A depleted Pacific team dug in and did well to keep Washington to 230 despite their opener & captain pummelling sixes at will on his way to 140-odd. Late wickets from Ireland and lots of sharp fielding kept spirits high as we went into tea, a luxurious buffet of Kieran's home-made jerk chicken, plus quiche, fruit and cake.
After a poor start Pacific stabilised through the middle overs, and when Sheldon came in and hit a remarkable 50 off 17 balls the opposition looked very worried. Unfortunately Sheldon was eventually very well caught on the boundary, but not before he smashed six massive sixes (and lots more fours that would have been sixes were it not for the new boundary rules at Wray). Balls rained into the trees of Wray Close like some sort of leathery meteor shower, and an unlikely win looked on. But alas, the seventh and sadly the last Pacific wicket went with us still requiring around 50 runs.
A good display from a heavily outsourced team, played in good spirits against the chirpy but very friendly Washington.
Other matches: Sun 02-Jul-2017, North Middx CC, Euro trashed, Sun 04-Oct-2015, Wray Crescent, Won 8 wickets JR's 50 not enough to stop Wash cycle, Sat 07-Sep-2013, Wray Crescent, Lost Pacific white-Wash'd on a day to forget, Sat 08-Sep-2012, Wray Crescent, Lost 204 runs Toby and Harshdeep lead victory charge, Sat 03-Sep-2011, Wray Crescent, Won 28 Runs NM Development XI Reclaim Ground, Sun 07-Aug-2011, TBC (To Be Confirmed), Cancelled Sat 05-Jun-2010, Wray Crescent, Cancelled Hats Off To Lahri, Sun 23-Aug-2009, Wray Crescent, Won 89 runs Washout averted, Wash annihilated, Sun 06-Jul-2008, North Middx CC, Won 7 Wickets Wash Out Spares Wash Backlash, Sun 19-Aug-2007, Broxbourne Sports Club, Cancelled Iron Basket Full After Wash day, Sun 08-Jul-2007, North Middx CC, Lost 9 wickets Wash Pass Daz Test, Sun 23-Jul-2006, Gonville & Caius, Lost 3 wickets Diminishing Availabilities Leaves No option, Sun 14-May-2006, North Middx CC, Cancelled Washout In Cambridge, Sun 24-Jul-2005, Gonville & Caius, Drawn Brilliant Braden Mangles Wash!, Sun 15-May-2005, North Middx CC, Won 35 Runs Pete Picks Off Pacific!, Sun 12-Sep-2004, Broxbourne Sports Club, Lost by 20 Runs Wilkinson's Washington Woe!, Sun 16-May-2004, North Middx CC, Lost by 1 Run Sun 14-Sep-2003, Broxbourne Sports Club, Lost by 4 wkts Pacific Wash Away the Tears!, Sun 18-May-2003, North Middx CC, Won 6 Wickets Wilkinson Strangles Washington in Dramatic Draw, Sun 15-Sep-2002, Broxbourne Sports Club, Drawn Pacific Dreadful – Walker Disgraceful, Sun 19-May-2002, Alexandra Palace, Drawn Minnion seals it, Sun 09-Sep-2001, Away, Lost by 1 wkt Brave Jim sees Pacific home, Sun 10-Jun-2001, Broxbourne Sports Club, Won by 5 wkts Barnstorming Pacific put Washington to the Sword, Sun 10-Sep-2000, Dame Alice Owens, Won by 6 wkts Woods & Cragoe set up win for Wash, Sun 11-Jun-2000, Away, Lost by 5 wkts Demetri imposes as bowling dominates, Sun 09-May-1999, Alexandra Palace, Lost by 32 runs Wilkinson bats on..., Sun 02-Aug-1998, Queens College, Drawn Pitch unfit, Sat 18-Apr-1998, Tufnell Park, Cancelled Stapleford galvanises Pacific, Sun 20-Apr-1997, Tufnell Park, Drawn