12 June 2013

Dodgers v Kai Dragons, 11.06.13

Chiswick
T20
6pm

Weather: Cloudy at first, sunny later
Match report: JH

Dodgers 107 for 6 (Shimoga (NJ) 30*, Qureshi 12, Hilary/Saunders/Cooper (R) 11) beat Kai Dragons 100 all out (Shimoga (NJ) 2-0-5-3, Khalid 1-0-4-1, Palmer 4-0-21-1 & Hilary 4-0-9-0) by 3 wickets

MoM: Hilary - 5, Shimoga (NJ) - 5 & Palmer - 1

Heavy skies over Chiswick in the end never troubled a thrilling game, as Dodgers took on an opposition that we have not beaten in several years. The Dragons' opening bowlers were suitably fiery, and a bouncy pitch meant that Dan and Khalid were unable to score as freely as they would have liked, Dan being run out while trying for an ambitious second as the pressure mounted. Tawhid joined Khalid in a bout of free hitting, including an IPL-inspired boundary lifted straight over the keeper's head (or top-edged, depending on your point of view). Both were eventually caught, and it fell to NJ to carry us forward with an exceptional 30 off just 18 balls, including a punched drive over extra cover for four, an immense half-volley for six over mid wicket, and a final six (when on 24) over the square leg boundary. Carr, Cooper, Saunders and Hilary all helped the score towards three figures, with Palmer perishing selflessly in the cause. A total of 107 looked a touch light, but hopes were high that we had the bowling attack to defend it.

As it happened, the Dragons got off to a brisk start, and by the half way stage in their innings were ahead of the run rate with almost all their wickets still in hand. Our three pace openers (John, Tom and Rob) bowled well, but were allowed no room for error as McKee in particular raced to 25 and retirement. The two decisive factors in our favour proved to be (a) the Dragons' overenthusiasm in taking runs that weren't there, resulting in no fewer than five run-outs, and (b) a spell of extremely tight bowling by the Dodgers change attack, which began to ratchet up the pressure on the batsmen. NJ's three wickets from two overs meant that McKee came back for one final hurrah, but excellent control by Khalid at the death left the Dragons needing a six from the final ball. McKee struck it sweetly and it sailed skywards towards the boundary - but was nicely caught by Palmer at deep extra cover. Dodgers had secured a famous victory off the last ball.



Scorecard

Dodgers innings

                                                 R   B 4s 6s    SR
Falla          Run out         R: ?              3  11  0  0  27.27
Khalid         C:              B:               10  18  1  0  55.56
Qureshi        C:              B:               12  27  2  0  44.44
Shimoga (NJ)   Retired         Not out          30  18  3  2 166.67
Carr           Run out         R: ?              1   7  0  0  14.29
Cooper (R)     C:              B:               11   7  2  0 157.14
Palmer         S: McKee        B:                0   4  0  0   0.00
Saunders                       Not out          11  14  2  0  78.57
Hilary         Run out         R: ?             11   6  2  0 183.33
Law (T)                        Do not bat      
Gray                           Do not bat         
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Sub total                                       89
Extras                                          18
Total          (7 wickets, 20 overs)           107 (5.35 runs per over)

Kai Dragons CC blowling

                  O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Peck              4  0   5  1   5.00  1.25
Kotecha           4  0  21  0   0.00  5.25
Sampat            3  0  11  0   0.00  3.67
Brooks            3  0  27  1  27.00  9.00
Kendall           3  0  17  1  17.00  5.67
Southworth        3  0  25  1  25.00  8.33


Kai Dragons CC innings
                                                 R   B 4s 6s     SR
Miller         Run out         R: ? & Falla      2   5  0  0  40.00
McKee          C: Palmer       B: Khalid        28  33  4  0  84.85
Curnow         Run out         R: ? & Falla     18  22  1  0  81.82
Cocken         Run out         R: Falla         14  29  0  0  48.28
Johal          Bowled          B: Shimoga (NJ)   7  16  0  0  43.75
Kendall        C: Cooper (R)   B: Shimoga (NJ)   1   3  0  0  33.33
Sampat         Bowled          B: Palmer         3   4  0  0  75.00
Kotecha        C: Cooper (R)   B: Shimoga (NJ)   6   3  1  0 200.00
Peck                           Not out           1   2  0  0  50.00
Southworth     Run out         R: Gray & Falla   0   0  0  0   0.00
Brooks         Run out         R: Law (T)        0   1  0  0   0.00
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Sub total                                       80
Extras                                          20
Total          (All out, 20 overs)             100 (5.0 runs per over)

Dodgers CC bowling

                  O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Gray              4  0  17  0   0.00  4.25
Law (T)           3  0  20  0   0.00  6.67
Cooper (R)        2  0  20  0   0.00 10.00
Hilary            4  0   9  0   0.00  2.25
Palmer            4  0  21  1  21.00  5.25
Shimoga (NJ)      2  0   5  3   1.67  2.50
Khalid            1  0   4  1   4.00  4.00

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