27 April 2014

Dodgers v Buckhurst Hill, 27.04.14

Buckhurst Hill
Dodgers: defeated but unbowed

35 overs
2pm
Dry, sunny in parts

Toss: Won by Buckhurst Hill and elected to Bat first.

Buckhurst Hill 200 for 5 (Shimoga (NJ) 2/24, Hillary 2/30 & Anand 1/17) beat Dodgers 183 for 7 (Shimoga (NJ) 61, McBarron 39 & Anand 25) by 17 runs

MOM: Shimoga (NJ) 10 & McBarron 1

The opening game of the 2014 Dodgers season defied the Met Office's grim forecasts and gave us a pleasant afternoon's cricket at the Buckhurst Hill upper ground. Tight bowling from Prem and Jason started us off well and our fielding was secure throughout, but BH opener Hermes was soon despatching us to all corners in a blinding innings of 158 not out. Only the most curmudgeonly commentator would ruminate on what might have been had he fallen to the stumping chance when in his 50s...

The total of 200+ still seemed well within reach at just 6 an over, but the rapid departure of our top order batsmen to some very slow and bounceless bowling turned the game against us. Phil and Vijay stopped the rot before Shimoga (NJ) treated us to a sparkling innings, including three sixes, but we were now too far behind the run rate and the lower order sacrificed themselves in a lost cause. Once again a strong Dodgers side lost when we should really have won, but the rest of the season will surely redeem us.

The match was notable for two Dodgers milestones. Thanks to a rank long hop botched by the batsman, John H became the first player in club history to take 200 wickets. Less embarrassingly, Sacha passed the 1,000 run mark and is now threatening to overtake Sir Guy Westhead in the all time rankings.

             M   O    R   W   Avg    SR  Econ Best
Hilary (J) 180 802 3,662 201 18.22 23.94 4.57  4-4
Scorecard

Buckhurst Hill CC batting
                                           R   B 4s 6s    SR
Hermes                   Not out         158
Ashley       C: Hatteea* B: Hilary        11
Ash          C: De Bono  B: Hilary         8
Imran        Bowled      B: Shimoga (NJ)   0
Sharad       C: Cooper   B: Shimoga (NJ)   2
Joe          C: Cooper   B: Anand          5
Barry                    Not out           1
Hugh                     Do not bat         
Hamad                    Do not bat         
Dilip                    Do not bat         
Mark                     Do not bat                            
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Sub total                                185
Extras                                    15
Total        (5 wickets; 35 overs)       200 (5.71 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-53 Ashley, 2-88 Ash, 3-89 Imran, 4-93 Sharad, 5-186 Joe

Note: As per score card 200 but the opposition some how got 210!
Dodgers CC bowling
               O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
De Bono        5  0  19  0   0.00  3.80
Naidu          7  0  38  0   0.00  5.43
Hilary         5  0  30  2  15.00  6.00
Shimoga (NJ)   5  0  24  2  12.00  4.80
Cooper         4  0  33  0   0.00  8.25
Saunders       5  0  36  0   0.00  7.20
Anand          4  1  17  1  17.00  4.25

Dodgers CC batting
                                      R   B 4s 6s     SR
Hatteea*     Bowled    B: Wheelar    17  28  3  0  60.71
Dollin†      Bowled    B: Joe         1   5  0  0  20.00
Malins       Bowled    B: Joe         0   1  0  0   0.00
McBarron     Bowled    B: Hermes     39  70  4  0  55.71
Anand        LBW       B: Ash        25  27  4  1  92.59
Shimoga (NJ)           Not out       61  43  3  3 141.86
Saunders     Bowled    B: Hermes      2   4  0  0  50.00
Hilary       Bowled    B: Joe        15  18  1  0  83.33
De Bono                Not out       13  14  1  0  92.86
Naidu                  Do not bat      
Cooper                 Do not bat                 
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Sub total                           173
Extras                               10
Total     (7 wickets; 35 overs)     183 (5.23 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-7 Dollin†, 2-7 Malins, 3-27 Hatteea*, 4-60 Anand, 5-114 McBarron, 6-130 Saunders, 7-161 Hilary
Buckhurst Hill CC bowling
               O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Joe            7  0  33  3  11.00  4.71
Hamad          3  1  10  0   0.00  3.33
Wheelar        7  0  23  1  23.00  3.29
Ash            7  0  40  1  40.00  5.71
Sharad         2  0  16  0   0.00  8.00
Hermes         5  0  18  2   9.00  3.60
Hugh           2  0  29  0   0.00 14.50
Dilip          2  0  14  0   0.00  7.00


1 comment:

cerysmatic said...

Thanks for telling me you were taking a team photo guys!