16 May 2014

Dodgers v LSE, 14.05.14

Berrylands
35 overs
2pm
Sunny

Toss: Won by LSE CC and elected to bat

LSE 163 for 6 (Anand 3/23 & Shimoga (NJ) 2/24) beat Dodgers 146 for 6 (McBarron 51 & Dollin† 21) by 16 runs

MOM: Anand 6, McBarron 3 & Shimoga (NJ) 2

This is a match that Dodgers ought really to have won, but once again our mental strength in the long form of the game was found wanting. On a beautiful day at the lovely Berrylands ground, tight bowling from openers Imran and Vijay kept the LSE pinned back at the start, with NJ and John G keeping up the pressure well at first change. Even though we leaked a few more runs later in the innings, a total of 163 looked eminently achievable as we headed towards the egg sandwiches.

Things started well enough as Mike and Phil opened our innings, and we were never too far behind the run rate. However, the infamous Dodgers 'false sense of security' kicked in as we began to notch up dot balls by the dozen. The game slipped inexorably away from us, so that by the time the lower order were called upon to chance their arm, it was in a lost cause. A frustrating afternoon, all in all, and a lesson that we must approach longer matches not with a desire to hit every ball out of the ground, but with a little more intensity when there is still time to make it count.

Scorecard
LSE CC batting
                                       R
Ladha    LBW             B: Anand     15
Sharrock LBW             B: Anand      0
Das      C: Shimoga (NJ) B: Gray      14
Noman    LBW             B: Anand      6
Gabby    Retired         Not out      50
Harris                   Not out      47
Chaun    Bowled          B: NJ         1
Peter    Bowled          B: NJ         5
Tim                      Not out       1
Ricet                    Do not bat     
Ken                      Do not bat                      
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Sub total                            139
Extras                                24
Total        (6 wickets; 35 overs)   163 (4.66 runs per over)

Dodgers CC bowling
               O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Imran          7  1  27  0   0.00  3.86
Anand          7  3  23  3   7.67  3.29
Shimoga (NJ)   6  1  24  2  12.00  4.00
Gray           4  0  17  1  17.00  4.25
Hilary         4  0  23  0   0.00  5.75
Palmer         4  0  24  0   0.00  6.00
Law (J)        3  0  20  0   0.00  6.67

Dodgers CC batting
                                       R   B 4s 6s     SR
Dollin†      Bowled    B: Chaun       21  38  3  0  55.26
McBarron     Retired   Not out        51  90  2  0  56.67
Gray         C:        B: Chaun        9  24  0  0  37.50
Imran        Bowled    B: Chaun       11   8  1  0  137.5
Shimoga (NJ) C: Peter  B: Noman        9  12  0  0  75.00
Eric                   Not out        13  25  0  0  52.00
Hilary       C: Peter  B: Gabby        2   3  0  0  66.67
Law (J)      R:        Run out         6   8  0  0  75.00
Palmer                 Not out         1   2  0  0  50.00
Carr*                  Do not bat       
Anand                  Do not bat                     
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Sub total                            119 
Extras                                23
Total     (6 wickets; 35 overs)      146 (4.17 runs per over)

LSE CC bowling
               O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Tim            7  1  15  0   0.00  2.14
Mulay          4  0  22  0   0.00  5.50
Ken            7  0  21  0   0.00  3.00
Chaun          7  0  24  3   8.00  3.43
Sharrock       1  0   9  0   0.00  9.00
Noman          3  1  13  1  13.00  4.33
Peter          3  0  13  0   0.00  4.33
Gabby          3  0  15  1  15.00  5.00

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