A rather depleted Dodgers squad of nine (four of whom over the age of 50) turned up at Chiswick to face a particularly strong Green Sox XI. The omens were not propitious.
Dodgers went in to bat, but something had disagreed with our usually solid upper order. After a steady procession of cheap wickets, we found ourselves at 19 for 5 and staring at catastrophe. Up stepped Phil McBarron, drawing on his many decades of experience to score a magnificent 27* and haul us back into the game. With some crisp hitting by Captain Ralph and nice cameos from the lower order, we managed to post a highly creditable total of 92 off our 20 overs - and thanks are due to Green Sox for allowing Komal and Noman a second appearance at the crease to make up our eleven batsmen.
The wicket was playing nicely and the lack of a full team made it highly unlikely that we could defend such a target. And so it proved. Good bowling by David and Noman, backed up by Ralph and Jatinder, could never stop the flow of runs as Green Sox opened their collective shoulders and found the boundary with ease. We were properly beaten within eleven overs, but could fall back on Guy's generosity at the bar to enjoy the evening sunshine and reflect on what might have been.
Man of the Match: Phil
Man of the Match