A day of patchy weather saw Pacific overcome a middle order hiccup to win convincingly. News that this was to be a timed game met with the usual grumbling. Pacific won the toss and opted to bat. Croft anchored the innings whilst Pacific struggled against the swinging ball. Tempany thumped away but was undone by a change of ball after he smashed the old one over the mid on fence. Saif was his usual stylish self making 35 but at 127/6 the innings looked in trouble. Rees and Korgaonkar bailed the team out.
Chigwell's ten never looked likely to trouble the target. Rees bowled an immaculate line up the hill - seven maidens was some achievement. Gleadow wirred through the overs at the top end for four wickets. Nick Allum (Rob's brother) held up the Pacific charge and it looked like the weather closing in might foil us. However, just as the rain began Webley bowled Allum and Gough in the same over with inswingers.
Other matches: Sun 10-Sep-2017, North Middx CC, Sun 07-May-2017, Old Chigwellians Club, Victory is sweet in last-ball thriller, Sun 11-Sep-2016, Alexandra Palace, Won 2 wickets Burnham sees red as runfest unfolds, Sun 08-May-2016, Old Chigwellians Club, Drawn Another tight finish, Sun 30-Aug-2015, Old Chigwellians Club, Lost 5 wickets PCC realise Chig ambitions , Sun 31-May-2015, Alexandra Palace, Won 7 wickets Plucky Pacific hang on for draw, Sun 31-Aug-2014, Old Chigwellians Club, Drawn Pacific 'Chig' deep for victory, Sun 25-May-2014, Alexandra Palace, Won 19 runs Pacific on top, Sun 01-Sep-2013, Old Chigwellians Club, Won 7 wickets Scores level in last-ball thriller, Sun 28-Apr-2013, Alexandra Palace, Drawn - scores level! To Mankad or not to Mankad? Scores level despite skipper's heroics, Sun 02-Sep-2012, Old Chigwellians Club, Drawn - scores level! Sight screens as rafts, Sun 29-Apr-2012, Broxbourne Sports Club, Cancelled Could not raise team, Sun 28-Aug-2011, Old Chigwellians Club, Forfeited If you thought South Africa choked ..., Sun 31-Jul-2011, Broxbourne Sports Club, Lost 8 runs Allum the key for Chigwell, Sun 26-Apr-2009, Wray Crescent, Drawn The Fairest of Draws, Mon 06-May-2002, Met Police Grd, Drawn Marathon spell from Mileham seals it, Mon 07-May-2001, Away, Won by 3 wkts