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.

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

Scorecard


Innings of Dodgers
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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)
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Sub-total 59
Extras 5
Total 64
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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)
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Bowling of Energy Exiles
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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
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Innings of Energy Exiles
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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
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Sub-total 59
Extras 6
Total (for 5 wickets in 25.2 ovs) 65
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Bowling of Energy Exiles
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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
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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
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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
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Sub-total 103
Extras 12
Total (for 4) 115
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Bowling of Dodgers
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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
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Innings of Dodgers
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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)
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Sub-total 98
Extras 15
Total (for 6) 113
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dnb: Cousins, Matthews, Cooper
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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)
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Bowling of Superstars
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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
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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)
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Sub-total 80
Extras 36
Total (for 6 in 20 overs) 116
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FoW
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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)
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Dnb: Paterson, Cousins, Cooper
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Bowling of Westhead XI
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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
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Innings of Westhead XI
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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
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Sub-total 96
Extras 20
Total (for 5 in 20 overs) 116
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Dnb: ?
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Bowling of Dodgers
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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
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Bowling
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O M R W SR Avg Econ
19 0 123 6 19.00 20.50 6.47
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Batting
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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
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Bowling
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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
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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