Gentleman's agreement for LSE to bat 1st. They started fast but were gradually pegged back - about 100 for 5 at 20. No one let them get away after that and we restricted them to 183. Pick of the bowlers was Fox with 3 including a stunningly improbable caught and bowled. Also Taylor got a fantastic c and b smashing straight drive flicked off boot into hand. Chris Ford also bowled well claiming a wicket, a burst mouth (ret hurt) and an lb that was parlayed into a run out (direct hit Shimoga to end innings).
Dodgers reply stalled (me ct 1st slip 2, Lindsey b same ball as got Westhead last year 7, Taylor ct gully 3 off 30 odd balls, Abbas playing for us ct and b 8. We were 40-5 just like that and no hope but Ford and Carr put on 48 and when JC fell we needed 9.5 an over (an improvement). Ford got 56 off 56 but holed out at mid on going for the win, Cousins got out lb to a very useful ball, Fox played on off his pad to leave us about 50 short.
A cracking game and between Chris buying jugs and 1.99 for a pint at the Berry (beery?) all were quite merry.
LSE innings Twigg c Fox b Cousins 6 Mikshu b Cousins 10 K Patel b Fox 32 R Patel c & b Fox 26 Mitraj b Fox 8 Harsh c Taylor b Taylor 9 Rohit b Shimoga 22 Chandir b Ford 34 Das run out 5 Richard not out 6 __________________________________ Total (8 wkts, 33.5 overs) 183 Dodgers bowling Cousins 7-0-38-2 Shimoga 7-0-25-1 Fox 7-0-22-3 Taylor 7-1-48-1 Ford 5.5–0-26-1 Dodgers innings Taylor c ? b Harsh 3 Dollin c Das b Chandir 2 Lindsey b Harsh 7 Abbas c & b Harsh 8 Shimoga lbw b Harsh 14 Carr c Richard b Mikshu 13 Ford c Harsh b Patel R 56 Fox b Patel K 19 Cousins lbw b Patel K 2 Matthews not out 1 ______________________________________ Sub-total 125 Extras 7 Total (9 wkts, 32 overs) 132 FoW: 5, 16, 23, 23, 40, 78, 122, 128, 132 LSE bowling Harsh 7-5-8-4 Chandir 5-2-11-1 Richard 6-0-22-0 Mikshu 6-0-31-1 Patel K 5-0-20-2 Patel R 3-0-25-1