October heatwave
Pacific v Strongroom CC at Wray Crescent  Sat 01-Oct-2011 at 12 noon
Lost 1 wicket
 

As October temperature records fell nationwide a fine close fought battle was lost due to ropey fielding and poor captaincy.  After skipper Nuggsy won the toss and bowed to mutiny at his suggestion of fielding first Pete Hollman made a super 70 odd.  He was supported well by Lahrie before he retired hurt and Jon Briley as the opening stand registered 146.  Unfortunately a late flurry of wickets prevented an increase in momentum and we were a below par 172/5 off our 40.  A good tea followed. 

Alexander and Luke Hollman opened the bowling and got us into the game with wickets and when Smith followed up with two fine dismissals Strongroom were 80/6.  They slipped off the hook due to batting depth that meant they had a regular opening pair as their 9th wicket partnership.  A cooked skipper did not manage to exercise sufficient control of the field placings and chances were missed.

Despite the sloppiness it was a great day's cricket that went down to the last over was deservedly won by Strongroom who gained revenge for our win at their place earlier in the season. 

Strongrrom Captain Jon Gower said"It was a really good game, but I think your pace bowlers bowled a much fuller length than ours, hence clean bowling 4-5 of our main batsmen. But well done on your innings, full of gritty determination - I wouldn't have fancied facing Zorain on that surface! 

We batted deep, which is what ultimately what gave us a somewhat fortunate victory. But we often have a close fight with you guys! "


Pacific v Strongroom CC
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Lahri Mohamed retired hurt  29  0  0  0  0  
  Peter Hollman b Zorain  75  0  0  0  0  
  Jon Briley b Gower  35  0  0  0  0  
  Sandeep Nair st b Gower  6  0  0  0  0  
  James Smith c & b Zorain  2  0  0  0  0  
  Richard Hillman not out  0  0  0  0  0  
  James Gleadow run out  2  0  0  0  0  
  Anosh Bana not out  4  0  0  0  0  
  Pete Alexander did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Luke Hollman did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ahmed Hussain did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 9, lb 2, w 6, nb 1) 18    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 172/5    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-146
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Zorain 8 3 25 2  
 Oli 8 1 38 0  
 Joe 8 0 37 0  
 Jon Gower 6 0 23 2  
 James 4 0 14 0  
 D Proctor 3 0 5 0  
 Sumer 3 0 19 0  
 
 
Strongroom CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  J Schneider b Alexander  6  0  0  0  0  
  H Lojhan st Hillman b Hollman  11  0  0  0  0  
  J Gower b Alexander  12  0  0  0  0  
  T Henderson b Smith  12  0  0  0  0  
  J Hall c Hillman b Alexander  12  0  0  0  0  
  D Gower b Nair  30  0  0  0  0  
  D Proctor b Smith  2  0  0  0  0  
  S Katariya c & b Gleadow  16  0  0  0  0  
  J Rahman c Mohamed b Gleadow  16  0  0  0  0  
  O Moore not out  11  0  0  0  0  
  Z Masood not out  15  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 0, w 0, nb 0) 0    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 173/9    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-28 , 2-32 , 3-38 , 4-71 , 5-84 , 6-92 , 7-123 , 8-144 , 9-144
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Pete Alexander 8 1 29 3  
 Luke Hollman 8 1 31 1  
 James Smith 7.1 0 39 2  
 James Gleadow 7 0 24 2  
 Sandeep Nair 4 1 15 1  
 Anosh Bana 3 0 8 0  
 Ahmed Hussain 2 0 17 0  
 
 

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 Sat 28-Jul-2018, Highgate Woods,
 Too wet in the woods, Sat 29-Jul-2017, Highgate Woods, Abandoned as a draw
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 The day the wheels fell off, Sat 10-Oct-2015, Wray Crescent, Lost 196 runs
 Sat 20-Jun-2015, Highgate Woods, Cancelled
 Kimchi, history and victory, Sat 11-Oct-2014, Wray Crescent, Won 83 Runs
 6 of the best, Sat 28-Jun-2014, Highgate Woods, Cancelled
 Hutchinson INXS, Sat 05-Oct-2013, Wray Crescent, Lost 42 runs
 Strongroom strongarmed out in dramatic win, Sat 29-Jun-2013, Highgate Woods, Won 4 runs
 Jittery collapse under October sun, Sat 06-Oct-2012, Wray Crescent, Lost 70 runs
 Pacific Outmuscled by Strongroom, Sat 30-Jun-2012, Highgate Woods, Lost by 41 runs
 A fielding performance to honour Rob, Sat 25-Jun-2011, Highgate Woods, Won 25 runs
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 Strongroom Capitalise on Claird Skies, Sat 12-May-2007, Highgate Woods, Lost 4 wickets
 Strongroom Not Airtight, Sat 16-Sep-2006, Wray Crescent, Lost 1 run
 Brittle Middle Strongarmed Away, Sat 13-May-2006, Highgate Woods, Lost 5 wickets
 Strong Team Effort Just the Ticket!, Sat 17-Sep-2005, Wray Crescent, Won 8 wickets
 Sat 21-May-2005, Wray Crescent, Cancelled