Dodgers v MOJ 08.05.12

Weather: sunshine!!!

Dodgers 98 for 3 (Lindsey 25*, Hatteea 25*, Hilary 18*) beat Ministry of Justice 94 for 10 (Bennett 3 for 19, Hilary 3 for 17) by 7 wickets

MoM votes: Hilary (3), Hassan (2), Bennett (2), Lindsey (2), Hatteea (1), McBarron (1)

Match report: JH

Dodgers got the season off to a fine start with a convincing win over the Ministry of Justice. We chased down a target of 95 fairly comfortably, on a pitch still struggling to dry out after months of torrential drought. Tight Dodgers bowling (Hassan going for only 9 off 4) backed by excellent catching meant that an under-strength MOJ failed to post a high enough total. Strong showings from Lindsey and Hatteea, plus a crepuscular cameo from Hilary, saw us home.

The game was memorable (a) for Michael Dollin's sad demise as he was clean bowled attempting to sweep a donkey drop on his very first ball of the season - returning to the boundary, our normally phlegmatic opener smashed to pieces the innocent plastic box that holds the flags; and (b) more happily, the occasion of Guy Westhead's 1,000th Dodgers run. Congratulations to the OBE!


MOJ innings

Turner        c Dollin      Bennett        2
Griffiths     c Westhead    Bennett        2
Woolley       b             Hassan         6
Bowman        c McBarron    Bennett        4
Hallchurch    run out                     26
Burton        not out                     27
Dansie        c McBarron    Hilary         5
Johns         c McBarron    Hilary         8
Bayman        b             Shimoga        0
Perring       run out                      2
Tribe         c Shimoga     Hilary         0
Sub-total                                 82
Extras                                    12
Total (10 wkts, 19.5 overs)               94

Dodgers bowling

Hassan      4-0-9-1
Bennett     4-0-19-3
Fox         4-0-23-0
Hilary      4-0-17-3
Shimoga     3.5-0-17-1

Dodgers innings

Dollin        b             Tribe          0
Lindsey       retd                        25
Hatteea       retd                        25
Westhead      run out                      4
McBarron (c)  c & b         Perring    3
Hilary        not out                     18
Shimoga       not out                     11
Sub-total                                 86
Extras                                    12
Total (3 wkts, 19.1 overs)                98

fow = not recorded

dnb = Fox, Hassan, Bennett, Matthews (wkt)

MOJ bowling

Tribe       3-0-19-1
Perring     3.1-0-19-1
Bayman      4-1-24-0
Hallchurch  4-0-17-0
Burton      2-0-7-0
Woolley     2-0-6-0
plus one other over


Doylee said…
I assume McBarron was fielding st slip!
jhilary said…
Logical assumption, but in fact McB was mostly at mid-wicket. Most ever catches for an outfield Dodger???