17 May 2012

Dodgers v New Barbarian Weasels 16.05.12

Imber Court
35 overs
2pm
Sun and clouds

Dodgers 165 for 6 (Shimoga (NJ) 54, Hilary 31) beat New Barbarian Weasels 133 for 5 (Bennett 3 for 31) by 32 runs

MoM votes: Shimoga (NJ) 8 and Bennett 2

Match report: JH

Dodgers secured a second convincing win of the season in our first afternoon game, thanks to an all-round performance to which everyone contributed. Dodgers won the toss and elected to bat first on a grassy wicket that still bore the feel of many weeks' rain. McBarron and Priest provided a solid opening before Neil became the first of a number of top order batsmen to misjudge the speed of the pitch (or absence thereof). He was swiftly joined back at the pavilion by McB and Taylor, each of whom top-edged pulls. The star performance of the innings came from NJ, registering his maiden Dodgers half-century with a mixture of deft cuts and hearty sixes. Carr and Hilary added 40 more between them, before leaving the field to Bennett and Gray to close out the innings with some delightful hitting.

A total of 165 felt a little light for 35 overs, even if the clammy outfield was still frustrating anything hit along the floor. Yet the Dodgers bowling attack started magnificently, with the tightest of spells from new bloods Prem (7 overs for just 16) and Gray (ditto for 26). The run rate rose slightly with the first change of bowling, but NJ bagged the crucial wicket of Weasels star batsman Michaels, who has helped himself to more runs off us in the past than we would care to remember. Once Taylor had taken an excellent catch in the deep to remove the other Weasels opener, we were on our way. More tight bowling, admirable keeping by the Cat and another steepling catch by Prem at long on saw us home with runs to spare.

Scorecard
Dodgers CC batting
                                                 R   B 4s 6s    SR
McBarron       C: WK           B: Dyer          14  35  0  0  40.00
Priest         C: Adam         B: Crampton       2  10  0  0  20.00
Shimoga        C: ??           B: Javed         54  50  3  4 108.00
Taylor         C: ??           B: Javed          1  10  0  0  10.00
Carr           Bowled          B: Gregg         10  18  1  0  55.56
Hilary         C: Javed        B: Gregg         31  25  5  0 124.00
Bennett                        Not out          21  33  3  0  63.64
Gray                           Not out          19  14  3  0 135.71
Naidu                          Do not bat      
Matthews                       Do not bat
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Sub total                                      152
Extras                                          13
Total          (6 wickets; 35 overs)           165 (4.71 runs per over)

Barbarian Weasels CC bowling
                  O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Dyer              7  2  24  1  24.00  3.43
Crampton          7  0  34  1  34.00  4.86
Omar              7  1  32  0   0.00  4.57
Javed             7  0  42  2  21.00  6.00
Gegg              6  0  29  2  14.50  4.83
Clark             1  0   4  0   0.00  4.00
            

Barbarian Weasels CC batting
                                                 R   B 4s 6s     SR
Michaels       Bowled          B: Shimoga (NJ)  10                 
Mead           C: Taylor       B: Bennett       40                 
Chatrath                       Not out          40                 
Duff           Bowled          B: Hilary         6                 
Crampton       LBW             B: Bennett        4                 
Triggs         C: Naidu        B: Bennett       18                 
Dyer                           Not out           7                 
Omar           Do not bat      
Javed          Do not bat      
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Sub total                                      125
Extras                                           8
Total          (5 wickets; 35 overs)         133 (3.8 runs per over)

Dodgers CC bowling
                  O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Gray              7  0  26  0   0.00  3.71
Naidu             7  2  16  0   0.00  2.29
Shimoga (NJ)      7  1  24  1  24.00  3.43
Hilary            7  0  30  1  30.00  4.29
Bennett           7  0  31  3  10.33  4.43

1 comment:

cerysmatic said...

Well done chaps!