Pacific v Victoria Park Juniors at Victoria Park Pitch 1  Thu 15 Jul 2010 at 6.15pm
Won 31 runs
Victoria Park Community Cricket League fixture

The forecast was wrong thankfully and it was a largely sunny evening with a few clouds. A late start at 7pm saw Pacific surprisingly inserted to bat. VPJ only had seven

Hardisty played on for 1. Faisal and McDonnell started slowly before opening up. McDonnell continued his good form to make 43 whilst enjoying a running argument with the VPJ fielders before holing out. Faisal was bowled for 28. Roy and Mohammed joined forces in a very useful 4th wicket partnership with Lahrie hitting down the ground (and edging through vacant slips) whilst Roy ended on 47* without having played a shot with a straight bat. A final total of 160/4 looked good as the sun was already setting

Hess and Gleadow bagged two wickets each. Hess's pace troubled the batsmen significantly and kept one end tight. Gleadow suffered at the hands of a driving and very rapid running opener (having had him edge narrowly past a diving keeping Roy second ball). The opener and an aged umpire kept arguing with Faisal and McDonnell - it seemed like every ball. The opener retired having made 50. Allum and Faisal were the change bowlers and Allum made the orange ball swing considerably in the gloom whilst Faisal bowled a super line. The wickets continued to fall and the opener returned. He kept blasting away to make 80odd*, including one over of demolishing Allum, but eventually ran out of partners.

A welcome victory in a feisty game with contributions from just about everybody was celebrated in the pub.

pitch 1 Shayne Says 5th – Vic Park Confirmed – 8/8 Justin Roy – bringing keepers kit Justin Hess Lahrie Mohammed – bringing stumps James McDonnell Lucius Faisal James Gleadow John Hardisty Rob Allum


Other matches:
 The Captain Stands Alone, Tue 19 Jul 2011, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Forfeited
 Boys Own, Sat 25 Sep 2010, Wray Crescent, Won 69 Runs
 Juniors in Moses' Basket, Sat 04 Jul 2009, Wray Crescent, Won 3 wickets
 Sledged Shamed & Beaten, Wed 23 Jul 2008, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 6 wickets
 Wash Out But BBC Predicts Sun !, Tue 03 Jun 2008, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Cancelled
 Arish's Game, Wed 28 Jun 2006, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 17 Runs
 Juniors Fail AA Test, Tue 24 May 2005, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 86 Runs