A wet day spent contesting the memorial trophy at Ally Pally. The start was delayed by over three hours to allow the pitch to dry after morning rain. Lunch was a good feast. A timed contest ensued with UCS inserted.
UCS batted well on a damp track through intermittent drizzle to make 170odd. JB and Mike had opened the bowling with tight spells that suffered from butter fingered fielders. John Hill pulled a calf muscle in the first few overs. Nuggsy disappeared for twenty in his first over to waste their efforts but after that slipped and slided his way to a five fer as the pitch disintegrated but the fielders held their catches. Craig bowled with good control from the other end. Allan bowled three overs at the end but the butter finger fielders returned.
Tea was good if a little lacking in cake.
The chase was never likely to succeed due to a lack of batting strength, ball snaring outfield and the quagmire of a pitch. UCS bowled well and only Lay with 20 in the top order provided lengthy resistance. Our cause was not helped by some bad calling (poor Ben victim of Steve's overambition) and some questionable umpiring. However, Nuggsy and Mike played out the final few overs comfortably enough as the pitch squelched and puddles formed.
9:33am NEWS - GROUND WET START DELAYED TO 1pm
The return of the all day game for the Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Trophy to be contested by 2 sides of veterans. Eligibility is that anyone who played in the same team as John McDougall is up for selection. Likewise John Lindridge for UCS OBs.
The team for Monday is Steve Lay, Mike Alexander, Ben Hardisty, Jonathan Hardisty, Craig Jones, John Hill, Steve Emmins, John Baglivi, Matt Holliday (keeper), Allan Roberts and James Gleadow (token youth policy). It’s an 11am start, so can you please be at the ground by 10.30. Details re the ground are on the Pacific website. There’s plenty of parking. Hopefully lunch and tea will be provided. We haven’t a captain. If anyone’s keen to do it, please own up, otherwise I’m happy to step in.
Other matches: Mon 29-May-2017, Mill Hill Village CC, Memorial Cup comes home!, Mon 30-May-2016, UCS Playing Fields, Won 9 runs Victory denied, Sun 27-Sep-2015, Walker Cricket Ground, Drawn So close no matter how far, Mon 25-May-2015, UCS Playing Fields, Drawn UCS - Unfortunate consistent showers, Mon 25-Aug-2014, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled Pacific crackers deny cheesy boys, Sat 25-Aug-2012, UCS Playing Fields, Drawn Same old Story.., Sun 24-Jul-2011, Queens College, Lost 125 Runs Craig Secures Another Year of Possession, Sun 25-Jul-2010, Queens College, Lost 7 wickets Final Trophy Challenge Slips From Grasp, Sun 26-Jul-2009, Queens College, Lost 128 runs That Monday feeling, Mon 28-Jul-2008, Queens College, Postponed Challenge Dissipates Like The Flood Water, Sun 29-Jul-2007, Queens College, Lost 83 Runs No CCC Bail Out as UCS Drop Out, Sat 16-Jun-2007, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled Wrong End of Another Record, Sun 30-Jul-2006, Queens College, Lost 7 wickets Braden Graduates With a First in Oxford, Sun 31-Jul-2005, Queens College, Won 8 wickets Webley's Weekender Smashes Records, Sun 17-Jul-2005, UCS Playing Fields, Won 156 Runs Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 01-Aug-2004, Queens College, Lost 5 wickets 6 a side ? No Thanks !, Sun 18-Jul-2004, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled Pacific End Win Drought in Run Deluge!, Sun 03-Aug-2003, Queens College, Won by 139 Runs Delay . Play . Lunch . Play . Rain, Sun 08-Jun-2003, UCS Playing Fields, Drawn Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 04-Aug-2002, Queens College, Drawn Damp Forecast came True, Sun 09-Jun-2002, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 05-Aug-2001, Queens College, Won by 7 wkts Late assault sees Pacific home, Sun 03-Jun-2001, Away, Won by 4 wkts Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 06-Aug-2000, Queens College, Lost by 5 wkts Bowlers on top, Sun 04-Jun-2000, UCS Playing Fields, Won by 5 wkts Pitch unplayable, Sun 30-May-1999, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled Game off, Sat 25-Jul-1998, Oakhill Park, Cancelled Too many injuries, Sun 31-May-1998, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled Waterlogged ground., Sun 29-Jun-1997, Oakhill Park, Cancelled Garfunkel in rearguard action, Sun 01-Jun-1997, Eve Field, Drawn