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    CW XI 101 : The Road To The Present

    The CWBCC will be starting a new initiative to educate the CW players about the history of Cricket Web cricket. We feel that by instilling some sense of appreciation for the path to the present, there will be a greater sense of passion and drive.

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    EPISODE I : CRICKET WEB IN SOUTH AFRICA
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."


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    Ooh oooh ooh! When do we get to the rebel tour?

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    Shoudn't Episode 1 involve the Prems?
    Or something.

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    Or the games against the AA XI, Namibia, The Flops, Bangladesh and The Minnows?


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    This will be awesome to behold. Good stuff!
    Signatures are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get.
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    Episode I picks the story up when the ICC gave the CW XI international status, as there's very little info. available before that.

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    EPISODE I: CRICKET WEB IN SOUTH AFRICA PART 1

    Tests: 3 (lost 1-2)

    The Touring Party:

    Richard Hingston (C) +
    Reuben Verghese (vc)
    Ryan Verghese (wk)#
    Richard Twyman +
    KR Kode +
    Brendon Goff
    Simon Fitzsimmons
    Andrew Cloete
    Kim Fraser +#
    Tamara Gould +#
    Eric Heath +
    Liam Camps
    Jason (?) Pike +
    Vishnu Reddy +
    John Eddie Sanders +
    David Kennett
    Tim Evans +#
    Corey Taylor +

    + = retired.
    # = played less than 10 Tests.

    Notable mentions about the tour:

    Pike was included in the squad, but never played an international match. Neither did Reddy.
    Ryan Verghese was the lone genuine wicketkeeper signup of the time.

    Introduction:

    A team of misfits and amateurs, the Cricket Web XI was thrust into International cricket against South Africa, confirming the miserable sense of humour of the ICC. Very little was expected from the team, and though they ultimately lost the series, expectations were far exceeded.
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    The Warmups (not official ODIs):

    CRICKET WEB XI 223/6 50.0 overs
    Tamara Gould 78*, Ryan Vergese 48, KR Kode 31
    NAMIBIA 141 37.1 overs
    Eric Heath 3/9, John Eddie Sanders 3/26

    Cricket Web XI won by 82 runs
    Man of the match: Tamara Gould


    CRICKET WEB XI 294/4 50.0 overs
    Tamara Gould 92*, Tim Evans 61, Andre Maddocks 42* (left out of final 18)
    SCOTLAND 233 46.2 overs
    Corey Taylor 4/29, Eric Heath 2/46

    Cricket Web XI won by 61 runs
    Man of the match: Tamara


    KENYA 114 31.0 overs
    John Eddie Sanders 5/34, Eric Heath 2/20
    CRICKET WEB XI 115/3 22.5 overs
    Liam Camps 28, Eric Heath 25, Andrew Cloete 24*

    Cricket Web XI won by 7 wickets
    Man of the match: John Eddie Sanders


    CRICKET WEB XI 353/2 50.0 overs
    Richard Twyman 170, Liam Camps 88, Eric Heath 49*, Tim Evans 37*
    NETHERLANDS 176 43.0 overs
    John Eddie Sanders 4/23, Tim Evans 4/35, Corey Taylor 2/40

    Cricket Web XI won by 177 runs
    Man of the match: Richard Twyman


    ---

    The First Test

    SOUTH AFRICA

    Graeme Smith (C)
    Herschelle Gibbs
    Gary Kirsten
    Jacques Kallis
    Jacques Rudolph
    Martin van Jaarsveld
    Mark Boucher (wk)
    Nicky Boje
    Shaun Pollock
    Steve Elworthy
    Makhaya Ntini

    CRICKET WEB XI

    Liam Camps
    Andrew Cloete
    Simon Fitzsimmons
    Richard Twyman
    Ryan Verghese (wk)
    Richard Hingston (C)
    Reuben Verghese
    Kim Fraser
    John Eddie Sanders
    Tim Evans
    David Kennett

    Conditions: Warm
    Pitch: Hard- expected to deteriorate
    Outfield: Fast
    Weather: Rain expected for short spurts throughout Test match.

    Toss: SA
    Captain Smith walks eagerly out to the middle with his opening partner Gibbs. They are followed by Langeveldt who leads 10 debutants on the field as the Cricketweb XI prepare to contest their first Test macth since being suddenly elevated to Test level by the ICC.

    Day 1 -
    SA 179/2 (57 overs)(Gary Kirsten 71*, Jacques Kallis 73*)
    Day 2 -
    SA 397/5 (147 overs)(Martin van Jaarsveld 60*, Mark Boucher 29*)
    Day 3 -
    SA 411/5 dec. (153 overs)(Martin van Jaarsveld 67*, Mark Boucher 35*)
    CW XI 222/8 (84 overs)(Tim Evans 18*, Kim Fraser 24*)
    Day 4 -
    CW XI 240 ao (89.5 overs)(David Kennett 7*)
    SA 186/2 dec. (68.5 overs)(Herschelle Gibbs 89*, Jacques Kallis 24*)
    CW XI 43/1 (10 overs)(Andrew Cloete 10*, Simon Fitzsimmons 17*)
    Day 5 -
    CW XI 199 ao (70 overs)(Tim Evans 9*)

    South Africa 411/5d
    Gary Kirsten/Jacques Rudolph 77, Jacques Kallis 73, Martin van Jaarsvel 67*
    John Eddie Sanders 2/94, Reuben Verghese 1/48, David Kennett 1/62

    Cricket Web XI 240
    Andrew Cloete 43, Richard Hingston 38, Simon Fitzsimmons 35;
    Steve Elworthy 4/75, Makhaya Ntini 3/42, Jacques Kallis 2/33

    South Africa 186/2d
    Herschelle Gibbs 89*, Gary Kirsten 64, Jacques Kallis 24*
    Tim Evans 1/29, Kim Frase 1/36

    Cricket Web XI 199
    Richard Twyman 64, Simon Fitzsimmons 41, Andrew Cloete 24
    Nicky Boje 4/48, Shaun Pollock 3/30, Makhaya Ntini 2/57


    South Africa won by 158 runs
    Man of the match: Jaques Kallis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Episode I picks the story up when the ICC gave the CW XI international status, as there's very little info. available before that.
    Liam, don't lie, you're saving this for a Phantom Menace style money spinner years down the line
    Dave Mohammed >>>> You

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    Liam, don't lie, you're saving this for a Phantom Menace style money spinner years down the line
    Heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    David Kennett 1/62
    The start of a wonderful career.

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    EPISODE I: CRICKET WEB IN SOUTH AFRICA PART 2

    The Second Test

    SOUTH AFRICA

    Graeme Smith (C)
    Herschelle Gibbs
    Gary Kirsten
    Jacques Kallis
    Jacques Rudolph
    Martin van Jaarsveld
    Mark Boucher (wk)
    Nicky Boje
    Shaun Pollock
    Steve Elworthy
    Makhaya Ntini

    CRICKET WEB XI

    Simon Fitzsimmons
    Liam Camps
    Andrew Cloete
    Reuben Verghese
    Richard Twyman
    Kim Fraser
    Richard Hingston (C)
    Ryan Verghese (wk)
    Corey Taylor (debut)
    John Eddie Sanders
    David Kennett

    Conditions: Warm
    Pitch: Normal
    Outfield: Fast
    Weather: Bright and sunny

    Toss: CW XI
    Following his teams crushing victory in the first Test, Smith lost the toss and was asked to field. The surface was flat as ever, and the Webheads keen for revenge of sorts.

    *Records of the day-end scores have been lost*

    Cricket Web XI 428
    Andrew Cloete 227, John Eddie Sanders 44, Richard Twyman 24;
    Shaun Pollock 3/83, Nicky Boje 3/113

    South Africa 123
    Gary Kirsten 57, Mark Boucher 36;
    John Eddie Sanders 5/30, Corey Taylor 3/28, Richard Hingston 2/35

    South Africa 132 (f/o)
    Jacques Kallis 50, Mark Boucher 24;
    John Eddie Sanders 6/39


    Cricket Web XI won by an innings and 173 runs
    Man of the match: John Eddie Sanders


    Match fixing charges against the South Africans were subsequently dropped, due to what was called "insufficient evidence".

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    The Third Test

    SOUTH AFRICA

    Gary Kirsten
    Herschelle Gibbs
    Graeme Smith (C)
    Jacques Kallis
    Jacques Rudolph
    Martin van Jaarsveld
    Mark Boucher (wk)
    Nicky Boje
    Shaun Pollock
    Steve Elworthy
    Makhaya Ntini

    CRICKET WEB XI

    Simon Fitzsimmons
    Richard Twyman
    Andrew Cloete
    Brendon Goff (debut)
    Richard Hingston (C)
    Kim Fraser
    Reuben Verghese
    John Eddie Sanders
    Ryan Verghese (wk)
    Corey Taylor
    David Kennett

    Conditions: Warm
    Pitch: Normal - something for batsmen and bowlers
    Outfield: Fast
    Weather: Bright and sunny

    Toss: SA
    Still reeling from defeat in the last match, Graeme Smith won the toss and elected to bowl first. Perhaps not yet confident in his batsmen, the move seemed a fairly negative one.

    Day 1 -
    CW XI 205 (85.3 overs)(David Kennett 1*)
    SA 15/0 (5 overs)(Gary Kirsten 9*, Herschelle Gibbs 5*)
    Day 2 -
    SA 264/5 (95 overs)(Martin van Jaarsveld 17*, Mark Boucher 1*)
    Day 3 -
    SA 348 (126.3 overs)(Shaun Pollock 27*)
    CW XI 146/4 (58 overs)(Richard Hingston 18*, Kim Fraser 17*)
    Day 4 -
    CW XI 250 (110.1 overs)(Corey Taylor 18*)
    SA 109/1 (32.4 overs)(Herschelle Gibbs 65*, Graeme Smith 12*)

    Cricket Web XI 205
    Simon Fitzsimmons 45, Richard Twyman 35, Reuben Verghese 34, Brendon Goff 30;
    Shaun Pollock 4/54, Steve Elworthy 3/37, Jacques Kallis 2/64

    South Africa 348
    Jacques Kallis 94, Gary Kirsten 61, Herschelle Gibbs 42, Mark Boucher 40;
    John Eddie Sanders 3/76, David Kennett 2/35, Andrew Cloete 2/39

    Cricket Web XI 250
    Simon Fitzsimmons 58, Reuben Verghese 44, Richard Hingston 24;
    Steve Elworthy 5/51, Makhaya Ntini 2/40

    South Africa 109/1
    Herschelle Gibbs 65*, Gary Kirsten 28;
    Reuben Verghese 1/20


    South Africa won by 9 wickets
    Man of the match: Steve Elworthy


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    A 2-1 series defeat, but the one victory took on absolutely epic proportions. The brilliance of Cloete and Sanders shone through in particular during the series, marking both as future legends of CW cricket.
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    yeah, who is this john eddie sanders?, where is he now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketboy29
    yeah, who is this john eddie sanders?, where is he now?
    He's Luckyeddie on the forums, but I think he retired from this quite a while ago.

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    How come it says Richard Hingston isn't retired?

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    ah right, ive seen lucky eddie around the forums, not bad is he? :P

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