Dodgers v Superstars 01.09.2011

T20 reduced to 18 overs a side

Dodgers 90 for 1 (Dollin 31, Hatteea 31) beat Superstars 89 for 8 (Fox 4 for 17, Ford 2 for 27, Cousins 1 for 6) by 9 wickets

MoM votes = Fox 7.5, Cousins 2.5, Matthews 1

Match report: JH

An emphatic win over old rivals the Rats provided a pleasant end to the Dodgers 2011 season. Having been asked to bowl, our pace attack restricted them from the start. Cousins rounded off this chapter of his Dodgers career with the controlled parsimony that we have come to expect of him, and showed just what we will be missing next season when he is on the other side of the planet. Ford recovered from some early tonking to capture the wickets of both openers. Hilary and McBarron bowled tidily enough, but it was the injection of Rob Fox into the attack that really put paid to the Rats' chances, as his 4 for 17 earned him a well deserved man of the match.

Our batting line-up had strength in depth, but in the absence of the retire-at-25 rule, only three were required. Taylor and Dollin kept up with the rate right from the off until Matt was bowled trying to work one to leg. Hatteea took his place and pushed on swiftly, with a cracking square cut to the boundary followed by an even more exquisite straight drive to long off. Not to be outdone, Dollin lifted a delightful six over long extra cover to hasten Dodgers to an easy victory. We passed the required total at a canter, with more than three overs to spare.

Many jugs of ale and lager followed (plus free ginger beer courtesy of the bar) as Dodgers looked back over a season that had started well, stuttered later and perked up right at the end. We will hand over the Ken Block trophy to Superstars in light of their two earlier victories against us, but we will return next year a more experienced, battle-hardened squad.

Superstars innings

Gaught      c Matthews  b Ford      4
Conway                  b Ford     10
Aranha                  b Cousins   0
Owen                    b Fox      11
Gautan                  b Fox      30
Gigg        c Matthews  b Fox       3
Moxon       not out                13
Marchant    c Taylor    b Fox       3
Duggan      run out                 1
Varghese    not out                 2
Sub-total                          77
Extras                             12
Total (8 wkts, 20 overs)           89

Dodgers bowling

Cousins     4-1-6-1
Ford        4-0-27-2
Hilary      4-0-25-0
Fox         4-0-17-4
McBarron    2-0-11-0

Dodgers innings

Taylor               b Varghese   13
Dollin      not out               31
Hatteea     not out               31
Sub-total                         75
Extras                            15
Total (1 wkt, 15.1 overs)         90

FoW: 22 [2nd wicket stand of 78]

DNB: Carr, Fox, Priest, McBarron, Hilary, Ford, Cousins, Matthews

Superstars bowling

Varghese   4-0-19-1
Moxon      4-0-19-0
Marchant   3-0-24-0
Conway     2-0-6-0
Gautan     1.1-0-9-0
Duggan     1-0-10-0


Anonymous said…
Well Done Lads!!

NJ said…
Wow win by 9 wickets, this should be the best win of the season.