22 June 2015

Dodgers vs Kai Dragons, 16.05.15


Sad to report another loss last night to Kai Dragons. We didn’t quite set them enough (130 odd to win), and they managed to knock them off fairly comfortably.

Scorecard to follow...

Dodgers vs Roehampton, 14.06.15


Dodgers lost very badly by the looks of it....

Roehampton CC 210 for 4 dec (35 overs) - Ralph Palmer 2/103, Phil McBarron 1/35 beat Dodgers CC 95 for 10 (25.1 overs) - Harry 17, Phil McBarron 13, Pete Lee 11

Dodgers vs Carib Beer XI, 09.06.15

Greenwich Park

Dodgers victory, with good knocks from Palmer, Cooper (R) and Carr

Dodgers CC 160 for 1 (20 overs) - Rob Cooper 28*, Ralph Palmer 25*, John Carr 25* beat Carib Beer XI 134 for 9 (20 overs) - Phil McBarron 2/18, Matthew Taylor 2/24, Michael Dollin 2/26

Dodgers vs Green Sox, 17.05.15


Dodgers lose in last over, despite an outstanding innings of 95 by Mike Dollin

Green Sox CC 215 for 4 (35 overs) - Niranjan Shimoga 2/17, O-C 2/20 beat Dodgers CC 207 for 5 (34.2 overs) - Michael Dollin 95, Niranjan Shimoga 29

MoM votes: Dollin 5, Sood 1

Dodgers vs MOJ, 05.05.15


Dodgers notch up a convincing win by 6 wickets with 7.2 overs remaining.

MoJ CC 93 for 9 (20 overs) - Niranjan Shimoga 3/9, Wayne Blair 2/12 lost to Dodgers CC 94 for 4 (12.4 overs) - Pedro 25*, Niranjan Shimoga 19*

MoM votes: Pedro 5, Shimoga 4, Blair 2

31 May 2015

Dodgers vs. Kensington Wanderers, 27.05.15

20 Overs

Dodgers 132-3 (Taylor 36*, Dollin 25*, Vijay 25*) beat Kensington Wanderers 107 all out (Vijay 5 wickets, JH 2 wickets)

Scorecard with opposition.
Match report: Matt Taylor
MoM: Vijay 6, Taylor 1

Dodgers with seven men triumphed against the odds for a second time in just over a week.

Playing on the difficult far pitch at Chiswick, Dodgers batted first. Wanderers' rapid opener bowled a series of Jaffas and it looked like it was going to be a short and painful night.

But Dollin and Taylor saw it through to halfway and both retired with 25. With 43 from the first ten, IPL it was not. And when Westhead had fallen first ball and the opener uprooted McBarron's stumps, things looked dicey. But with pace came edges and boundaries, notably when Vijay smashed a full toss for six.

A series of wides, no-balls and some good batting later, the score started to rack up and when Vijay retired, Taylor got another go, Dodgers reaching an unlikely 132.

Suddenly a defendable total, albeit with seven fielders and two kindly loaned from the oppo.

Vijay proved his worth early with wickets and few runs in his first two. Hilary bowled five straight overs and picked up two wickets, with McB and Taylor keeping things tight too. But it was Vijay's second spell that did for the Wanderers, as he notched up a 5-wicket haul in the gloaming. Dodgers won with room to spare against a thoroughly decent opposition, who overlooked our shortage of players most graciously.

Dodgers vs. Superstars, 21.05.15

Abbey Recreation Ground, South Wimbledon

Match report: Matt Taylor

Dodgers 83-5 (15 overs, Taylor 24, Hussein 24) beat Superstars 82-9 (15 overs, Palmer 2-15) by 1 run.

Yet another clash with the old foe took a series of bizarre turns and came down to the last ball, where Dodgers triumphed.

The scheduled start time of 6pm came and went with no sign of the groundsman, sole owner of stumps and keys to the changing rooms.

Confusion reigned and Dodgers somehow went from thinking they had 12 players, to actually starting with nine.

Undeterred, the teams finally took to the field at 6.45pm with makeshift stumps at each end made from a batting pad tied to a rucksack. The match was reduced to 15 overs and agreed not to count towards the Ken Block trophy.

An unfamiliar Dodgers side won the toss and batted, but struggled to make headway. More than once the pad and rucksack combo was flattened by the rats' bowlers before groundsman and stumps eventually appeared.  Dodgers limped to 83-5, a target requiring less than six an over.

After a short break for prayer by members of both teams; possibly a first for this fixture, Superstars began their chase. Dodgers took the field short but only took it at all courtesy of three guests of Khalid and their two friends.

Sultan produced pace and Palmer made a vital breakthrough with two in two. But a few strong overs and Superstars were ahead of the rate until Taylor ran out Smith with a direct hit. Khalid and Rafi then stepped up with a wicket each and Imtias one more, as the Dodgers chipped away at the Superstars order.

Only 20 runs were needed from the last four overs and 14 off three, when the return of Sultan was crucial. Bowling Plame and conceding only three, it was 11 off two. Imtias held on to a caught and bowled and again only conceded three, setting eight off the last with Taylor left to bowl.

Within moments it was four required from three balls and Singh struck out towards deep square leg. But Sultan was there to take the catch and Dodgers celebrated thinking they had taken the last wicket. Sadly the rats had one more in the hutch. The penultimate ball whistled through the gate into Mike's pads: a dot. Four was required from the final ball, or three to tie. Burki squirted the ball out to long off where Khalid collected and threw in; the batsmen were stranded on two and the game was won by the Dodgers.

Plenty of drama in South Wimbledon; and a ramshackle start reminiscent of Dodgers' early days. But somehow a great game of cricket. 

27 April 2015

Dodgers v Buckhurst Hill, 26.04.15

Buckhurst Hill
40 overs
Damp but still good and no rain

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

Buckhurst Hill 205 for 8 (1 wicket each to Anand, De Bono, Shimoga (NJ), Lewes, Malins & Nash) lost to Dodgers 206 for 2 (Malins 128, Lewes 29 & McBarron 22) by 8 wickets with 17 balls remaining

MOM: Malins 10 and De Bono 1

2015 Dodgers season opener was a successfully outing with an all-round performance with the ball and on the field. An amazing century from the determined Malins with good support from ever reliable McBarron and new comer Lewis.

Malins scored 400 odd runs in 3 games simply superb!

Match report to follow...

Buckhurst Hill CC batting
Billy     Bowled      B: Anand           5
Hermes*   Bowled      B: De Bono        37
Iain      C: McBarron B: Malins         70
Atish     LBW         B: Lewis          13
Rick      Not out                       29
Sharad    C: James    B: Shimoga (NJ)*   1
Barry     C: Nash     B: Nash            4
Nick      R: Lewes    Run out           17
Ved                   Did not bat        
Joe M                 Did not bat        
?                     Did not bat        
Sub total                              176
Extras                                  29
Total                                  205

Dodgers CC bowling

              O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Anand         8  2  35  1  35.00  4.38
De Bono       8  1  32  1  32.00  4.00
Saunders      3  0  23  0   0.00  7.67
James         4  0  27  0   0.00  6.75
Lewis         3  0  21  1  21.00  7.00
Shimoga (NJ)* 8  4  21  1  21.00  2.63
Malins        4  1  20  1  20.00  5.00
Nash          2  0  20  1  20.00 10.00

Dodgers CC batting
                                      R   B  4  6   SR
Malins         Not out              128 132  8  4 96.97
Naidu†         LBW      B: Murphy     6  19  0  0 31.58
McBarron       C:       B: B5        22  41  0  0 53.66
Lewis          Not out               28  31  4  0 90.32
Shimoga (NJ)*           Did not bat   
Westhead                Did not bat   
Anand                   Did not bat   
Nash                    Did not bat             
James                   Did not bat
Saunders                Did not bat
De Bono                 Did not bat
Sub total                           184
Extras                               22
Total                               206

Buckhurst Hill CC bowling

         O  M   R  W     SR  Econ
Murphy   8  1  24  1  24.00  3.00
B2       8  1  48  0   0.00  6.00
Iain     6  0  59  0   0.00  9.83
Hermes   7  0  19  0   0.00  2.71
B5       4  0  25  1  25.00  6.25
B6     4.1  0  27  0   0.00  6.48

Awards 2014

Player of the Season 2014

Niranjan Shimoga (NJ) who scored the most runs (at over 60) and took 50 wickets at 9, to earn 61 - twice as many man of the match votes as anyone else.

M  I   R   B NO   Avg     SR HS  50 100 6  4 Ct Ro
Batting 25 20 360 283 14 60.00 127.21 61*  1   0 8 36  9  5

           O    M   R   W  Avg    SR Econ Best
Bowling 102.3  11 416  50 8.32 12.30 4.06 5-17

Best Bowler 2014

Niranjan Shimoga (NJ) with an average of 8.32 with another record number of 50 wickets in any season.

O    M   R   W  Avg    SR Econ Best
Bowling 102.3  11 416  50 8.32 12.30 4.06 5-17

Best Batsman 2014

Daniel Malins with an average of 160 and a magnificent century.

M   I   R   B  NO    Avg     SR  HS  50 100  6  4 Ct Ro
Batting   5   5 319 229   3 159.50 139.30 189*  1   1 12 29  0  0

Kim and Jude trophy

Niranjan Shimoga (NJ) for all the work done for the club.

Best Fielder 2014

Michael Dollin for 12 catches, 5 stumpings and 1 run out.

Dodgers on Tumblr

In order to make it easier to post photo galleries, I've started the Dodgers Cricket Tumblr at dodgerscricket.tumblr.com.

I've started proceedings with highlights from our trip the Wimbledon Dog Track. A good time was had by all despite our mixed success with the bookies!

15 April 2015

2014 Results

2014 Fixtures and Results

PLAYED 29, WON 18, TIED 0 & LOST 11


27 SUN Away Afternoon vs Buckhurst Hill @Buckhurst Hill 2:00PM - LOST


6 TUE Home Twenty20 vs MOJ @Chiswick 5:30PM - WON
8 THU Away Twenty20 vs SBCC @Turney Rd 5:30PM - CANCELLED
14 WED Away Afternoon vs LSE @Berrylands 2:00PM - LOST
15 THU Away Twenty20 vs EHCC @South Park 6:00PM - WON
18 SUN Home Afternoon vs Blue Marlins @Chiswick 1:30PM - LOST
21 WED Home Twenty20 vs Kensington Wanderers @Chiswick 6:00PM - WON
22 THU Away Twenty20 vs OSD @South Wimbledon 6:00PM - CANCELLED
27 TUE Home Twenty20 vs Green Sox @Chiswick 6:00PM - CANCELLED
29 THU Home Twenty20 vs ATOC @Chiswick 6:00PM - CANCELLED


3 TUE Home Twenty20 vs LSC @Chiswick 6:00PM - LOST
10 TUE Home Twenty20 vs ATOC @Chiswick 6:00PM - WON
15 SUN Away Afternoon vs Roehampton CC @Putney 2:00PM - LOST
17 TUE Away Twenty20 vs Kai Dragons @Chiswick 6:00PM - WON
18 WED Away Twenty20 vs RSSB Stingers @Hampstead Heath 6:00PM - WON
25 WED Home Twenty20 vs Morey's Maruaders @Chiswick 6:00PM - WON
26 THU Away Twenty20 vs Carib @Battersea Park 6:00PM - WON


2 WED Away Afternoon vs LSE @Berrylands 2:00PM - WON
8 TUE Away Twenty20 vs SBCC @Dulwich 6:00PM - WON
9 WED Away Afternoon vs OSD @Imber Court 2:00PM - WON
16 WED Away Twenty20 vs LT Dinos @Chiswick 6:00PM - LOST
17 THU Away Twenty20 vs OSD @South Wimbledon 6:00PM - WON
22 TUE Home Twenty20 vs Sergi Westhead XI @Chiswick 6:00PM - WON
24 THU Home Twenty20 vs Blue Marlins @Chiswick 6:00PM - WON
27 SUN Home Afternoon vs Green Sox @Chiswick 2:00PM - LOST
29 TUE Away Twenty20 vs Battersea Imperials@Chiswick 6:00PM - LOST
30 WED Away Twenty20 vs Tilberg Regents @Belair park 6:00PM - WON


3 SUN Away Afternoon vs Weekend CC @Chiswick 2:00PM - WON
5 TUE Home Twenty20 vs OSD @Chiswick 6:00PM - WON
12 TUE Home Twenty20 vs MOJ @Chiswick 5:30PM - WON
21 THU Away Twenty20 vs SBCC @Turney Road 5:30PM - LOST
26 TUE Tbc Twenty20 vs Nomura @Belair Park 5:30PM - CANCELLED
31 SUN Away Afternoon vs Buckhurst Hill @Buckhurst Hill 1:00PM - LOST


7 SUN Away Afternoon vs Bengal Troopers @Hainault 2:00PM - LOST