Dodgers 128 all out, 19.5 overs (McBarron 26no, Bennett 18, Westhead 15) lost to ATOC 129 for 6, 19.2 overs (a wicket apiece to most of the Dodgers bowlers) by 4 wickets.
Match report by Phil McBarron
A reasonable batting effort in difficult circumstances. The batting order was disjointed due to late arrivals and most batters had to strap on their pads immediately on arrival (Damien was also as sick as a dog due to food poisoning). Although a decent scoring rate was maintained a regular loss of wickets meant that Dodgers were in acute danger of being bowled out inside their allotted overs (in the end we were dismissed with a ball remaining). Highlights were a sparkling cameo from Westhead including another front foot boundary and two hits for Dollin who was able to bat again as lowest score (a duck).
It never seemed enough runs and so it proved although Dodgers made a good fist of defending the total. The main difference was that ATOC were able to hit more boundaries including three sixes. The highlight/lowlight was a truly shambolic Stevie Wonderesque wicketkeeping display from Sergei of such stunning inepitude that the side collectively instructed Dollin to take over after 4 overs (e.g. the solution in the Westhead keeping manual to conceding low bouncing byes to Cousins was to stand even further back thus exaggerating the low bounce and conceding yet more byes!). To be fair, Guy was also responsible for the blue-riband fielding moment – a quite splendid stop of a full blooded pull at short midwicket (those present will need to decide if this was the product of brilliant athleticism and Brian Close courage or an inability to get out of the way in time – either way it saved a certain boundary).
MoM: McB - 6, Sergei - 2, Cousins - 1
Scorecard Dodgers innings Taylor b Mendleson 8 Dollin b Mendleson 0 Westhead b Duncan 15 Shimoga lbw b Intwalla 16 Bennett run out 18 Fox c wkt b Intwalla 0 McBarron not out 28 Radcliffe lbw b Jish 10 Cousins c wkt b Law J 3 ANO (Dollin) st wkt b Elliott 7 ______________________________________ Sub-total 93 Extras 25 Total (9 wkts, 19.5 overs) 128 Bowling Elliott 3.5-0-28-1 Mendleson 4-0-18-2 Intwalla 2-0-8-2 Duncan 2-0-20-1 Saider 2-0-7-0 Mark 2-0-27-0 Jish 2-0-6-1 Law J 2-0-7-1 ATOC innings Iain c Shimoga b Bennett 6 Stephen b McBarron 12 Jish lbw b Cousins 0 Zach retired not out 25 Saider retired not out 28 Duncan retired not out 25 Mark b Shimoga 3 Graeme not out 9 Kalpesh b Fox 3 Law J st Dollin b Shimoga 0 _______________________________________ Sub-total 111 Extras 18 Total (6 wkts, 19.2 overs) 129 Dodgers bowling Cousins 4-1-16-1 Bennett 4-0-30-1 McBarron 2-0-18-1 Taylor 2-0-14-0 Shimoga 4-0-25-2 Fox 3.2-0-19-1