Out of the cup in the 1st round
Pacific v Tower Ravens at Victoria Park Pitch 1  Wed 13 Jun 2001 at 6pm
Lost by 7 wkts
Victoria Park Community Cricket League fixture

P's 1st trip to play at Victoria Park this season saw them tumbling out of the cup in the 1st round for the 2nd year running. The 1999 finalists were however weakened by several key injuries & unavailability of several more.

P 171-4 (16 overs)L Faisal 59, M Ralph 47*, D Murray 27. Jeff 4-0-23-2
TR 173-1 (12.4) Idris 92*, P Hollman 3-0-35-1

League rules state that players who have played in league games are eligible to play in the cup - so Steve Emmins was pressed into action. sadly his main contribution was restricted to taking a catch just beyond the ludicrously small boundary which added to the other 2 lives enjoyed by Idris who played the innings of the match enjoying as he did, consistently carting both Mileham & Hollman for 6s over backward square.

Reluctance to believe that he was vulnerable to the legside long hop added no gloss to some rather unpleasant looking bowling figures. earlier no clue could be attained from a competent bowling display as the batters lead by Lucius Faisal & Matthew Ralph lead P to a useful target, but unlike a day-nighter at Old Trafford some of the bowling was unremarkable & conditions remained precisely the same.

Congratulations go to David Murray when he was the first to say "We can now concentrate on the league!!". Injury corner:- Ben Hardisty bruised his middle finger while attempting to run out Idris before he had made his 50, while Tim Mileham has damaged his left shoulder during the same incident & may now miss P's tour !

Pacific: B Hardisty+, L Faisal, D Murray, M Ralph, T Mileham, S Rees, P Hollman*, S Emmins.


Other matches:
 Another close one, Tue 28 Jul 2009, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 2 wickets
 Tower Tall Order, Mon 19 Jun 2006, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 73 runs
 No Comfort outside the Green Room, Wed 22 Jun 2005, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 4 wickets
 Bottom of the top & a blank in the wins column !, Tue 10 Aug 2004, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 6 wickets
 Injury Forces Cancelation, Mon 21 Jul 2003, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost by Default
 Raven's soar over Pacific, Mon 16 Jun 2003, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 30 runs
 Match awarded to Pacific, Tue 06 Aug 2002, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won by default
 DeKeller and Davies produce the goods, Sat 20 Apr 2002, Wray Crescent, Drawn
 Tue 06 Jun 2000, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won by 43 runs