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Pacific v Best Nationals at Wray Crescent  Thu 06-May-2010 at 6pm
Won 77 runs
 

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  
 
 

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