Dodgers v TACD

Tuesday, 4th June 1996
Dodgers verses TACD

A very short match report this week (my last, thank god).

Turncoat Dodger Neil Priest, Captain of the opposition, was badly let down by his former colleagues and turned up with only 3 players. An inter-Dodger practice game was played. The format was six a side with Kim Matthews keeping wicket for both sides. Pairs of batsmen faced five overs and Kim Matthews batted two overs for both teams. Batsmen who got out were deducted 5 runs for each dismissal. Neil Priest's team fielded first and got off to a good start when Kim Matthews took a brilliant one handed catch diving to his right to dismiss Phil McBarron off Peter Harry’s bowling. Overall though, with only 5 outfielders this was not a bowlers game. Neil Priest’s team fielded well, hardly dropping a catch and restricting John Adey’s team to 52 (would have been about 150 without all the dismissals).

Neil Priest's team batted extremely well with good contributions from John Doyle and Richard Stone. However, the star batsman was Peter Harry who hit out superbly. Neil Priest blocked out the last few overs to win the game by a few runs (nobody knows how many) despite a late scare when he was out lbw to yours truly (don't whinge, it was plumb Neil).

So ends my stint as Captain (was that a shout of good riddance?). I hand over to Neil Priest who is captain for the next three games, the first against BOCs at Lower Sydenham next week. Good luck Neil!

Finally, I attach for information a revised fixture list for the rest of the season.

19 July, 2003