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Pacific v Best Nationals at Wray Crescent  Thu 06 May 2010 at 6pm
Won 77 runs
Victoria Park Community Cricket League fixture
 

The first VPCCL match to be played away from Victoria Park for 8 years was infused by the effervescent Best Nationals keeper SJ who kept everyone entertained throughout this highly enjoyable if slightly uneven contest. BN are indeed a very friendly, decent opposition hailing from Morgan Stanley. Pacific won the toss and batted.

Darren Tempany despatched the orange beacon to all boundaries but was lost in a distant garden in the 4th over. Tempany was superb as ever in hitting 50 off 19 balls. After Darren’s retirement the innings lost impetus, 60/0 off four overs became 90/4 before Lucius and Aroon stabilised the situation with a sensible partnership and the eventual score of 147 looked enough. BN Skipper Dan Williams had been the main pain inflictor with 2 wickets, a run out & 2 catches to dismiss the returning Darren Tempany 1st ball to end the innings 1 ball short of the allocation.

In reply the Pacific seamers gave little away – Sheldon Greenland taking 1 for 7 off 3 overs, James Gleadow bowling a maiden & Lucius Faisal bowling his 3 overs for just 13 + left arm chinaman Aroon Korgoankar leading the wicket takers with 3. Moses behind the stumps was near infallible with his catching & direct hits. Indeed, the BN batting never looked likely to threaten despite a smattering of boundaries and Tempany donating a dozen wides as Pacific's concentration wavered as the match petered to a close.

Alistair Chisolm was top scorer coming in at number 4 but the target was never under threat & the beers not drunk were removed again from the fridge in the pavilion kitchen.

A good start to the midweek season but things will have to be sharper next week - the opposition dropped at least half a dozen catches and we can't expect that generosity every week. Thanks to Pete Hollman for umpiring. Meanwhile, hopefully it will not be another 8 years before the next game at Wray Crescent was the universal opinion on the way to the despatch boxes.

Sheldon Greenland, James Gleadow, Peter Hollman, Aroon Korgoankar, Justin Roy*, Darren Tempany, Moses Hutchinson-Pascal & Jon Hardisty


Pacific v Best Nationals
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Justin Roy b Kelly  10  14  11  2  0  
  Darren Tempany c Williams b Sassin  50  23  19  5  3  
  Jonathan Hardisty b Kelly  5  7  7  0  0  
  Moses Hutchinson-Pascal c Williams b Sassin  5  3  5  1  0  
  Sheldon Greenland b Williams  6  11  7  1  0  
  Lucius Faisal b Williams  33  14  21  6  0  
  Aroon Korgaonkar run out Williams  12  14  16  0  0  
  James Gleadow not out  7  12  9  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 14, nb 2) 20    
 TOTAL (15.5 Overs) 147 all out    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-59 [Roy] , 2-77 [Hutchinson-Pascal] , 3-77 [Hardisty] , 4-90 [Greenland] , 5-131 [Faisal] , 6-147 [Korgaonkar] , 7-144 [Tempany]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Kelly 4 0 37 2  
 Chisolm 3 0 43 1  
 Wade 4 0 26 0  
 Williams 4 0 26 2  
 Sassin 0.5 0 5 1  
 
 
Best Nationals innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  SJ Zwiegelaar run out Hutchinson-Pascal  10  0  0  2  0  
  B Wade b Gleadow  1  0  0  0  0  
  F Sassin c Hutchinson-Pascal b Greenland  0  0  0  0  0  
  A Chisolm not out  21  0  0  1  1  
  D Williams b Gleadow  16  0  0  2  1  
  N Kelly b Tempany  5  0  0  1  0  
  J Hellin c Hutchinson-Pascal b Korgaonkar  0  0  0  0  0  
  J Gribbon not out  1  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 7, w 8, nb 0) 16    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 70-6    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Sheldon Greenland 3 0 7 1  
 James Gleadow 4 1 9 2  
 Aroon Korgaonkar 4 0 16 3  
 Lucius Faisal 3 0 13 0  
 Darren Tempany 2 0 17 1  
 
 

Other matches:
 The Magnificent Seven, Wed 07 Jun 2017, Victoria Park Pitch 2, Lost by 3 wickets