By our guest correspondent Mr McBarron

Dodgers got back on the winning trail last night with a 7 run victory over Audit Commission. AC managed to raise only 8 players but were bolstered by the guesting Barry Gigg of Superstars. Winning the toss at the new venue for us of Battersea Park, Capt Priest decided to make use of a sporting deck against bowling of variable quality. Dodgers managed 142 in their 20 overs with retired 30s from Priest and McB (the former rapid and fluent with all runs in boundaries, the latter stodgier). A few beefy blows from Luke and Cav who both reached double figures and
extras accounted for the other principal contributions. ACs batting was superior to their bowling and all their batters could play a bit at least. Gigg survived a ferocious barrage from Cav and rode his luck to score quickly before retiring. With his replacements also scoring quickly, we were fortunate that the other AC opener seemed oblivious of the required rate of more than 7 an over and nurdled it around making 28 in 19 overs! 42 were required of the last 4 overs, 21 off the last 2 and 15 of the final over. Death bowlers Luke and McB with a spread
field doing just enough to see Dodgers home. Pick of our bowlers was new boy Matt Southwell with 4 accurate overs for 17. Otherwise, the bowling and fielding performance can only be described as fair, although Cav was unfortunate to see some rapid edges of catchable height disappear predictably to the boundary.

Good luck to those playing against the Scum next week!


Kim said…
You know when you're back to true form when you don't get a mention. Phil's report also failed to mention that the reason TQ bowled a crap second over was the appearance of one Nick Sandamas on the boundary to offer him encouragement!!