Dodgers v KAI Dragons 18.05.10

Weather: Dry, sunny

Dodgers 101 for 6 (Taylor 25*, Radcliffe 25*, Marr 21) beat KAI Dragons 64 all out (Fox 4-0-13-3, Hilary 3-0-5-2, Lowe 3.2-0-10-2) by 37 runs

Man of the Match: Fox - 9, Radcliffe - 2


Innings of Dodgers

Taylor retired not out 25 (25)
Dollin b Hilton 6 (15)
Marr run out 21 (34)
Radcliffe retired not out 25 (19)
Redmayne not out 4 (5)
Qureshi c ? b Pearson 3 (3)
Hilary c ? b Pearson 2 (2)
Lowe c ? b Southworth 0 (2)
Sub-total 86
Extras (nb1, wd9, b4, lb1) 15
Total (for 6) 101

Bowling of Dragons

Hilton 4-0-11-1
Beckett 4-0-13-0
Mayo 2-1-5-0
Hayman 3-0-20-0
Radford 2-0-20-0
Southworth 3-0-9-2
Pearson 2-0-17-1

Innings of Dragons

Mayo ct Bennett b Hilary 23
Collis ct Hilary b Bennett 0
Whitehead b Cousins 5
Hilton b Fox 14
Johal run out (MT/MD) 5
Beckett b Fox 0
Nolan b Fox 6
Radford st Dollin b Lowe 1
Southworth ct Marr b Hilary 4
Pearson ct Hilary b Lowe 5
Hayman not out 0
Sub-total 63
Extras 1
Total (all out, 18.2 ovs) 64

Bowling of Dodgers

Bennett 4-0-22-1
Cousins 4-1-13-1
Hilary 3-0-5-2
Fox 4-0-13-3
Lowe 3.2-0-10-2

Match report by Matt Taylor

Dodgers slew the KAI Dragons on a sunny evening at Chiswick to record their fourth win on the bounce.

Captain Taylor was fully expecting to face a second defeat of the season as he, Dollin and Marr painfully dragged the Dodgers to 38-1 at the halfway point. The Dragons were quick and accurate; the wicket and outfield slow. Attacking intent from Radcliffe was sneered upon as an occasional bowler was brought on to "give us some runs" and the Dodgers limped to 101. Surely a 20 over total too low to defend, in this guns-blazing, six-bashing world.

So it seemed at the 8-over point despite great bowling from Bennett and Cousins as the Dragons' best batsman cruised towards retirement. But then something happened. The Dodgers side came to life and tore into the Dragons' middle order: batsmen swung wildly at the ball; catches were plucked from the air; and bails fell to the Chiswick turf. First, the batsman-to-retire was forced to collect his cricketing pension early as Bennett ran backwards and caught him at mid on. Then, superb spells from Hilary and Lowe were eclipsed by a sensational (and economical) three wickets in four overs from Fox - whose quicker ball brilliantly splayed the stumps of one unfortunate Dragon. This stunning Dodgers defence showed it had everything as Dollin twice whipped off the bails: once for a lightning-quick stumping; and once as a Taylor throw found the Dragons' skipper short of his ground.

Staggering out of this perfect storm with light fading and the run-rate graph towering over him like a giant ash cloud, the last Dragons batsman had no choice but to heave. And heave he did - straight down the throat of Hilary, who clung on to herald another outstanding Dodgers win.


cerysmatic said…
Who needs Brendon McCullum or Mike Hussey when you've got Rob 'Babe Magnet' Fox and John 'The Silver Fox' Hilary!?
Unknown said…
Dragons here. Sorry to break it to you but we just found out our captain ,Johal, was in receipt of a massive bung from a Croyden bookmaker. We wouldn't lose to shit like you otherwise.

Anonymous said…
Where's Croyden. Paul's spelling is obviously as bad as his cricket.