Catches almost win matches
Pacific v Thames Ditton CC at Thames Ditton Cricket Club
Sun 13 May 2012 at 2pm
Lost by 32 runs
Friendly fixture

"What's that blue thing up there?" So asked Steve on the train journey to Thames Ditton, a lovely, historic little ground in south London. Our memories were hazy but it was, of course, the sky, looking surprisingly rain free for the first time we could remember.

Pacific lost the toss and Thames Ditton chose to bat. James opened the bowling with some nice variation and Steve, looking sprightly this season thanks to his new exercise regime, took a smart slip catch. At the other end was Krishna, on debut, who bowled pace and got under the Dittonites' skin while celebrating one of his wickets in his extended follow-through. Toby took a sharp catch at cover off his bowling. Vince, bowling first change, claimed the scalp of their overseas pro (a South Australia U19 player), who was looking dangerous, with a "slower ball bouncer" - or a long hop that didn't bounce. Ditton had a couple of big biffers in the middle order, who took a liking to Aroon's chinamen. Jon bowled economically, despite the headwind. Toby benefited from good catches by Aroon (a hard, flat one) and Jon (a high, swirly one). Ditton's tail wagged hard and they finished on 209.

Tea was nice, then Steve and Toby opened the batting. Steve had a couple of lives, dropped twice at point, before falling LBW trying to pull a good length ball. Toby was out to the catch of the day, lofting one over the head of mid-on, who ran backwards, dived, and somehow managed to hang on. Ben, was out to a sharp slip catch. Kurt, playing his first game for Pacific since 2010, was going nicely before he was bowled. Jon hit an assured 55 but was then run out by a direct hit. Rob was seeing the ball well but ran himself out in a misunderstanding with his skipper. Sandeep's was a nonchalant knock, including a glorious cover drive, but perhaps too nonchalant as Krishna was run out, much to Ditton's enjoyment after his earlier "antics". Sandeep then danced down the track, failed to connect, and made no attempt to get back before the keeper hit the stumps, with it going down in the scorecard as a run out. So Pacific finished short on 177. It was a good game though, with quality fielding by both sides.

 


Thames Ditton CC v Pacific
 
Thames Ditton CC innings  R  M  B  4  6
T Carter   b Croft   28  0  0  0  0  
R Mayhan   b Pawar   8  0  0  0  0  
A Chapman   c Chasseaud b Pawar   5  0  0  0  0  
A Kapoor   c Richards b Gleadow   8  0  0  0  0  
M Bean   c Webley b Chasseaud   76  0  0  0  0  
W Steyn   run out Chasseaud    16  0  0  0  0  
R Blake   c Korgaonkar b Chasseaud   0  0  0  0  0  
C Dixon   not out    30  0  0  0  0  
R Spider   not out    30  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 1, w 9, nb 2) 15    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 209/7    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-23 , 2-29 , 3-47 , 4-56 , 5-156 , 6-156 , 7-169
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 James Gleadow   8  0  31  1  
 Krishna Pawar   8  1  23  2  
 Vincent Croft   5  0  24  1  
 Jon Webley   5  1  14  0  
 Aroon Korgaonkar   3  0  30  0  
 Toby Chasseaud   7  0  39  2  
 Sandeep Nair   2  0  10  0  
 Kurt Rademaker   2  0  27  0  
 
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Steve Richards   lbw b Anabel   22  44  0  3  0  
Toby Chasseaud   c Mid-on b Dixon   21  54  0  3  0  
Kurt Rademaker   b Blake   29  61  0  3  0  
Ben Boorman   c Slip b Chapman   3  10  0  0  0  
Jon Webley   run out    55  69  0  6  1  
Rob Bastin   run out    10  7  0  1  0  
Sandeep Nair   run out    26  29  0  3  0  
Krishna Pawar   run out    6  5  0  0  0  
Vincent Croft   not out    0  0  0  0  0  
James Gleadow   not out    0  0  1  0  0  
Aroon Korgaonkar   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 2, nb 1) 6    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 177/8    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-43 , 2-45 , 3-49 , 4-109 , 5-127 , 5-127 , 6-164 , 7-173 , 8-177
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Anabel   8  4  16  1  
 Ahmad   6  0  26  1  
 Dixon   8  1  32  1  
 Chapman   7  0  31  1  
 Blake   6  0  32  1  
 Spider   5  0  32  0