31 March 2010

Fielding practice

Fellow Dodgers should take some inspiration from this advertisement for a popular alcoholic drink for our fielding this season.

23 March 2010

Dodgers Averages 1996

Some relics from the archives have just been discovered.

Guy explains: "Whilst emptying boxes after my recent house move I came across the club 1996 averages (or at least very close to end of season averages). The following are the highlights:"

Batting

            M   I NO    R   Avg  HS
Priest (N) 13 13 4 454 50.4 87*
McBarron 15 13 4 186 20.7 48
Stone* 2 2 0 38 19.0 32
Hilary (H) 13 5 3 38 18.0 14*
Westhead 10 8 3 84 16.8 27*
Ferris 4 3 1 31 16.5 13*
Sealey 2 2 1 16 16.0 14
Clarkson 9 7 1 71 11.8 26
* - shouldn't have been included with only 2 knocks

Selected others

           M   I NO   R  Avg  HS
Doyle* 10 9 1 72 9.0 21*
Sharp 8 2 1 9 9.0 5
Evans 4 4 0 32 8.0 17
Matthews 15 8 1 47 6.7 20
Adey 15 10 1 50 5.5 20
Atkinson 11 3 1 9 4.5 5
* - good season for Doylee – well ahead of his long run career avge

[Guy: "Very few players averaged over 20 in those days of yore, apart from Neil and Phil who consistently did so. Similarly in terms of securing more than 100 runs a season."]

Bowling

             M   0    R   W   Avg  Econ
Sharp 8 31 128 10 12.8 4.13
Stone 2 12 46 3 15.3 3.83
Ferris 4 16 94 6 15.6 5.88
Atkinson 11 43 163 10 16.3 3.79
Hilary (H) 13 58 229 14 16.4 3.95
McBarron 15 58 316 17 18.6 5.45


Selected others

             M   0      R  W   Avg  Econ
Adey 15 46.1 271 9 30.1 5.88
Priest (N) 13 2 12 0 - 6.00


So Phil wins the most wickets prize but is not too hot on the economy rate.

Catches: McBarron 6, Matthews 5, Clarkson 4, Adey 3, Ferris 2, Priest 2

Joke by Phil on cover note: What's the difference between John Adey's batting average and a curry? You get more runs from a curry!

Thanks Guy.