28 May 2011

Fixtures update

The latest updated fixtures list is now available. Our illustrious Fixtures Secretary has packed the calendar to ensure that we are kept busy through July, August and September.

25 May 2011

Dodgers v ATOC 24.05.11

Hampstead Heath Extension
6pm
T20
2 for no ball/wide, no extra ball
Weather: Fine, sunny, breezy

ATOC 172 for 7 (Bennett 4-0-29-2) beat Dodgers 149 for 9 (Taylor 25*, Bennett 26*) by 23 runs

MoM: Bennett - 6, Taylor - 3

Scorecard below

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Scorecard

ATOC innings

Carson                  b Cooper    14
Sinha       c Taylor    b  Lowe     18
Elliott     retd                    28
Hodges      retd                    27
Mendelson   c Matthews  b Bennett   11
Lord        c Cooper    b Bennett    7
Spring      not out                 20
Stevens                 b Howe      15
Hellier                 b  Fox       2
Law J       run out (Fox)            3
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Sub-total                          145
Extras                              27
Total (7 wkts, 20 overs)           172

Dodgers bowling

Cooper      4-0-42-1
Lowe        4-0-40-1
Howe        4-0-26-1
Bennett     4-0-29-2
Fox         4-0-32-1

Dodgers innings

Taylor        not out              25
Dollin                 b Mendo      2
Radcliffe              b Graham     0
Lindsey     c Lord     b Hodges     6
Westhead    st wkt     b Steve     13
Bennett     not out                26
Lowe        st Sinha   b Law J      7
Fox         c ?        b Hellyer   13
Howe        run out                 8
Cooper J    run out                 5
Matthews    st Sinha   b Law J      3
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Sub-total                         110
Extras                             39
Total (9 wkts, 20 overs)          149

ATOC bowling

Mendo     3-0-11-1
Sprince   2-0-18-0
Graham    3-1-5-1
Hodges    2-0-18-1
Duncan    2-0-18-0
Carson    2-0-21-0
Hellyer   2-0-16-1
Steve     2-0-20-1
Law       2-0-20-2

20 May 2011

Dodgers v EHCC 19.05.11

Chiswick
6pm
T20

Dodgers 127-6 (Priest 54, Dollin 19) lost to EHCC 128-0 (Bedford 4-0-18-0, Carr 4-0-26-0) in 16.5 overs

MoM: Priest - 7, Carr - 2, Bedford - 1

Low-lights

Dodgers batted first though who won the toss is not recorded.

Solid start but we tailed off to a less than par 127 (and well below what our attack was capable of defending). Top scorers were Neil (54) and Dollin (19).

Dodgers bowling was boosted by Travis Bedford (a Sydney-sider who'd come to watch the Heritage) and he had an excellent economy rate and should have had a wicket at point when JC dropped a sitter at point. Travis was the pick of the bowlers with 4 overs 0-18, and Carr bowled well for 4 overs 0-26 but Heritage walked it by 10 wickets (Cowburn 53 ret, Vernon 38* and Cromack 13*).

MD

Scorecard

Dodgers innings

Taylor             c & b Smith      16
Dollin                 b Griffiths  19
Priest     c Memon     b Salieri    54
Radcliffe  c Vernon    b Ireson      2
Westhead   st Slats    b Ireson      0
Lindsey    not out                   2
Lee Snr    c Cromack   b Salieri     0
Carr       not out                   1
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Sub-total                            94
Extras                               33
Total (6 wkts, 20 overs)            127

EHCC bowling

Salieri    4-0-18-2
Smith      4-0-28-1
Memon      4-0-23-0
Griffiths  4-0-25-1
Ireson     4-0-24-2

EHCC innings

Cowburn     retd                53
Vernon      not out             38
Cromack     not out             13
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Sub-total                      104
Extras                          24
Total (0 wkts, 16.5 overs)     128

Dodgers bowling

Bennett   4-0-43-0
Bedford   4-0-18-0
Lee P Snr 4-0-30-0
Carr      4-0-26-0
Taylor  0.5-0-3-0

Dodgers v Motley Crew 18.05.11

Match cancelled due to heavy rain in Chiswick.

11 May 2011

Dodgers v Superstars 11.05.11

6pm
Chiswick

Superstars 169 for 2 (Cousins 4-0-22-0, Cooper 4-0-38-1, McBarron 2-0-20-1) beat Dodgers 96 for 3 (Dollin 37, Taylor 14)

MoM: Dollin - 9, Bennett - 1, Fox - 1

Match Report

Dodgers winning ways were put to the severest of tests last night against a strong Superstars line-up in no mood for taking prisoners.

Dodgers started strongly with Gaught beaten three times in Cousins's first over, and Mr Bennett also getting excellent movement in the air but Dodgers fielding was not up to its recent high standard. Steve had two catches put down in two balls (Walker at Gully and Gaught a diving effort by the keeper that popped out as I hit the ground) and the outfielding was pushed and found wanting. Most hits to the deep led to an easy two and there were overthrows and other pleasantries offered to a grateful opposition.

Reprieved, the usually staid Gaught turned into the dancing axe man stepping down the track to Cousins, Cooper and Fox planting the ball down to long on with abandon off each. He survived a difficult inside edge chance (which put me off the stumping) to get a well deserved 50. Cooper had his man when Paul popped a catch to Fox at square leg (59). Will carried on as Will tends to do, pushing the ones into twos and helping himself to the odd boundary as neither Fox nor Smith could halt the flow. Phil beat the bat and induced an inside edge from Will (ct wicket and walked as Will is also want to do for a well made 69) but the Superstars middle order pushed the score total to an intimidating 169-2. Special mention to Matt Taylor who was a stand out in the field, and he certainly stood out with our fielding...

Any hopes of a serious challenge were heavily dented when Sandeep opened and bowled a maiden to Taylor. Judicious carving to the other opening bowler yielded 7 but another maiden from Sandeep (mainly back of a length unplayables) meant we were well behind the rate and as the other opening bowler [also some new and useful bloke if in traditional grumpy fast bowler mold] honed his length from always too short to just frequently too short the chance of victory was slipping away all the time. When Sandeep got one to hold its line to Matt (b 14) the rate was away in the zone when you start asking "where is Yuvraj Singh when you need him" territory.

Superstars were offering not a sniff, their short-of-off line protected by deep point and 3rd man, ensuring no boundaries, and Gundry replaced Sandeep for the usual gentle off-breaks of which he is so fond. Indications of team morale in the Dodgers dugout (bunker?) were clear when they stopped updating the scoreboard after 6 overs and though there was a slight flurry of boundaries off Superstar stalwart Mike Taylor, he got his revenge by bowling Radcliffe off an attempted pull to cow (b 13). Dollin fell in a belated attempt at the target (following a 4 tried another leg side heave and had my leg stump knocked back for the temerity - b Gundry 37) but it was too late to go for the win, and Neil and Phil didn't make the school boy error of trying J

Dodgers succumbed with a whimper not a bang to deserving winners, finishing up on 96-3.

MD

Scorecard



Innings of Superstars
 
Gaught     c Fox     b Cooper J   59
Walker     c Dollin  b McBarron   63
Ratcliffe  not out                29
Thornton   not out                 7
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Sub-total                        159
Extras (9W, 1LB)                  10
Total (for 2 wickets)            169
 
DNB: Davey, Gigg, Gundry, Coleman, Kumar, Taylor, Marchant
 
Bowling
 
Cousins   4-0-22-0
Bennett   4-0-24-0
Cooper J  4-0-38-1
Smith     2-0-22-0
Fox       4-0-42-0
McBarron  2-0-20-1
 
Innings of Dodgers
 
Taylor              b Kumar S     14 (20m, 26b)
Dollin              b Gundry      37 (51m, 33b)
Radcliffe           b Taylor      12 (25m, 24b)
Priest     not out                 6 (15b)
McBarron   not out                13 (18b)
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Sub-total                         82
Extras (2NB, 22W, 2B, 6LB)        14
Total (for 3 wickets)             96
 
DNB: Smith, Cousins, Fox, Cooper J, Bennett, Carr
 
FoW: 1-30 (1-14, 19:55, 6.4 ovs)
     2-65 (3-12, 20:20, 13.1 ovs)
     3-71 (2-37, 20:26, 14.4 ovs)
 
Bowling
 
Kumar S   4-2-10-1
Coleman   4-0-19-0
Gundry    4-0-15-1
Taylor    4-1-25-1
Marchant  2-0-8-0
?         2-0-11-0

Dodgers v Superstars 11.05.11

Dodgers v Superstars 11.05.11

10 May 2011

Dodgers v MOJ @ Chiswick 10.05.11

6pm
Chiswick
20 overs

Dodgers 150 for 2 (Taylor 28*, Dollin 27*, Priest 27*, Radcliffe 25*) beat MOJ 149 for 6 (Cousins 4-0-10-1, Hilary 4-0-21-1, Taylor 2-0-25-1, Qureshi 4-0-41-1) by 8 wickets

Congratulations to Matt Taylor who passed 1000 runs for Dodgers and to Neil Priest who played in his 200th game.

MoM: Priest - 4, Taylor - 3, Cousins - 2, Hilary - 1

Full report to follow

Scorecard

Innings of MOJ
 
Smith        retired not out   26
Bigham            b Cousins     8
Hutchinson   run out            6
Bowman            b Taylor      1
Cason        retired not out   26
Dansie            b Qureshi     3
Shimoga      retired not out   25
Hallchurch   run out            1
Flury        not out            1
Evans             b Hilary      0
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Sub-total                     121
Extras (24W, 2NB, 1B, 1LB)     28
Total (for 6 wickets)         149
 
DNB: Burton
 
Bowling
 
Hilary    4-0-21-1
Cousins   4-0-10-1
Qureshi   4-0-41-1
Taylor    2-0-25-1
McBarron  4-0-22-0
Westhead  2-0-26-0
 
Innings of Dodgers
 
Taylor       retired not out    28 (26m, 27b)
Dollin       retired not out    27 (30m, 19b)
Radcliffe    retired not out    25 (29m, 21b)
Priest       retired not out    27 (15m, 14b)
McBarron             b Shimoga   1 (7m, 4b)
Qureshi              b Smith     4 (10m, 10b)
Westhead     not out             0 (4b)
Hilary       not out             4 (1b)
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Sub-total                     118
Extras (18W, 12B, 2LB)         32
Total (for 2 wickets)         150
 
DNB: Cousins, Matthews
 
Bowling
 
Burton      4-0-20-0
Smith       4-1-33-1
Cason       3.2-0-33-0
Shimoga     4-0-20-1
Hallchurch  1-0-15-0
Flury       2-0-25-0

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Dodgers Cricket Club v Ministry of Justice 10 May 2011

Dodgers Cricket Club v Ministry of Justice 10 May 2011

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Dodgers Cricket Club v Ministry of Justice 10 May 2011

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06 May 2011

Dodgers v HMT @ Chiswick 05.05.11

5 May 2011
6pm
20 overs

King's School Ground, Chiswick

Dodgers 118 – 5 (18 overs)
HMT 90 – 5 (18 overs)
Dodgers win by 28 runs

MoM: Cousins - 7, Priest - 2, Hilary - 1

On a perfect spring evening, the Dodgers opened their 20/20 campaign for 2011 by taking on the bean counters from 1 Horseguards at the sporting arena formerly known as the Civil Service Sports Ground. It quickly became clear that new owners Kings School had decided to take the CSSG in a radical new direction by providing well mown, level outfields and good, even, well-maintained wickets. The urge to track down the now presumably ex-CSSG groundsman and beat him repeatedly with a single stump for years of unnecessary misery was resisted by all.

Dodgers were offered first use of the new facilities in a game reduced to 18 overs a-side thanks to the usual display of punctuality by Horseferry Road's finest. Dollin's early departure failed to shake a strong batting line up as Taylor and Radcliffe scored briskly, particularly off the wayward Manson. Batley proved much more difficult to get away, mixing his pace and length cleverly but failing to follow up his early breakthrough. After eight overs, a solid 48-1 looked like a good base with Radcliffe in particular impressing with a smooth swivel for 4 and a big biff for 6. However, his departure to the deceptive Edens was quickly followed by Qureshi. Skipper Priest, on the comeback trail after last season was curtailed with back knack was quickly back into the groove and, once Taylor had completed a run-a-ball 25 not out retirement, brought him together in a partnership with Westhead that always seemed likely to generate fun for both teams. The OBE, who like Brian O'Driscoll turned down a Royal Wedding invite to focus on his pre-match preparations, carefully blocked out an over of pies from Eden before unleashing his full rage on the unsuspecting HMT death bowlers. A hoick over the bowlers head for 4 brought the crowd to their feet in a manner not seen since Guy ended the requirement for his HMRC colleagues to stand whenever he entered the room.

Meanwhile, Priest was bowled by the only ball that Shearing swung all evening, Lee perished in a rush of blood and latter overs batting specialist McBarron accumulated carefully, displaying no sign of red mist and every sign of red ink. 118-5 was felt to be a par score but gettable with a good start.

Unfortunately for HMT, they were forced to open against a bowling pairing so miserly, they made Montgomery Burns look like Montgomery Brewster. Cousins in particular was at his niggardly best, conceding only six runs and setting himself up for a hat-trick with wickets in consecutive balls. Sadly, he ignored the advice of Lee to stick in the surprise half-tracker and his length ball was blocked out by the wonderfully named Dietz. Backed up by the excellent Hilary and a sharp catch from short cover specialist Westhead, HMT fell quickly behind the rate and after 8 overs, the game already looked beyond them. A counter-attack from Slaughter briefly raised hopes but, once he had retired on 25, tight bowling from the ageless Fox and a wicket apiece for Lee and McBarron saw Dodgers home comfortably, despite some seasonally adjusted wides adjudication.

So a good win against a side that Dodgers have traditionally struggled to beat in which solid batting was backed by excellent bowling and consistently good fielding*. The news got even better as it became apparent that the bar had reopened, and even better still when it became clear that the beer score was Real Ale 0, Quality Euro Fizz 2.

* This is not a misprint.

Scorecard

Innings of Dodgers
Dollin      ct Jinks   b Batley     4
Taylor      Not Out                25
Radcliffe   ct ?       b Edens     20
Qureshi                b Tendetter  1
Priest                 b Shearing  16
Westhead    Not Out                11
Lee         ct Dietz   b Edens      6
McBarron    Not Out                10
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Sub-total                          93 
Extras                             25
Total                             118 

DNB: Hilary, Fox, Cousins

Bowling 

Batley    4-1-11-1
Manson    3-0-18-0
Tendetter 3-0-30-1
Edens     4-1-21-2
Shearing  4-0-31-1 
Innings of HMT 

Neal         ct Priest    b Cousins   2
Jinks        ct Westhead  b Hilary    0
Slaughter    Not Out                 25
Shearing                  b Cousins   0
Dietz        ct Fox       b McBarron 23
Douglas      Not Out                  6
Tendetter    ct McBarron  b Lee      16
Batley       Not Out                  6
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Subtotal                             78
Extras                               12
Total                                90 

Bowling  

Cousins  4-0-6-2
Hilary   4-1-15-1
McBarron 4-0-30-1
Fox      4-0-23-0
Lee      2-0-12-1