Dodgers v ATOC 29.06.11

Hampstead Heath Extension

Dodgers 128 all out, 19.5 overs (McBarron 26no, Bennett 18, Westhead 15) lost to ATOC 129 for 6, 19.2 overs (a wicket apiece to most of the Dodgers bowlers) by 4 wickets.

Match report by Phil McBarron 

A reasonable batting effort in difficult circumstances.  The batting order was disjointed due to late arrivals and most batters had to strap on their pads immediately on arrival (Damien was also as sick as a dog due to food poisoning).  Although a decent scoring rate was maintained a regular loss of wickets meant that Dodgers were in acute danger of being bowled out inside their allotted overs (in the end we were dismissed with a ball remaining).  Highlights were a sparkling cameo from Westhead including another front foot boundary and two hits for Dollin who was able to bat again as lowest score (a duck).

It never seemed enough runs and so it proved although Dodgers made a good fist of defending the total.  The main difference was that ATOC were able to hit more boundaries including three sixes.  The highlight/lowlight was a truly shambolic Stevie Wonderesque wicketkeeping display from Sergei of such stunning inepitude that the side collectively instructed Dollin to take over after 4 overs (e.g. the solution in the Westhead keeping manual to conceding low bouncing byes to Cousins was to stand even further back thus exaggerating the low bounce and conceding yet more byes!).  To be fair, Guy was also responsible for the blue-riband fielding moment – a quite splendid stop of a full blooded pull at short midwicket (those present will need to decide if this was the product of brilliant athleticism and Brian Close courage or an inability to get out of the way in time – either way it saved a certain boundary).

MoM: McB - 6, Sergei - 2, Cousins - 1


Dodgers innings

Taylor                b Mendleson    8
Dollin                b Mendleson    0
Westhead              b Duncan      15
Shimoga       lbw     b Intwalla    16
Bennett       run out               18
Fox           c wkt   b Intwalla     0
McBarron      not out               28
Radcliffe     lbw     b Jish        10
Cousins       c wkt   b Law J        3
ANO (Dollin)  st wkt  b Elliott      7
Sub-total                           93
Extras                              25
Total (9 wkts, 19.5 overs)         128
Elliott     3.5-0-28-1
Mendleson   4-0-18-2
Intwalla    2-0-8-2
Duncan      2-0-20-1
Saider      2-0-7-0
Mark        2-0-27-0
Jish        2-0-6-1
Law J       2-0-7-1
ATOC innings
Iain      c Shimoga    b Bennett      6
Stephen                b McBarron    12
Jish      lbw          b Cousins      0
Zach      retired not out            25
Saider    retired not out            28
Duncan    retired not out            25
Mark                   b Shimoga      3
Graeme    not out                     9
Kalpesh                b Fox          3
Law J     st Dollin    b Shimoga      0
Sub-total                           111
Extras                               18
Total (6 wkts, 19.2 overs)          129
Dodgers bowling
Cousins   4-1-16-1
Bennett   4-0-30-1
McBarron  2-0-18-1
Taylor    2-0-14-0
Shimoga   4-0-25-2
Fox       3.2-0-19-1


cerysmatic said…
MoM: McB - 6, Sergei - 2, Cousins -1