Dodgers v BSI

Dodgers v BSI
3 August
Lost by nine wickets.

This is probably a game most of us will wish to forget. Our innings started promisingly with one of BSI's opening bowlers being forced to retire after the first over. Unfortunately his replacment was much better, taking four for 18. After Guy's dismissal Phil and Neil Priest proceeded steadily, with the former playing well but the rest of us did not add much. Handy runs from Kevin took us to 117 which we felt might be defensible.

Our illusions were shattered by BSI's opening pair of Lovell and Hyde, who took 50 off the first five overs with some positive shots and hard hitting. Matt Leach sustained three fractures of his forearm in a valiant attempt to stop a boundary off his own bowling but is fit enough to enter Gladiators this weekend. We missed the control of the Hilary brothers and my attempt at a hat trick ball ended up in the vicinity of Windsor.

We never really looked like defending our total but did not help our chances by dropping four catches. It became increasingly difficult to see the ball against the trees as the light deteriorated.

Lovell and Hyde retired after taking the score to 100 but their replacments were just as assertive. We avoided the ignominy of a ten-wicket defeat when Harland heaved once too often and Neil Benn made a sharp stumping.

Man of the match - Phil McBarron (I don't recall the usual survey being taken but I can't see who else it would be, unless we vote for one of the opposition).


McBarron c someone b Lovell 51
Westhead c b Lovell 0
Priest lbw b Bannister 16
Carr c & b Bannister 9
Ring run out 0
Crawford c someone b Bannister 3
Roper c b Harland 19
Benn c & b Lovell 0
Adey not out 0
Pope b Lovell 0
Leach not out 4
Extras (nb 2, wides 10, byes 2) 14
Total 116*

(*the scorebook says 117 but the figures add up to 116).


Lovell retired 42
Hyde 53
Stinchcomb not out 5
Harland st Benn b Pope 10
Terry not out 4
Extras (w6) 6
Total 120 for 1

Crawford 2 0 21 0
Leach 3 0 21 0
Roper 3 0 28 0
Adey 3 0 25 0
Pope 2 0 25 1

I know the bowling figures and extras don't add up but we were reliant on someone from BSI to keep score.