Seniority rule
Seniors XI v Juniors XI at Wray Crescent  Sat 02-Apr-2016 at 12 noon
Won Srs won by 44 runs
 

The Pacific season got off to a flying start at Wray Crescent with Pacific's seniors prevailing over their junior counterparts in our traditional curtain raiser to the year. It was great to see so many new faces debut. Sumeet Sharma, John Saunders, Rob Hamill, Navid Chowdhury and Jude Saverus all showed plenty of skill and promise.

The Seniors batted first and were in trouble early on before Sandeep blasted his way to 78 before being expertly run out by a direct hit by Rob. Toby and Kieran chipped in to lift the score to 207 off 40. The Juniors' chase started solidly but Kieran's five-for ("Please can't this be a first class match," he was repeatedly heard pleading) chipped away at them despite Sheldon Brathwaiting 44 before skying one to Toby at mid-off who snaffled the chance to catch another danger man. So it was that the Juniors fell 40-odd short. 

The highlight of the day though was the return to Pacific colours of the club's stellar allrounder James Gleadow, who helped guide the Seniors past 200 with typical nous.

Next Sunday, 10 April, Nuggsy will be donning the whites once again. Following on from last year's hugely successful day, the James Gleadow Alliance will play a Pacific XI in a T20 or 25-over a side tie to help raise money for several bowel cancer charities. James is generously covering the cost of the pitch hire at Wray Crescent so instead of a match fee we're asking participants to make as generous a donation to this important cause as possible. Last year over £600 was raised for Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer UK – we're hoping to better that total in 2016. Please let me know if you'd like to get involved as soon as possible.

In other Pacific news, it's farewell for now to Justin Roy, who is moving to the US with the family Roy in the next couple of days. Justin, like his namesake Jason, is capable of destructive displays of power play with the bat, which allied to a ready wit, make him a valued member of the team. We wish him well and hope to see him in Pacific colours again in the future.


Seniors XI v Juniors XI
Toss won by Seniors XI
 
Seniors XI innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  P Davis b Saunders  1  0  7  0  0  
  J Thornton c Sub b Hamill  16  0  36  3  0  
  J Di Mascio b Chowdhury  8  0  18  2  0  
  S Nair† run out Hamill  78  0  0  13  1  
  L De Glossop c Sub b Macpherson  10  0  10  2  0  
  T Chasseaud* st Sharma b Macpherson  23  0  38  3  0  
  K Mullens c Sub b Patel  23  0  0  3  0  
  S Timbadia c Greenland b Patel  1  0  0  0  0  
  J Gleadow not out  8  0  0  1  0  
  A Hussain not out  1  0  0  0  0  
  A Duncan did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 12, lb 1, w 14, nb 5) 32    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 207/8    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-7 , 2-33 , 3-45 , 4-67 , 5-131 , 6-177 , 7-197
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Sheldon Greenland 6 1 18 0  
 John Saunders 5 1 21 1  
 Navid Chowdhury 5 1 14 1  
 Rob Hamill 8 1 26 0  
 Hugh Macpherson 6 0 50 2  
 Jude Saverus 6 1 43 0  
 Ravi Patel 4 1 21 2  
 
 
Juniors XI innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  S Sharma† c Chasseaud b Hussain  33  0  36  6  0  
  M Woodland b Davis  7  0  22  1  0  
  J Collis lbw b Mullens  6  0  39  1  0  
  R Patel* b Mullens  29  0  36  5  0  
  J Saverus st Nair b Mullens  2  0  7  0  0  
  N Chowdhury lbw  0  0  2  0  0  
  S Greenland c Chasseaud b De Glossop  44  0  22  3  2  
  R Hamill st Nair b Mullens  14  0  8  1  1  
  H McPherson not out  4  0  9  0  0  
  J Saunders c Nair b Davis  4  0  12  0  0  
 Extras (b 7, lb 3, w 9, nb 1) 20    
 TOTAL (35.3 Overs) 163    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Sharan Timbadia 8 0 40 0  
 Paul Davis 7.3 1 48 2  
 Ahmed Hussain 7 0 20 1  
 Kieran Mullens 8 2 22 5  
 Toby Chasseaud 3 0 22 0  
 Lawrence De Glossop 2 0 6 1  
 
 

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 Sat 05-Apr-2014, Wray Crescent, Won by Juniors by 7 wickets
 First win for captain Giaco, the voice of yoof, Sat 06-Apr-2013, Wray Crescent, Won by Juniors 6 wkts
 Hosepipe Ban In Tatters, Mon 09-Apr-2012, Broxbourne Sports Club, Cancelled
 Mature Toby guides Juniors home, Sat 09-Apr-2011, Wray Crescent, Juniors win by 7 wickets
 Haill turns game twice, Sun 11-Apr-2010, Wray Crescent, Won Seniors by 2 runs
 Seniors Pecking Order, Mon 13-Apr-2009, Wray Crescent, Won By Seniors by 71 Runs
 Seniors turn the tide, Sat 12-Apr-2008, Wray Crescent, Won by Seniors by 48 runs
 Junior Show Time, Sat 14-Apr-2007, Wray Crescent, Won by Juniors by 5 wickets
 Too Waterlogged for Webley, Fri 14-Apr-2006, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Braden Beats a Winning Note, Sat 16-Apr-2005, Wray Crescent, Juniors win by 16 runs
 Juniors Win Again!, Mon 12-Apr-2004, Wray Crescent, Juniors won by 5 wkts
 Overs Underwhelmed!, Mon 21-Apr-2003, Wray Crescent, Juniors by 79 Runs
 Ralph gives Oz selectors a nudge, Sat 13-Apr-2002, Wray Crescent, Juniors won by 52 runs
 Old Timers star in shock win, Mon 16-Apr-2001, Wray Crescent, Seniors won by 3 wkts
 False start, Sat 15-Apr-2000, Wray Crescent, Abandoned
 Yates sets target, Sat 17-Apr-1999, Wray Crescent, Seniors won by 22 runs (D/L)
 Murray braves blizzard conditions, Mon 13-Apr-1998, Tufnell Park, Juniors won by 5 kwts
 Bald outfield stops play, Sun 13-Apr-1997, Tufnell Park, Cancelled