Season 2006-2007CLARK'S; 46 Exmouth Market, Finsbury
ROUND 7
02.02.'07
PlayedEels
(5 pts)
Pie
(4 pts)
Mash
(3 pts)
Afters
(2 pts)
Liquor
(1 pts)
SumTotal
RICHARD LUCAS71210218177
NICK EVANS60140
BEN HAYES61210218126
TOM LEADER2050
BOB HOLLINGSWORTH3021011241
ALAN SMITH3111011340
JAMIE TANNER2035
GRAHAM DARLOW1022
CYRIL GOIN1018
ROY FLOOKS1016
EDWARD MOSSE2013
MATTHEW LOWING1013
ANYA WILSON1021011212
RACHEL EVANS1012
TONY CHUNG108
NEIL DOWDEN106

Due to the absence of your usual quick quipping quill master Mr Evans (if only he had a quiff), it has fallen unto me Richard 'Locust' Lucas (5 times champion) to fill this void with a report of the last pie'n'mash encounter, and to aspire to his high standards of jocundity.

The prelude to this latest meeting was the announcement of Mister Evans' absence from it, along with a wistful observation that the Trophy was "headed back into Richard Locust's hands". This was swiftly followed by a communiqué to me from Graham 'run-away 2003 champion' Darlow saying "in view of your impending triumph, should we call you Big Dick?...The fates have aided your quest for supremacy again".

But this season has so far been unpredictable and may not be such a foregone conclusion. With 'gob-alization' finally impinging on the pie'n'mash realm, depleted eel supplies from Eel Slavador and New Eelzland (geddit) have bestowed uncertainty on the pie'n'mash menu. Without these high-scoring apodes in your tally, your season can slip away from you like an eel through the reeds. Mr Evans has already discovered this to his cost several times this season coz 'Locust' turned up first 'n' GOT all the eels. The question is who's gonna get the eels between now and the end of the season?

On the day itself the route of Messrs Lucas and Hollingsworth converged with that of Mr Smith's at the entrance of Exmouth Market. Along the pedestrianised approach to the shop Mr Smith remarked "Isn't it a bit unsporting of you to turn up in view of Nick's [Mr Evans] absence" to which I replied "This IS sporting...very sporting...Nick's probably waiting around the corner".

But this season has so far been unpredictable and may not be such a foregone conclusion. With 'gob-alization' finally impinging on the pie'n'mash realm, depleted eel supplies from Eel Slavador and New Eelzland (geddit) have bestowed uncertainty on the pie'n'mash menu. Without these high-scoring apodes in your tally, your season can slip away from you like an eel through the reeds. Mr Evans has already discovered this to his cost several times this season coz 'Locust' turned up first 'n' GOT all the eels. The question is who's gonna get the eels between now and the end of the season?

On the day itself the route of Messrs Lucas and Hollingsworth converged with that of Mr Smith's at the entrance of Exmouth Market. Along the pedestrianised approach to the shop Mr Smith remarked "Isn't it a bit unsporting of you to turn up in view of Nick's [Mr Evans] absence" to which I replied "This IS sporting...very sporting...Nick's probably waiting around the corner".

When appetites were abrogated, it was time for me to pull out pencil and paper and tot up tallies. A new face, Anya Wilson was guided through the process of registration. I took down her particulars but Mr Hayes said it was like a "police interrogation"; though vital statistics were proffered, she stopped short of disclosing her date of birth. I congratulated Anya on a "good" first performance and said that "I had to start way down there at the bottom as well". I'm not sure how much my commendment was appreciated, since it produced sniggers from the onlooking Mr Hayes.

At your service,

Mister Lucas (5 times champion)