Skipper shines above arrogant mediocrity
Pacific v Crouch End CC at Broxbourne Sports Club  Sun 05-Jun-2011 at 1pm
Won 2 wickets
 

Not one of Pacific's prouder days despite victory.  Broxbourne was dry if overcast at the 1pm start time.  Unfortunately several players decided there was no obligation to arrive for 1pm.  Skipper Toby lost the toss and Pacific fielded and he opened the bowling.

12th man and sub fielder Gleadow promptly pulled off a Hollywood dive at gully but forgot to hang on to the ball and thereby gave the hard hitting left handed opener a life.  Parkinson bowled well and was unlucky to have an umpire with dubious vision as to height.  Smith was his usual self and merited more luck.  Korgaonkar bowled one of his tightest spells for the club. However, the foot slipped off the jugular as the drizzle set in.  Ahmed got three but could have done with two deep midwickets.    Hopper and Richards bowled solid spells but the diminuitive number eight thoroughly merited his fifty as he rallied the tail.

As per England's bowlers at Lords so for Pacific's batsmen at Broxbourne.  A strong and deep batting order on paper made an absolute dog's dinner of the chase.  Debutant Marshall looked good until skipping halfway down the wicket to be stumped in the fourth over - this was a feat Parkinson also achieved later on.  Lahri was run out  backing up after short extra cover dived and deflected the ball on to the stumps at the non strikers end.  The opposition bowling was not great but to win a game you have to respect and hit what is on offer.  As the rain got harder thankfully skipper Toby showed the necessary grit, determination and sensible classy driving to see us over the line.

Several players could do with being made to write out the club's equal opps policy.


Crouch End CC v Pacific
 
Crouch End CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Shiraj c Parkinson b Smith  25  0  0  0  0  
  Sam c & b Parkinson  6  0  0  0  0  
  Tim P c Richards b Ahmed  9  0  0  0  0  
  Kester b Parkinson  0  0  0  0  0  
  Paul b Ahmed  7  0  0  0  0  
  Bhano c Richards b Ahmed  9  0  0  0  0  
  Des run out Parkinson  2  0  0  0  0  
  Sri not out  65  0  0  0  0  
  Nabil run out Smith  22  0  0  0  0  
  Bernard b Korgaonkar  8  0  0  0  0  
  Vikash c Richards b Korgaonkar  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 12, lb 4, w 18, nb 0) 34    
 TOTAL (0.0 Overs) 188    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Sam Parkinson 5 1 27 2  
 Toby Chasseaud 2 0 10 0  
 James Smith 7 2 30 1  
 Aroon Korgaonkar 8 1 22 2  
 Forhad Ahmed 8 0 40 3  
 Stu Hopper 6 0 28 0  
 Steve Richards 4 0 13 0  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Lahri Mohamed run out  10  0  0  1  0  
  Andrew Marshall st b Vikash  11  0  0  2  0  
  Justin Roy lbw b Bernard  15  0  0  2  0  
  Toby Chasseaud not out  68  0  0  10  0  
  Sam Parkinson st b Sri  28  0  0  4  1  
  Abhinav Ramnarayan c & b Sri  15  0  0  1  1  
  Steve Richards c & b Nabil  4  16  0  0  0  
  Stu Hopper c & b Des  1  7  0  0  0  
  James Smith lbw b Bernard  16  0  0  3  0  
  Forhad Ahmed not out  4  0  0  1  0  
  Aroon Korgaonkar did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 3, w 11, nb 0) 14    
 TOTAL (38.4 Overs) 189/8    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  2-39 , 3-49 , 4-96 , 5-123 , 6-131 , 7-134
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Des 8 0 26 1  
 Vikash 8 2 34 1  
 Bernard 7 0 32 2  
 Sri 8 0 31 2  
 Nabil 6.4 0 53 1  
 Shiraj 1 0 10 0  
 
 

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