Dodgers v Treasury 16.08.11

T20 reduced to 18 overs

Dodgers 87 for 6 (Hilary 19) lost to HMT 91 for 7 (Cousins 4-0-17-3, Zaheer 4-0-17-2) by 3 wickets

MoM votes: Cousins 9, Matthews 2

Match report: JH

Another loss for Dodgers, again resulting from our failure to put enough runs on the board when batting first. The Treasury had brought along a varied attack, with one opening bowler managing successive wicket maidens and the other sending down nothing but wides. Dodgers continued to struggle, and HMT then unleashed a genuine pace bowler who saw off the other top order batsmen. On a lush outfield we managed only one boundary, and even off just 18 overs a total of 87 was never going to be sufficient. Despite pretty good bowling and fielding on our part, Treasury made it home with time to spare.

Let the game be remembered for the moment that Simon Cousins became the sixth player in Dodgers history to notch up 100 club wickets. Congratulations, Simon. You are now one of the sporting elite.

Dodgers innings

Priest        c wkt    b Owen      0
Ford                   b French   10
Lindsey                b Owen      0
McBarron               b French   12
Westhead               b French    0
Carr          not out              8
Hilary        run out             19
Zaheer        not out              1
Sub-total                         50
Extras                            37
Total (6 wkts, 18 overs)          87

fow = 0, 14, 43, 43, 60, 83

dnb = Fox, Cousins, Matthews

HMT bowling

Owen        4-3-3-2
Jathani     2-0-25-0
Smith       4-0-20-0
French      4-0-12-3
McFarlane   3-0-18-0
Steere      1-0-6-0

HMT innings

Jordan                b Cousins  11
Douglas   c Lindsey   b Cousins  20
Jinks     c Matthews  b Fox       8
Turner                b Cousins   0
Brown                 b Zaheer   10
Steer     retired not out        26
Jathani   run out                 0
Smith     not out                 7
French    c Lindsey   b Zaheer    1
Owen      not out                 4
Sub-total                        87
Extras                            4
Total (9 wkts, 18.4 overs)       91

Dodgers bowling

Cousins  4-0-17-3
Hilary   3-0-21-0
Zaheer   4-0-17-2
Fox      4-0-23-1
Ford     2-0-11-0