It was lovely, pleasant evening that ended in a narrow defeat. Pacific fielded first. The team bowled well, particularly Rees and Faisal, but a dozen wides would turn out to be costly.
In reply Lahrie and Rob Allum helped Pacific recover from the loss of a couple of early wickets and then Webley and Faisal seemed poised to take Pacific home. However, Lucius was bowled by a very good ball and then with four needed of the last over skipper Rees was crazily run out going for a second off the first ball and Aroon bowled off the fourth ball.
The opposition keeper won't win the award for fair play - a tantrum at being given out caught behind and then lots of chatter at the batsmen when bowlers were running up.
CUP 1st Round Pitch 2. VIII Hi all
Here is the team for Monday’s first Cup game in Vic Park. Please could you confirm that you’re still keen and able to play! And apologies for the late notice, I’ve just returned from holiday.
Monday 17 May 6:15pm start Pitch 2 (nearest the main gate)
Rob Bastin (w)
Reserve – Chris Barber, Jon Hardisty