Dodgers v BSI

BSI won by 7 wickets

Having lost the toss, and been put in, Dodgers never recovered from the shock of having to open their innings without the delayed McBarron. The BSI attack was not fearsome, but very accurate, backed up by some athletic fielding. Carr was first to go, well caught in the gully for a duck, and after eleven overs, Dodgers found themselves 30-5. Hilary hit the only boundary of the innings, a crashing backfoot drive, but was promptly bowled by an unplayable yorker. Hilary was also involved in the fourth wicket to fall, as umpire, showing a theatrical touch to send Crawford on his way LBW for a duck, much to the batsman’s dismay. With only nine players, Dodgers were forced to try and bat out their overs. The latecomer McBarron was the man for the job, and well supported by the tail, Dodgers managed to survive. However, runs hardly flowed, McBarron’s 27 being made entirely of singles and twos. 61 was never going to challenge BSI.

On a rare appearance this year, Crawford made up for his disappointment with the bat, by bowling a full length at good pace to take two early wickets, including the opener, who was clearly a good batsman. And when Matthews did well to gather a throw from Hilary to effect a run out, BSI were 21-3, and the door was ajar. Unfortunately the other bowlers could not back Crawford up (one or two looked like they fancied an early drink for once), and BSI cruised to their target without further loss, and with more than 9 overs to spare.

Dodgers Innings

Benn caught b Terry 5
Carr(*) caught b Elliot 0
Hilary b Elliot 6
McBarron Hopkinson 27
Crawford lbw b Hopkinson 0
Cooper caught b Hopkinson 0
Qureshi b Terry 6
Cousins Not Out 2
Matthews(+) Not Out 0
TOTAL 61-7

Riaz 4-0-9-0
Elliot 4-0-18-2
Hopkinson 4-1-5-3
Terry 4-0-9-1
Ward 3-1-8-1
Charleston 1-0-3-0

BSI Innings

62-3 off 10.4 overs

Bowling figures
Cousins 4-0-28-0
Crawford 4-0-10-2
Benn 1.4-0-11-0
Hilary 1-0-10-0