Artful Dodgers

Dodgers beat Superstars on Tuesday by 17 runs (Duckworth/Lewis) in a rain-affected curtain-raiser at Chiswick. Despite 50 from Pereira and 43 from Block, an up-beat Dodgers restricted the Tomatoheads to just 168-9, boosted in the field by stylish debutants Alex Luke and Matthew Taylor. Luke bagged three wickets and Cooper two. In reply, veterans McBarron and Benn had cruised to 38-0 in 11 overs against the cream of the Heads' pace attack before the weather closed in. Full report to follow.