02 July 2014

Dodgers v LSE, 02.07.14

Dodgers CC v LSE 2 July 2014Berrylands
35 overs
2pm
Bright & Sunny

Toss: Won by LSE CC and elected to bat

LSE 240 for 5 (Shahin 3/13 & Syed 1/20) Lost to Dodgers 244 for 6 (Mohan 92 of 75, Shahin 62* of 42 & Shimoga (NJ) 34* of 18) by 4 wickets with 10 balls remaining

MOM: Shahin 7 & Mohan 4

Jatinder Mohan was timing it so well it was delight to watch from the best spot (umpiring), just unlucky to get out on 92! Exceptional performance by Shahin with both ball & bat, his leg spin was unplayable. One of the best chases resulted in a WIN, Click here for the previous one.

Match report by JC2

On a scorching hot day in SW London suburbia the Mighty Dodgers assembled by various means of transport including train, cycle and car for the annual match versus the LSE Staff at their impressive Berrylands facility. Not for the first time, proceedings got underway 30 minutes late. Dodgers lost the toss and were predictably asked to field. The flat track and still conditions didn’t offer the most promising conditions and as the seam attack of Cooper and Hassan was dispatched to all corners our worst fears seemed to materialise. Before 10 overs had passed Cap’n Carr’s prediction of a 300 total did not seem too far-fetched!

LSE’s openers retired after making a fifty a piece with some robust hitting. Dodgers exercised various slower bowling options during the middle period of the innings. Most impressive was the very tricky legspin of newcomer Shahin who took 3-28 and was at one point on a hat-trick. The LSE middle order offered plenty of aerial chances but these chances did not stick. One notable exception was an excellent take in the deep by Habib off NJ who put in a solid 1-35 stint. The run rate was stemmed and LSE totalled 240 (including 33 extras) after 35 overs.

Following the tea break, Dodgers openers McBarron and Mohan started determinedly and ensured that the scoring rate kept us in touch. Phil unluckily snicked one to the keeper for 9 but Jatinder was by this time starting to get his eye in and hit some impressive boundaries. Hassan, in at 3, was scoring quickly but his big hit to midwicket was spectacularly caught and he fell for 17 when more seemed likely. Westhead in at 4 never really got settled and made only 2. Fortunately, at the other end Jatinder had really got his eye in and the Dodgers scoring rate was around 6 an over at the mid-way stage. Things really got moving though when Shahin joined him at the crease following the demise of Syed for 11. He showed true all-rounder credentials with some fluid strokes and the pair put on 67 for the fifth wicket.

It was all going jolly well and Dodgers looked certain to coast to victory when Jatinder was given out lbw in, er, controversial circumstances by umpire Westhead. Habib replaced Jatinder but could not get going and it was a blessing in disguise when he fell on 4 to bring in NJ to partner the still-strong Shahin with the score on 192 with Dodgers needing 49 to win. The pair shared the strike well and kept the scoreboard ticking over with regular boundaries bringing the required rate down to eventually less than one a ball. The scores were eventually levelled at the end of the 33rd over and NJ hit the winning four a couple of balls later. And thus the first afternoon victory of the Dodgers’ season was recorded.

Shahin was Man of the Match for his combined 62 not out and 3 wickets.

Scorecard
LSE CC batting
                                      R   B 4s 6s     SR
Peter*    Retired   Not out          52  51  5  0 101.96
Dan       Retired   Not out          50  42  7  1 119.05
Bhavin    Bowled    B: Shahin         9  23  1  0  39.13
Das†                Not out          39  39  6  0 100.00
Gabby     Bowled    B: Syed           0   2  0  0   0.00
Khalid    Bowled    B: Shahin         1   5  0  0  20.00
Shajib    Bowled    B: Shahin         0   1  0  0   0.00
Amer      C: Habib  B: Shimoga (NJ)  32  28  5  0 114.29
Mo                  Not out          24  12  2  0 200.00
Gleadow             Do not bat    
?                   Do not bat                          
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Sub total                           207
Extras                               33
Total        (6 wickets; 35 overs)  240 (6.86 runs per over)

Dodgers CC bowling
              O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Cooper        6  0  42  0   0.00  7.00
Hassan        7  0  48  0   0.00  6.86
Habib         6  0  45  0   0.00  7.50
Shimoga (NJ)  6  0  35  1  35.00  5.83
Shahin        7  0  28  3   9.33  4.00
Syed          4  0  20  1  20.00  5.00

Dodgers CC batting
                                      R   B 4s 6s     SR
McBarron      C: Das†    B: Gleadow   9  23  0  0  39.13
Mohan         LBW        B: Amer     92  75 12  1 122.67
Hassan        C: Peter*  B: Gleadow  17  14  3  0 121.43
Westhead      C: ?       B: Khalid    2  12  0  0  16.67
Syed          C: Khalid  B: Khalid   11   6  2  0 183.33
Shahin                   Not out     62  42  5  3 147.62
Habib         C: ?       B: Amer      4   7  0  0  57.14
Shimoga (NJ)             Not out     34  18  4  1 188.89
Wahi†                    Do not bat     
Carr*                    Do not bat      
Cooper                   Do not bat                      
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Sub total                           231 
Extras                               13
Total     (6 wickets; 33.2 overs)   244 (7.32 runs per over)

FOW: 1-36 McBarron, 2-70 Hassan, 3-75 Westhead, 4-99 Syed, 5-166 Mohan & 6-192 Habib
LSE CC bowling
           O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Gleadow    7  1  28  2  14.00  4.00
Gabby      6  0  42  0   0.00  7.00
Khalid     5  1  29  2  14.50  5.80
Shajib     4  0  42  0   0.00 10.50
Amer       5  0  32  2  16.00  6.40
Mo         2  0  25  0   0.00 12.50
Peter*   3.2  0  29  0   0.00  8.70
Dan        1  0  17  0   0.00 17.00

1 comment:

DodgersCC said...

JC2 - Great match report, Ta