Sun and hot, but Pacific lost
Pacific v St. Au Ley Casuals CC at St Au Ley CC Chenaud  Thu 29-Aug-2013 at 1pm
Lost 80odd runs
 

The last game saw Pacific throw away their unbeaten record on the continent, as French Under 19 captain Dan Nott, opening for St Au Lay Casuals, happy-slapped his team to an Alain Prost-like start, dismissing Nuggs back over his head in the first over. St Au Lay contained the only genuine Frenchman we faced on the tour, a talented man called Davide who was taught the sport by an English school teacher and is now director of cricket for France, and another player who is the coach for the aforementioned national Under 19s. 

Despite the sometimes dibbly and sometimes dobbly efforts of Haill, Bunter, and the rarely unfurled bowling arms of Duthie and Richards, Pacific had a fairly significant chase on their hands. And it was one that they came nowhere near accomplishing, with former heroes Nuggs and Aroon chastened by a combination of opening the batting and a pitch on which no Pacific player could find their rhythm. That only two boundaries were notched up until Oli Haill came in at 5 was an indication of how difficult the visitors found it to time the ball on this slow-bouncing astroturf wicket despite its similarities with its distant cousin Wray.

We only got to within 100 runs thanks to our own France Under 19s ringer, James, who knew the pitch and belted a few boundaries that we were very grateful for.


St. Au Ley Casuals CC v Pacific
 
St. Au Ley Casuals CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Nott (French U19 skip) b Martin  59  0  52  0  0  
  Quasim st Richards b  29  0  27  0  0  
  Mian c Gleadow b  13  0  7  1  1  
  Selig c Martin b Haill  26  0  31  0  0  
  Sheikh c Gleadow b Haill  14  0  18  0  0  
  Bordes c Gleadow b Haill  24  0  17  0  0  
  Hicks c Duthie-Welsford b Tambyrajah  0  0  0  0  0  
  Hsnain st Duthie b Richards  43  0  0  0  0  
  Zeeshan b Haill  6  0  0  0  0  
  Bryan not out  9  0  0  0  0  
  Bryan not out  1  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 11, lb 1, w 10, nb 1) 23    
 TOTAL (35.0 Overs) 247/9    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 4 0 22 0  
 Aroon Korgaonkar 4 0 42 0  
  5 0 44 2  
 Bunter Martin 4 0 23 1  
 Oliver Haill 7 3 18 4  
 Ahmed Hussain 4 0 20 0  
 Tony Tambyrajah 4 0 40 1  
 Adrian Duthie 1 0 3 0  
 Steve Richards 2 0 12 1  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Aroon Korgaonkar c 3rd man b Hsnain  38  0  77  1  0  
  James Gleadow c Bryan b J Bryan  11  0  23  0  0  
  Steve Richards† c n/k b Bryan  12  0  17  1  0  
  Ahmed Hussain c n/k b Pete  0  0  12  0  0  
  Oliver Haill run out  25  0  27  5  0  
  Tony Tambyrajah c n/k b Bordes  1  0  0  0  0  
  not out  26  0  0  0  0  
  Bunter Martin st n/k b Nott  11  20  0  0  0  
  not out  3  0  0  0  0  
  Adrian Duthie* did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ashley Duthie-Welsford did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 
 

Other matches:
 Olé at Au Ley, Thu 26-Aug-2010, St Au Ley CC Chenaud, Won 45 Runs
 Dr Smith Is the Callender Boy, Thu 28-Aug-2008, St Au Ley CC Chenaud, Won 23 Runs
 Jokers Wild, Thu 31-Aug-2006, St Au Ley CC Chenaud, Won 3 Wickets
 Tue 13-Jul-2004, St Au Ley CC Chenaud, Won 70 runs