07 May 2009

Dodgers v Ministry of Justice

Dodgers (125 for 3, Priest 25*, Lee 27*) lost to MoJ (126 for 2, Fox 4-0-23-1, McBarron 1-0-7-1) by 8 wkts.

Dodgers won the toss and elected to bat
Weather overcast
6pm start, 20 overs, 4 overs max per bowler, retire at 25, 10 overs from each end
Umpires: Pope, Fox

Match report

The first match of the season took place on a typically dark and gloomy early May night at the Civil Service Sports Ground, Chiswick. Also, running to form, we started 20 minutes late.

JC won the toss and elected to bat on the basis that it would be marginally preferable to field rather than bat when it got really dark later on. The decision looked to be a good one as openers Neil Priest and new recruit Rob Cooper (from TQ's other team) steadily put on runs before Rob (13) was bowled by Whalley.

Our second new recruit of the night, Pete Lee (no relation), stepped up and after a few sighters proceeded to smack it everywhere including three fours in four balls at one point. The retire-at-25 rule saw Pete depart undefeated on 27 minutes after Neil had also notched up another red-inker on 25.

This meant two new batsmen in the form of Phil McBarron (20*) and Guy Westhead (15). Fortunately this didn't disrupt the pace of the innings as they both scored at around a run ball before Guy was bowled by the returning Whalley, bring in John Carr.

JC (5) was given out in dubious circumstances caught behind to leave Rob Fox to come in for his obligatory not out (4*).

The Dodgers total was 125.

Following the change around John Cooper opened the bowling and found the edge a couple of times but found no luck. Rob Fox opened at the other end* and eventually had opener Bigham out caught and bowled for 21. The other three of the MoJ top four (Smith, Hutchison and Cason) bats would all go on to retired 25's.

Change bowlers Will Streatfeild and Rob Cooper had varying success. Will's pace was undenied but his line was wayward and a few wides at 2 runs a piece were clocked up. Rob Cooper also showed pace and swing and was unlucky not to get a wicket.

5th change David Pope was severely attacked and went for 28 of only 2 overs which left Dodgers under a bit of pressure. Streatfeild returned for a second spell and reduced his pace and his bowling improved a great deal. McBarron bowled at the death and was immediately rewarded with a wicket courtesy of a skier which was caught by John Cooper at cover.

MoJ reached their required total of 126 with two overs to spare and won by 8 wickets.

Man of the Match: Lee (Pete, RAIL) - 5, Cooper R - 4, McBarron - 1, Priest - 1

Scorecard

Innings of Dodgers  RunsBallsS/RMins
Priestnot out 2523108.7028
Cooper RbWhalley131776.4717
Lee (Pete - RAIL)not out 2720135.0023
McBarronnot out 202195.24 
WestheadbWhalley1514107.14 
Carrc wktBonner51338.465
Foxnot out 42200.00 
Sub-Total  109   
Extras  16   
Total  125110Balls 
Did not bat: Streatfeild, Cooper, Matthews, Pope
Fall of wicket: 1-30 (Cooper R 13), 2-102 (Westhead 15)
3-121 (Carr 5)
      
Bowling of MoJOMRW  
Page30180  
Appavod20110  
Whalley40232  
Goodwin20140  
Bonner40241  
Cason20140  
Smith10110  
Hoare20100  
       
Innings of MoJ  RunsBallsS/RMins
Smith JNot out 25   
Bighamc & bFox21   
HutchinsonNot out 25   
CasonNot out 25   
HoareCooper Jb McBarron3   
WhalleyNot out 1   
ConnahNot out 6   
Sub-Total  106   
Extras  20   
Total  126 Balls 
Did not bat: Goodwin, Page, Appavod      
Bowling of DodgersOMRW  
Cooper J40260  
Fox40231  
Streatfeild30160  
Cooper R40150  
Pope20280  
McBarron1071  


Run progression

(Overs 1-4) . . 2 1 . 1 | 1 1 4 . . . | . 4 2 . 1 . | . 1 2 . 1 1
(Overs 5-8) 2 1 . 4 . . | 1 . W . . . | . . 2 . . 4 | . 4 . 4 4 .
(Overs 9-12) 2 2 1 2 1 . | . 4 . 2 . . | 1 3 1 . w2 1 | w2 . . 1 4 w2
(Overs 13-16) . 1 . . 1 . | 2 . w2 . 1 | . 2 nb6 1 w2 1 | 4 . W . . .
(Overs 17-20) w2 . 1 1 1 | 2 1 . w2 . . | 1 . . . 4 . | . 4 1 W 4 .

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