Take me home please

 
Clark's, 46 Exmouth Market
Season 2006-2007

ROUND 09
16.03.'07

Played
Eels
(5 pts)
Pie
(4 pts)
Mash
(3 pts)
Afters
(2 pts)
Liquor
(1 pts)
Subtotal
Total
RICHARD LUCAS
9
1
2
2
0
2
21
222
NICK EVANS
8
2
4
1
0
1
30
195
BEN HAYES
8
1
3
2
0
1
24
178.5
GRAHAM DARLOW
3
5
3
1
0
1
41
99
ALAN SMITH
4
1
1
1
0
1
13
66
BOB HOLLINGSWORTH
4
           
55.5
JAMIE TANNER
3
0
3
1
0
1
16
51
TOM LEADER
2
           
50
ROY FLOOKS
2
0
5
1
0
1
24
40
CYRIL GOIN
1
           
18
EDWARD MOSSE
2
           
13
MATTHEW LOWING
1
           
13
ANYA WILSON
1
           
12
RACHEL EVANS
1
           
12
TONY CHUNG
1
           
8
EMMA WARD
1
1
0
1
0
1*
7
7
NEIL DOWDEN
1
           
6

Round Nine of 06-07 saw the club once again esconced in its home setting of Exmouth Market, and full of the joys of spring. With the sap rising most promisingly, and the birds kicking up a right rumpus in the privets, we descended upon Clark's full of seasonal optimism and appetite, as this aerial photograph shows. We were joined by an old friend (but newcomer to Pie and Mash) the delightful Emma Ward, who made the trip from nearby Bloomsbury. Flooks and Tanner flew over from the kingdom of Fitzrovia, which is beyond the Tottenham Court Road.

 

For those of you who committed to the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI), pictorial evidence is seldom as unambiguous as this flying saucer, sighted at 13.30 GMT in clear skies over Farringdon. Would you Adam and Eve it? The truth is up here and under our noses, not out there. However the 'man in black', Agent Lucas, was not to be dissuaded from completing his mission of passing the invoice.

 

Clark's is a top-notch establishment which provides all the tools necessary to slice, dice, impale, shovel and scrape as these chaps expertly demonstrate with their advanced grip techniques. Knives, forks and spoons wrought and honed of the finest Sheffield surgical steel are located in the grey plastic cutlery box at the far end of the counter.

 

Your correspondent was once told that he photographed well if he affected a Bond-style 'shaken, not stirred' pose for the camera. Here you see him not quite pulling it off, looking for all the world as if someone has squirted chilli vinegar into his eyes after a large night out. 'Live and let Pie' anyone? At the counter an eager punter gets ready to fill his day-sack with take-outs.

(Far right) As Emma Ward smiles gregariously for the lens, Graham Darlow pensively guzzles his Ben Shaws in the booth behind. After amassing a humongous 41 points in a single sitting, it's a wonder there's any room left for thought.

Is Emma sporting one of those 'I'm humouring you loonies but I'm not coming back here in a hurry' looks? Only time will tell.

 

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