Almond Valley: 26th May 2010

Match: Almond Valley
Venue: Doocot Park
Date: 26 May 2010
Format: 20 overs per side
Toss: DUSCC who chose to bat
Result: DUSCC won by 33 runs

DUSCC innings

Batsman How Out Bowler Score
S Boarder run out 37
Prakash bowled Semeer 5
Vinesh bowled Semeer 0
Siva bowled Matthews 1
M Haque caught Semeer 6
A Bell bowled Zimit 3
S Rodgers bowled Zimit 34
M Dixon not out 3
B Smith not out 11
Extras 24
TOTAL 125 for 7

Bowling: S Matthews 3-0-19-1; Semeer 4-0-22-3; Rawther 4-1-6-0; S Marshall 4-0-16-0; Zimit 3-0-22-2; E Head 2-0-26-0

FoW: 1-18; 2-18; 3-19; 4-26; 5-40; 6-110; 7-111

Almond Valley innings

Batsman How Out Bowler Score
Mike bowled Smith 0
R Atack run out 18
P Hay st Rodgers Smith 0
J Soni run out 11
S Matthews c Smith Dherwani 3
S Rawther bowled Dherwani 3
A Bird run out 0
S Marshall lbw Haque 8
D Lindsay lbw Prakash 1
S Deshpandar bowled Dixon 13
A Deacon not out 14
Extras 21
TOTAL 92 all out

Bowling: B Smith 3-1-12-2; M Dixon 4-0-15-1; K Dherwani 4-0-6-2; S Boarder 2-0-7-0; J Southalan 2-0-12-0; Prakash 2-0-9-1; M Haque 1-0-10-1; Vinesh 1-0-8-0; A Bell 1-0-8-0

FoW: 1-0; 2-0; 3-29; 4-35; 5-45; 6-47; 7-53; 8-56; 9-62; 10-92


DUSCC won game 2 of the series with Almond Valley by 33 runs despite the early loss of top order wickets, an increasingly common feature of our batting this year… this time we were 3 wickets down inside 3 overs and eventually 5 wickets down with just 40 on the board. Steve Boarder held up one end and was joined by Scott Rodgers for a 6th wicket partnership of 70 which put the innings back on the rails. Steve’s patient 37 enabled Scott (an excellent 34) and Blair Smith (11 not out, including a shot-of-the-season clip for 6 over mid- wicket) to play more attacking shots at the end of the 20 overs, by which time DUSCC had accumulated 125-7.

Valley’s innings began in similarly shaky fashion, Blair’s extravagant swing of a new ball (cost 65 rupees, according to Scott?) seeing 2 wickets fall in the first over. Against well-controlled bowling, particularly from Kabir Dherwani (2-6 from his 4 overs) Valley had to resort to some ambitious running between the wickets and in turn had 3 batsmen run out. The last wicket fell from the last ball of the 20th over, with Valley on 92. Congratulations to Prakash and Mahmud for their maiden DUSCC runs and wickets.