Axis of Willow Pillage Village
Pacific v Village CC at Wray Crescent  Sat 26-Apr-2008 at 1pm
Won 116 Runs
 

The inaugural fixture between these 2 clubs could not have gone better for the hosts. The 3 batting dynasties of Jon Webley, Jim Davies & Darren Tempany, who's performances would have far greater adversaries shuddering & today's unlucky opponents wondering if it is always like this.

From a position of 70-1 after 20 overs they kicked on to such an extent that over 200 runs were scored in the final 20 & the total of 292-5 was the largest 40 over total.

Alex from The Village " I thought it was an enjoyable game. You bated well as a team, in fact the differences between he two sides was based on which team had players who betted sensibly and left the ball or defended. Of ten overs the scores for both team were similare, the difference was that you guys kept wickets and accelerated wheareas we threw our wickets away. I look forward to seeing you at the Alebert Rd Rec."

Matt Callender, Pete Hollman, James Gleadow, Steve Lay*, Darren Tempany, Jon Webley+, Ian Lay, Matt Patel, Sheldon Greenland, Jim Davies and Lucius Faisal.

STATS CORNER Highest 40 over total beating 281 all out (39.1 overs) v UCS Old Boys 17.7.05

Fastest 50s:- Jim Davies in 30 balls was the 4th fastest & the new fastest ever is Darren Tempany's off 21 balls in 30 minutes beating 24 Jonathan Campbell v Bayshill 24.6.01.


Jim Davies


Darren Tempany

Village CC, from Hackney, stepped into the hole left by Chats Palace for this game at Wray Crescent. It was a beautiful sunny day which saw many a cricketer looking very burnt by the end of the day. The visitors won the toss and opted to field.

Pacific started solidly as Pete Hollman and Jon Webley batted tidily against some useful swing bowling. Webley was targeting 250+ and consequently opened up and hit a couple of towering sixes to help him to 56 before lobbing a catch to mid-wicket off a long hop. Webley equalled the record consecutive number of 25+ knocks. Hollman, 29, and Greenland fell soon after and with a long tail and the score at 130/4 off 27 overs the situation did not look too bright. However, Tempany and the returning Davies smashed the ball in true IPL fashion. Davies was powerful through the off side including a six over point that hit the authorís bike. Tempany caused many a call of Ďheadsí as he scored the fastest fifty in Pacific history and ended up on 92* off 42 balls. Together they added 142 in just over 10 overs. Pacific ended up on the third highest total in their history.

A successful chase by Village CC was never likely but they made a brave effort and achieved a steady flow of boundaries including one six that hit a house halfway up. Greenland and then Faisal bowled very good spells from the playground end that deserved many more wickets than the two they got between them. Ian Lay bowled a full length and picked up 4-54 before becoming jug shy (understandable having got a parking ticket earlier in the day). Gleadow, 2-36, didnít bowl well but bowled Koder for a duck when the ball hit the pad, looped over the batsmanís shoulder and then spun on to the wicket. Callender got a rare bowl and deserved his wicket and was unlucky that Gleadow dropped two chances at deep midwicket. The game ended when Gupte had to retire with cramps.

Change of oppo from Chats Palace - see below

Hi Pete, I really donít know why we keep making this mistake of arranging an April fixture. I always let you down on it. I canít raise even one person for next Saturdayís match. Iíll take you on on my own if you like! It really is a no go, so Iíll have to pull out again. Iím actually thinking of pulling out of all of our weekend games, except the September/October fixtures, which is when our lot seem to think that Summer has arrived! Sorry about this. I tried ringing your mobile. No answer or voicemail option. Feel free to get back to me on this. Gary Horsman Executive Director


Pacific v Village CC
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Peter Hollman b Ireland  29  109  77  3  0  
  Steve Lay b Bowman  4  27  18  0  0  
  Jon Webley c Lyneham b Koder  56  64  54  6  3  
  Sheldon Greenland c Lyneham b Koder  9  22  22  1  0  
  Jim Davies c Verdin b Lyneham  58  58  37  9  1  
  Darren Tempany not out  92  61  42  11  5  
  Matt Callender not out  3  7  3  0  0  
  Ian Lay did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Mat Patel did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  James Gleadow did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Lucius Faisal did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 13, lb 8, w 17, nb 3) 41    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 292-5    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-18 [Lay] , 2-106 [Webley] , 3-125 [Hollman] , 4-136 [Greenland] , 5-278 [Davies]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Lyneham 7 0 38 1  
 Bowman 5 0 19 1  
 White 6 0 52 0  
 Pitcher 5 0 32 0  
 Gupte 6 1 31 0  
 Koder 5 0 45 2  
 Ireland 6 0 54 1  
 
 
Village CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  A White lbw b Greenland  3  0  14  0  0  
  A A Page lbw b Lay  21  0  18  3  0  
  D Wake b Lay  12  0  0  2  0  
  A Verdin c & b Lay  16  0  0  1  1  
  P Bowman b Lay  23  0  0  3  1  
  E Gupte retired hurt  28  0  0  5  0  
  P Lyneham lbw b Faisal  12  0  0  2  0  
  D Ireland not out  22  0  0  4  0  
  M Koder b Gleadow  0  0  0  0  0  
  N Johnson c & b Gleadow  8  0  0  1  0  
  C Pitcher c Hollman b Callender  6  0  0  1  0  
 Extras (b 9, lb 1, w 9, nb 4) 23    
 TOTAL (32.2 Overs) 176 all out    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-9 [White] , 2-32 [Wake] , 3-45 [Page] , 6-147 [Koder] , 7-117 [Lyneham] , 8-159 [Johnson] , 9-165 [Pitcher]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 8 0 36 2  
 Sheldon Greenland 5 0 10 1  
 Ian Lay 6 0 54 4  
 Lucius Faisal 8 2 24 1  
 Matt Callender 5.2 0 45 1  
 
 

Other matches:
 Sat 20-Aug-2011, Parliament Hill, Cancelled
 Village Remorse But A Great Match Spoiled, Sat 07-May-2011, Wray Crescent, Lost 14 Runs
 Village Idiots, Sat 08-May-2010, Wray Crescent, Lost 8 wickets
 Holiday Season Takes Its' Toll, Sat 15-Aug-2009, London Marathon Playing Field Hainault, Cancelled
 Villagers Flee as Henry Lays Waste, Sat 16-Aug-2008, , Drawn