Long awaited return ends with victory
Pacific v Highgate CC at Highgate CC
Sun 08 Aug 2010 at 1.30pm
Won 3 wickets
Friendly fixture

A brilliant sunny day ended in victory. There was a late start to this timed game.

The seamers started well and Highgate struggled to creep above three an over for the first 25 overs. The returning Long bowled a fast accurate spell first up. Gleadow was a little unlucky with three drops off his bowling. Webbo was back to his bowling best finding lots of inswing to get three wickets. Smith fumed at inaccurate scoring after a tight spell. Skip Bastin took four catches including a couple of skyers. Roberts bowled a steady spell that was rewarded in the end with two wickets. Moses recovered from a rusty first over to claim three and Vincent got his first wicket for the club.

A fantastic tea of Special Fried Rice was enjoyed by most of the team. Honourable mentions to Hollman and Tempany for avoiding the temptation of fourth helpings.

The Pacific chase started slowly and at 28/3 the game seemed to have turned. Bastin and Webley rebuilt the innings steadily and kept the asking rate below six an over. After Bastin fell, having skyed one, Long provided sensible support for Webley and seemed to have done the hard work. Then Webley sought to finish the game too quickly and fell to a big swipe at the leggie which was in complete contrast to the style and patience with which he had batted. Long perished next ball to one that leapt on him. Smith hit a couple of boundaries before sacrifice bunting Croft to retain the strike (two very divergent views on that run out). Moses took a few balls before guiding the ball to third man for the winning runs with three balls to spare.


Highgate CC v Pacific
 
Highgate CC innings  R  M  B  4  6
Glick   c Bastin b Gleadow   10  0  0  2  0  
Williams   b Webley   12  0  0  1  0  
Clarke   c Long b Hutchinson-Pascal   76  0  0  12  0  
Harrison   c Bastin b Webley   0  0  0  0  0  
D Holly   b Webley   2  0  0  0  0  
Lavender   c Bastin b Hutchinson-Pascal   22  0  0  2  0  
Deven   c Bastin b Hutchinson-Pascal   0  0  0  0  0  
Da Silva   b Roberts   12  0  0  3  0  
Atkinson   b Croft   4  0  0  0  0  
C Holly   b Roberts   0  0  0  0  0  
Guptu   not out    6  0  0  1  0  
 Extras (b 6, lb 5, w 9, nb 0) 20    
 TOTAL (43.3 Overs) 165    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-28 [Glick] , 4-61 , 5-130 , 8-153
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Adam Long   6  2  5  0  
 James Gleadow   8  2  31  1  
 Jon Webley   7  2  14  3  
 James Smith   8  3  16  0  
 Allan Roberts   9  0  53  2  
 Moses Hutchinson-Pascal   4  1  27  3  
 Vincent Croft   1.3  0  5  1  
 
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Alastair Prichard   b Atkinson   2  31  20  0  0  
Peter Hollman   b Clarke   14  35  24  0  0  
Jon Webley   c & b Atkinson   70  104  83  11  2  
Darren Tempany   b Clarke   0  3  1  0  0  
Rob Bastin   c & b Clarke   29  58  50  5  0  
Adam Long   c & b Atkinson   21  40  34  2  0  
James Smith   not out    10  10  9  2  0  
Vincent Croft   run out    0  6  2  0  0  
Moses Hutchinson-Pascal   not out    4  6  6  1  0  
Allan Roberts   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
James Gleadow   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 11, lb 2, w 5, nb 0) 18    
 TOTAL (41.3 Overs) 168-7    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-20 [Prichard] , 2-26 [Hollman] , 3-26 [Tempany] , 4-93 [Bastin] , 5-152 [Webley] , 6-152 [Long] , 7-162 [Croft]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Atkinson   12  2  34  3  
 Clarke   15  3  40  3  
 Deven   11.3  1  54  0  
 Guptu   4  0  27  0