Pacific v President's XI at Wray Crescent  Sat 03 Oct 1998
Lost by 5 wkts
Friendly fixture

Despite the early loss of undoubtedly Pacific's player of the season,John Baglivi for a duck & David Murray (1) to opening bowlers Jason Gannon & Matthew Sanderson, Pacific recovered from 8-2 to 109 -3 .

Pcc : 137-10. J Green 55 P Hollman 28 Javed 11-1-34-4 A Dunning 10-2-33-4
PXI : 140-5. S Ahmed 84*. J Baglivi 6.3-0-32-3.

Captain Peter Hollman (28) continued his recent fine form & left hander John Green (55) who scored the shot of the day skimming the pavilion roof with a square drive for 6 off Sanderson.Thereafter, however, it was the same Pacific batting story of the 1998 season, when despite an excellent batting order on paper, Pacific then lost 7 wickets for 28 runs. Vice President & Captain Craig Jones, in the absence of the otherwise engaged President, Tim Mileham, was delighted with off spinner Javed's (Mola Jutt CC) haul of 4-34 & Victoria Lounge's Alistair Dunning's 4-33 who consolidated the Presidents XI position of strength. Opening the batting, Shakil Durrain (Mola Jutt CC) who is more used to facing high quality bowling in the Sri Lankan League was ruthless, particularly against Ian Lay 3-0-33-0 but Ian was unlucky to see him crucially dropped at deep mid wicket by David Murray to complete a disappointing performance for the latter. Man of the match Shakil (84*) was dropped again after he had completed his 1/2 century & despite John Baglivi & Mike Alexander picking up 5 wickets between them, Pacific were left to rue the chance he had given when on 8 & the earlier disappointing batting display.

Craig struggled to hide his glee & Peter Hollman agreed that the better side had won ."I was particularly pleased that the game had gone ahead & all the Invitees seemed to enjoy getting an unexpected bonus of 1 more game before they hang their boots up until next April."

Pcc : PH* JB DM JG RA LY DB+ S Rose MA IL B Patel
PXI : S Durrain,D DeKeeler,J Phelan,J Bennet,J Brown,CJ*,Javed ,J Patel+,M Sanderson,A Dunning, J Gammon

SUMMARY 1998 Season

P30 W7 L10 D13.
An unremarkable season in terms of results. Worst in terms of wins since 1984(16) but only since 1986 (6) had we lost less. This coupled with last place in Division 2 of VPCCL.However, this is still overshadowed by the record 16 games cancelled due mainly to the poor weather. Another season of consolidation lies ahead in 1999.


Other matches:
 Sat 31 Oct 2020, Wray Crescent,
 Sat 26 Oct 2019, Wray Crescent,
 Pacific trump the president's men, Sat 27 Oct 2018, Wray Crescent, Won by 137 runs
 Pacific Pride defeats young Lions, Sun 15 Oct 2017, Wray Crescent, Won by 58 runs
 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
 Thornton supreme in the rain, Sat 19 Oct 2013, Wray Crescent, Lost 7 runs
 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