1999 Champagne Moment: Stuart Fomes (BCC Vs The Mote CC).

I thought I'd only ever played a couple of games for the Currants' during my entire Brentwood CC career but finding the team photograph from this particular game (vs The Mote CC) I was somewhat surprised to spy yours truly in the front row and in somewhat illustrious company (Mouse must have been very short that day!): the young Cocklin brothers; Dave Cantor and Phil Howlett - two of the nicest guys to pull on a Brentwood CC shirt; Paul Lattimore - great wit and mimic and useful left arm quick; Stuart Fomes - terrific player and what a knock that day at the Mote - with great support from Justin Kenny; Ash Patel - useful bowler in his day - 'Brimful'; a very young Paul Howlett and Ian Belchamber. For some reason I decided to take my camera to this particular away game. Fortuitous decision as I witnessed, and subsequently managed to capture on film, one of the best knocks I had ever witnessed by a BCC batsman. The memory is not what it was but I recall a damp and cold day down in Kent. The year was 1999 (checking the Club archives Fomesy won Performance of the Year that year - one assumes for this particular knock) Stuart got together with BCC's overseas player - Justin Kenny - and literally smote it to all parts of the Mote! Nominated by David Berry

Justin Kenny and Stuart Fomes come together in the middle....they may have even opened the innings for Brentwood. Im thumb
Justin tucks in... Im thumb
Drive.  Four! Im thumb
Cut.  Four! Im thumb
Watchful... Im thumb
Stuart Fomes one hundred & something Not Out.  One of the finest knocks I've had the pleasure of witnessing by a BCC player  Im thumb
Pull.  Four! Im thumb
Cut.  Four! Im thumb
By this stage of the innings, Fomesy was seeing it like a proverbial football.  This photograph was taken from the pavilion balcony at the Mote Im thumb

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