A wet and then sunny day at Wray Crescent proved cricket is possible in mid-October. The President's XI made 231 thanks to Thornton's 126. Satish and Nuggsy bowled well without much reward and Toby did very well to garner three wickets at the height of the rain. Justin's diving one-handed catch at mid on was the fielding moment of the year (but only for two hours). The Pacific reply was built around a Webbo 108* but ultimately fell just short. Riz's power was expected to boost Pacific's batting but his innings was cut short by Paul's incredible blind flick through his legs (American football snap style) to execute a direct hit from ten yards away from the area of mid on (fielding off his own bowling). The large crowd (15?) were soggy but happy at the end.
Thanks again to Peter Hollman for umpiring, to Christopher Clayton for scoring, and to Sajid for organising the Subway tea.
Other matches: Sat 28-Oct-2017, Wray Crescent, Pacific edge tight Presidential race, Sat 29-Oct-2016, Wray Crescent, Won 14 runs Croft and Nair do well to withstand coup, Sat 17-Oct-2015, Wray Crescent, Lost 6 wickets Webley Hits New 'Lights, Sat 18-Oct-2014, Wray Crescent, Drawn Presidential race goes to the wire, Sat 20-Oct-2012, Wray Crescent, Won 16 runs Admiral Of The Fleet, Sat 16-Oct-2010, Wray Crescent, Won 17 runs The Final Autumnal Glow, Sat 18-Oct-2008, Wray Crescent, Won 15 Runs Presidential Warming To Musical Accompaniment., Sat 13-Oct-2007, Wray Crescent, Lost 36 runs Presidential (in) Casualty, Sat 14-Oct-2006, Wray Crescent, Lost 2 wickets Infirm Pacific Leave President Phelan as Sick as a Parrot!, Sat 05-Oct-2002, Wray Crescent, Won by 114 runs Pacific receive mauling from Presidents XI, Sat 06-Oct-2001, Wray Crescent, Lost by 10 wkts Sat 07-Oct-2000, Wray Crescent, Abandoned Sat 03-Oct-1998, Wray Crescent, Lost by 5 wkts