267-9 from their 35 overs.
In reply Heath and Hammond opened the bowling and immediately caused the opposition problems, well supported by an impressive and immobile slip cordon of Pemberton, Dean and Brennan who took two sharp chances between them to reduce Rivera to 14-3 in short time. Heath added another, before Brookes took over from the mountain end to take the clubs second ever five-for, twice taking two wickets in two balls, embarrassingly including to the two 12 year olds to finish the game. His figures 6-2-20-5.
Off the pitch the boys toured well, highlights including being sledged by Phillip Green, Cassels downing a pint stood on his swede in Casino square, ordering 10 lamb bhhunas for dinner, a squad rendition of “Will Griggs on Fire” in The Rascasse, Hugh opening a bottle of Rose with a cricket stump and witnessing a jeroboam of champagne be delivered to a table in a nightclub by four waiters dressed as power rangers whilst the star wars theme was played...
The Lime Award for Best Tourist: Ed “The Cat” Cassels
The Natwest Stump for best cricketer on tour: Henry Rudkin
A bottle of Rose for champagne moment: Bowled Heath caught first gripper Pemberton
Cambridge to Casablanca Cycling Cricket Club