Mayfield floored but deliver knockout punch
Pacific v Mayfield CC at Alexandra Palace  Sun 07 Jun 2015 at 1pm
Lost 18 runs
Middlesex & Essex Invitation League
 

A bittersweet 18 run loss in our second league match of the season vs the always convivial Mayfield yesterday afternoon. A Phil Smith 5-fer, his first for the club, backed up by Ravi (2 fer) Vincent, Toby and Pranav (1-fers) enabled us to restrict Mayfield to 215. After the early loss of batting totem Chasseaud, Creese and Steyn essayed their finest strokes and showcased strategic nous in a 156-run second wicket partnership to take Pacific within sight of a stellar victory. After Theo was run out for a pugnacious 80, a career high score, Oli was soon out out to a spectacular catch by Imran Khan at deep mid on for 67. Both scored their first Pacific fifties. Pacific's remaining seven collapsed like a mineral water bottle at a recycling plant. Mayfield had been run ragged by the dynamic power play and decisive running of Steyn and Creese, but buoyed by the stentorian sounds of Mr Ravi Sondh, played their last card by taking the new ball late in the day. It worked a treat as Pacific, unsure of how best to get over the line and perhaps unnerved by the emergent pressure, crumbled to 193 all out. Tough to take but hopefully the experience will prove cathartic for later league challenges in the season.

So we sunk their ship in last year's game but were unable to repeat the feat.

Mayfield are currently celebrating their 90th anniversary year.


Mayfield CC v Pacific
 
Mayfield CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Bhairo b Chandramouli  6  0  0  0  0  
  A Salim b Croft  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ravi Pooran lbw b Patel  57  0  0  0  0  
  D Starck*† c Steyn b Chasseaud  47  0  0  0  0  
  I Khan c Mullens b Patel  14  0  0  0  0  
  Raymond Victor c Creese b Smith  8  0  0  0  0  
  L Shaw b Smith  1  0  0  0  0  
  R Sondh b Smith  18  0  0  0  0  
  Sarjal Patel c & b Smith  20  0  0  0  0  
  F Ethymiou b Smith  5  0  0  0  0  
  K Sondh not out  1  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 9, lb 0, w 26, nb 9) 44    
 TOTAL (44.5 Overs) 215    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Vincent Croft 5 0 22 1  
 Pranav Chandramouli 7 3 20 1  
 Sharan Timbadia 8 0 40 0  
 Ahmed Hussain 8 0 51 0  
 Ravi Patel 5 0 27 2  
 Toby Chasseaud 2 1 5 1  
 Phil Smith 8.5 2 34 5  
 Paul Davis 2 0 8 0  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Oliver Creese c Khan b Pooran  67  0  0  11  1  
  Toby Chasseaud* c Behind (Starck) b Khan  3  0  0  0  0  
  Theo Steyn run out  80  0  0  12  0  
  Kieran Mullens c Raymond Victor b Khan  5  0  0  0  0  
  Ravi Patel b Shaw L  10  0  0  1  0  
  Paul Davis run out  0  0  0  0  0  
  Sharan Timbadia c ? b Shaw  2  0  0  0  0  
  Pranav Chandramouli b Shaw  2  0  0  0  0  
  Vincent Croft b Khan  1  0  0  0  0  
  Ahmed Hussain b Shaw  0  0  0  0  0  
  Phil Smith not out  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 7, lb 1, w 15, nb 0) 23    
 TOTAL (35.0 Overs) 193    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Sondh 6 2 17 0  
 Khan 11 1 46 3  
 Sarj Patel 6 0 46 0  
 Ethymiou 5 0 42 0  
 Pooran 3 0 12 1  
 Shaw 5.4 0 15 4  
 
 

Other matches:
 Sun 12 Aug 2018, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground,
 Sun 13 May 2018, North Middlesex CC,
 Tigerish Pacific earn their stripes, Sun 13 Aug 2017, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won by 61 runs
 Pacific batsmen wilt in the downpour at Ally Pally, Sun 14 May 2017, Alexandra Palace, Lost by 47 runs
 Sizzled on spicy square, Sun 14 Aug 2016, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Lost 2 wickets
 Drain pain, Sun 24 Apr 2016, Alexandra Palace, Cancelled
 Mayfield Chandramoulied, Sun 16 Aug 2015, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won 46 runs
 Pacific soak up the Mayfield spice, Sun 17 Aug 2014, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Drawn
 Sam sinks Mayfield's ship, Sun 08 Jun 2014, Alexandra Palace, Won 5 wickets
 Resounding win keeps title hopes alive, Sun 18 Aug 2013, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won 10 wickets
 Mayfield make hay whilst the sun doesn't shine, Sun 09 Jun 2013, Alexandra Palace, Lost 43 runs
 Glory in the sun, Sun 19 Aug 2012, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won by 3 wickets
 Plucky Pacific draw strength, Sun 10 Jun 2012, Broxbourne Sports Club, Drawn
 Seamers crush Mayfield to end barren run, Sun 14 Aug 2011, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won 7 wickets
 Smith superb but middle order bowled over, Sun 15 May 2011, Broxbourne Sports Club, Drawn