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SUPERSTARS 137-6 (Walker 57, Spencer 26, Conway 26) BEAT
DODGERS 85 all out (Singh 3-11, Varghese 2-9, Trivedi 2-9)
On a bright and overcast evening Superstars arrived at Chiswick knowing they had to win to square the series and retain the Ken Block Trophy. Captain for the day Gaught was runner up in the toss and John Carr elected to field.
Gaught and Walker opened but an "unfortunate" run out off the 6th ball of the innings meant left Gaught stranded and returning to the sidelines for 1. Matt C joined Will and was aggressive of the off and with Will looking fluent there was surprise when Matt was bowled for 25. Superstars were 54-2 in the 8th over when Adam joined Will. Adam hadn't been in the greatest of nick but the importance of the occasion bought the best out of him, and although it wasn't always pretty he accumulated well until being caught by NJ with the slog on at the end of the 17th over, with 118 on the board. In the final 3 overs 19 runs were scored while Will (for an innings defining 57), Jim (given licence by his captain) and Darth all lost their wicket in selfless ways. Alok and James AP stroked and smeared the last few balls and Superstars had made 137 for 6 on a slow pitch.
The start of the innings liked likely to be key. Roy, now rediscovering his usual quality after a bit of dodgy form, opened with the ever dependable James Allen- Perry. James took the vital wicket of Mike Dollin with the 6th ball of the innings, while Roy's economy was rewarded with 2 wickets - the second well caught over his head by opening partner James. James ended with 4-0-18-1 and Roy 4-0-9-2 and Dodgers were chasing over 100 in 12 overs. In to the attack next were Alok and club legend Mike Kamerllard making a welcome appearence. Mike picked up the wicket of John Hilary with a yorker (albeit 2nd bounce), a key wicket in a tough run chase. At the other end Alok was bowling wonderfully and deservedly took 3 wickets - important ones for Neil Priest and NJ (both bowled) and Mohan spectatularly caught one handed by the diving Gaught. At that point Superstars knew it was their day and so did Dodgers who didn't really attempt the admittedly nearly impossible rate. Lindsey was run out by the electric Alok (the bails removed by part time keeper Owen, looking anything but part time). Dodgers almost saw out the 20 overs but Trivedi removed the determined McBarron and then had skipper Carr caught by keeper Owen to leave Dodgers 85 all out.
One of the great Superstars performances, considering the pressure the players were under from the fans, media and themselves. Good batting got to what felt a good score but the bowling (and amazingly) fielding were superb and bought us the trophy if not the series.
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