Almond Valley: 5th May 2010

Match: Almond Valley
Venue: Doocot Park
Date: 5 May 2010
Format: 20 overs per side
Toss: DUSCC who chose to bowl
Result: DUSCC won by 3 wickets

Almond Valley innings

Batsman How Out Bowler Score
M Young not out 66
P Hay lbw Dixon 2
S Bruce c & b Reid 24
D Cuthill bowled Miller 4
Jimit st Rodgers Miller 8
Sameer not out 2
Extras 14
TOTAL 120 for 4

Bowling: M Dixon 3-0-11-1; K Dherwani 2-0-10-0; K Staer 3-0-16-0; B Smith 3-0-7-0; J Southalan 2-0-22-0; C Reid 3-0-17-1; R Miller 4-0-27-2

FoW: 1-; 2-; 3-; 4-; 5-; 6-


Batsman How Out Bowler Score
C Reid not out 30
B Smith bowled Bruce 17
M Dixon caught Jimit 26
J Southalan run out 9
K Staer bowled Shebin 1
S Rodgers not out 15
Extras 23
TOTAL 121 for 4

Bowling: S Bruce 3-0-16-1; Samir 3-0-25-0; Shery 3-0-16-0; Jimit 4-0-23-1; Shebin 2-0-12-1; Romeo 2-0-10-0; D Cuthill 1-0-4-0

FoW: 1-32; 2-74; 3-90; 4-91


The first game of this year’s World Series with Almond Valley (7 fixtures scheduled…) was an exciting high- scoring one which DUSCC eventually won by 3 wickets with 2 overs to spare. Thanks go to the Valley for supplying us with 3 fielders when we bowled, as we were able to summon only 8 players for this match. Overs were shared round everyone who turned up for us; it was particularly pleasing to see Richard Miller call a temporary halt to his retirement to help us out. I’m reliably informed (by Richard himself) that he landed his first ball on the proverbial sixpence and was eventually rewarded with 2 good wickets, and surprisingly little pain from his body the next day. Colin Reid again anchored the DUSCC chase to good effect, batting through for 30* while Blair Smith (17), Miles Dixon (26) and Scott Rodgers (15*) hit out very well at the other end to see us home.