It doesn't get any better than this

Dodgers beat Superstars last night by 10 wickets to wrap up the series in convincing fashion. Batting first, the Rats got of a brisk start with Conway and Rai in good form. When the former was dropped by Taylor old heads were muttering "not again", but Simon Cousins soon picked up some reward for a level-headed spell by bowling him. The left armers brought some control back, with Benn picking up two wickets thanks to excellent catches by Cousins and Cat. Alex Luke weighed in with his normal two-for and a much-improved return from Crawford kept them to 125. We had not fielded especially well, with Luke as usual suffering from dropped catches, but a good run out by Cousins and decent ground work left us well satisfied at the interval.

The Dodgers reply started steadily, but with the openers out of the attack Priest and Taylor played with increased confidence. A couple of huge overs in mid-innings reduced the target significantly and we could even afford to let McB bat at three when Matt retired for a great 50, eventually wrapping it up in the 19th over. We were never really threatended with Priest (47no) a rock and only one chance given when Taylor was spilled by Carter from a skier.

What a win! We didn't need: eleven men; to win the toss; the 20th over; a third batsman; a sixth bowler; to hold many catches; to leave Stevie Carter in; decent light; fit openers; or any favourable umpiring decisions. If we had had some of those then it might have been really embarrassing for them...


Matthew said…
A great performance from the Dodgers to crush the Superstars, well played everyone. At the risk of ruining our new reputation as a hard team of winners I'd like to dedicate my half-century to my Mum, as it was her birthday yesterday....
Anyone on the 9.50pm to Waterloo would have seen an even more impressive sporting performance after the game. Alex Luke and Myself saw the train go past as we were still on the wrong side of the river, hauled our bags onto our bags and ran like the wind. Somehow we caught the train; my calculations indicate that we covered 180 yards in around 18.4 seconds, and as a result we have both qualified for the British Olympic Team in Athens.
I'd also like to know if anyone picked up any left-handed and very sweaty batting gloves yesterday, as I seem to have lost them. They're Easton Flexigrip, blue and white.
cerysmatic said…
Man of the Match vote:
Taylor - 7
Cousins - 3
[only 10 played]