31 December 2007

Dodgers Fixtures and Results Archive

2008

2007

May

Tue 1 - Superstars - Chiswick - 2:00 PM - away - WON
Tue 15 - ATOC - Regents Park - 6:00 PM - Away - CANCELLED
Wed 23 - English Heritage - Chiswick - 6:00 PM - away - LOST
Sun 27 - Buckhurst Hill - High Road - 2:00 PM - away - CANCELLED
Thu 31 - Treasury - Chiswick - 6:00 PM - away - LOST

June

Wed 6 - Weasels - Chiswick - 2:00 PM - away - WON
Tue 12 - West X1 - Chiswick - 6:00 PM - home - LOST
Thu 14 - Science Museum - South Park - 6:00 PM - away - WON
Sun 17 - Belair Corinthians - Chiswick - 2:00 PM - home - LOST
Tue 19 - ATOC - Chiswick - 6:00 PM - home - ABANDONED
Tue 26 - English Heritage - Battersea Park (Pitch 2) - 6:00 PM - home - LOST
Thu 28 - Belair Corinthians - Belair Park - 6:00 PM - away - WON

July

Wed 4 - LSE - Berrylands - 2:00 PM - away - LOST
Tue 10 - HMRC - Chiswick - 6:00 PM - away - LOST
Thu 12 - Science Museum - South Park - 6:00 PM - away - WON
Wed 18 - Matrix - Hampstead Heath - 6:00 PM - away - LOST
Fri 20 - Sparta Sports Day - Chiswick - ? - CANCELLED
Tue 24 - Energy Exiles - ? - 6:00 PM - away - Raynes Park - WON
Thu 26 - ATOC - Regent's Park - 6:00 PM - away - CANCELLED
Sat 28 - 20/20 Comp - Barn Elms ? - all day - away - CANCELLED
Tue 31 - Ombudsman - Chiswick - 6:00 PM - away - LOST

August

Thu 2 - Westhead X1 - Chiswick - 6:00 PM - home - TIED
Tue 7 - MoJ - Chiswick - 6:00 PM - home - LOST
Thu 16 - Superstars - Chiswick - 6:00 PM - home - LOST
Tue 21 - Matrix - Chiswick - 6:00 PM - home - CANCELLED
Thu 23 - Ombudsman - Chiswick - 6:00 PM - CANCELLED
Wed 29 - Energy Exiles - Chiswick - 2:00 PM - home - LOST

September

Sun 2 - Dodgers v The Warwick Castle - Chiswick - home - CANCELLED
Thu 6 - 4DAs 6-a-side - Chiswick - ? - away - confirmed
Sun 9 - Buckhurst Hill - Roding Lane - 1:00 PM - DRAWN

2006

Sun 10 Sep, Buckhurst Hill DRAWN
Tue 5 Sep, HMRC Westhead OBE Select X WON
Thu 31 Aug, Superstars, 2pm, Chiswick LOST
Tue 22 Aug ATOC, 5:30pm, Chiswick WON
Thu 17 Aug ATOC, 5.30pm, Regent's Park LOST
Tue 15 Aug ORR Chiswick, 5.30pm WON
Wed 9 Aug DCA, 6.00pm Chiswick LOST
Thu 3 Aug Ombudsman, 6.00pm, Chiswick WON
Sun 30 July Warwick Castle, 2pm, Chiswick WON
Thu 27 July Science Museum, South Park [abandoned]
Tue 25 July Audit Commission Regents Park 6pm WON
Fri 21 July Sports Day [SEMI-FINAL]
Tue 18 July OFCOM, Barn Elms, 6.00pm WON
Tue 11 July Bel Air, West Dulwich LOST
Thu 6 Jul Superstars, South Park LOST
Wed 21 Jun EHCC 6.00pm Chiswick LOST
Wed 14 Jun Superstars 6.00pm, Barn Elms LOST
Wed 7 Jun Weasels 2.00pm, Chiswick LOST
Thu 1 Jun Science Museum 6:00pm, South Park WON
Tue 30 May Ombudsman 6.00pm, Chiswick LOST
Sun 28 May Buckhurst Hill [called off]
Tue 16 May Superstars 2:00pm, Chiswick LOST
Thu 11 May Beershire CCC, Chiswick WON
Thu 4 May Audit Commission, Chiswick WON
Played - 20, Won - 10 (50%), Lost - 10 (50%)


2005

Thu 5 May Kensington Wanderers 6 pm. H Chiswick [B] - cancelled
Tue 10 May DCA 6 pm. H Chiswick [B]
Tue 17 May Audit Commission 6 pm. H Chiswick [B]
Sun 22 May Buckhurst Hill 2 pm. A Cancelled
Thu 26 May Superstars A Chiswick [C]
Wed 1 June English Heritage 6 pm. A Chiswick [C]
Wed 8 June Weasels 2 pm. A
Sun 12 June Dealers 2 pm. A Wandsworth Common
Tue 14 June Ombudsman 6 pm. A Chiswick [C]
Thu 16 June ATOC Marauders 6 pm. A Wandsworth Common [C]
Wed 22 June Superstars tba H Chiswick [B]
Tue 28 June BSI 6 pm. A Chiswick [C] Abandoned
Thu 30 June Science Museum 6 pm. A Parsons Green [C]
Tue 5 July English Heritage 6 pm. H Chiswick [B]
Thu 7 July Audit Commission 6 pm. A tba [C]
Thu 14 July Science Museum 6 pm. A Parsons Green [C]
Fri 22 July Sparta Sports Day tba Chiswick
Sun 31 July Warwick Castle 2 pm. H Chiswick [B]
Tue 2 August Superstars 6 pm. H Chiswick [B]
Wed 10 August ATOC Marauders 6 pm. H Chisiwck [B]
Tue 16 August BSI 6 pm. H Chiswick [B]
Thu 18 August Ombudsman 6 pm. A Chiswick [C]
Sun 21 August Burgess Hill @ Burgess Hill
Wed 24 No opposition yet Chiswick [B]
Thu 1 September Superstars 2 pm. A Chiswick [C]
Sun 4 September Buckhurst Hill 1 pm. A Buckhurst Hill [C]


2004

Tue 27 Apr Superstars 2 pm Chiswick MR
Thu 6 May SRA 6 pm Chiswick MR
Tue 11 May DCMS 2 pm Chiswick MR
Thu 13 May MOD 6 pm Chiswick MR
Wed 19 May ORR 6 pm Chiswick MR
Sun 23 May Buckhurst Hill 2 pm Buckhurst Hill MR
Thu 27 May BSI 6 pm Chiswick MR
Thu 3 Jun Ombudsman 6 pm Chiswick MR
Sun 6 Jun St Andrews 2 pm Croydon MR
Wed 9 Jun Audit Commission 6 pm Chiswick MR
Wed 16 Jun Superstars 6 pm Chiswick MR
Tue 22 Jun HMT 6 pm Chiswick MR
Tue 29 Jun FSA 2 pm Chiswick P
Thu 1 Jul Science Museum 6 pm Parsons Green MR
Thu 8 Jul Science Museum 6 pm Parsons Green P
Tue 13 Jul Superstars 6 pm Chiswick MR
Tue 20 Jul Dealers 6 pm Barn Elms Sports Centre MR
Fri 23 Jul Sports Day 6-a-side tbc Chiswick Gallery
Wed 28 Jul New Barbarian Weasels 2 pm Berrylands MR
Thu 5 Aug Ombudsman 6 pm Chiswick
Sun 8 Aug Warwick Castle 2 pm Wandsworth Common
Thu 12 Aug Audit Commission 6 pm Chiswick
Tue 17 Aug BSI 6 pm Chiswick
Tue 24 Aug ATOC Marauders 6 pm Chiswick P
Tue 31 Aug Superstars 2 pm Chiswick
Sun 5 Sep Buckhurst Hill 1 pm Buckhurst Hill
Fri 10 Sep 4DAs Sports Day, Chiswick

2003

Superstars 9 Sep
Buckhurst Hill 7 Sep
Treasury 19 Aug
Ombudsman 14 Aug
Superstars 7 Aug
BSI 5 Aug
Warwick Castle 3 Aug
Weasels 30 Jul
Science Museum 24 Jul
Stage Door 20 Jul
Sports Day 18 Jul
Science Museum 15 Jul
ORR 8 Jul
BSI 25 Jun
Ombudsman 17 Jun
Superstars 10 Jun
St Andrews 8 Jun
FSA 3 Jun
Audit Commission 29 May
Buckhurst Hill 25 May
MOD 21 May
DCMS 15 May
C'wealth Institute 8 May

2002

Date Opposition Time Venue

Tue 30 Apr Superstars 2pm Chiswick (A)
Thu 9 May C'wealth Inst 6pm Chiswick (H)
Sun 12 May Haud Magnum 2pm Chiswick (A)
Thu 16 May MOD 6pm Chiswick (A)
Wed 22 May BSI 6pm Chiswick (H)
Wed 29 May BHP 6pm Chiswick (H)
Thu 6 Jun Sci Museum 6pm Parsons Gr (A)
Sun 9 June St Andrews 2pm Croydon (A)
Tue 11 Jun DCMS 2pm Chiswick (H)
Tue 18 Jun Superstars 6pm Chiswick (H)
Tue 2 Jul BSI 6pm Chiswick (A)
Thu 4 Jul Sci Museum 6pm Chiswick (H)
Tue 16 Jul ORR 6pm Chiswick (H)
Fri 19 Jul Sports Day noon Chiswick
Sat 27 Jul Stage Door 2pm Chiswick
Tue 30 Jul Transec 2pm Chiswick (H)
Thu 1 Aug Superstars 6pm Chiswick (H)
Wed 7 Aug BHP 6pm Chiswick (H)
Wed 14 Aug MOD 6pm Chiswick (H)
Thu 22 Aug Superstars 2pm Chiswick (A)
Thu 29 Aug Ombudsman 2pm Chiswick (A)
Tue 3 Sep DCMS 2pm Chiswick (A)
Sun 8 Sep Buckhurst Hill 2pm B'hurst Hill A

2001

Wed 25 Apr Inter club 6pm Chiswick (H)
Tue 1 May Superstars 2pm Chiswick (H)
Wed 16 May MOD 6pm Chiswick (A)
Sun 20 May St Andrews 6pm Croydon (A) WON
Tue 22 May H'ways Agency 6pm Chiswick (H) WON
Thu 24 May DCMS 2pm Chiswick (H)
Thu 31 May Superstars 6pm Chiswick (A) WON
Wed 6 Jun BSI 6pm Chiswick (A) WON
Wed 13 Jun HH Assoc 6pm Regents Park (A)
Tue 12 Jun BOCs 6pm Regents Park (A)
Tue 19 Jun LCD 6pm Chiswick (H)
Tue 26 Jun BHP 6pm Chiswick (H)
Thu 28 Jun Sci Museum 6pm Parsons Gr (A) WON
Tue 3 Jul Superstars 6pm Chiswick (H)
Thu 5 Jul BSI 6pm Chiswick (H) WON
Tue 17 Jul MOD 6pm Chiswick (H)
Fri 20 Jul Sports Day noon Chiswick
Tue 24 Jul BOCs 6pm Regents Park (A)
Tue 31 Jul H'ways Agency 2pm Chiswick (H) LOST (non-stats match
Thu 2 Aug ORR 6pm Chiswick (H)
Tue 8 Aug Superstars 6pm Chiswick (H) LOST
Tue 14 Aug DCMS 2pm Chiswick (H) WON
Tue 21 Aug TRANSEC 2pm Chiswick (H) LOST
Thu 6 Sep Superstars 2pm Chiswick (A)
Sun 9 Sep Buckhurst Hill 2pm B'hurst Hill (A)


2000

Highways Agency 10 May
Superstars 16 May
POC 18 May
Transec 23 May
Superstars 2 Jun
DCMS 7 Jun
Highways Agency 13 Jun
BSI 28 Jun
MOD 4 Jul
BOCS 25 Jul
Superstars 8 Aug
LCD 13 Aug
DCMS 15 Aug
ORR 30 Aug
B'hurst Hill 10 Sep

1999

Superstars 28 Apr
DCMS 13 May
Superstars 20 May
DTI 27 May
Sci Museum 10 Jun
Barnesbury 27 Jun
Superstars 12 Jul
DTI 20 Jul
Sports Day 23 Jul
ORR 27 Jul
Barnesbury 25 Jul
BSI 3 Aug
Superstars 19 Aug
Buckhurst Hill 12 Sep

1998

Coming soon

1997

DST 21 May
ACAS 29 May
BOCS 17 Jun
ORR 16 July
Sports Day

1996

Superstars 30 May
OSD Allstars 7 May
DoT Stats 14 May
Superstars 21 May
DoT Stats 30 May
TACD 4 June
BOCS 11 June
London Media XV 18 Jun
BOCS 25 June
BOCS 2 July
Sports Day 10 July
Superstars 11 July
Energy Exiles 21 July
DSS 30 July
National Heritage 6 Aug
BOCS 13 Aug
Superstars 20 Aug
National Savings 27 Aug

1995

Tue 2 May - Superstars - Chiswick
Tue 30 May - Superstars - Chiswick
Tue 6 June - BOC - Regent's Park
Tue 13 June - Sons of Heracles - Regent's Park
Tue 20 June - STD - Regent's Park
Tue 27 June - Sons of Heracles - Regent's Park
Tue 4 July - Superstars - Regent's Park
Tue 11 July - BOCs - - Regent's Park
Tue 18 July - Slick Dick's - Regent's Park
Thu 27 July - STD - Chiswick
Thu 3 August - Superstars - Chiswick - 2pm
Sun 13 August - Energy Exiles - Raynes Park - 2pm
Tue 15 August - Slick Dick's - Regent's Park
Tue 22 August - BOCs - Regent's Park

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30 November 2007

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Index of official Dodgers Cricket Club documents

AGM 2009 Minutes
AGM 2009 Agenda
AGM 2008 Minutes
AGM 2007 Minutes
AGM 2006 minutes
AGM 2004 minutes
AGM 2003 minutes [pdf]
AGM 2002 minutes [pdf]
AGM 2001 minutes [pdf]
AGM 2000 minutes [pdf]
AGM 1999 minutes [pdf]

Committee meeting minutes 11 April 2007
Committee meeting minutes 8 January 2004 [pdf]
Committee meeting minutes 28 April 2004 [pdf]
Committee meeting minutes 26 July 2004 [pdf]
Committee meeting minutes 9 September 2004 [pdf]

Membership form [Word]
Net fee form [Word]
Match Fee form

The Constitution [pdf]

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AGM 2007 Minutes

The Minutes of the Dodgers Cricket Club Annual General Meeting held on at 18:00 Wednesday 24 October 2007 at The Barley Mow, Westminster, LONDON SW1.

Those present:

John Carr
John Cooper
Phil McBarron
Guy Westhead
Robert Fox
John Hilary
Kim Matthews
Simon Cousins
Tawhid Qureshi
Rod Paterson
Mike Dollin
David Lowe
Jude Brierley
Franca McBarron
John Doyle

1. Apologies for Absence

These were received from the following:

Peter Lee
Neil Priest
Sian Priest
John Adey
Damian Radcliffe
David Pope
Nick Sandamas

2. Minutes of the last AGM:

These were made available to all present. There were no matters arising.

3. Finance Report

The Treasurer John Cooper gave his report. As at October 2007 the Dodgers account was in credit by £530. This represented a loss of £96 over the year, after various loan repayments. Membership fees will remain at £10 each & there were 18 paid up members in 2007.

4. Election of Officers for 2008

The following were elected unopposed for the posts as indicated:

John Carr (Captain)
Neil Priest (Vice Captain)
Phil McBarron (Chairman)
John Cooper (Treasurer)
Robert Fox (Secretary)
Kim Matthews (Fixture Secretary)
Peter Lee (Committee Member without Portfolio)

Thanks were given for their efforts during the year.

5. Subscription, Match & Net Fees for 2008:

It was agreed that these will remain as follows:

- Dodgers Membership = £10.00
- Evening Match (No Tea) = £3.50
- Afternoon Match (No Tea) = £4.00
- Afternoon Match (With Tea) = £5.00
- Evening Nets @ The Oval = £5.00.

Away fees are to be the same as those of Home games.

6. Selection Policy for 2008

It was agreed that nobody should have to miss 2 games in a row that they are available for, except possibly for the few higher profile games where the opposition are particularly strong. This will be proportioned to general availability, to try & prevent any last minute withdrawals. Consideration will also be given by the committee to having a balanced side, & to occasionally allow batsmen to bowl & for bowlers to bat higher up.

7. Recruitment

New Dodgers Recruitment posters designed by John Cooper will be distributed to Tawhid Qureshi (LDA), Guy Westhead (HMRC), Phil McBarron(SS), Simon Cousins (TFL), Sian Priest (EH), Mike Dollin (GMH) & Rob Fox (GOL-RWH) in January 2008 to display in their respective buildings. The Dodgers website (www.dodgerscricket.org) is maintained by John Cooper, who was thanked for his efforts. The domain name is paid for up to 2009. He will circulate details of how to post match reports on it in due course. The website also has the relevant details for anyone interested in joining up. There were no serious enquiries about joining via the website during 2007.

8. 2008 Fixtures

Kim Matthews has taken on the Fixture Secretary role again & thanks were duly given to him for all his sterling work. He mentioned that the fixtures for the coming year are going to similar to those in 2007, but a couple of new ones are planned. Rob will try & resurrect the Audit Commission fixture, as he has a contact there. A special 2 innings all-day game v Superstars is also a possibility next summer, & the CSSC Sports Day in July, incorporating the 2009 St.Lucia Challenge, was also mentioned.

9. Closed Season Activities & Other Social Events:

Various social events were put forward, including greyhound racing at Walthamstow or Wimbledon, a day out at the Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court, and cricket-watching days. A pre-Christmas drinks evening in December in the Borough Market area is also planned. Details of this & other events will be circulated in due course.

10. 2007 Awards

Player of the Season: Robert Fox
Best Batsman: Robert Fox
Best Bowler: Robert Fox
Best Fielder: Tawhid Qureshi
Most Improved Player: Mike Dollin

11. Any Other Business:

i) As usual, there was no Dodgers Cricket Tour in 2007. However, the Superstars team is touring over the early May Bank Holiday weekend in 2008, & anyone interested in going should contact Barry Gigg. A Dodgers Tour to Ireland in either 2008 or 2009 was mentioned as a possibility by Rob, & he will report back to the next committee meeting on the costs & feasibility of it.

ii) New equipment was purchased during the year consisting of a bat, some pads & new balls. Kim will check if anything else needs replacing. Some of the old kit needs weeding out to thin out the kitbags (which are in Kim's garage).

iii) Rod looked into the purchase of Dodgers Caps in either baseball or baggy style, but due to the high costs involved, it was agreed not to buy them at the moment. The idea could be revived if anyone knows where a good discount can be arranged.

iv) Honorary Life Membership of Dodgers was proposed by the Chairman for John Adey & Neil Benn, in respect of all their past endeavours. This was unanimously agreed at the meeting.


Rob Fox (Secretary) [agreed by the Committee w/e 30 November 2007]
November 2007

12 November 2007

AGM and Social 2007 @ The Barley Mow, SW1

The 2007 AGM and Social took place at The Barley Mow on Horseferry Road on Wednesday 24 October. There was a healthy turnout and free drinks were on offer pretty much all night (are these two facts in some way connected!?). The full minutes will follow but now is a good time to formally announce the winners of the Dodgers Awards.

Player of the Season: Robert Fox
Best Batsman: Robert Fox
Best Bowler: Robert Fox
Best Fielder: Tawhid Qureshi
Most Improved Player: Mike Dollin

The winners collected brand new awards and there were even some new small trophies for the winners who missed out last year.

13 September 2007

Selected Strike Rates

Selected aggregate Dodgers strike rates (featuring matches for which ball-by-ball figures exist since LSE @ Berrylands on 04/07/07):

NameRunsBallsSR
Fox7465113.85
Hilary758093.75
Priest12514685.62
Dollin16923671.61
McBarron13924856.05
Carr479748.45

10 September 2007

Player of the Season 2007

Priest - 23*
Fox - 23
Paterson - 22
Dollin - 21
Hilary (J) - 19
McBarron - 14
Adey - 12
Cooper - 10
Lee - 10
Lowe - 10
Cousins - 10
Marr - 9
Peirce - 7
Radcliffe - 6
Keeka - 5
Qureshi - 5
Matthews - 2
Carr - 1
Pope - 1
Sitou - 1
Westhead - 1

* - Neil deferred to Rob as Player of the Season

Player of the Month

May - Adey (10)
June - Hilary (J) (13)
July - McBarron (12)
August - Paterson/Priest (8)
September - Cousins (8)

[to 10 September 2007]

Dodgers Bowling Averages 2007


Name O M R W SR Avg Econ
Keeka 8 0 39 5 9.60 7.80 4.88
Fox 43 2 215 18 14.33 11.94 5.00
Sitou 12 2 56 4 18.00 14.00 4.67
Carr 5 0 45 3 10.00 15.00 9.00
Paterson 38 7 135 8 28.50 16.88 3.55
McBarron 22 2 113 6 22.00 18.83 5.14
Marr 8.3 0 57 3 17.00 19.00 6.71
Adey 19 0 123 6 19.00 20.50 6.47
Lee 28.3 1 154 7 24.43 22.00 5.40
Cousins 54.2 8 196 8 40.75 24.50 3.61
Cooper 79.3 3 420 13 36.69 32.31 5.28
Lowe 48 2 288 8 36.00 36.00 6.00
Hilary (J) 71 9 336 8 53.25 42.00 4.73
Pope 18.2 0 115 2 55.00 57.50 6.27
Priest (N) 12 0 64 1 72.00 64.00 5.33
Peirce 2 0 6 0 -- -- 3.00
Radcliffe 2 0 9 0 -- -- 4.50
Qureshi 2 0 11 0 -- -- 5.50
Westhead 2 0 18 0 -- -- 9.00
Dollin 1.3 0 15 0 -- -- 10.00


To 10 September 2007

Dodgers Batting and Fielding 2007


Name M I R NO Avg HS 50 100 Ct St
Fox 10 6 74 5 74.00 22 0 0 3 0
McBarron 17 15 294 6 32.67 68 2 0 1 0
Priest (N) 13 12 289 3 32.11 75 2 0 1 0
Dollin 12 12 289 2 28.90 70 1 0 3 0
Paterson 8 4 81 1 27.00 46 0 0 1 0
Radcliffe 7 7 102 3 25.50 33 0 0 0 0
Hilary (J) 16 14 169 6 21.13 40 0 0 3 0
Marr 8 7 94 2 18.80 50 1 0 3 0
Peirce 9 9 140 1 17.50 43 0 0 2 0
Qureshi 10 10 130 1 14.44 69 1 0 1 0
Carr 12 10 72 3 10.29 18 0 0 3 0
Westhead 8 7 51 1 8.50 19 0 0 0 0
Lowe 13 8 58 1 8.29 26 0 0 0 0
Lee 12 9 67 0 7.44 17 0 0 2 1
Cooper 18 5 12 3 6.00 4 0 0 1 0
Matthews 16 8 18 3 3.60 3 0 0 6 1
Adey 5 2 3 1 3.00 2 0 0 0 0
Hardwick 1 1 3 0 3.00 3 0 0 0 0
Jacobs 4 3 7 0 2.33 7 0 0 0 0
Cousins 9 3 3 0 1.00 1 0 0 1 0
Keeka 2 1 1 0 1.00 1 0 0 0 0
Pope 5 1 1 0 1.00 1 0 0 0 0
Sandamas 4 4 3 1 1.00 3 0 0 0 0
Sitou 3 2 18 2 0.00 10 0 0 0 0
Taylor 1 1 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0


To 10 September 2007

09 September 2007

Dodgers v Buckhurst Hill

Buckhurst Hill
1.30pm
Timed match
Weather: dry, cloudy with sunny intervals

Dodgers 152-6 (Priest 30, Dollin 27) drew with Buckhurst Hill 129-6 (Cousins 13-2-36-2, Cooper 7-1-26-2)

Man of the Match: Cousins - 8, Fox - 3

Scorecard

Innings of Dodgers
--
McBarron run out 19
Dollin b Sabini 27
Priest lbw b Sabini 30
Westhead c ? b Taylor 5
Carr b Hafeez 21
Matthews lbw b Taylor 0
Hilary (J) not out 21
Fox not out 15
____________________________________
Sub-total 138
Extras 14
Total 152
--
Dnb: Cousins, Cooper, Pope
--
FoW:
1-47 (Dollin 27, 61m, 57b)
2-76 (McBarron 19, 99m, 74b)
3-91 (Priest 30, 64m, 53b)
4-99 (Westhead 5, 35m, 28b)
5-99 (Matthews 0, 2m, 2b)
6-127 (Carr 21, 29m, 26b)
--
Bowling of Buckhurst Hill
--
Zahoor 5-2-10-0
Hafeez 8-2-28-1
Palmer 13-2-49-0
Sabini 16-2-31-2
Taylor 6-2-27-2
--
Innings of Buckhurst Hill
--
Elahi c Hilary (J) b Cooper 16
Palmer c Matthews b Fox 32
Bamrah b Cousins 10
Atkinson c Carr b Cooper 15
Smith b Cousins 2
Ives not out 27
Sabini run out 11
Taylor (J) not out 1
_______________________________________
Sub-total 114
Extras 15
Total 129
--
Dnb: Taylor (A), Akbar, Rose
--
FoW: 1-34, ..., 4-61, 5-104, 6-118
--
Bowling of Dodgers
--
Cousins 13-2-36-2
Cooper 7-1-26-2
Fox 6-1-13-1
Hilary (J) 3-1-4-0
Pope 4-0-24-0
Priest 1-0-2-0
Westhead 2-0-18-0
Dollin 1-0-6-0

31 August 2007

29 August 2007

Dodgers v Energy Exiles

Chiswick
2pm
40 overs
Weather: dry and sunny

Dodgers 64 all out, 34.2 overs (Dollin 24) lost to Energy Exiles 65-5 (Paterson 8-5-15-3) off 25.2 overs

Man of the Match: Paterson (8), Dollin (1)

Match Report by John Cooper

First-time stand-in captain Simon Cousins won the toss and elected to bat on a sunny late August afternoon at Chiswick. Simon's decision was undoubtedly influenced by the Dodgers only having 8 players at the start of play (later swelled to a massive nine by the arrival of Rod Paterson following his Steve McQueen-like escape from Stalag Luft GMH).

Opener McBarron got a 10-ball duck despite hitting ("obviously not very well" - McB) every ball, the tenth one being hit firmly to Palao at gully. Number 3 Chris Jacobs failed to get off the mark too and Dodgers were struggling on 9-2 after 3.3 overs.

Mike Dollin brought some order to the top of the card, dominating a partnership of 24 with the equally resolute David Lowe before succumbing (again) to a wicked ball from Exiles' first-change bowler Gundry (yes, that one). The slow rate of scoring was not helped by the rough outfield which was clearly being prepared with the rugby season in mind. A total of six boundaries were scored in sixty overs of cricket.

The Cat made an entertaining 10 but the Dodgers tail was wrapped up fairly quickly. Simon Cousins was allowed to bat on once Cooper had gone for an all-too-brief 5 but the innings closed on only 64 off 34 overs.

Dodgers took to the field early during the change of innings for some bowling and fielding practice. Whether this pysched out the opposition will never be known but when Paterson came charging in and let rip his first ball the batsman seemed quite stunned to be clean bowled. Rod let out an almighty roar and went off nearly halfway to the boundary in celebration. Shortly after, the Cat took a great catch for Rod to remove the other opener for 1.

More tight bowling from John Hilary, Simon Cousins and John Cooper kept the scoring rate down but even a rate of just over 1.5 was going to win it for Exiles, so wickets were needed. JH and Cat combined to get one and then an optimistic chase for two runs resulted in Palao being run out by a Hilary/Cousins combo. Quite how the umpire could be absolutely certain from where he was standing (i.e. where he was when the ball was delivered) is anyone's guess. When he turned down another seemingly just-as-good run out appeal from the same position a few overs later a few more eyebrows were raised.

Paterson returned for a second spell and his tight, attacking bowling was rewarded when Mike Dollin took a splendid catch running to his left at mid wicket to remove number 3 Tither for a top-scoring 34.

Gundry and Scott (W) saw Exiles over the finishing line despite further tight bowling. A total of ten maidens by Dodgers bowlers is something that isn't often seen on the scorecard.

--

Rod Paterson (8 votes) was Man of the Match for his aggressive bowling and celebrating.

Scorecard


Innings of Dodgers
--
McBarron c Palao b Patel 0 (5m, 10b)
Dollin b Gundry 24 (55m, 41b)
Jacobs b Patel 0 (7m, 4b)
Lowe b Tither 14 (62m, 50b)
Hilary (J) c ? b Gundry 1 (13m, 8b)
Paterson c ? b Palao 2 (22m, 16b)
Matthews+ c Palao b Thomas 10 (35m, 26b)
Cousins* c & b Roberts 3 (26m, 22b)
Cooper b Scott 5 (4m, 6b)
__________________________________
Sub-total 59
Extras 5
Total 64
--
FoW:
1-1 (McBarron 0, 14:33, 1.5 ovs)
2-9 (Jacobs 0, 14:41, 3.3 ovs)
3-33 (Dollin 24, 15:23, 14.6 ovs)
4-39 (Hilary (J) 1, 15:37, 18.3 ovs)
5-42 (Lowe 14, 15:43, 19.4 ovs)
6-47 (Paterson 2, 16:02, 25.1 ovs)
7-59 (Matthews 10, 16:19, 32.2 ovs)
8-64 (Cooper 5, 16:25, 33.4 ovs)
9-64 (Cousins 3, 16:27, 34.1 ovs)
--
Bowling of Energy Exiles
--
Wingfield 5-1-12-0
Patel 6-1-12-2
Gundry 5-0-8-2
Tither 4-1-7-1
Palao 4-3-1-0
Thomas 6-1-15-2
Scott 3-0-5-1
Roberts 0.1-0-0-1
--
Innings of Energy Exiles
--
Roberts b Paterson 0 (1b, 1m)
Bradshaw c Matthews b Paterson 1
Tither c Dollin b Paterson 34
Palao run out (Cousins) 1
Scott (S) c Matthews b Hilary (J) 0
Scott (W) not out 12
Gundry not out 11
______________________________________
Sub-total 59
Extras 6
Total (for 5 wickets in 25.2 ovs) 65
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Bowling of Energy Exiles
--
Paterson 8-4-15-3
Lowe 2-0-14-0
Hilary (J) 6-2-15-1
Cousins 6.2-3-17-0
Cooper 3-1-4-0
--
Umpires: Cousins, Hilary (J), Paterson,
McBarron, Jacobs, Dollin, Lowe
Scorer: Cooper, Dollin, Hilary (J)

23 August 2007

Dodgers v Ombudsman

Match cancelled due to unplayable pitch at Chiswick.

16 August 2007

Dodgers v Superstars

Chiswick
5.30pm
20 overs
Weather: fine, dry

Superstars 115-4 (Fox 4-0-28-2, Cousins 4-1-8-1) beat Dodgers 113 for 5 (Priest 56*) by 2 runs

Man of the Match: Priest (full details to follow)

Scorecard

Innings of Superstars
--
Gaught b Cousins 9
Meyler run out 42
Bhatt b Fox 44
Mountain c & b Fox 5
Mulchandan not out 2
Rappaport not out 1
_____________________________________
Sub-total 103
Extras 12
Total (for 4) 115
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Bowling of Dodgers
--
Cousins 4-1-8-1
Hilary (J) 4-0-22-0
McBarron 4-0-29-0
Fox 4-0-28-2
Cooper 4-0-25-0
--
Innings of Dodgers
--
Qureshi c Gigg b Gundry 0
Dollin b Gundry 9
Peirce b Kumar 1
Priest (N) not out 56 (64m, 39b)
Westhead run out 0
McBarron b Mountain 10
Hilary (J) c Gigg b Mountain 4
Fox not out 18 (24m, 18b)
_____________________________________
Sub-total 98
Extras 15
Total (for 6) 113
--
dnb: Cousins, Matthews, Cooper
--
FoW:
1-0 (Qureshi 0, 1 min, 2 balls)
2-9 (Peirce 1, 12 mins, 7 balls)
3-23 (Dollin 9, 24 mins, 23 balls)
4-23 (Westhead 0, 2 mins, 0 balls)
5-53 (McBarron 10, 19 mins, 18 balls)
6-65 (Hilary (J) 4, 7 mins, 6 balls)
--
Bowling of Superstars
--
Gundry 4-0-11-2
Kumar 4-0-12-1
Mountain 4-0-23-2
Rappaport 4-0-26-0
Whitrod 2-0-15-0
Bhatt 2-0-21-0

07 August 2007

Dodgers v Ministry of Justice

Chiswick
6pm
20 overs
Retire at 30
Weather: clear and sunny with post-apocalyptic clouds moving in from the west

Dodgers 91-9 (Dollin 32*) lost to MoJ (aka the DCA, furthermore known as LCD) 92-6 (Lee 2.1-1-5-2) by five wickets

Man of the Match: Dollin - 6, Lee - 5

Scorecard to follow (when I have the scorebook)

02 August 2007

Dodgers v Westhead XI

Chiswick
6pm
20 overs
Retire at 30
2 runs for wide/no ball, no extra ball (except in last over)
Weather: Sunny then murky, then slightly less murky

Dodgers 116 for 6 (Hilary (J) 28*, Fox 22*) tied with Westhead XI 116 for 5 (Cooper 4-0-25-2, Cousins 4-0-17-1)

Man of the Match: Cooper- 4, Hilary (J) - 4, Fox - 3

Scorecard

Innings of Dodgers
--
Qureshi c ? b Snook 14
Dollin b Hope 9
Priest lbw b Snook 5
Matthews b Snook 0
Carr b Letts 2
Sandamas b Snook 0
Hilary (J) not out 28 (31m,20b)
Fox not out 22 (21m, 17b)
________________________________
Sub-total 80
Extras 36
Total (for 6 in 20 overs) 116
--
FoW
--
1-12 (Dollin 9, 3.5 overs, 12 mins, 10 balls)
2-38 (Qureshi 14, 8.1 overs, 26 mins, 31 balls)
3-40 (Matthews 0, 8.5 overs, 2 mins, 4 balls)
4-43 (Priest 5, 10.2 overs, 23 mins, 9 balls)
5-43 (Sandamas 0, 10.5 overs, 3 mins, 3 balls)
6-55 (Carr 2, 13.2 overs, 20 mins, 9 balls)
--
Dnb: Paterson, Cousins, Cooper
--
Bowling of Westhead XI
--
McManus 4-0-14-0
Hope 3-0-17-1 (1 5-ball over)
Snook 3-1-11-4
Lowe 3-0-17-0 (1 7-ball over)
Peacock 2-0-23-0
Letts 2-0-4-1
Westhead 1-0-8-0
McBarron 2-0-19-0
--
Innings of Westhead XI
--
Letts not out 31
Westhead run out (Matthews) 1
Hall b Cousins 17
Potts c Matthews b Cooper 9
McBarron b Fox 22
McManus not out 7
Lowe b Cooper 9
______________________________________
Sub-total 96
Extras 20
Total (for 5 in 20 overs) 116
--
Dnb: ?
--
Bowling of Dodgers
--
Paterson 4-0-14-0
Cousins 4-0-17-1
Cooper 4-0-25-2
Hilary (J) 4-0-21-0
Fox 4-0-26-1

Dodgers Player Profiles - John Adey

2004 saw a welcome return for John who made a handful of appearances and was keen to show off his new slimmed down athletic look. This enabled him to bowl with a yard of extra pace and his fastest ball was timed at an impressive 27mph. Some things never change though and his typical bowling analysis was the usual 4 overs, 1-29. Hopefully will play a bit more in 2005 (he eventually played 6 matches, followed by 4 in 2006).

During the 2007 Season, John finally took his 100th wicket for Dodgers.

Mr Adey played his 106th and last match for Dodgers on Tuesday 31 July 2007 against the Ombudsman. He opened the batting (2 runs, 12 mins, 11 balls) and the bowling (2-0-24-0). A rather emphatic defeat for Dodgers could not take the shine off the special occasion and John was clapped off the field by both sides.

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Adey's Dodgers Stats


2007
--
Bowling
--
O M R W SR Avg Econ
19 0 123 6 19.00 20.50 6.47
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Batting
--
M I R NO Avg HS 50 100 Ct St
5 2 3 1 3.00 2 0 0 0 0
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All-Time
--
Bowling
--
M O R W Avg SR Econ Best
106 389 2112 105 20.11 22.23 5.43 5-13
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Batting
--
M I NO R Avg 50 100 HS C St C/M
106 55 14 302 7.37 0 0 31* 14 0 0.13

31 July 2007

Dodgers v Ombudsman

Chiswick
6pm
20 overs
Retire at 25
Weather: sunny

Dodgers 80 for 2 (Priest 25*, McBarron 18*) lost to Ombudsman 81 for 0 (Lee 4-0-17-0) by 10 wickets

Man of the Match: Lee - 3, Adey - 2, McBarron - 2, Matthews - 1, Pope - 1, Priest - 1

Scorecard


Innings of Dodgers
--
Adey b Gauntlet 2
Peirce c wkt b Johnson 7
Priest not out (36 mins, 36 balls) 25
Marr not out (44 mins, 38 balls) 24
McBArron not out (17 mins, 12 balls) 18
______________________________________________
Sub-total 76
Extras 4
Total 80
--
FoW:
1-7 (Adey 2, 12 mins, 11 balls)
2-11 (Peirce 7, 21 mins, 21 balls)
--
dnb: Lowe, Lee, Matthew, Cooper, Pope
--
Bowling of Ombudsman
--
Johnson 4-0-6-1
Gauntlet 4-0-11-1
Wood 4-1-16-0
Lamprecht 4-0-23-0
King 4-0-22-0
--
Innings of Ombudsman
--
Peters not out 28
Clayton not out 25
Lillywhite not out 24
Fairhall not out 0
______________________________________________
Sub-total 76
Extras 6
Total 82
--
dnb: Corkindale, Hedges, Lamprecht, W, J, G, King
--
Bowling of Dodgers
--
Adey 2-0-24-0
Cooper 3-0-16-0
Lowe 3-0-16-0
Lee 4-0-17-0
Pope 2.2-0-10-0

26 July 2007

Dodgers Tour?

Following the cancelled match at Regent's Park there was an animated discussion at the Spread Eagle about whether there should be a Dodgers Tour at some point in the future.

Guy offered to organise one in Devon near Mr Adey's new gaff.

[Certified true by at least two Dodgers Committee Members who can be contacted for verification purposes.]

Dodgers v ATOC

Match cancelled due to unplayable pitch at Regent's Park.

25 July 2007

JH joins the One Thousand Club

Congratulations to John Hilary on the occasion of him scoring exactly 1000 runs for Dodgers. John's 40 v Science Museum the other week brought up the magic total.

24 July 2007

Dodgers v Energy Exiles

Raynes Park
6pm
20 overs
2 runs for a wide/no ball with no extra ball (except in last over)
Weather: dry and sunny

Energy Exiles 117 for 7 (McBarron 4-1-13-3, Carr 2-0-6-2, Cooper 4-0-14-2) lost to Dodgers 118 for 3 (Dollin 48*, McBarron 24*) by 7 wickets

Dodgers All-Time Record for 4th Wicket Partnership - Dollin/McBarron 87 unbeaten

Man of the Match: Dollin - 8, Carr - 1

Scorecard

Innings of Energy Exiles

Scott c Marr b Cooper 26
Phillips c Peirce b McBarron 32
Kerryson lbw b Cooper 0
Draper lbw b McBarron 19
Clarke b McBarron 7
Edwards b Carr 4
Wingfield b Carr 4
Thomas not out 4
Ingram not out 5
______________________________________
Sub-total 101
Extras 16
Total (for 7) 117

Did not bat: ?

Bowling of Dodgers

Cooper 4-0-14-2
Lowe 4-0-42-0
McBarron 4-1-13-3
Marr 4-0-31-0
Carr 2-0-6-2
Peirce 2-0-6-0

Innings of Dodgers

Peirce b Scott 13
Qureshi b #3 6
Dollin not out 48
Marr c ? b Scott 0
McBarron not out 24
_______________________________________
Sub-total 91
Extras 27
Total 118

FoW:
1-31 (Qureshi 6, 21 mins, 12 balls)
2-31 (Peirce 13, 23 mins, 29 balls)
3-31 (Marr 0, 2 mins, 3 balls)

Did not bat: Carr, Lowe, Cooper, Matthews, Brierley

Bowling of Energy Exiles

Wingfield 4-0-15-0
Scott 4-1-15-2
? 4-0-21-0
Clarke 4-0-30-0
Phillips 2-0-22-1
Ingram 1-0-10-0

20 July 2007

Sports Day 2007

The cricket tournament at Sports Day 2007 was cancelled due to heavy rain making pitches unplayable.

18 July 2007

Dodgers v Matrix

Hampstead Heath
6pm
20 overs

Matrix 147 for 5 (Marr 3-0-21-2) beat Dodgers 88 for 2 (Radcliffe 25*, Peirce 22) by 59 runs

Scorecard

Innings of Matrix

Stacey not out 28
Holdsworth c Priest b McBarron 12
George b Lee 6
Patel not out 28
Coleman not out 26
Lemon b Marr 13
Royal not out 1
Jones c Carr b Marr 0
Jackson b Marr 12
_______________________________________
Sub-total 127
Extras 20
Total 147

Did not bat: Brad, Riddle

Bowling of Dodgers

McBarron 4-0-30-1
Marr 3-0-21-2
Lee 4-0-20-1
Priest (N) 4-0-31-0
Carr 3-0-39-1

Innings of Dodgers

Peirce run out 22
Qureshi c ? b Coleman 1
Radcliffe not out 25
Westhead not out 12
Sandamas not out 3
_______________________________________
Sub-total 63
Extras 25
Total 88

Did not bat: McBarron, Marr, Lee
Priest (N), Carr

Bowling of Matrix

Jones (R) 4-0-20-0
Coleman 3-0-16-1
Riddle 4-0-24-0
Jackson 4-0-14-0
Lemon 2-0-8-0
Brad 1-0-1-0

Dodger v Dragons match report now online

With thanks to Mr Lee.

12 July 2007

Dodgers v Science Museum

South Park
18:00
Away
20 overs

Dodgers 140 for 6 (Peirce 43, Hilary (J) 40) beat Science Museum 78 for 9 (Paterson 4-1-9-3, Sitou 4-2-16-3) by 62 runs.

Scorecard


Innings of Dodgers
--
Qureshi b Humphreys 7
Dollin b Humphreys 8
Peirce c ? b (Mr) Dudley 43
Priest b Humphreys 0
Sandamas b Nolan 0
Hilary b Humphreys 40
Sitou not out 8
Radcliffe not out 9
______________________________________
Sub-total 115
Extras 25
Total (for 6) 140
--
dnb Lowe, McB, Paterson
--
Bowling of Science Museum
--
Sandyford 4-1-16-0
Humphreys 4-0-20-4
Nolan 4-0-22-1
Rye 2-0-20-0
(Mr) Dudley 4-0-26-1
Hansen 2-0-28-0
--
Innings of Science Museum
--
Levet b Paterson 4
Nolan b Paterson 5
Humphreys b McBarron 14
Zingerman c Dollin b Paterson 1
Grandton b Sitou 0
Rye b Sitou 2
Travis b Sitou 5
Hansen b Lowe 0
Sandyford lbw b Lowe 10
(Mr) Dudley Not Out 15
Scott Not Out 10
_______________________________________
Sub-total 66
Extras 12
Total (for 9) 78
--
Bowling of Dodgers
--
Paterson 4-1-9-3
McBarron 4-1-13-1
Sitou 4-2-16-3
Lowe 4-0-15-2
Radcliffe 2-0-9-0
Qureshi 2-0-11-0

10 July 2007

Dodgers v KAI Dragons

Chiswick
6pm
20 overs (retire at 25)
Weather: dry and sunny

Dodgers won the toss and elected to bat

Dodgers 99 for 8 (Peirce 30*) lost to HMRC Dragons 100 for 5 (Fox 4-0-20-3) by 5 wickets

Man of the Match: Fox (8), Peirce (3)

Match report by Peter Lee:

On a lovely sunny day in picturesque Chiswick, Dodgers took on the unfamiliar HMRC Dragons XI in a lively 20 over thrash. The mysteriously named opposition, none of whom appeared to be either mythical beasts or Welsh, lost the toss to the ever-punctual Captain Carr and were invited to field. A giant inflatable penguin from the Falkland Islands was one of the more unusual onlookers as the teams took to the field.

Priest and Peirce, forming a virtually anagramatical partnership, strolled out into the middle to face the tasty Dragons attack. Priest got off to a quick start, responding to a short cover placing by thrashing the ball past the startled fielder for the first boundary of the game. Things were therefore looking good until the previously inaccurate Raj produced a peach of a yorker to send his holiness's middle stump cartwheeling in the general direction of Brentford. When McBarron followed next ball, shuffling across to another cracking full delivery, the two main stalwarts of the Dodgers batting were gone with only an unlucky 13 on the board.

Westhead survived the hatrick ball, and even assayed a cheeky chinese cut off the rampant Raj for a welcome boundary. At the other end, Peirce dug in and awaited the bowling change. Only another 10 were added before Raj picked up his third rearrangement of the furniture, spreadeagling a static Westhead's stumps for 6.

This was the signal for the strike bowler to be withdrawn and for the introduction of two Dragons bowlers who decided to take a very close interest in the middle of the track. Peirce, a back foot player by nature, cashed in quickly, swatting a half tracker imperiously away for his first six in nearly 20 years of playing the great game. Carr battled gamely at the other end, constantly on the look out for that rare commodity - a pitched up delivery. The pair added a more than useful 43 before Carr sliced one to gully. He was rapidly followed by Cousins, caught at slip off half-track bowler Johal.

Peirce brought up his retirement with another towering six, middled off the top-edge (shurely "struck off the sweet spot". Ed) down to fine leg. A tremendous return to form for the runner-up in last season's "Most Handsome Player" award. However, the overall team run-rate was on the low side and, despite some spirited late running from Lee and the not out Fox, 99 for 8 off 20 overs was seen as well below par.

A strong Dodgers bowling attack game some cause for hope, encouraged by an early breakthrough by Cousins when he cleaned up Radford for a big fat quack. However, this was quickly extinguished as the unfortunately named Cant and No.3 Sampat set about the bowling and the short boundaries with gusto. Sampat in particularly played probably the shot of the season, effortlessly lifting Cousins to the long off boundary for six. Dodgers dropped their usual quota of catches and by the time the two batsmen retired, the game was almost up.

Fox generated some late excitement, bowling an excellent line and length and benefiting from the slightly softer Dragons middle order to pick up another 3 wickets and seal his MoM award. Lee bowled a mixed spell that also saw him pick up a consolation wicket. However, Dragons sailed past the required total with overs to spare to condemn Dodgers to another defeat.

Fox bagged 8 votes for an MoM landslide, with 3 mentions for Peirce for his well-judged 30 not out. The evening was rounded off with cold showers for all as the ever-helpful CSSC staff had already turned off the hot water, along with the changing room lights and their ability to smile.

Scorecard

Innings of Dodgers

Priest b Raj 9
Peirce not out 30
McBarron b Raj 0
Westhead b Raj 6
Carr c ? b Johal 7
Cousins c ? b Johal 0
Hilary (J) c ? b Green 3
Lee b Green 8
Fox not out 16
Matthews c ? b Green 0
Cooper not out 1
___________________________________
Sub-total 80
Extras 19
Total (for 8 wickets) 99

Fow:

1-13 (Priest 9, 10 mins, 9 balls)
2-13 (McBarron 0, 1 min, 1 ball)
3-23 (Westhead 6, 7 mins, 7 balls)
4-66 (Carr 7, 31 mins, 23 balls)
5-67 (Cousins 0, 7 mins, 5 balls)
6-72 (Hilary (J) 3, 7 mins, 4 balls)
7-86 (Lee 8, 12 mins, 9 balls)
8-94 (Matthews 0)

Bowling of KAI Dragons

Sampat 4-0-20-0
Raj 4-0-16-3
Bailey 3-0-12-0
Johal 4-0-18-2
Green 4-0-24-2
? 1-0-7-0

Innings of KAI Dragons

Cant not out 25
Radford b Cousins 0
Sampat not out 29
Parker b Fox 17
Whitehead b Fox 0
Nolan c Fox b Lee 15
Pearson b Fox 2
Raj not out 5
Bailey not out 7
___________________________________
Sub-total 96
Extras 4
Total (for 5 wickets) 100

Fow: ?

Bowling of Dodgers

Cousins 4-0-23-1
Cooper 4-0-21-0
Hilary (J) 2-0-19-0
Fox 4-0-20-3
Lee 3.2-0-17-1

04 July 2007

Dodgers v LSE Staff

Berrylands (LSE Ground)
40 overs (max 6 per bowler)
Weather: mainly dry, some rain and very windy

Dodgers (148 for 6, 40 overs, McBarron 68) lost to LSE (149-4, Hilary (J) 6-1-17-2) by 6 wickets

Scorecard

Innings of Dodgers

McBarron st wkt b Patel 68
Dollin c ? b Patel 20
Lee c ? b Kunj 3
Paterson c ? b Gourav 6
Hilary (J) b Kunj 6
Lowe c ? b Gourav 4
Carr* not out 13
Fox not out 1
______________________________________
Sub-total 121
Extras 27
Total 148

Did not bat: Matthews+, Cooper, Pope

FoW:

1-37 (Dollin 20, 45 mins, 36 balls, 12.4 overs)
2-57 (Lee 3, 24 mins, 14 balls, 20.1 overs)
3-69 (Paterson 6, 12 mins, 12 balls, 23.6 overs)
4-80 (Hilary (J) 6, 9 mins, 7 balls, 26.4 overs)
5-89 (Lowe 4, 11 mins, 7 balls, 29.4 overs)
6-147 (McBarron 68, 137 mins, 100 balls, 39.5 overs)

50 runs - 61 mins, 17.3 overs
100 runs - 111 mins, 31.3 overs

Bowling of LSE

Guest 6-0-23-0
Abhi 6-1-13-0
Patel 5-2-8-2
Liddell 6-1-19-0
Kunj 6-0-15-2
Gourav 6-1-22-2
Lewis 5-0-38-0

Innings of LSE

Nirlap c Lee b Hilary (J) 35
Wood b Hilary (J) 28
Lewis b Fox 21
Lennerd lbw b Pope 0
Luder not out 24
Liddell not out 33
______________________________________
Sub-total 141
Extras 8
Total 149

Did not bat: Kunj, Patel, Gourav, Abhi, Guest

FoW: 1-54, 2-73, 3-77, 4-102

Bowling of Dodgers

Paterson 6-1-21-0
Cooper 5-0-31-0
Hilary (J) 6-1-17-2
Lowe 6-0-20-0
Pope 5-0-28-1
Fox 6-1-22-1
Dollin 0.3-0-9-0

Belair match report now online

An excellent match report by stand-in captain Peter Lee is now online for the match against Belair Corinthians on 28 June.

28 June 2007

Dodgers v Belair Corinthians

Belair Park, West Dulwich
6pm
20 overs
Retire at 25
2 for a wide/no ball, no extra ball (except in last over)
Weather: dry but very windy

Dodgers 127-6 (Lowe 26*, Hilary (J) 26*) beat Belair Corinthians 111 for 6 (Keeka 4-0-25-3, Hilary 4-1-3-1) by 16 runs

Man of the match: Hilary (J) - 5, Lowe - 2, Keeka - 2

Match report by Peter Lee

A breezy Thursday evening match against previous conquerors Belair CC saw 10-man Dodgers venture down to the wilds of Dulwich for a frolicking 20-over affair against their nine man opponents. The usual high level of punctuality and strong knowledge of transport timetables saw the away side ready to start with a slimline 6 players and a frankly terrifying batting line up of Lee*, Lowe, Hilary, Matthews+, new boy Keeka and Cooper. Belair captain and part time Judas Dollin agreed to forego the toss and Dodgers went out to bat.

Lee and Lowe opened on a wicket that could be described as "sporting" (in the field of anti-personnel mines sense of the word) and an eventful first dozen balls saw a large number of extras and a run out as Lee decided he had an urgent appointment elsewhere by calling for a suicidal single. This not only condemned him to 15 overs of fielding for the opposition, but also watching Lowe and Hilary rack up an unbeaten 26 apiece against some mixed bowling, allowing them both to retire. The latecomers began to arrive, Qureshi turning up in time to be the second wicket, falling lbw to Storey, as plumb as the annual general meeting of the Jack Horner appreciation society.

Marr and Sitou both make quick runs before being bowled by Marker, Marr in particular receiving a good ball that he continued to bang on about all evening. Keeka made his first run for Dodgers before losing his stumps to one that kept low, Cat scrambled some quick runs and the very late Radcliffe treated us to a four ball, 9 run cameo that went 1/4/4/out, leading to a round chorus of "Are you watching McBarron?". A total of 127 on a tricky wicket was above par but not unachievable if Belair contiued their batting form of the previous game.

Keeka and Cooper led off the bowling attack as a howling gale began to sweep across Belair's picturesque, although alas dressing room free, ground. Cooper's initial couple of overs proved expensive as the Belair opening batsmen feasted on the short boundaries and quick outfield. At the other end, Keeka made a steady start but 33 were added in quick time, generating a frisson of unease amongst the stout yeomen of Dodgers.

Keeka got the first breakthrough and his third Dodgers wicket, Bentham providing the greatest good to the greatest number of people with a low catch to the diving Marr at point. An early bowling change by the increasingly inspirational captain saw Hilary (J) begin another miserly spell which heaped pressure on the home team's batters. The pressure told as wickets began to tumble to the excellent Keeka, on what Aussies call his dayboooooooo (shurely "his second match", Ed.), he picked up Storey who hoisted a spiralling catch to Lee and the prized wicket of Mike "30 pieces of silver" Dollin, clean bowled for 8.

The captain made the interesting tactical decision to bring himself on and, after a fairly disasterous opening over, settled into an easy rhythmn of short balls that begged to be spanked to the short boundary. Fortunately, some cunning captaincy succeeded in keeping Belair's less dangerous middle-order batsman on strike and in an act of daylight robbery that would make Dick Turpin blush, Lee escaped with vaguely respectable figures. At the other end, Hilary (J) finished a fabulous spell of 4-1-3-1 which proved to be the matchwinner.

Sitou and Cooper picked up a wicket apiece as Belair's attempts to up the scoring rate proved futile. The champagne moment of the match came when Matthews picked up his first stumping since the French Revolution, throwing down the wicket of Hays off Cooper and providing the third umpire with the unusual spectacle of both keeper and batsman being out of shot when the bails came off. Interestingly, the different time-zones involved in where the ball was thrown from and where the stumps were broken meant that the batsman was out stumped before the keeper had actually released the ball. Take that Einstein!

So in summary, Dodgers eased home by a comfortable 16 runs, with Hilary picking up a deserved man of the match for his all-round excellence but with mentions for Keeka (in only his second match) and Lowe who must have got his mum to vote.

Scorecard

Innings of Dodgers

Lee* run out 0
Lowe not out 26
Hilary (J) not out 26
Qureshi lbw b Storey 12
Marr b Marker 12
Sitou b Marker 10
Keeka b Hays 1
Matthews+ not out 3
Radcliffe b Hays 9
Cooper not out 1
_________________________________________
Sub-total 100
Extras 27
Total 127

FoW: 1-8 (Lee 0, 10 mins, 2 ovs)
2-99 (Qureshi 12, 16 ovs), 3-109 (Marr 12, 17 ovs)
4-112 (Keeka 1, 18), 5-116 (Sitou 12, 19)
6-124 (Radcliffe 9, 20)

Bowling of Belair

Bentham 4-1-17-0
Millstein 4-0-36-0
Hays 4-0-15-2
Storey 4-0-24-1
Aarons 1-0-14-0
Barker 3-0-16-2

Innings of Belair

Aarons retired 27
Bentham c Marr b Keeka 14
Storey c Lee b Keeka 2
Dollin b Keeka 8
Barker lbw b Hilary (J) 11
Tom B not out 13
Harden b Sitou 16
Hays st Matthews b Cooper 3
Millstein not out 4
_________________________________________
Sub-total 98
Extras 13
Total 111

FoW: 1-33, 2-50, 3-66, 4-88, 5-?, 6-107

Bowling of Dodgers

Cooper 4-0-38-1
Keeka 4-0-25-3
Hilary (J) 4-1-3-1
Lee 4-0-19-0
Sitou 4-0-23-1

26 June 2007

Dodgers v English Heritage

Battersea Park
6pm
20 overs
Weather: dry, breezy

Short short summary: English Heritage 141-3 (Hilary (J) 4-0-8-1) beat Dodgers 132-5 (Marr 50*) by 9 runs

Man of the Match: Marr - 8, Hilary (J) - 2, Dollin - 1

Scorecard

Innings of EHCC

Slatford b Fox 62
Crowmack c Marr b Hilary (J) 2
Ireson b Lowe 33
Hashmi not out 37
Memon not out 4
________________________________________
Sub-total 138
Extras 3
Total 141

FoW: 1-14, 2-69, 3-132

[Note: Batting plus Extras did not add up
to ticker total so Extras reduced]

Bowling of Dodgers

Cooper 4-0-41-0
Hilary (J) 4-0-8-1
Paterson 4-0-21-0
Lowe 4-0-41-1
Fox 4-0-31-1

Innings of Dodgers

Marr not out 50
Dollin b Shafiq 21
Radcliffe lbw b Shafiq 2
Priest b Laing 17
Lee st Slatford b Griffiths 17
Lowe b Griffiths 0
Hilary (J) not out 5
_______________________________________
Sub-total 112
Extras 20
Total 132

Did not bat: Fox, Paterson, Matthews, Cooper

FoW: 1-51 (Dollin 21, 25 mins, 7.1 ovs),
2-53 (Radcliffe 2, 3 mins, 7.6 ovs),
3-82 (Priest 17, 16 mins, 12.1 ovs),
4-125 (Lee 17, 24 mins, 18.5 ovs),
5-125 (Lowe 0, 1 min, 18.6)

Bowling of EHCC

Dahwood 4-0-29-0
Shafiq 4-0-20-2
Laing 4-0-16-0
Mario 4-0-34-0
Griffiths 3-0-19-2
Ireson 1-0-6-0

19 June 2007

Dodgers v ATOC

Chiswick
6pm
20 overs
Retire at 25
2 for a wide/no ball with no extra ball
Weather: overcast then torrential rain then fine

MATCH ABANDONED after 14.1 overs due to torrential rain.

ATOC 102-5 (Keeka 4-0-14-2, Fox 4-0-11-1)
Dodgers 70-2 after 14.1 overs (McBarron 24*, Westhead 17)

Man of the Match: Fox (4), Keeka (3), Lowe (1), McBarron (1)

Scorecard

Innings of ATOC

Tolley run out 0
Dollin not out 25
Martin b Cooper 13
Smith c & b Fox 14
Denyer c Cooper b Keeka 16
Ong not out 10
Reza c Matthews b Keeka 6
Lipzynzki not out 5
______________________________________
Sub-total 89
Extras 13
Total 102

Did not bat: Hellier, Law

Bowling of Dodgers

Cooper 4-0-28-1
Hilary (J) 4-1-19-1
Lowe 4-0-17-0
Keeka 4-0-14-2
Fox 4-0-11-1

Innings of Dodgers

Peirce b Hellyer 4
Westhead c ? b Law 19
McBarron not out 24
Carr not out 2
______________________________________
Sub-total 49
Extras 21
Total 70

Fow: 1-8 (Peirce 4, 3.3 overs), 2-67 (Westhead 19)

Did not bat: Matthews, Lowe, Hilary (J), Keeka, Fox, Cooper

Bowling of ATOC

Hellyer 3-0-8-1
Tolley 2-0-10-0
Smith 2-0-19-0
Denyer 4-0-22-0
Lipzynzki 2-0-8-0
Law 1.1-0-3-1

17 June 2007

Dodgers v Belair Corinthians

Chiswick
2pm
40 overs
Weather: dry, sunny spells

Dodgers 104 all out (35 overs, McBarron 32, Extras 29) lost to Belair Corinthians 105-4 (19.3 overs, Hilary 8-1-33-2, Lowe 5-1-26-2)

Man of the Match: Hilary (J) - 6, Lowe - 5

Scorecard

Innings of Dodgers

McBarron c Haarden b Lord 32
Taylor c wkt b Hayes 0
Dollin b Lord 10
Hardwick b Gant 3
Lee c Bentham b Ashdown 9
Carr b Ashdown 0
Lowe b Gant 5
Hilary (J) c Aarons b Bentham 9
Matthews not out 2
Cooper b Collumbell 4
Pope b Hayes 1
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Sub-total 75
Extras 29
Total 104

FoW: 1-0 (Taylor, 0, 1.5ovs), 2-42 (Dollin, 10, 17.3)
3-45 (Hardwick, 3, 18.2), 4-71 (McBarron, 32, 25.4)
5-72 (Carr, 0, 26.5), 6-86 (Lee, 9, 30.2), 7-86 (Lowe, 5)
8-96 (Hilary, 9), 9-101 (Cooper, 4), 10-104 (Pope, 1)

Bowling of Belair

Columbell 6-2-12-1
Hayes 5.4-0-12-2
Bentham 6-0-26-1
Gant 7-4-5-2
Lord 6-1-23-2
Ashdown 5-1-14-2

Innings of Belair

Barker c Dollin b Lowe 17
Aarons c Matthews b Hilary (J) 22
Metcalfe lbw b Lowe 0
Lord b Hilary (J) 0
Ashdown not out 31
Gant not out 34
________________________________________
Sub-total 103
Extras 2
Total 105

FoW: 1-39, 2-39, 3-39, 4-42

Did not bat: Bentham, Lord, Collumbell, Haarden, Hayes

Bowling of Dodgers

Hilary (J) 8-1-33-2
Cooper 4.3-0-17-0
Lowe 5-1-26-2
Pope 2-0-18-0

14 June 2007

Dodgers v Science Museum

South Park, Parsons Green
6pm
20 overs
Weather: Wet

Science Museum won the toss and elected to field

Dodgers 128-5 (Paterson 46, Radcliffe 21, Peirce 19) beat Science Museum 122-6 (Cousins 4-2-14-1, Adey 4-0-30-2) by 6 runs in a late-night thriller

Man of the Match: Paterson - 10, Matthews - 1

Scorecard

Innings of Dodgers

Peirce stumped b Levett 19
Paterson b Asif 46
Marr lbw b Levett 2
Priest (N) b Levett 13
Radcliffe b Humphries 21
Matthews not out 3
McBarron not out 0
_______________________________________
Sub-total 104
Extras 24
Total 128

FoW: 1-57, 2-60, 3-78, 4-112, 5-127

Dnb: Cousins, Lee, Adey, Cooper

Bowling of Science Museum

Humphries 4-0-17-1
Malcolm 4-1-13-0
??? 4-0-28-0
Levett 4-0-31-3
Asif 4-0-33-1

Innings of Science Museum

Nolan b Adey 9
Levett b Cousins 24
Baig c Peirce b Lee 13
Hump b Adey 21
Holcombe not out 24
Crampton b McBarron 8
Hansen run out 1
Travs not out 0
_______________________________________
Sub-total 105
Extras 17
Total 122

Bowling of Dodgers

Cousins 4-2-14-1
Cooper 3-0-26-0
Lee 4-0-19-1
Adey 4-0-30-2
McBarron 4-0-19-1
Paterson 1-0-5-0

12 June 2007

Dodgers v West XI

Chiswick
6pm
20 overs
Weather: Dry, sunny

West XI 128-9 (Barling 40, Bhatt 39, Fox 4-0-30-4, Cooper 4-0-21-2) bt Dodgers 119-1 (McBarron 43*, Radcliffe 33, Priest 31, Wright 4-0-10-1) by 9 runs

Man of the Match: Fox - 5, Priest - 2, Cooper - 1 (101 wickets for Dodgers), McBarron - 1, Radcliffe - 1

Scorecard

Innings of West XI
--
Barling b Fox 40
Wright b Cooper 10
Carmichael c Hilary b Lowe 5
Prank b Cooper 1
Bhatt run out 39
Rawlings run out 2
All b Fox 4
Norcott not out 3
Hill b Fox 3
Alie hit wkt b Fox 1
______________________________________
Sub-total 112
Extras 16
Total 128
--
dnb: Bender
--
Bowling of Dodgers
--
Cooper 4-0-21-2
Hilary (J) 4-0-27-0
Lowe 4-0-20-1
Sitou 4-0-17-0
Fox 4-0-30-4
--
Innings of Dodgers
--
Radcliffe not out 33
Priest b Wright 31
McBarron not out 43
______________________________________
Sub-total 107
Extras 12
Total 119
--
FoW: 1-47 (Priest 31)
--
Did not bat: Jacobs, Westhead, Sitou
Hilary (J), Lowe, Matthews, Fox, Cooper
--
Bowling of West XI
--
All 4-0-27-0
Hill 2-0-12-0
Bhatt 4-0-18-0
Wright 4-0-10-1
??????? 2-0-10-0
Carmichael 4-0-34-0

11 June 2007

Weasels match report

The match report of last week's victory over Weasels is now online.

06 June 2007

Dodgers v Weasels

Chiswick
2pm
Weather: occluded sunshine / windy / cold
Weasels won the toss and elected to bat

Dodgers 169-4 (Priest 75, McBarron 52*, Jacobs 7 inc all-run 5, Extras 21) bt Weasels 168-8 (Cooper 8-1-15-2, Paterson 7-1-22-2) by 6 wickets

Man of the Match: Cooper (5) / Priest (5)

Match report

Dodgers second forty over game of the season got underway at a sunny Chiswick with the strangely named Weasels providing the opposition. Priest took over the toss-losing duties and duly lost the toss, the Weasels choosing to bat first despite the presence of a strong Dodgers bowling line up. Indeed, the bowling was so strong that Lee’s Harmison-esque bag of allsorts was deemed surplus to requirements and he was dispatched to fill in behind the pegs in the absence of The Cat.

Priest immediately sprung a tactical surprise by keeping usual opener Paterson back and, coupled with the late arrival of Cousins, Cooper and Hilary led off. Cooper was immediately in the wickets when his booming inswingers claimed Hurley and Duft, both clean bowled. Already the decision of the Weasels captain was looking as flawed as Liam Plunkett’s bowling action.

However, at the other end, traditional Dodgers nemesis Michaels was looking in ominous form, unleashing a series of muscular drives, pulls and cuts to the boundary. The opening bowlers kept a lid on things but with no further breakthroughs forthcoming in the first 15 overs, Priest called upon the human metronome Cousins to try and winkle out another Weasel. In his very first over, he induced a false shot, a ball of perfect line and length that caught the elegant Michaels in no mans land and found the edge. Sadly, Lee grounded the chance. Several members of the team offered words of comfort, including team optimist McBarron who highlighted the 144 previously clocked up by the Weasels’ leading man.

Undaunted, Cousins proceeded to snare the number 4 Weasel with a sharp caught and bowled and next ball cleaned up the number 5. The hat trick ball was close and with four small furry creatures back in the hutch, Dodgers had high hopes of wrapping up the full fur coat in quick time.

Stubborn resistance from the number 6 put paid to this hope so in a fit of religious namesakery, the Dodgers captain turned to Pope to perform a minor miracle and see of the Weasels opener. Despite being on the receiving end of some lusty blows, premier twirler Dave delivered, luring Michaels down the track to be stumped by Lee for 92.

Suddenly Weasels' hopes of a 200+ score were dashed. Paterson came on for his second spell to close out the innings and he shattered the wickets of Dunecliff and Williams. Backed up by some varied and interesting bowling from Adey, Dodgers limited the score to a very gettable 168-8.

McBarron and Dollin led off the reply, Dollin playing some pleasant strokes before being dispatched LBW. This set the stage for one of the great Dodgers partnerships, the fire of the turbulent Priest matched to the ice of professional Yorkshireman McBarron. A 136 run partnership, one of the highest in Dodgers history saw the team virtually home and what contrasting styles in contained. Priest dispatched boundaries hither and thither, whilst McBarron contended himself with ones and twos, striking his very first boundary when moving to 49. In virtually arctic conditions, Priest eventually departed, bowled by Dyer for an excellent 75. McBarron completed his somewhat turgid fifty and Jacobs treated us all to the first all-run 5 of the season, although such was the difference in speed between the wickets that Jacobs may well have run 7.

A late clatter of wickets (including a first ball departure for Lee with only two needed) was not enough to prevent a second 40 over win for Dodgers who cantered home in style by 6 wickets, McBarron finishing unbeaten on 52. At the end, the Weasels had been well and truly skinned, stuffed and tastefully displayed.

[Match report by Peter Lee]

Scorecard

Innings of Weasels

Michaels st Lee b Pope 92
Hurley b Cooper 0
Duft b Cooper 1
Imran c & b Cousins 12
Woodward b Cousins 0
Perival not out 24
Dunecliff b Paterson 5
Williams b Paterson 6
Pagan not out 0
Dyer run out 12
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Sub-total 152
Extras 16
Total 168

Bowling of Dodgers

Cooper 8-1-15-2
Hilary (J) 7-2-26-0
Cousins 8-0-26-2
Paterson 7-1-22-2
Pope 5-0-35-1
Adey 5-0-30-0

Innings of Dodgers

McBarron not out 52
Dollin lbw b Dyer 11
Priest b Dyer 75
Jacobs c & b Williams 7
Lee c Hurley b Williams 0
Hilary (J) not out 2
______________________________________
Sub-total 147
Extras 22
Total 169

FoW: 1-22, 2-158, 3-167, 4-167

Dnb: Paterson, Cousins, Cooper, Adey, Pope

Bowling of Weasels

Williams 7-1-42-2
Dyer 8-3-27-2
Duff 8-0-31-0
Pagan 7.1-0-38-0
Imran 8-0-30-0

31 May 2007

Dodgers v HMT

Chiswick
6pm
20 over
HMT won the toss and elected to field.

Dodgers - 101-7 (Priest 28*)

HMT - 102-2 (Marr 1-5, Adey 1-14)

HMT won by 8 wickets

Man of the Match - Priest (7)

Innings of Dodgers

Qureshi c ? b Slaughter 4
Priest retired 28
Marr c ? b Shearing 2
McBarron c wkt b Slaughter 0
Peirce c & b Mehta 1
Westhead st b Deaks 9
Carr not out 18
Lee b Deaks 3
Lowe b McFarlane 6
____________________________________
Sub-total 71
Extras 30
Total 101

Did not bat: Cooper, Adey

Bowling of HMT

Shearing 4-1-9-1
Slaughter 4-1-7-2
Mehta 4-0-17-1
Edens 3-0-28-0
Dietz 2-0-21-2
McFarlane 2-0-9-1

Innings of HMT

Wrathmell not out 25
??? lbw b Adey 8
McFarlane not out 25
Slaughter not out 29
Burton-Page b Marr 1
Douglas not out 3
Shearing not out 0
____________________________________
Sub-total 91
Extras 12
Total 103

Did not bat: Dietz, Edens, Amenza, Lemiliene

Bowling of Dodgers

Cooper 4-0-20-0
Adey 4-0-14-1
Lowe 4-0-20-0
Lee 3-0-26-0
McBarron 2-0-9-0
Marr 1.3-0-5-1

23 May 2007

Dodgers v English Heritage

Wednesday 23 May
Chiswick
6pm
Dodgers won the toss and elected to field

English Heritage won by 88 runs

Man of the Match - Adey (100th, 101st and 102nd wickets for Dodgers)

Innings of English Heritage

Slatford c McBarron b Hilary 80
Gould run out 4
Hashmi c Qureshi b Lowe 49
Cromack b Adey 19
Hindle not out 2
Frankham c Paterson b Adey 1
Griffiths b Adey 0
______________________________________
Sub-total 155
Extras 12
Total 167

Dnb: Memon (Shafiq), Dawcod, Ireson, Lang
FoW: 1-12, 2-107, 3-164, 4-164, 5-166, 6-167

Bowling of Dodgers

Cousins 4-0-27-0
Paterson 4-0-28-0
Lowe 4-0-39-1
Hilary 4-0-45-1
Adey 4-0-25-3

Innings of Dodgers

Qureshi lbw b Lang 17
Marr lbw b Shafiq 4
Radcliffe c ? b Shafiq 3
McBarron b Jawad 4
Carr b Jawad 0
Matthews b Jawad 0
Lowe lbw b Griffiths 1
Hilary c ? b Lang 10
Paterson not out 27
Cousins lbw b Lang 0
Adey not out 1
______________________________________
Sub-total 67
Extras 12
Total 79

FoW: 1-9, 2-14, 3-19, 4-23
5-23, 6-36, 7-47, 8-56, 9-56

Bowling of English Heritage

Jawad 4-1-11-3
Shafiq 4-0-17-2
Ireson 4-0-16-0
Griffiths 4-0-18-1
Lang 4-0-13-3

16 May 2007

Dodgers v ATOC @ Regent's Park - match cancelled

The persistent rain over the last several days took its toll and last night's match v ATOC was cancelled at approx 15:30. Royal Parks, who run the sports pitches at Regent's Park, said that the pitches were waterlogged and despite rainfall ceasing at lunchtime, they were unplayable and so all cricket was cancelled.

Dodgers' next match is on Thursday 23 May v English Heritage.

14 May 2007

Nervous Nineties

Who will be the next Dodgers wicket-taking centurion and follow in the footsteps of Hilary and Benn?

Current standings:



Adey - 99
Cooper - 97
McBarron - 91

04 May 2007

Superstars super scorecard updated

The scorecard of Tuesday's victory against Superstars has now been updated.

Minutes of Dodgers CC Committee Meeting held on Wed 11 April 2007

Venue: Great Minster House, London
Time: 18:00

Those present:

John Carr
John Cooper
Kim Matthews
Robert Fox
Peter Lee


1. Apologies for Absence – Phil McBarron.

2. Minutes of the last Meeting (AGM) – No matters arising.

3. New Recruits (if any) 1 – David Lowe so far.

4. Finance (Treasurer) - £2.25 profit so far this season, with a total of £883 remaining in the account at present. The authorised signatories to the Dodgers account are to be amended soon from the current 4 to include a) John Cooper, b) Phil McBarron, c) John Carr & d) Peter Lee. JC2 to circulate papers.

5. Equipment Purchases – Peter Lee has purchased a full set of new batting equipment inc. pads costing about £150. 2 lots of cricket balls are to be bought at the Oval Nets on 17th April.

6. 2007 Fixtures – A possible weekend game on Sunday 8th July at Wandsworth to be arranged, as well as a game v Warwick Castle (Tawhid's team) in August. Participation also to be confirmed at one or both of 2 6-a-side tournaments held between July & September.

7. Website – The Dodgers website has been cleverly redesigned by John Cooper recently.

8. A.O.B. (inc. Tours) – The 4DAs tournament will be held on 6 September 2007, & players who are asked to play will get a day's special leave. Details will be given a bit nearer the time regarding venue etc. Rob Fox said he would investigate the feasibility of organising a Dodgers/Superstars tour to Ireland (Dublin) in the Summer of 2008. He will report his findings at the next committee meeting. After some discussion, it was decided that Dodgers Caps will not be purchased this year, but possibly at some stage in the future.

Extra Dodgers social events including trips to the Oval & Lords are planned, along with an outing to the Dogs at Walthamstow. Details will be circulated as soon as they are finalised.

9. Date of Next Meeting – After a game during July, date TBC.


Rob Fox (Secretary)

01 May 2007

Dodgers v Superstars

Dodgers (196/5, Dollin 70, Qureshi 69*) beat Superstars (195/7) by five wickets at Chiswick. Full match report by Peter Lee follows:

Dodgers' 2007 season curtain-raiser took place at an unseasonably sunny Civil Service Sports Ground and was a grudge match against the traditional rivals, Superstars. Dodgers were looking to end a long losing streak against the confident Superstars team and the start was delayed by half an hour due to the skipper's unscheduled meeting in a Barnes hostelry with several pints of bitter.

Thoroughly refreshed and with advice from the team's brains trust (Neil) to bowl first ringing in his ears, he strode to the middle and promptly lost the toss. This proved to be a tactical masterstroke as Superstars opted to have first use of a firm strip that looked likely to provide some uneven bounce but plenty of runs.

Superstars began slowly against some accurate bowling from Cousins and Cooper but once they settled, the first few overs saw innings of contrasting types from the openers, lusty blows from Conway and a string of edges, mis-strokes and generally lucky escapes for the genial Gaught. It was a surprise therefore when first blood to Dodgers came in the form of Conway, who aimed an agricultural heave at a good length Cooper delivery and was bowled. Next ball, a blatant lbw shout was ignored by the umpire who's thoughts must have been elsewhere at the time. Fox turned up late and promptly dropped a tricky chance that last season he would have snaffled like Vanessa Feltz being thrown a jam doughnut.

Cooper and Cousins continued to bowl accurately but without further luck until the latter was replaced by bowling all-rounder Priest. His first over of left arm tweak was a bag of allsorts (well, it was a bag of something) but his second over brought his first wicket since decimalisation when he clean bowled the other opener. Meanwhile, at the other end Hilary replaced Cousins and proceeded to beat the bat approximately 297 times without success, somehow conceding 51 runs in the process. Dollin dropped a tough chance off Priest and spirits began to droop.

With the runs starting to flow, Carr turned to the all-rounder partnership of Lee and Fox to try and stem the tide. Lee made his usual immediate impact when Barry sliced the second of his two opening long-hops up in the air to short fine leg where Hilary pulled off a confident catch. Lee's varied bowling entertained the spectators with a mixture of short balls, more short balls, beamers and occasionally a length ball that beat the bat. Richard Abigail completed a well-deserved half century and looked set for a big score. At the other end, the No.5 batsman was struggling to get bat on leather and was eventually sent on his way by a rancid umpiring decision that saw Lee claim his 2nd wicket.

Things were now delicately poised as Gundry strode to the crease, full of intent. However, cometh the hour, cometh the man as Fox made amends for his earlier drop with some tight bowling and three quick wickets. Cousins came back for his last two overs and between them restricted Superstars to 195-7, a total that their captain regarded as "enough".

His prediction looked sadly prescient as Priest slapped the first ball of the innings straight to Gundry and trooped off without troubling the scorers. Dollin strolled out to join Qureshi as Jacobs began his routine of padding up and "getting in the zone". In the zone was where he was to remain for over an hour as Dollin, ably supported by his partner, set about the Superstars bowling with gusto, playing shots all round the wicket including a hoicked six over a long midwicket boundary. Gundry bowled a fiery five overs that almost equalled Hilary's spell for playing and missing but he was eventually withdrawn from the attack, wicketless.

After adding 115 in just over an hour, Dollin perished lbw to Conway for a fine 70 and was almost immediately joined back in the hutch by Jacobs, caught at gully for a duck. With a further 80 runs needed, 115-3 was a good position but one in which both teams were still in the game. Lee and Qureshi put on twenty-odd runs before Lee was bowled by Weyman for 10. This was the cue for Gundry to return and he finally managed to bowl a fast, straight, full ball to bowl Carr for 5. He bowled another fast, straight, full ball to Hilary who distainfully drove it down the ground for 4, later admitting he was trying to play a forward defensive and accidentally timed it.

There were further alarms for the nervous Dodgers as Hilary chanced his arm, being dropped at midwicket by Richard. However, two imperious boundaries from Qureshi sealed a five wicket victory (or two wickets in JC2's version of cricket) with four and a bit overs to spare, made all the sweeter by Liverpool's post-match victory in the Champions League and the sight of all the Pringle-clad Chelsea "fans" in the pub in Barnes crying into their pints of champagne.

So a cracking victory to start the season off, man of the match was jointly shared between Dollin and Qureshi but this was a good all-round team performance.

Scorecard

Weather: Dry and sunny, brisk easterly breeze

Innings of Superstars

Gaught b Priest 49
Conway b Cooper 7
Abigail b Fox 61
Gigg c Hilary b Lee 23
Mulchandani lbw b Lee 15
Whitrod lbw b Fox 6
Gundry not out 9
Weyman b Fox 0
Taylor not out 8
___________________________________
Sub-total 179
Extras 16
Total 195
for 7
35 overs

Fall of wicket: 1-15(2), 2-85(1), 3-121(4)
4-168(5), 5-175(6), 6-176(3), 7-184(8)

Did not bat: Block, Kamellard

Dodgers bowling

Cooper 7-0-29-1
Cousins 7-0-29-0
Hilary 7-0-50-0
Priest 7-0-31-1
Lee 4-0-31-2
Fox 3-0-18-3

Innings of Dodgers

Priest c Gundry b Kamellard 0
Qureshi not out 69
Dollin lbw b Conway 70
Jacobs c Taylor b Conway 0
Lee b Weyman 10
Carr b Gundry 5
Hilary not out 17
________________________________
Sub-total 171
Extras 25
Total 196

FoW: 1-0(1), 2-119(3), 3-119(4), 4-140(5)
5-156(6)

Qureshi/Dollin 100 partnership in 65 minutes

did not bat: Cousins, Fox, Matthews, Cooper

Bowling of Superstars

Kamellard 4-0-36-1
Taylor 6-0-37-0
Gundry 7-3-18-1
Block 4-0-42-0
Conway 3-0-15-2
Weyman 6.5-0-42-1


Man of the Match: Dollin (5), Qureshi (5)