Season 2008-2009CLARK'S; 46 Exmouth Market, Finsbury
ROUND 5
19.12.'08
PlayedEels
(5 pts)
Pie
(4 pts)
Mash
(3 pts)
Afters
(2 pts)
Liquor
(1 pts)
SumTotal
NICK EVANS5121011784
TERRY CECIL5022021676
TOM LEADER2422033770
ANDY POTTER4022011558
LEN WILCOCK21420
2*(leftovers)
2755
BEN HAYES3031011651
JOHN LEACH3044
SCOTT CECIL3040
EDWARD MOSSE3033
DAVID ROYALTON-KISCH2030
TED BATTS3028
ALAN TERRY2022021628
RICHARD LUCAS2031011628
GRAHAM DARLOW1028
ALAN SMITH2111011327
THOMAS KRAFT2024
TONY CHUNG2024
DENISE ROUSE2021011220
NICHOLAS KINGSTON-SMITH1017
JAMIE TANNER1031011616
ANTHONY RUELLO1022011515
JASON SHARP1022011515
DOUGLAS BENFORD1013
ANTO MORRA108
BEN HARVEY108
JACK MOSSE108
TAMSIN EVANS108

Huge helpings of humble yet heartwarming nosh greeted the happy pilgrims congregated at Clark's on 19th December for a festive feed. The Pie and Mash Platoon Regulars were joined by two fresh faced enthusiasts, Jason Sharp and Anthony Ruello. Look at the smiles writ large on their physogs and forget your Colgate toothpaste, for only a pie can give you that rock solid ring of confidence. Lee 'Large' Aldridge had a training rupture just days before and could not make it, but we hope to see their big chum soon.

After a morning spent logging, what could be more apposite to Hayes's hearty appetite? He was joined by Number One Len, who was carbohydrate-loading for a gruelling pub quiz that evening.

These two thoroughly modern men of Thurrock (not Basildon) are rising stars of the League. In anticipation of a comfortable 'European placement' at the end of the season, Terry Cecil wore Nou Camp sporting attire.

Elsewhere there was international velvet, in the form of Richard Lucas's shimmering winter coat. It stayed on of course.

Let's take a look at the other contestants. Here's Alan Terry from International Law Firm, Allen and Overy. If not a legal eagle, he most certainly is an above-board kestrel and putative pie harrier of note.

It being an end of term, we had the pleasure of Denise Rouse's company. She is seen grinning expansively with Alan Smith in the further shot.

The mood was decidedly light hearted. Food art was attempted, with mixed results. In my day it would have merited a telling off. Potter's disturbing 'Six' had a touch of the devil about it, but Tanner's 'Man with Pipe' was classy.

Tanner and Evans depicted. The stressed look was soon remedied with a corrective in the Exmouth Arms.

Tanner went all Magner's — would you Adam-n-Eve it? Here he is making friends with a fine upstanding pillar at the bar.

Tom Leader chalked up the big score of the day with a massive 37, but it sparked off the whole 'eels vs pies' points debate, which we've had a few times before. I think the scoring system is fair — what do you, the general public think? Drop me an email. In any event Tom fought off the eel-induced narcosis manfully with a pint of best in hand.

It all ended up at Jerusalem which seems apt.

Best Festive Wishes and a Bumper New Year to one and all,

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