Strathmore: 10th June 2010

Match: Strathmore
Venue: Strathmore
Date: 10 June 2010
Format: 20 overs per side
Toss: DUSCC who chose to bat
Result: Strathmore won by 5 wickets

DUSCC innings

Batsman How Out Bowler Score
S Boarder bowled Sturrock 25
A MacDonald bowled Couston 0
D Heather bowled McDonald 33
Shahzad stumped Hewitson 2
Vinesh bowled Ahmed 9
A Bell run out 0
S Rodgers c McDonald Ahmed 21
R Miller not out 0
Extras 13
TOTAL 103 for 7

Bowling: B Ahmed 4-1-14-2; F Couston 4-0-13-1; C Hynes 2-0-14-0; A Sturrock 3-1-17-1; C McDonald 3-0-14-1; G Hewitson 2-0-3-1; E Taylor 2-0-23-0

FoW: 1-0; 2-57; 3-61; 4-65; 5-65; 6-101; 7-103


Batsman How Out Bowler Score
D Sweeney c MacDonald Heather 42
C Howie not out 31
D Hedge st Rodgers Southalan 0
E Taylor c MacDonald Prakash 14
C Hynes c Boarder Shahzad 0
F Couston c Boarder Shahzad 2
B Ahmed not out 0
Extras 15
TOTAL 104 for 5

Bowling: D Heather 3-0-26-1; A MacDonald 2-0-21-0; J Southalan 2-0-4-1; A Bell 1-0-19-0; K Dherwani 2-0-7-0; Prakash 3.1-0-16-1; Shahzad 2-0-8-2

FoW: 1-48; 2-49; 3-86; 4-91; 5-103


DUSCC’s defeat by 5 wickets at Strathmore was an honourable one given the strength of the team put out by the opposition. After an astute decision by Alan Bell that we should bat first, a slow opening saw just 24 scored off the first 7 overs of accurate bowling. However Steve Boarder (25) and Duncan Heather (an excellent 33) raised a 50 partnership by the 11th over and were accelerating smoothly when Steve was dismissed and three more wickets followed for just 4 runs scored. Scott’s customary late hitting saw him to 21 and the total to 103.

The start to the Strathmore innings made us realise pretty sharp-ish that this was not enough, on what was a decent batting track. Their opener (a firsts player – albeit an opening bowler not batsman) biffed 42 in ultra-quick time, but no sooner had he announced his intention to retire at the end of the over when Alan MacDonald took a brilliant catch to dismiss him properly. It was over as a contest by then, but our persistence and effort in the field, along with our determination to enjoy it despite the imbalance between the two teams, were very impressive.