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Jonathan Cake

Dazzling batsman, glamorous fielder, wicked bowler.
Finest hour: Composed and stylish seventy-odd vs Oxford Downs.
Not likely to say:
"Bit parky - think I'll keep my shirt on"

Sam Mendes

Theatre and film director.
Class batsman, class bowler, class fielder. Maddening.
Finest hour:
Lofting turbaned spinner for six to win opening match of Gaieties India tour, 1997.
Least likely to say:
"Tell you what, let's take a rickshaw".

Justin Falkus

Language teacher
Asiaphile, brilliant but absentee opening bat. Finest hour:
Opening partnership of 264 for nought with Ian Smith, Roehampton.
Least likely to say:
Tight on the one, everyone!


Michael Blumberg

Magazine Editor.
Unbudgeable batsman, fount of cricketing knowledge.
Finest hour
Total dedication to the game.
Not likely to say:
"Washbrook? Never heard of him"

Chris Brookes

Distinguished ex-captain, present Treasurer. No longer we believe a member of MI5.
Finest hour:
Birdy three at the road hole, St Andrews
Least likely to say:
"I think the subscriptions should go down this year".

Roland Oliver

Finest hour:
Consecutive boundaries to end Gaieties two-year winless streak 1987
Least likely to say:
Nope, too far for me, don't fancy the drive


Richard Cowley

Designer & batsman, occasionally designer-batsman
Finest Hour:-
stroking brother for majestic boundary, Pinter vs McKinnon
Least likely to say:-
I'm sorry, you can't expect me to turn out at short notice like this.


Larry Baker

Doctor to the MCC.
Brings all his rigorous medical application to his batting.
Least likely to say:
Four slips, two gullies - ok lads let's stick it up him.


Robert Winder

Author and critic.
Genuine all-rounder, equally incompetent with both bat and ball.
Finest hour:
Patient, grinding innings of 6 not out off one ball vs Oxford Downs.
Not likely to say:
"Yeah, you're right, it was missing leg"


Ian Smith

Doctor of Literature, jazz maestro.
Ex-captain, ruthless opening bat, mean off-spinner.
Finest hour:
Sumptuous 140 not out in record opening stand (264 for 0) vs Roehampton.
Not likely to say:
"Sorry, it was entirely my fault"

Written by Robert Winder & Ian Smith
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