Pacific see off battling Graces
Pacific v Graces at Wray Crescent  Sun 14-Apr-2013 at 1pm
Won by 11 runs
 

A cracking match delayed by the usual footballing turf-war nonsense. Taken to the wire, Pacific's total of 204 proved just too much for a battling Graces who went down fighting by 11 runs. Some good performances all round but R Siddique's 24 minute 61 and 4-24 gave the hosts the decisive edge. Special mention also for J Thornton and S Richards who got stuck in for 50 apiece and a decent catch each to boot. Yatin took a wicket on debut and a classic Richards strop about boundary flags proved to be a negligible blip on the otherwise sunny horizon. Graces stuck around with some handy partnerships until N Shofiq's ominous innings was ended by a diving catch from keeper Janaway. With this key partnership broken Pacific grabbed the advantage through skipper Siddique and Lucius bowling aggressively at the death. A good win for Pacific, but surely Democracy is the real winner...

 

Rob Allum, Lucius Faisal, Ahmed Hussain, Steve Richards, Satish Thiagarajan, Stacey Harvey,  Fred Janaway†, Ravi Patel, Rizwan Siddiqui*, Jon Thornton, Yatin Munssad

12th men: Max McGill Tom Ireland Luke Hollman Peter Hollman


Pacific v Graces
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Steve Richards lbw b Anoush  54  68  0  11  1  
  Jonathan Thornton c Mendis b Anoush  55  87  0  7  1  
  Rizwan Siddiqui* retired  61  24  0  4  6  
  Rob Allum b Newton  8  22  0  0  0  
  Lucius Faisal lbw b Mamun  10  2  0  1  1  
  Fred Janaway† b Abhi  0  7  0  0  0  
  Stacey Harvey not out  1  3  0  0  0  
  Yatin Munssad not out  0  2  0  0  0  
  Ahmed Hussain did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Satish Thiagarajan did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ravi Patel did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 9, nb 2) 15    
 TOTAL (30.0 Overs) 204-5    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-110 [Richards] , 2-153 [Thornton] , 3-193 [Faisal] , 4-200 [Janaway] , 5-204 [Allum]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Nadeem Shofiq 6 0 18 0  
 Newton 6 1 13 1  
 Ajay 2 0 25 0  
 S. Mendis 6 0 53 0  
 Anoush 6 0 43 2  
 Abhi 3 0 32 1  
 Mamun 1 0 17 1  
 
 
Graces innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  G Shorrocks*† c Thornton b Patel  24  25  0  4  0  
  D Scott c Richards b Munssad  15  67  0  1  0  
  S Mendis c Patel b Thiagarajan  15  17  0  3  0  
  N Shofiq c Janaway b Siddiqui  51  53  0  5  1  
  Anish b Siddiqui  32  34  0  3  1  
  J Hardisty c & b Siddiqui  3  15  0  0  0  
  Abhi not out  22  20  0  2  0  
  Ajay b Faisal  1  4  0  0  0  
  Anoush b Siddiqui  0  2  0  0  0  
  Mamun not out  5  9  0  0  0  
  Newton did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 3, w 16, nb 4) 25    
 TOTAL (30.0 Overs) 193-8    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-38 [G Shorrocks] , 2-59 [S Mendis] , 3-95 [D Scott] , 4-160 [N Shofiq] , 5-163 [Anish] , 6-170 [J Hardisty] , 7-175 [Ajay] , 8-180 [Anoush]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Satish Thiagarajan 6 0 23 1  
 Ravi Patel 4 0 34 1  
 Ahmed Hussain 4 1 17 0  
 Yatin Munssad 3 0 29 1  
 Stacey Harvey 2 0 22 0  
 Lucius Faisal 6 0 39 1  
 Rizwan Siddiqui 5 0 24 4  
 
 

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