Hundreds of overs later, close on 90 victims for Dorset in Minor Counties cricket and loads more for his home town club, Garlick skippers Bournemouth thirds in Hampshire League Division 4 West.
He may be in the twilight of his career of 56 years of age, but Garlick still knows how to bowl line and length – and take wickets, as Redlynch & Hale seconds found to their considerable cost.
Although they lost a wicket without a run on the board, Redlynch were going along quite nicely at 52-1 when Garlick brought himself into the attack.
His impact was sensational to say the least.
In the space of 34 deliveries (5.4 overs), Garlick ripped through the Redlynch middle-order, taking six wickets – without conceding a single run !
He clean bowled four batsmen and had two others caught as Redlynch capitulated to 61 all out – their last nine wickets crashing for just nine runs. Bournemouth went on to win by nine wickets.
“At the start of the game my main aim was to come through without getting injured and be sidelined for a few weeks, but I found a nice rhythm and hit a perfect length, with quite amazing effect,” he smiled.
“Earlier in my career I took 7-20 and another six wickets for three runs, but to not concede a single run off 34 balls was remarkable.”