T20 reduced to 18 overs
Dodgers 87 for 6 (Hilary 19) lost to HMT 91 for 7 (Cousins 4-0-17-3, Zaheer 4-0-17-2) by 3 wickets
MoM votes: Cousins 9, Matthews 2
Match report: JH
Another loss for Dodgers, again resulting from our failure to put enough runs on the board when batting first. The Treasury had brought along a varied attack, with one opening bowler managing successive wicket maidens and the other sending down nothing but wides. Dodgers continued to struggle, and HMT then unleashed a genuine pace bowler who saw off the other top order batsmen. On a lush outfield we managed only one boundary, and even off just 18 overs a total of 87 was never going to be sufficient. Despite pretty good bowling and fielding on our part, Treasury made it home with time to spare.
Let the game be remembered for the moment that Simon Cousins became the sixth player in Dodgers history to notch up 100 club wickets. Congratulations, Simon. You are now one of the sporting elite.
Dodgers innings Priest c wkt b Owen 0 Ford b French 10 Lindsey b Owen 0 McBarron b French 12 Westhead b French 0 Carr not out 8 Hilary run out 19 Zaheer not out 1 ____________________________________ Sub-total 50 Extras 37 Total (6 wkts, 18 overs) 87 fow = 0, 14, 43, 43, 60, 83 dnb = Fox, Cousins, Matthews HMT bowling Owen 4-3-3-2 Jathani 2-0-25-0 Smith 4-0-20-0 French 4-0-12-3 McFarlane 3-0-18-0 Steere 1-0-6-0 HMT innings Jordan b Cousins 11 Douglas c Lindsey b Cousins 20 Jinks c Matthews b Fox 8 Turner b Cousins 0 Brown b Zaheer 10 Steer retired not out 26 Jathani run out 0 Smith not out 7 French c Lindsey b Zaheer 1 Owen not out 4 ___________________________________ Sub-total 87 Extras 4 Total (9 wkts, 18.4 overs) 91 Dodgers bowling Cousins 4-0-17-3 Hilary 3-0-21-0 Zaheer 4-0-17-2 Fox 4-0-23-1 Ford 2-0-11-0