Pacific v Benfleet at Away  Mon 31 Aug 1998
Lost by 9 wkts
Friendly fixture

An all day game out in Essex & an under strength side.

P : 161-10. D Roberts 46*. J Edwards 13-4-39-4.
B : 162-1. P Wright 97*. A Coulson 3-2-6-1

The conditions were blustery & the temperature was coolish. Nobody seemed to want to be there & that was more or less how we played. We won the toss & Nigel was right to bat first only this looked becoming a 2 innings game when the batting slumped to 85-8. Benfleet¹s Captain was wise to what could easily have been & with the assistance of the 3rd string bowlers Pacific¹s batting reached a total approximately 50% below par. This was thanks to a 74 run partnership for the 9th wicket, Darryl Roberts knocking up his season¹s best. Essex Under 15 Phil Wright found the bowling to his liking & was unlucky not to complete his century when the target was reached with 10 overs to spare. In summary, Pacific¹s best bowling figures were handed in by A Coulson. Needless to say, they were not so keen for us to take the fixture again in 99 -in fact the silence has been deafening.

P : PH IL+ CJ A Coulson DB C Taylor SR JM NW* SR D Coulson