Dodgers v BOC

Tuesday, 25 June 1996
Dodgers v BOC
20 over game
Lower Sydenham


BOC won the toss and elected to bat
BOC: 95-6 (P. Brown 31, Sharp 2-3, McBarron 4-19, Adey none for plenty)
DODGERS: 99-1 (McBarron 33 NO, Priest 31 NO, Clarkson 15)



I don't feel there is a lot I can add that is not already said by the above match statistics, except to say that we stuffed ‘em!

What I believe is the Dodgers' biggest ever win started off with another excellent bowling and fielding performance. Lynton Sharp was the pick of the bowlers producing incredible figures of 4-2-3-2 and was well supported by Henry Hilary (1-25) and Dave Atkinson (0-16). This paved the way for Phil McBarron to turn in his best bowling performance of the season and take 4-19. John Adey was unlucky.

The bowlers were backed up by another good fielding display, with Henry Hilary taking a good catch to get rid of the dangerous McMannus and John Doyle and Peter Harry also fielding very well. I would especially like to thank Lynton for bowling Alan Brown when he did, thus ensuring that my dropped catch didn’t cost us anything!

Thanks to the bowlers restricting BOC to a very gettable 95-6 we were able to cruise to our third victory of the season - the first time the club has won three in a season! Eddie Clarkson (15) gave us an excellent start which ensured that we were always ahead of the required rate. The issue was never in any doubt and Phil McBarron (33 not out) played a typically solid (if not exactly chanceless!) innings to steer us home by 9 wickets, watched by yours truly from the other end.

All in all, this was an excellent team performance and we were deserving winners. We also play BOC in our next match so we have a chance to thrash them again! By a fluke of the fixture lists (ours and the England football team’s) this will be our third game against them in succession - let's make sure we win the "series" 2-1!

Please find attached the latest batting and bowling averages as compiled by Phil McBoycott, who has asked if everyone can take careful note of who is top of the batting averages and who has taken the most wickets.....