Weather sunny, humid
Match report (such as it is) by John Hilary
Dodgers 105 for 9 (McBarron 30, Shimoga 21) lost to Science Museum 106 for 2 off 16.3 (Cousins 4-1-10-1) by 7 wickets
MoM votes = McB (9), Cousins (1)
A second Dodgers defeat to the Science Museum in the space of a week is not for dwelling over. We failed to register enough runs on a docile pitch with short boundaries; in fact, we did not lose a single ball in the bushes during the Dodgers innings, which must surely be a first for Barnes Common. Only McBarron pushed on as others stalled or departed around him. The Science Museum then proceeded to do what we should have done, hitting out boldly and scoring freely. Cousins and Shimoga were economical, the other bowlers not so much. We were beaten by a margin.
The only other noteworthy feature of the game was the presence of a vocal Green Woodpecker, whose laughing yaffle seemed to mock us from the trees. (For those unsure what this refers to, the yaffle can be heard here.)
Dodgers innings Hatteea b Phil 0 Priest c wkt b Phil 18 Lee Snr b Herbert 9 Lindsey b Herbert 3 McBarron c & b Herbert 30 Shimoga b Underwood 21 Hilary c ? b Rye 9 Fox b Rye 0 Cousins not out 3 Matthews run out 1 _______________________________________ Sub-total 84 Extras 11 Total (9 wkts, 20 overs) 105 FoW: 8, 37, 40, 53, 63, 78, 87, 104, 105 Science Museum bowling Van Halen 3-0-19-0 Phil 4-1-12-2 Axten 4-1-15-0 Herbert 3-0-11-3 Rye 3-0-14-2 Underwood 3-1-7-1 Science Museum innings Batsman 1 b Cousins ?? Batsman 2 not out ?? Batsman 3 c Priest b Hilary ?? Batsman 4 b Shimoga ?? Batsman 5 not out ?? ______________________________________ Total (3 wkts, 16.3 overs) 106 Dodgers bowling Cousins 4-1-10-1 Shimoga 4-0-19-1 Hilary 4-0-32-1 Fox 2.3-0-20-0 McBarron 2-0-15-0