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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Sub-total 112
Extras 16
Total 128
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dnb: Bender
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Bowling of Dodgers
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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
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Innings of Dodgers
--
Radcliffe not out 33
Priest b Wright 31
McBarron not out 43
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Sub-total 107
Extras 12
Total 119
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FoW: 1-47 (Priest 31)
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Did not bat: Jacobs, Westhead, Sitou
Hilary (J), Lowe, Matthews, Fox, Cooper
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Bowling of West XI
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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
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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