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Kevin E. Boller
October 15, 2000
Middlesex right-hand all rounder Keith Dutch was a star performer on the 2000 Marylebone Cricket Club tour of Canada. He scored a blazing 156 against British Columbia at Brockton Point on October 1 and in addition made scores of 42 against the Ottawa Valley-Quebec Combines XI at Ottawa. 81 against the Canada U-25's and 63 against Canada at Toronto. In the bowling department he bagged 3 for 37 against the Ottawa Valley-Quebec Combined XI and 3 for 24 against Canada.
The two match series between the M.C.C. and Canada was tied. The M.C.C. easily won the first match at the Ajax Cricket Club on September 24. Canadian captain Joe Harris having won the toss, decided to bat. They were quickly bundled out for 89 runs in 27.4 overs. England right-arm medium Dougie Brown who captured 6 wickets for 19 runs, set a new bowling record against Canada in one-day cricket. The M.C.C replied with 3 for 93 off 28.4 overs with former Surrey batsman David Ward leading the way with 37 not out.
The second match at the Toronto Cricket Club on September 26 resulted in a thrilling 2-wicket victory for Canada. On this occasion M.C.C. skipper Richard Cox won the toss and elected to bat and the visitors scored 190 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted overs. Keith Dutch scored 63 and David Ward notched up 39. Main bowler for Canada was left-arm leg spinner Kevin Sandher with 3 for 42.
Canada found the going a little difficult early but solid efforts by Captain Joe Harris 41, Desmond Chumney 41, Brian Rajadurai 39 and Sanjay Thuraisingam 35 not out, carried the home team to victory. Right arm spinner Keith Dutch once again excelled for the M.C.C. with 3 wickets for 24 runs.
Asif Mulla, a young Canadian U-25 wicketkeeper-batsman, scored a stylish 105 not out against M.C.C. at the Toronto C.S.&C.C. on September 22, and shows promise. During the match Keith Dutch again showed his fine form scoring 81 as the M.C.C. won comfortably by 3 wickets.
Match Summaries of 2000 M.C.C. Tour of Canada:
September 20 at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario.
M.C.C. 8/222 (49.2 overs) (P. Wellings 63, K. Dutch 42, R. Turner 34, P. Hepworth 32, A. Patel 2/29, Q. Ali 2/33, T. Russell 2/41) defeated Ottawa Valley-Quebec XI 157 (50 Overs). (Q. Ali 33, R. Woods 4/27, K. Dutch 3/37) by 67 runs.
September 22 at Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club, Ontario
M.C.C. 7/219 (47.3 overs) (K.Dutch 81, O. Dawkins 24*, R. Cox 22, Akshay Bagai 2/31) defeated Canada's U-25 XI - 7/215 (50 overs) (A. Mulla 105*, Z. Surkari 35, A. Samad 28, D. Brown 3/23) by 3 wickets.
September 24 at Ajax Cricket Club, Ajax, Ontario.
M.C.C. 3/93(28.4 overs) (D. Ward 37*, N Shaikh 2/13) defeated Canada 89 (27.4 overs) (D. Mills 18, D. Brown 6/19) by 7 wickets.
September 26 at Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club, Ontario
Canada 8/191 (47.2 overs) (D. Chumney 41, J. Harris 41, B. Rajadurai 39, S. Thuraisingam 35*, K. Dutch 3/24) defeated M.C.C. 8/190 (50 overs) (K. Dutch 63, D. Ward 39, D. Brown 24*, K. Sandher 3/42) by 2 wickets.
September 28 at Calgary, Alberta
M.C.C. 7/237 (50 overs) (P. Wellings 60, S. Barnes 29*, P. Hepworth 27, D. Ward 26, R. Patel 3/30) defeated Prairies XI 141 (46 overs) D. Persaud 31, P. Wellings 4/39, J. Barrow 2/8, R. Woods 2/18) by 96 runs.
September 30 at Brockton Point, British Columbia
M.C.C. 213 (50 overs) ( T. Robinson 46, R. Johnson 43*, D. Ward 40, K. Sandher 2/59) defeated British Columbia President's XI 175 (44 overs) ( G. Smee 34, R. Johnson 4/40) by 38 runs.
October 1 at Brockton Point, British Columbia
M.C.C. 9/273 (50 overs) K. Dutch 156, R. Cox 28, A. Donaldson 3/51, M. Drydgen 2/40) defeated British Columbia 178 ( 46 overs ) (R. Hawes 47, Brian Seebaran 36, J. Barrow 2/9, D. Brown 2/22, P. Hepworth 2/27, R. Woods 2/36) by 95 runs.
October 3 at Beacon Hill, British Columbia
M.C.C. 7/242 (50overs) (P. Hepworth 88, R. Turner 46, S. Paul 3/42, H. Wilson 2/45) defeated Victoria & District C.A. President's XI 90 (26.2 overs) (R. Zwicky 24*, D. Brown 7/20) by 152 runs.
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