Nine-man Pacific summon the Pawar
Pacific v Alexandra Park at Oakhill Park  Sat 26-May-2012 at 1.30pm
Won by 207 runs
 

And so the 9 men of Pacific took to the field to record one of our biggest ever victories (although surprisingly not in our top five) on a glorious sunny day at a scenic ground (bar the pavilion). The strong squad had suffered two drop-outs on the stroke of midnight, with Avjit contracting a fever and Harshi selflessly electing to stay at home and mop his brow. We hope to have them both available for selection soon.

Ben lost the toss, and Pacific were tasked with setting an insurmountable total. Openers Kurt and Sandeep both fell victim to balls that kept devillishly low on an almost lifeless wicket, but not before Sandeep had managed to break his recently-acquired blade. RIP the Icon, may you find your rightful place in cricket bat heaven. The opposition would go on to rue the comedic dropping of number 4 Krishna early on in his innings, as he Pawar'd magnificently to 118, receiving excellent support from Jon Webley with a knock of 48, and a generous helping of extras (60-odd) to rescue us from 7/2 on a ropey pitch. Jon eventually fell victim to the same young leg spinner who had claimed his wicket at the previous meeting with AP, and Keiran stepped up to produce a classy first innings of the season. Giaco and Rohan rounded it off in style, with the Pacific innings including two 'hundred' partnerships.  

After a substantial tea an upbeat, energetic Pacific took to the field, smelling victory on the summer breeze. Giaco relaxed into a spell of swing and pace, and Nuggsy bowled with intelligence and great variation to collectively blow AP's first eight batsmen away, sharing 4 wickets apiece, aided by an attacking field who piled on the pressure with aplomb. Giaco snared AP's sole danger-man, who fell to an LBW decision, having bowled him with the previous delivery which had been adjudged to be a no-ball. Kurt contributed some accurate medium pace (not to mention a superb catch coming over his shoulder), and Rohan ended the match by bowling their no.10.

So, after a fine team performance under Ben's astute leadership, the team retired to the nearby Prince of Wales (entry requirements: cheap tattoos and sunburn - they were lenient with us) for a swift post-match refreshment.  

 

  1. Benny Boorman*
  2. Giaco Bridgett
  3. James Gleadow
  4. Rohan Khurd
  5. Kieran Mullens
  6. Sandeep Nair
  7. Krishna Pawar
  8. 'The Kurt Locker' Rademaker
  9. Jon Webley


 


Pacific v Alexandra Park
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Kurt Rademaker b Mijan  2  0  0  0  0  
  Sandeep Nair b Mijan  0  0  0  0  0  
  Jon Webley st b Kassam  48  0  0  0  0  
  Krishna Pawar b Mo  118  0  0  0  0  
  Ben Boorman b Kassam  0  0  0  0  0  
  Kieran Mullens run out  24  0  0  0  0  
  Rohan Khurd not out  7  0  0  0  0  
  Giaco Bridgett not out  18  0  0  0  0  
  James Gleadow did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 30, lb 6, w 23, nb 2) 61    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 278/6    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-3 , 2-7 , 3-138 , 4-138 , 5-250 , 6-250
 
Bowling O M R W  
 
 
Alexandra Park innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Selam c Pawar b Gleadow  2  0  0  0  0  
  Mijan b Bridgett  2  0  0  0  0  
  Mo b Bridgett  0  0  0  0  0  
  Pradeep lbw b Bridgett  25  0  0  0  0  
  Brad b Gleadow  9  0  0  0  0  
  Ellis b Bridgett  3  0  0  0  0  
  Gobi lbw b Gleadow  1  0  0  0  0  
  Chris H b Khurd  7  0  0  0  0  
  Jacob b Gleadow  0  0  0  0  0  
  Kassam not out  1  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 8, lb 3, w 2, nb 4) 17    
 TOTAL (18.1 Overs) 69a.o.    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Giaco Bridgett 8 0 35 4  
 James Gleadow 8 3 18 4  
 Rohan Khurd 1.1 0 5 1  
 Kurt Rademaker 1 1 0 0  
 
 

Other matches:
 Sun 13-Sep-2015, Alexandra Palace, Lost 7 wickets
 Sun 05-Oct-2014, TBC (To Be Confirmed), Cancelled
 Throwing caution to the wind, Sun 25-Sep-2011, Alexandra Palace, Won 60 runs
 Start The Bus For The Parade, Sun 15-Aug-2010, Alexandra Palace, Won By Walkover
 Never underestimate No. 11, Sun 06-Jun-2010, Wray Crescent, Lost 13 runs
 Not Applicable, Mon 30-May-2005, Alexandra Palace, Cancelled