30 June 2012

Dodgers v Nomura 27.06.12

Belair Park
T20
6pm
Humid

Dodgers 145 for 5 (Taylor 30*, Marsh 30*, Shimoga (NJ) 24*) beat Nomura 144 for 7 (Gray 3 for 24) by 4 wickets

MOM votes: Gray 9 and Marsh 1

Nomura batted strongly, making good use of the short boundaries on the farther Belair pitch and running well between the wickets to post a commendable total. Top moment came with John Gray's first ever Dodgers wicket - which he swiftly turned into a magnificent hat-trick! Not content with this feat, John then notched up a direct hit run out, comfortably securing him the Man of the Match accolade before we had even started batting.

A target of 145 could easily have proved troublesome, and Nomura's bowling was of a high standard. However, Dollin and Lindsey set us off at a cracking rate, ably supported by Falla and McBarron. Captain Matt Taylor used up eight of his nine lives in reaching his retirement score, while Marsh swept to 30* with a succession of majestic boundaries. NJ struck a couple of spectacular sixes to take us over the finishing line with two overs to spare, ending the month-long Dodgers drought with a well deserved victory.

NB for all those playing the next game here, bring mosquito repellent.

Scorecard
Nomura batting
                                                 R   B 4s 6s    SR
Sameer         Retired         Not out          25
Sam            Bowled          B: Shimoga (NJ)   3
Michael        Retired         Not out          25
Mark           Bowled          B: McBarron       3
Sheilen        Bowled          B: Gray          10
RJ             C: Taylor       B: Gray           6
Kunal          LBW             B: Gray           0
Vikram         Run out         R: Gray           9
Sree           Run out         R: Shimoga (NJ)   1
Balaji                         Not out          20
Ayman                          Not out           6          
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Sub total                                       108
Extras                                           36
Total          (7 wickets; 20 overs)            144 (7.2 runs per over)

Dodgers CC bowling
                  O  M   R  W     SR Econ
Hilary            4  0  20  0   0.00  5.00
Shimoga (NJ)      4  0  17  1  17.00  4.25
Gray              4  0  24  3   8.00  6.00
McBarron          4  0  29  1  29.00  7.25
Marsh             4  0  40  0   0.00 10.00

Dodgers CC batting
                                                 R   B 4s 6s SR
Dollin         C: ?            B: Sheilen       11  10  2  0 110.00
Lindsey        Run out                          11   8  2  0 137.50
Falla          Bowled          B: Balaji         8  10  1  0  80.00
Taylor         Retired         Not out          30  28  3  1 107.14
McBarron       Run out                           2   6  0  0  33.33
Marsh          Retired         Not out          30  21  3  1 142.86
Shimoga (NJ)                   Not out          24  10  2  2 240.00
Gray           LBW             B: Sameer         0   1  0  0   0.00
Hilary                         Not out           6   3  1  0 200.00
Matthews                       Do not bat       
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Sub total                                      122
Extras                                          24
Total          (5 wickets; 18.2 overs)         146 (7.82 runs per over)


Nomura bowling
                  O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Ayman             1  0   6  0   0.00  6.00
Balaji            4  0  19  1  19.00  4.75
Sheilen           4  0  29  1  29.00  7.25
Kunal             3  0  23  0   0.00  7.67
RJ                2  0  19  0   0.00  9.50
Mark              1  0  16  0   0.00 16.00
Sameer          2.4  0  19  1  19.00  7.12


29 June 2012

Dodgers v ATOC 26.06.12

Hampstead Heath
T20
6pm

Dodgers 115 for 7 (Hatteea 28*, Marsh 21, Shimoga (NJ) 19) lost to ATOC (Shimoga (NJ) 3 for 19, McBarron 3 for 27) by 4 runs

MOM votes: Shimoga (NJ) 5, Marsh 3, McBarron 1 and Hatteea 1

Another loss in the barren Dodgers month of June. Match report, anyone?

Scorecard
ATOC (Ad Hoc) CC batting
                                                 R   B 4s 6s    SR
Law            Bowled          B: Shimoga (NJ)   1
Matt B         Bowled          B: Shimoga (NJ)  13
Sardar         C: McBarron     B: Marsh          6
Jish           LBW             B: Shimoga (NJ)   5
Lord           C: Marsh        B: McBarron       2
Pratik         C: Shimoga (NJ) B: McBarron       1
Matt C         LBW             B: Qureshi       13
Mendelson      C: Dollin       B: Taylor        42
Kalpesh        Bowled          B: McBarron       0
Thatcher                       Not out           3
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Sub total                                       86
Extras                                          32
Total          (9 wickets; 17 overs)           118 (6.86 runs per over)

Dodgers CC bowling
                  O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Marsh             4  0  15  1  15.00  3.75
Shimoga (NJ)      4  1  19  3   6.33  4.75
McBarron          4  0  27  3   9.00  6.75
Qureshi           2  0  29  1  29.00 14.50
Taylor          2.2  0  23  1  23.00 10.45
Carr              1  0   6  0   0.00  6.00


Dodgers CC batting
                                                 R   B 4s 6s     SR
Hatteea        Retired         Not out          28  24  5  0 116.67
Dollin         Bowled          B: Lord          11  13  2  0  84.62
Taylor         Bowled          B: Lord           1   4  0  0  25.00
Westhead       Bowled          B: Lord           3  10  0  0  30.00
Qureshi        Bowled          B: Lord           6  15  0  0  40.00
Marsh          Bowled          B: Mayana 21  20  1  1 105.00
Shimoga (NJ)   Bowled          B: Mayana 19  16  2  0 118.75
McBarron       Bowled          B: Mayana  4   4  0  0 100.00
Carr                           Not out           1   3  0  0  33.33
Matthews                       Do not bat
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Sub total                                       94
Extras                                          21
Total          (7 wicket; 20 overs)            115 (5.75 runs per over)

ATOC (Ad Hoc) CC bowling
                  O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Mendelson         3  0  10  0   0.00  3.33
Jish              2  0  23  0   0.00 11.50
Matt C            2  0  17  0   0.00  8.50
Lord              4  0   9  4   2.25  2.25
Kalpesh           3  0  18  0   0.00  6.00
Matt B            3  0  15  0   0.00  5.00
Mayana            3  0  18  3   6.00  6.00



Dodgers v Legal Services Commission 21.06.12

Chiswick
6pm
T20
Fine

Dodgers 106 for 3 (Priest 25*, McBarron 20*) lost to LSC 107 for 2 by 7 wickets

MoM votes: Priest 5 and Westhead 4

This game saw five of our very best bowlers playing for the oppo, and we were further weakened by turning out a nine-man team whose average age hovered around the 50 mark. The Dodgers pace attack (playing for the oppo) kept our openers pinned down, with Prem turning in amazing figures of 4-2-6-0. Neil, Sergei and Phil helped us scrape into three figures, but with our top bowlers playing for the oppo, we were never going to defend such a low score. It was all over before you could say "isn't that the Dodgers bowling attack playing for the oppo"...

Scorecard
Dodgers CC batting
                                                 R   B 4s 6s    SR
Taylor         Bowled          B: Gray           3  21  0  0  14.29
Dollin         Bowled          B: Marsh          4  10  0  0  40.00
Priest         Retired         Not out          25  23  1  0 108.70
McBarron                       Not out          20  27  1  0  74.07
Westhead       Bowled          B: Hassan        16  17  1  0  94.12
Hilary                         Not out           3   4  0  0  75.00
Wahi                           Do not bat      
Carr                           Do not bat      
Matthews                       Do not bat
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Sub total                                       71
Extras                                          35
Total          (3 wickets; 20 overs)           106 (5.30 runs per over)

LSC CC bowling
                  O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Naidu             4  2   6  0   0.00  1.50
Marsh             4  0  15  1  15.00  3.75
Gray              4  0  35  1  35.00  8.75
Hassan            4  0  13  1  13.00  3.25
Penumarthy        2  0  17  0   0.00  8.50
Shimoga (NJ)      2  0  14  0   0.00  7.00         

LSC CC batting
                                                 R   B 4s 6s     SR
Shimoga (NJ)   Retired         Not out          28  16  4  0 175.00
Falla          Retired         Not out          26  22  1  0 118.18
Marsh          LBW             B: McBarron       4   3  0  0 133.33
Hassan         Run out         R: Taylor         1   2  0  0  50.00
Field          Retired         Not out          25  33  1  0  75.76
Penumarthy                     Not out          10  15  1  0  66.67
Naidu                          Not out           2   2  0  0 100.00
Palmer                         Do not bat      
Gray                           Do not bat      
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Sub total                                       96
Extras                                          11
Total          (2 wickets; 17.4 overs)         107 (3.8 runs per over)

Dodgers CC bowling
                  O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Hilary            4  0  27  0   0.00  6.75
McBarron          4  0  23  1  23.00  5.75
Wahi              4  0  13  0   0.00  3.25
Carr              2  0  15  0   0.00  7.50
Taylor          2.4  0  10  0   0.00  4.17
Priest            1  0   6  0   0.00  6.00

25 June 2012

Dodgers v ATOC 19.06.12

Regents Park
6pm
T20

Dodgers 115 for 6 (Dollin 17 & Shimoga (NJ) 15 ) lost to ATOC 116 for 7 (Hassan 2 for 15, Bennett 2 for 36 and Shimoga (NJ) 1 for 14) by 2 wickets with 5.2 overs remaining.

MOM: Shimoga (NJ) 6, Hassan 3 and Dollin 1

At 6 o'clock there were only 4 Dodgers on the ground and with the full opposition team. Slowly one by one...3! Dodgers came and that it. Had to borrow one player from the Oppo and two tourists from India happened to be at regents park with the family stepped in for rescue only after getting permission from home office :).

With agreement Dodgers batted first and manage to put a decent score of 115 on board. Dodgers all set to defend 115 with Hassan opening the bowling he hit the stumps on the first ball sending Lord home for golden duck. Dodgers manage to get wickets every other over but not able to restrict the oppo who cruised towards the target with 5 overs remaining.

Apparently another loss for Dodgers.

Scorecard
Dodgers CC batting
                                                 R   B 4s 6s    SR
Shimoga (NJ)   C: ?            B: ?             15  11  2  0 136.36
Dollin         C: ?            B: ?             17  27  3  0  62.96
Gray           C: ?            B: ?              6  12  1  0  50.00
Westhead       C: ?            B: ?              2   7  0  0  28.57
Hassan         C: ?            B: ?             10  15  2  0  66.67
McBarron       S: Mayana       B: ?             13  19  1  0  68.42
Bennett                        Not out          11  24  0  0  45.83
Neel                           Not out           3   5  0  0  60.00
Ashu           Do not bat                                          
Law (J)        Do not bat
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Sub total                                       77
Extras                                          38
Total          (6 wickets; 20 overs)           115 (5.75 runs per over)

ATOC (Ad Hoc) bowling
                  O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Will              ?             
Glen              ?             
Aiden             ?             
Aqeel             ?             
Griffin           ?             
Wayne             ?             

ATOC (Ad Hoc) batting
                                                 R   B 4s 6s     SR
Lord           Bowled          B: Hassan         0                 
David                          Not out          26                 
Zad            C: Dollin       B: Hassan         2                 
Sabci          C: Shimoga (NJ) B: Bennett       20                 
Seale          C: Dollin       B: Bennett        1                 
Ahmed          Retired         Not out          26                 
Matt B         Retired         Not out          25                 
Matt C         S: Dollin       B: Shimoga (NJ)   2                 
Spring         C: ?            B: Law            1                 
Law (T)        LBW             B: Neel           0                
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Sub total                                      103
Extras                                          13
Total          (7 wickets; 14.4 overs)         116 (7.91 runs per over)

Dodgers CC bowling
                  O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Hassan            3  0  15  2   7.50  5.00
Gray              2  0  19  0   0.00  9.50
Bennett           4  0  36  2  18.00  9.00
Shimoga (NJ)      3  0  14  1  14.00  4.67
Ashu              1  0  16  0   0.00 16.00
Law (J)           1  0   7  1   7.00  7.00
Neel            0.4  0   5  1   5.00  7.50


15 June 2012

Dodgers v DfE 14.06.12

Chiswick
6pm
T20 - Changed to 15 overs with 8 ball an over
Overcast, drizzle

Dodgers (51 all out) lost to DfE (52 no loss) by a full innings

MOM votes: Priest 4, Wahi 3 and Hilary 2

Match report: Mike Dollin

"Our season continues to implode" quoted from a senior Dodgers player (though am not sure anyone thanks them for being called senior).

A spate of comms traffic on the emails revealed a clear desire from Dodgers to back the weather forecasts and call off the game, saving our time if not our cash. However, this general desire was frustrated by the keenness of the oppo and NJ's more generally irrepressible desire to have a game. The oppo had 9 but were keen to play their first game of the season. TQ promised to fight off jet lag, NJ said he'd make it back from the 40 over game he had at Imber Court v Superstars, and he promised to bring Prem with him. The oppo got 9 and we got Sourabh, but that was the extent of our reinforcements.

Watching the small but well drilled DfE team do continuous knock downs from 5.30 till match start, Dodgers eventually mustered enough to bat first on a too-short-of-numbers-to-do-a-toss basis. The rain had started with us but this did not impact the DfE's opening bowler, who made me regret agreeing to 8 ball overs as he sent me packing with a peach that seamed off middle and clipped the top of off, 8th ball in. Spared me playing and missing another over. Pete Lee senior more judiciously left outside off to said bowler, and Neil got past some miscued shots that landed safe to get his head down and the innings seemed on safe if opening morning of the test levels of run scoring. But Pete tried to force the pace and could only miscue a drive to mid off. McB joined Priest and fell soon after having seen off the new ball pair - but then miscuing a depressingly simple catch this time to point off DfE's aged leggie. Neil played the shot of the innings, a straight drive past mid on, but fell to another tweak merchant - miscuing a pull from a rank leg side long hop to top edge in refreshingly hilarious fashion by 6 feet in the air and plop into the keeper's gloves. If anyone recalls the Peanuts cartoon where Charlie Brown tells Lucy to go out into the outfield to catch a monstrous fly ball he's going to give her for practice and she doesn't move despite all his promises, and he hits it and it plinks into her hand six feet away, you'll appreciate the shot. But as you probably don't then let's just say Sourabh had trouble to not laugh too much as Priesty departed (and he gave him his MoM vote so NP must be ok).

The other item of email banter during the day was about Dodgers lowest score, and at 28-4 with only 8 in attendance this chat looked scarily prescient. Sourabh played some classy shots but was thwarted by a heavy outfield and gave the ancient leggie another wicket as an attempted off smash was tickled to the keeper for a good low catch. JH was showing the steely determination that must serve the war on want so well with his continued march via the Rob Fox route to possible batsman of the season. He was supported by Captain Carr in an unusual "not last to the pitch" role, and whose stalwart defence yielded to ill judged adventure - bowled leg stump off an on drive against the more inexplicably successful slow bowler.

Which unleashed the Cat - in a rich seam of form - his swashbuckling innings against Kai Dragons a rare bright spot in that schemozzle. Well, he would have been unleashed if he hadn't been in the lav when Cap'n Carr departed. Analysis of mode of dismissal had also been on the email that afternoon, but Cat avoided being timed out by dint of neither Pete nor myself having a watch on us and the oppo not minding hugely as we had only tottered to 40 odd for 6 at this point.

But triumphantly returning to the crease he'd set alight scarce a week ago, he no more enjoyed this far stodgier version than anyone else, and after some edges for runs an expansive drive left the stumps' equilibrium disrupted.

Guy, last but never least, arrived in the unusual position of last man in, but with the usual intent and played the latest slow bowler (skipper Malleson) in the usual Westhead idiom - advances down the pitch most usually followed by immediate retreats into his ground to play a back footed sort of shot from more or less where he started. He fell lbw perplexed that where he'd finished (in this magnificent dance across the crease) wasn't where he was struck - bang in front of middle. This left steel haired JH stranded on an innings-best-equalling score of 11 - well played but still left hungry. Dodgers all out for 55 and avoiding our lowest score. Just.

One is never sure how a team will cope chasing a small total on a sticky pitch with a heavy outfield in the dark. In DfE's case, the answer was "easily". JH bowled well but without reward and getting enough tap to not impede the run rate, nor so much that it undid his work with the bat in the minds of the voters. Sourabh bowled the usual mix of too good leg breaks and four balls that accompany every leggie from Warne on down. His best over saw one of the DfE openers beaten 5 times in a row and ended with an overpitched 8th hoicked through mid wicket. Such is life.

Our best weapons fired and DfE careering to victory, Pete Lee tried to find the answer (and the pitch), and was spared too many wides as one suspected DfE preferred the extra runs to the averages. The fist pump at the end of the over was more related to relief than anything more usually associated with fist pumps.

With the Ireland game looming (they had their own date with humiliation) Sergei was given an over. But it only lasted a ball as an unprotected cow corner was pummelled for the winning runs - home by 8 wickets and only prevented from the better sounding ten wicket win by having 9 players.

Despite the drubbing, DfE were a more than amiable lot and we look forward to a bit of revenge in the return at Belair later in the season. Mind you, respectability would do.

Scorecard
Dodgers CC batting
                                                 R   B 4s 6s    SR
Dollin         Bowled          B: Prez           4   9  1  0  44.44
Priest         C: WK           B: Hoyale        11  22  1  0  50.00
Lee Sr.        C: ?            B: Dehal          0   8  0  0   0.00
McBarron       C: ?            B: Strickley      2   7  0  0  28.57
Wahi           C: WK           B: Strickley      7   6  1  0 116.67
Carr           Bowled          B: Hogle          2   8  0  0  25.00
Hilary                         Not out          11  13  1  0  84.62
Matthews       Bowled          B: Mali           4  11  0  0  36.36
Westhead       LBW             B: Mali           0   7  0  0   0.00
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Sub total                                       41
Extras                                          10
Total          (8 wickets; 11.7 overs)          51 (4.29 runs per over)

DFE CC bowling
                  O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Prez              3  1   5  1   5.00  1.67
Dehal             2  1   7  1   7.00  3.50
Strickley         2  0  11  2   5.50  5.50
Hoyce             2  0  10  2   5.00  5.00
Mali            1.7  0   8  2   4.00  4.27
Hood              1  0   7  0   0.00  7.00      

DFE CC batting
                                                 R   B 4s 6s     SR
Hood                           Not out          28
Hubbard                        Not out          15          
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Sub total                                       43
Extras                                           9
Total          (0 wickets; 9.1 overs)           52 (5.55 runs per over)

Dodgers CC bowling
                  O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Hilary            4  0  15  0   0.00  3.75
Wahi              4  0  19  0   0.00  4.75
Lee Sr.           1  0   7  0   0.00  7.00
Westhead        0.1  0   4  0   0.00 32.00

07 June 2012

Minutes of the 2011 Dodgers Cricket Club AGM

MINUTES OF THE DODGERS CRICKET CLUB AGM
6PM THU 1 DECEMBER 2011
THE ROYAL OAK PUBLIC HOUSE, BOROUGH, LONDON SE1

Those present

John Carr
John Cooper
Phil McBarron
Kim Matthews
Robert Fox
Neil Priest
Mike Dollin
Simon Cousins
Sacha Hatteea
Sir Guy Westhead OBE
Matthew Taylor
NJ Shimoga
Chris Ford
Jude Brierley

Apologies for Absence:

These were received from the following:

Sian Priest
Damian Radcliffe
Rod Paterson
Travis Bedford
Peter Lee Snr
Pete Lee Jr
Sean Smith
David Lowe
Tawhid Qureshi
John Hilary
Steve Howe
Franca McBarron

Minutes of the last AGM:

These were made available to all present, & there were no matters arising.

Captain’s Report:

The captain duly thanked everyone for their efforts this season in which Dodgers won 12, drew 0 & lost 16 games. This would have been better but for 7 losses in our final 8 games, the final win being over Superstars! There were also a few cancellations for various reasons. Dodgers lost Rob Cooper to America, however we had the welcome return of Neil Priest from injury and he and Phil McBarron scored the bulk of the runs, and NJ had an impressive all round season. Rob Fox was the leading wicket taker with 22 and Jason De Bono took 7 wickets in his 1 appearance for us at Buckhurst Hill.

Finance Report:

The Treasurer John Cooper gave his report, & as at 1 Dec the Dodgers account was in credit by £982. The Dodgers membership fee will remain £15 each for 2012 & there were 23 paid up members in 2011. £345 in membership fees & £222 indoor net fees were collected during the year. There will also be a designated match fee collector for each separate game next season. Full accounts will be made available by the Treasurer for auditing by Franca, & they will be shown to the Committee at its next meeting in 2012.

Election of Officers for 2012:

The following were elected unopposed standing for the posts as indicated:

John Carr (Captain)
Neil Priest (Vice-Captain)
Phil McBarron (Chairman)
John Cooper (Treasurer)
Robert Fox (Secretary)
Michael Dollin (Fixtures Secretary)
Sacha Hatteea (Committee Member without Portfolio)

Thanks were recorded for all the Committee’s efforts during the past year and particularly to Simon Cousins who is standing down as he is off to Australia in 2012.

Subscription, Match & Net Fees for 2012:

These are as follows:

• Dodgers Membership = £15.00
• Evening Match (No Tea) = £5.00
• Afternoon Match (No Tea) = £5.50
• Afternoon Match (With Tea) = £6.00
• Evening Nets @ The Oval = £5.00.

Away fees will probably be the same as those of Home games.

Selection Policy for 2012:

It was agreed that nobody should have to miss 2 games in a row that they are available for, except for the few “higher profile” games where the opposition are particularly strong. This will be proportioned to general availability, to try & prevent any last minute withdrawals. A reserves list will also be in operation. Nobody will open both the batting & the bowling to give everyone a fair game. The “Teamer” website may also be used for ease of organisation next season.

Recruitment & Website:

The Dodgers website www.dodgerscricket.org is maintained by John Cooper, who was thanked for his efforts, & the domain name has been paid for until 2012. John Hilary successfully posted many match reports during the season. The website has the relevant details for anyone interested in joining up. Word of mouth recruitment is also helpful, as only about 5% of new recruits came via the posters put up around the various Govt. buildings. Any match reports & blogs will be very welcome next season.

2012 Fixtures:

Mike Dollin has again taken on the role of Fixture Secretary again & thanks were given to him for all his sterling work in organising the fixtures. The ones for the coming year are likely to be similar to those of last year, but there is a possibility of playing more games at other grounds (e.g. Berrylands or Barnes Common), given that the price to book Chiswick has gone up a lot. Also, we are minded to avoid the Olympic Games period at the beginning of August for 2 weeks when arranging fixtures.

Equipment Purchases:

Several white, orange & pink balls for the 20/20 evening games will be purchased by Kim Matthews and Zaheer has agreed to provide some cheap cricket gear if possible via his contacts in Pakistan [DONE].

Closed Season Activities & Other Social Events:

Indoor nets have been booked at The Oval for various dates next March & April 2012. John Cooper will notify the membership in due course [DONE].

2012 Player Awards:

Player of the Season: NJ Shimoga
Best Batsman: Neil Priest
Best Bowler: John Hilary
Best Fielder: Matthew Taylor
Most Improved Player: Guy Westhead OBE

Champagne Moment: Matt Taylor’s stunning football style juggling catch.
Any Other Business:

The Ken Block Trophy played against Superstars, was narrowly won by them (2-1). However, it’s only been lent for the year! The Superstars are touring to the New Forest area in Hampshire over the early May Bank Holiday weekend in 2012. Anyone interested in going should contact Barry Gigg or Paul Gaught and they had a successful tour to Bedford in 2011.

Date of next Committee Meeting:

TBC

ROBERT FOX
Secretary

03 June 2012

Dodgers v KAI Dragons 31.05.12

Chiswick
6pm
T20
Cloudy but bright

Dodgers 101 for 7 (Marsh 25*, Matthews 13*) lost to KAI Dragons 148 for 2 by 47 runs

MoM votes = Marsh 6, Matthews 5

Match report: JH

The season's second defeat came hot on the heels of the first, and in even more comprehensive fashion. Having been put in to bat, the Dragons set about the Dodgers bowling with murderous intent from the start, smacking anything wide to the boundary and taking singles off every other delivery. Worse still was their contemptuous habit of regularly running two when the ball went straight to a Dodgers fielder - and not just those in the deep. This was an object lesson in how to set a competitive total from the outset, and even if a couple of plumb LBW calls had gone our way, it would have done little to stem the flow of runs.

The Dodgers response was strangled at birth, largely due to the exceptional bowling of the Dragons opener Kotecha (4-2-13-6). New blood Dawes showed exemplary sportsmanship by walking to a fine edge, while TQ stood immobile in disbelief at being bowled off his own box. McB and Prem came and went, leaving Marsh, Gray and Hilary to restore some Dodgers pride with a bout of hard hitting. The best was left til last, however, as the Cat posted an unbeaten 13 to close out our innings in style, if not in victory.


Scorecard

KAI Dragons innings

Mayo            retd                     28
Whitehead       retd                     26
Jones           b           Hilary       13
Johal           retd                     26
Sampat          retd                     25
Collis          not out                   6
Hilson          b           Shimoga       7
Kotecha         not out                   0
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Sub-total                               131
Extras                                   17
Total (2 wkts, 20 overs)                148

Dodgers bowling

Gray         4-0-20-0
Naidu        4-0-40-0
Marsh        4-0-28-0
Hilary       4-0-26-1
Shimoga      4-0-22-1


Dodgers innings

Dawes          c          Kotecha         2
Dollin         c          Hill           12
Qureshi        b          Kotecha         1
McBarron       c          Kotecha         0
Shimoga        b          Kotecha         9
Marsh          retd                      25
Gray           b          Kotecha        12
Hilary         not out                   16
Naidu          lbw        Kotecha         0
Matthews (w)   not out                   13
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Sub-total                                90
Extras                                   11
Total (7 wkts, 20 overs)                101

dnb = Carr (c)

English Heritage bowling

Kotecha        4-2-13-6
Darmi          3-0-18-0
Hill           4-0-23-1
Hilton         4-0-21-0
Southworth     3-0-10-0
Collis         2-0-7-0

Dodgers v HMT 29.05.12

Chiswick
6pm
T20
Overcast to start with

Dodgers 126 for 4 (Priest 25*, McBarron 26*, Shimoga 26*) lost to HM Treasury 127 for 2 (Shimoga 1/21, Hilary 1/29) by 8 wickets

MoM votes = Priest 8, Marsh 2

Match report: JH

Dodgers suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of a Treasury side that chased down our score as zealously as if it had been a government department overspend. Nice knocks by Neil, Phil and NJ looked to have given us something to bowl at, even if our early innings run rate still needs addressing, but the HMT response started strong and got steadily stronger. Tom and NJ kept them pinned down in the first few overs, but a lightning swift outfield meant that our change bowlers were treated less kindly. We were honestly beaten by a better team.


Scorecard


Dodgers innings

Taylor          c            Clark       10
Lindsey         b            Muneer       0
Priest          retd                     25
McBarron        retd                     26
Carr (c)        b            Eland        5
Shimoga         not out                  26
Marsh           run out                   2
Wahi            not out                   0
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Sub-total                                94
Extras                                   32
Total (4 wkts, 20 overs)                126

dnb = Hilary, Matthews (wkt)


HMT bowling

Clark    3-0-18-1
Barthrop 3-0-25-0
Muneer   3-0-13-1
Throp    3-0-12-0
Eland    4-0-21-1
Edens    3-0-22-0
Jaswal   1-0-9-0


HMT innings

Jordan          retd                      25
Lewis           retd                      26
Jaswal          not out                   22
Throp           lbw       b Hilary         0
Mclarane                  b Shimoga       11
Muneer          not out                   23
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Sub-total                                107
Extras                                    20
Total (2 wkts, 18 overs)                 127



Dodgers bowling

Marsh     4-0-24-0
Shimoga   4-0-21-1
McBarron  4-0-35-0
Hilary    4-0-29-1
Wahi      2-0-17-0