31 July 2001

Dodgers v Highways Agency

Due to HA's difficulty in getting a team out it was touch and go whether this game was played at all. In the event they only turned up with 6 for an amended 6 pm start. This would have been bad enough but was made worse by the fact that Dodgers only managed to find 9. Consequently it was decided to make it a non stats match for Dodgers; at which point McBarron magnanimously volunteered to play for the opposition.

HA batted first and through a combination of good batting and some rank bowling, accumulated 158 off 16 overs. Stars for HA were Harding 53 (retired) and Taylor 36 not out. Highlights for Dodgers were Priest – 2 overs 13 for 2, Carr - 2 overs 12 for 1, and the keeping of Westhead who didn’t concede a bye (wait for the quickies to have a go at you Guy!). Captain Carr’s ploy of replacing Matthews behind the stumps in order not to expose Westhead’s bowling backfired as the Cat conceded 24 for 0 from 2.

Dodgers knew a target of 159 from 16 overs would be difficult and impossible after openers Westhead and Priest only managed to clock up 56 from the first 8. Dodgers finished on 99 for 5. Stars were Priest bowled for 49 and Westhead bowled for 31. Shining light for HA was Tailor 3 overs 12 for 4.

Kim

20 July 2001

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04 July 2001

Dodgers v BSI

4 July 2001

BSI won the toss and elected to bat

BSI: 90/4 off 20.0 overs (Pattni 26*, McLean 17*, Crawford 1-9)
Dodgers: 92/3 off 18.2 overs (Priest 25*, Bultitude 24, McLean 3-19)

DODGERS WON BY 7 WICKETS

Dodgers Man of the Match: Andrew Crawford

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES! After the abysmal performance (see unpublished report by John Adey) of the night before against the Olde Enemie Dodgers turned in a much better performance against an improved BSI side.

Having lost the toss yet again and been asked to bowl on a very hot evening JC unleashed the now familiar opening attack of Paterson and Crawford. Although not quite the BSI nemesis he had proved to be in the first game, possibly because their openers knew what to expect this time, Crawford turned in another fine set of figures picking up 1/9. He also orchestrated the run out of Steadman, which I sure was a great bit of fielding even though I can’t remember it! Paterson again bowled exceptionally well with zero luck and turned in 0/13.

At the fall of the first wicket it was time for BSI to unleash secret weapon Pattni. To say he looked like he had played before would be an understatement and he stroked the ball around beautifully from the start. Benn and Hawton refused to be phased by this and bowled exceptionally well at him, Benn being particularly unfortunate in having him dropped by Westhead at mid-off. It was now that BSI’s rule of retire at 25 won us the game by removing Pattni and saving us from chasing well over 150! The rule was belatedly offered by BSI’s captain, and for once there was no attempt by JC to barter it up to retire at 30. Two other wickets followed, Priest plucking a catch at mid-wicket and another run out that the scorebook credits to Hawton and which I again don’t remember well enough to attempt to describe. Some tight death bowling at the end by guest player Whitrod kept BSI to a gettable 90, despite Priest’s best efforts to feed them a few.

The Dodgers batting performance was again much improved on the previous evening. Bultitude and McBarron put on 43 for the first wicket and saw off the dangerous Pattni, who surprised absolutely nobody by being a decent bowler as well. However, Bultitude played easily the worst shot we are likely to see from an Aussie all summer to be bowled by McLean (whose figures of 3/19 flatter to decieve) for 24. Once again DB failed to reach the required score in a retirement game and will continue to be reminded of this every time he whinges about it!

DB was followed next ball by Westhead who was out to the plumbest LBW I’ve seen in 20+ years of club cricket. McBarron, in company now with Priest (25 retired) ground out a painstaking 18 before hitting a half volley straight to a fielder and it was left to Carr and Matthews to see us safely home with ten balls to spare.

All in all a much better performance.

Quote of the night: "Well batted mate, great knock". Neil Priest and Neil Benn in unison the instant that the ball left Pattni’s bat for his 25th run (both having kept count of his score).

NEIL PRIEST

BSI

Steadman Run Out (Crawford) 9
Shelly c&b Crawford 6
Pattni RETIRED 26
McLean Not Out 17
Ward c. Priest b Benn 10
Holloway Run Out (Hawton) 0
Charleston Not Out 10
Extras: (b2, lb6, w5, nb0) 13
Total (20.0 overs) 90 for 4 wkts

Bowling
O M R W
Paterson 4 1 13 0
Crawford 4 1 9 1
Benn 4 0 21 1
Hawton 4 0 23 0
Whitrod 2 0 5 0
Priest 2 0 11 0


DODGERS

Bultitude b. McLean 24
McBarron c. Charleston b. McLean 18
Priest RETIRED 25
Westhead Lbw b. McLean 0
Carr Not Out 14
Matthews Not Out 7
Extras (b1, lb3, w0, nb0) 4
Total (18.2 overs) 92 for 3 wkts

did not bat: Whitrod, Benn, Crawford, Hawton, Paterson.

FoW: 1-43 (Bultitude), 2-50 (McBarron), 3–50 (Westhead)


Bowling
O M R W
Pattni 4 1 8 0
Holloway 4 0 24 0
Steadman 4 0 24 0
McLean 4 0 19 3
Ward 2.2 0 16 0



Man of the Match: Andrew Crawford

Dodgers won by 7 wickets