Pacific v LNER at Away  Fri 17 Jul 1998
Lost by 326 runs
Friendly fixture

in this 40 over match, Pacific suffered their biggest ever defeat surpassing the 234 run defeat by Hagley on 9/7/97.

L : 398-8 (40 overs). Sheikh 126. J Browne 1-0-2-2
P : 72-8 (ao) (31 overs). S Roberts 18. M Alexander 18. Zaidi 4-2-5-2

They were completely outplayed to the point of humiliation. Initially, Pacific were keen to avenge the 167 run defeat in 97 but a century from Shiekh was recorded before 15 overs were up. Opening bowlers Mike Alexander & Darryl Roberts were helpless & even Frank Baglivi was unable to stem the tide.Stuart Roberts picked up 2 wickets but Qamar got a century too.

More bad luck - Darryl Roberts breaks a finger on the 2nd ball of his 2nd spell & the spectating Kevin Murphy on a jet stop from LA could not be persuaded to retread old ground. Still the batting went on, now Penney with a half century before debutant Jomu Browne (ex Highbury Fields) picks up to wickets in the final over of the innings.

With a target of 10 an over, only respectability was left as a target. Therefore, Matt Holliday scored a duck, & key hope Browne scored 5. Peter Hollman was run out needlessly by Stuart Roberts who was then out himself bowled next ball. Skipper Zandis Zaidi said said it was just 1 of those days but Peter Hollman was nearer the mark ³we were awful - it 1st XI must for 99 or we¹ll just get the same again !²

P : MH+ PH* J Browne SR MA JM MP N Wright FB DR


Other matches:
 Sat 13 Jun 1998, Away, Cancelled
 LNER cruise home, Sat 14 Jun 1997, Oakhill Park, Lost by 7 wkts