Dodgers v DSS Stats

Tuesday, 30th July 1996
Dodgers verses DSS Stats
20 over game


Dodgers won the toss and elected to field
DSS Stats 57-5 (S Bennett 42 - Hilary 3-18)



There is not much point sitting up in bed at 11.30pm writing a report about a match that did not happen, but I will try anyway!!

Basically, we bowled 16 overs and it pissed down with rain almost the whole time, before the sensible opposition batsmen walked off having had enough. Yours truly, who personified a barking mad Englishman, wanted to carry on but no one else was interested. Lynton Sharp and Peter Harry jointly won the wet t-shirt (and trousers) competition, both resplendent in their saturated see-thru whites. I think I have managed to fill enough of the page already, so I might as well write about what little play there was.

We bowled and fielded very well. Man of the shortened match, Henry Hillary, bowled very well (again) picking up three wickets. Eddie Clarkson, relaxed after his long rest in Turkey took two exceptional catches. The second one diving low to his right was outstanding. All bowled well including Phil McBarron who graced us with his presence half way through the overs, having played all afternoon for another team against Superstars (as did Henry). Overall, it was disappointing not to be able to finish a match we probably would have won. I would just like to say thanks to the team for staying so long on the field in appalling conditions.

Finally, this was my last match of the season as captain and I now hand over to Phil McBarron, who has the unenviable task of leading the team against the Department of National Heritage next week. Good luck Phil, you are going to need it!

Finally, finally, next week also sees the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia. I hope you will all be able to go. Phil and myself would like to see as many of you as possible there both Thursday evening and Friday afternoon. Happy drinking!!