Thursday, 30th May 1996
Dodgers verses DST
20 over game
DST won the toss and elected to field
Dodgers: 115-4 (Priest 52, Doyle 21*, Clarkson 13, Westhead 12)
DST: 99-7 (Fisher 28, Bishop 19 - Atkinson 2-14)
DODGERS WON BY 16 RUNS
DODGERS MAN OF THE MATCH - NEIL PRIEST
Dodgers win again, completing the double over DST. New opening partnership Guy Westhead and man of the match Neil Priest gave Dodgers a superb start putting on 62 for the first wicket before Guy Westhead was run out for 12. Excellent support batting from John Doyle with 21 not out and Eddie Clarkson who hit 13 after being recalled by umpire Westhead after being mistakenly given out off what turned out to be a no ball, ensured Dodgers reached a decent total. Highlight of the Dodgers innings for some was yours truely’s golden duck, lbw first ball. Somehow I don’t think I am going to be allowed to forget it! Overall, a much improved batting display from the previous week, admittedly helped by some sub standard DST fielding.
Another good bowling display led (again) by Dave Atkinson, restricted an improved DST batting effort to 99-7. All the bowlers got at least one wicket except for the unlucky Henry Hillary. New Dodger Lynton Sharp, picking up where he left off in the previous game against DST bowled especially well with 1 for 17 off his 4 overs. Despite some poor light conditions towards the end (the game did not finish until after 9pm) the improved standard of fielding was maintained led by cheerleader Kim Matthews. Two DST batmen where run out (should have been three, but for dodgy umpiring) and catches were taken by Neil Priest and the modest Captain.
Well done lads!
report by John Adey