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Pacific v Gonville & Cauis College at Gonville & Caius  Sat 03-May-2008 at 2pm
Won 6 Runs
 

The transition from artificial to grass could not have been more evident. The ball swung & seamed & the G&C students' opening bowlers Brandler & Scrace could have blown Pacific away but thankfully they showed mercy and took the foot off the pedal.

5-4 with Holliday, Hollman and more importantly Webley & Tempany all back in the pavilion. The change bowling was not as incisive & Captain Lay dug himself in with a 99-ball 22. Stroke players Faisal & Rademaker played around him but it was the important partnerships of 20 with John Hill & Korgaonkar & Ian Lay's unbroken 9th wicket 30-run partnership that gave the visitors the thinnest glimmer of hope.


Steve Lay

Key strike bowler Lucius Faisal gave the Islington side immediate hope with 2 wickets in his 1st over however it was more proflogate at the other end as Ian Lay struggled to find the optimum length & opener Vetrivel with Cox scoring at 6 an over to reach 42-2 from just 7 overs when Kurt Rademaker who replaced Lay secured Cox's lbw. K-Rad struck again almost immediatley & at 59-5 the game could go either way.

There were no more alarms for Vetrivel until Jon Webley on his bowling comeback from injury removed him with a magnificent caught & bowled to effect the key turning point.

Webley & Rademaker continued to press. Chowdery was bowled by Faisal in his single over returning at the north end. 109-7.

Webley found Northcott's edge pouched by Holliday. 114-8.

Rademaker bowled the resistance of Khan. 126-9.

By this time only 1 wicket was required for Pacific to win or 8 runs to concede a defeat. Webley, bowling, pushed his field out & from the first ball Sealey took a single to Hollman at 3rd man. With the 2nd ball in his final over, the edge was found & keeper Holliday snaffled it up to win the match.

The drama couldn't have been greater & especially as Captain Lay's 3 key bowlers were bowled out with that final over.

A delighted Steve Lay said "Just proves how important it is to bat out your overs. The partnership with John Hill & Aroon's with Ian were absolutley crucial". Team is XI:- Lucius Faisal, John Hill, Aroon Korgoankar, Kurt Rademaker, Allan Roberts, Darren Tempany, Ian Lay, Peter Hollman, Jon Webley, Matt Holliday, Steve Lay*


Pacific v Gonville & Cauis College
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Peter Hollman lbw b Brandler  4  13  5  0  0  
  Matt Holliday c Northcott b Grace  0  6  6  0  0  
  Jon Webley b Grace  0  1  2  0  0  
  Steve Lay c Khan b Chowdry  22  99  85  0  0  
  Darren Tempany c Vetrivel b Brandler  0  1  1  0  0  
  Kurt Rademaker c Cuniffe b Dover  21  32  23  1  1  
  Lucius Faisal c Sealey b Sealey  21  18  17  4  0  
  John Hill c Brandler b Vitrivel  12  61  61  0  0  
  Aroon Korgaonkar not out  13  33  39  0  0  
  Ian Lay not out  15  13  19  2  0  
  Allan Roberts did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 0, w 16, nb 4) 25    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 133-8    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-4 [Holliday] , 2-4 [Webley] , 3-5 [Hollman] , 4-5 [Tempany] , 5-43 [Rademaker] , 6-70 [Faisal] , 7-90 [Lay] , 8-103 [Hill]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Brandler 8 2 13 2  
 Grace 3 0 15 2  
 Northcott 6 0 33 0  
 Dover 6 0 37 1  
 Sealey 3 0 6 1  
 Cox 1 0 1 0  
 Chowdry 7 4 8 1  
 Vetrivel 3 0 8 1  
 Laing 3 0 7 0  
 
 
Gonville & Cauis College innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  V Vetrivel c & b Webley  56  0  0  0  0  
  G Laing b Faisal  0  0  0  0  0  
  T Scrase b Faisal  0  0  0  0  0  
  R Cox lbw b Rademaker  17  0  0  0  0  
  W Brandler b Rademaker  0  0  0  0  0  
  W Cunniliffe lbw b Faisal  7  0  0  0  0  
  M Khan b Rademaker  23  0  0  0  0  
  H Chowdrey b Faisal  4  0  0  0  0  
  R Northcott c Holliday b Webley  3  0  0  0  0  
  T Sealey not out  6  0  0  0  0  
  A Walton c Holliday b Webley  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 7, nb 0) 11    
 TOTAL (28.2 Overs) 127 all out    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-6 [Laing] , 2-6 [Scrase] , 3-42 [Cox] , 4-42 [Brandler] , 5-59 [Cunniliffe] , 6-94 [Vetrivel] , 7-109 [Chowdrey] , 8-114 [Northcott] , 9-126 [Khan] , 10-127 [Walton]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Lucius Faisal 8 0 42 4  
 Ian Lay 3 0 25 0  
 Kurt Rademaker 8 2 23 3  
 Jon Webley 7.2 1 21 3  
 Aroon Korgaonkar 2 0 12 0  
 
 

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