26 June 2008

Science Museum v Dodgers

South Park

Match report by Mike Dollin

Dodgers won the toss and chose to bat on what was a traditional "sporting" wicket at South Park. This mix of shooters and poppers undid Tawhid (lbw 1), Priest (ct fine leg from a bouncer 4) and Westhead (ct and bowled from a mistimed pull 0). Dollin survived the odd scare to help rebuild the innings with Carr, Jc playing on manfully after a horrible beamer struck him on the forearm. At the half way point Dodgers were just hanging on at 34-3.

First change bowlers offered some relief but it was plain that Science had recruited well in the off season as the bowling remained tight* and the fielding disciplined. And they reaped their rewards as attempted acceleration saw off Carr (bowled trying to off drive 5), and Hillary (bowled from an absolute grubber 5). Dollin and Fox carried Dodgers towards 100, helped as ever by the generous spirit of Science museum's skipper who started with pace, but when one shot past the batsman's head from a length, switched to offspin. Dollin was bowled trying to work a good length ball to third man (missing the only top of off stump ball all game 35), which left the conclusion of the innings to the power hitting of Fox (16 n.o) and Lowe which carried Dodgers to 107, with Lowe unluckily run out from a direct hit off the last ball (6).

The weather turned for the reply- grey clouds closed out the sun, and the first stabs of the rain appeared, but Science got off to a solid start and were doing all they could do on that pitch- dig in for the good balls, punish the odd bad one and put the inside edges, leading edges into space and wicked variations in bounce out of their minds. After the strike bowlers of Fox and Hillary had been seen off wicketless, Science were handily placed- up with the rate and wickets in hand.

Lowe was unable to force the breakthrough off his inital two, nor Streatfield. But when Roberts came on and induced Science's skipper to edge to Cat (he walked straight away as gentlemen do- 15) Science started to lose their way. Next over Will was struck over cover for an imposing 4, but Humphries tried to repeat it next ball off a faster flatter delivery and was bowled through the gate (36). Vic "Wally" hustled to a fast paced and well timed 15, but was given out in mysterious circumstances - perhaps ct behind (though Kim hadn't held it) perhaps lbw. In any event he left shaking his head and despite offers of recall he did not return.

But while Will picked up another wicket to finish with a very useful 3, Science were still well placed going into the last 4 overs needing just under a run a ball. They kept in touching distance -17 off 3, and then 11 from 2. Brendan bowled a fantastic penultimate over conceding just 2, leaving David to bowl the last defending 9. A nerveless last over was going about honours even when, needing 5 from 2 balls-Tombling hit a skier to cover and Brendan never looked like missing it. Though somehow he did and it left Science a good chance with 2 for the tie and a 3 for the win off the last ball. With nerves finally kicking in, as Dave confessed afterwards, Mr Lowe bowled another good block hole ball, Tombling could only force to cover and he was run out- Dodgers home by 2.

A great encounter with a very decent oppo, and I'm sure they'll be looking forward to the return encounter in a few weeks to try again for the victory they should have had last night. For ourselves it was a hard fought scrape that arrests the recent run of defeats, and is perhaps all the more pleasing as for almost the entire game it looked as if we would were heading for another defeat, but clung on and managed to nick it.

If bowling stats seem a tad light in the above report, it's because SM strengths don't stretch to full scoring - as last year there will need to be some run allocation emails amongst the bowlers to arrive at figures.

* When on the wicket. SM conceded 30 extras in the innings and then were very generous with their calls of wides at the start of our defence. This was possibly the difference between the sides.

Dodgers Batting

Dollin b Tomlin 35 (44 balls)
Qureshi lbw b Wooley 1 (7)
Priest ct ? b Sanderson 4 (8)
Westhead ct ? b Sanderson 0 (4)
Carr b Nolan 5 (15)
Roberts b Travis 4 (4)
Hilary b Nolan 5 (8)
Fox Not Out 16 (16)
Lowe Run Out 6 (7)
Sub-total 76
Extras 31
Total 107/8

dnb Streatfield, Matthews

Science Batting - 105/5 (Levett 36, Dodgers bowling figures not available but 3 wickets for Streatfield and 1 each for Lowe and Roberts). 2 catches for Matthews, 1 for Hilary.

Dodgers bowling*

Streatfeild 4-0-21-3
Lowe 4-0-21-1
Fox 4-0-21-0
Roberts 4-0-21-1
Hilary 4-0-21-0

* - estimated runs (total runs scored divided by 5 for each bowler)

Result - Dodgers won by 2 runs

24 June 2008

English Heritage v Dodgers

Venue: Chiswick
Start: 6pm
Format: 20/20
Notes: Retire at 50 rule

Result - EH won by 55 runs

EH Batting
Cowburn Ret NO 52
Vernon b Cousins 6
Hashmi Ret NO 51
Cormack Not Out 11
Gould b Lowe 0
Griffiths c Harvey b Raj 1
Memon Not Out 0
Sub-total 124
Extras 10
Total 134/3
Dodgers bowling
Cousins 4-14-1
Hilary 4-23-0
Pope 3-34-0
Streatfield 3-30-0
Lowe 3-17-1
Raj 3-15-1
Dodgers Batting
Priest b Dawood 4 (24 balls)
Harvey b Dawood 5 (9)
Roberts b Dawood 0 (2)
McBarron c Ireson b Hudswell 31 (34)
Hilary b Ireson 1 (4)
Raj lbw b Ireson 8 (8)
Lowe st wicky b Griffiths 1 (4)
Streatfield Run Out 5 (12)
Cousins Not Out 5 (8)
Matthews b Hudswell 0 (7)
Pope b Hudswell 0 (3)
Sub-total 60
Extras 19
Total 79 all out

19 June 2008

Dodgers v Bel Air Corinthians

Venue: Bel Air Park, West Dulwich
Start: 6pm
Format: 20/20

Dodgers lost by 11 runs

Bel Air - 158/6 (Hayes 59, Featherstone 36)

Dodgers Bowling
Paterson 4-14-3
Hilary 2-19-0
Lowe 4-35-0
Streatfield 4-28-1
Pope 4-35-2
McBarron 3-15-0

Dodgers Batting
Taylor Retired Hurt 33 (28 balls)
Hilary ct ? b Hayes 32 (16)
McBarron ct ? b Peretz 30 (26)
Westhead Run Out 1 (1)
Carr lbw b Barker 16 (29)
Radcliffe lbw b Peretz 0 (1)
Lowe b Barker 3 (5)
Streatfield b Barker 0 (1)
Paterson c ? b Barker 2 (7)
Matthews Not Out 1 (3)
Pope Not Out 4 (1) - boundary!
Sub-total 122
Extras 25
Total 147-8

17 June 2008

Dodgers v GWRCC

Venue: Trailfinders Sports Club, Castle Bar Park
Start: 6pm
Format: 20/20

Dodgers lost a very one-sided encounter. Full scorecard as yet unavailable.

16 June 2008

Dodgers v GWRCC: ground information

The address of the ground is:

Trailfinders Sports Club
Vallis Way
West Ealing
W13 0DD

Tel: 020 8998 7928

Directions to the ground

Trains Times: 20 minute journey;
from Paddington: to Castle Bar Station on our doorstep
Monday-Saturday: 00.01 past the hour & 00.31 past the hour.
to Paddington: from Castle Bar Station Monday-Saturday: 00.09 past the
hour & 00.39 past the hour.
There is no train service on Sunday.

Tube: Ealing Broadway - 5 minute taxi journey

Buses: Bus stop is on opposite side of Ealing Broadway tube station.
E7, E2, E9, E10, 297

11 June 2008

Dodgers v LSE Staff

Match cancelled because the opposition could not raise a team.

05 June 2008

Batting Strike Rates 2008

Name Balls R SR

Lee 18 25 138.89
Hilary 1 1 100.00
Priest (N) 122 112 91.80*
Dollin 121 110 90.91*
Taylor (M) 53 44 83.02*
Lowe 5 4 80.00*
Marr 47 34 72.34
Raj 47 31 65.96*
Cousins 11 7 63.64*
Roberts 19 12 63.16*
McBarron  53 32 60.38
Qureshi 14 7 50.00
Matthews 3 1 33.33*
Fox 1 0 0.00

* - includes estimated figures from 21 May match v EHCC for which insufficient scorecard information exists

To 4 June 2008

04 June 2008

Dodgers v New Barbarian Weasels

30 overs
Weather: dry, sunny

Weasels 163 for 5 (Michaels 76, Paterson 6-0-25-2), Dodgers 164 for 1 (Dollin 79*, Priest 72*)

Dodgers won by 9 wickets


Innings of Weasels
Michaels c Paterson b Fox 76
Hurley b Paterson 3
Woodhead b Paterson 9
McCourt not out 55
Sampson run out (Westhead) 1
Dyer run out (Matthews) 3
Owen not out 3
Sub-total 150
Extras 13
Total (for 5) 163
Paterson 6-0-25-2
Fox 6-0-33-1
Cooper 6-0-30-0
Sitou 4-0-26-0
McBarron 6-0-25-0
Priest 2-0-14-0
Innings of Dodgers
McBarron b Dyer 4 (20)
Dollin not out 79 (94)
Priest not out 72 (60)
Sub-total 155
Extras 9
Total (for 1) 164
dnb: Westhead, Carr, Fox, Paterson,
Sitou, Matthews, Cooper, Fox
Owen 6-2-12-0
Dyer 6-0-39-1
Alam 5-0-42-0
McCourt 6-0-37-0
Hagan 4-0-25-0
Patel 1-0-6-0
Duff 0.5-0-3-0

Notes: 145 partnership for the second wicket (Dollin/Priest) is #2 on the All-Time list.

Man of the Match: Dollin - 6, Paterson - 2, Priest - 2