The day the wheels fell off
Pacific v Strongroom CC at Wray Crescent  Sat 10-Oct-2015 at 12 noon
Lost 196 runs
Friendly fixture

The skipper was pulling his cricket bag to the game when one of its wheels fell off, which turned out to be a sign of things to come as Pacific were unable to get the better of a strong Strongroom.

With Strongroom going into the day having won nine out of their last ten matches, they were going to take some beating but Pacific, up to eleven thanks to the efforts of Pete Hollman and Middlesex county cricket board disability/inclusion coach Michael Wilson, were feeling optimistic.

Strongroom batted first and a Pacific XI featuring seven debutants (I wonder if that's the most since the club's first game in 1983) did well to bowl them out in the 39th over.

It's fair to say that tea was not the finest, with a few quiches and some crisps. The highlight was Webley's cheese and pickle sandwiches – an old favourite that never disappoints.

With Webley opening the batting it looked like we might have a chance of chasing down the 277 required but when he and Chasseaud (only just scoring more runs [5] than he took catches [4]) fell early it was always going to be an uphill struggle. Jon Thornton hit a classy 26 and in the end Pacific limped to 80 all out.

With only four regular players (and only one post-match drinker to keep Strongroom company) we were unable to cover the cost of the pitch hire. But cricket was the winner, with 22 players making a good game of it in mid-October. 

Our thanks to Christopher Clayton for scoring and to all the spectators who helped make the day a good one.

Strongroom CC v Pacific
Strongroom CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Hassan Ali c Chasseaud b Patel  8  0  0  0  0  
  G Dixon b Bangerter  39  0  0  0  0  
  J Schneider c Chasseaud b Webley  77  0  0  0  0  
  J Kelly c Chasseaud b Bangerter  2  0  0  0  0  
  J Hall† c Wilson b Webley  63  0  0  0  0  
  J Gower b Patel  2  0  0  0  0  
  D Procter* c Chasseaud b Newman  10  0  0  0  0  
  Venkateshan lbw b Webley  6  0  0  0  0  
  Shrikanth not out  22  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 5, w 9, nb 4) 21    
 TOTAL (38.1 Overs) 276    
 Fall of wickets: 
Bowling O M R W  
 Asif Patel 8 2 34 2  
 Josh Beecham 4 0 42 1  
 Joe Bangerter 5.1 0 27 3  
 Marcus Weekes 5 0 34 0  
 Ahmed Hussain 3 0 42 0  
 Jon Webley 8 0 49 3  
 Tony Newman 6 0 40 1  
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Jon Webley c Gower b Schneider  11  0  0  0  0  
  Toby Chasseaud* c Hall b Venkateshan  5  0  0  0  0  
  Jon Thornton b Kouan  26  0  0  0  0  
  Peter Hull b Schneider  1  0  0  0  0  
  Michael Wilson† c Third man b Schneider  2  0  0  0  0  
  Tony Newman c Kelly b Gabay  2  0  0  0  0  
  Marcus Weekes c Hal b Kolan  5  0  0  0  0  
  Josh Beecham b Schneider  8  0  0  0  0  
  Joe Bangerter b Venkateshan  0  0  0  0  0  
  Asif Patel not out  8  0  0  0  0  
  Ahmed Hussain b Venkateshan  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 1, w 4, nb 2) 12    
 TOTAL (31.0 Overs) 80    
 Fall of wickets: 
Bowling O M R W  

Other matches:
 Sat 29-Sep-2018, Wray Crescent,
 Sat 28-Jul-2018, Highgate Woods,
 Too wet in the woods, Sat 29-Jul-2017, Highgate Woods, Abandoned as a draw
 Momentum with Strongroom, Sat 08-Oct-2016, Wray Crescent, Lost 6 wickets
 Sat 20-Jun-2015, Highgate Woods, Cancelled
 Kimchi, history and victory, Sat 11-Oct-2014, Wray Crescent, Won 83 Runs
 6 of the best, Sat 28-Jun-2014, Highgate Woods, Cancelled
 Hutchinson INXS, Sat 05-Oct-2013, Wray Crescent, Lost 42 runs
 Strongroom strongarmed out in dramatic win, Sat 29-Jun-2013, Highgate Woods, Won 4 runs
 Jittery collapse under October sun, Sat 06-Oct-2012, Wray Crescent, Lost 70 runs
 Pacific Outmuscled by Strongroom, Sat 30-Jun-2012, Highgate Woods, Lost by 41 runs
 October heatwave, Sat 01-Oct-2011, Wray Crescent, Lost 1 wicket
 A fielding performance to honour Rob, Sat 25-Jun-2011, Highgate Woods, Won 25 runs
 Wet Wiped, Sat 02-Oct-2010, Wray Crescent, Won 5 wickets
 Strong Aroon Not Enough, Sat 04-Sep-2010, Highgate Woods, Lost 1 wicket
 Strongroom's Strongest, Sat 03-Oct-2009, Wray Crescent, Lost 149 runs
 Away Or At The Oval, Sat 22-Aug-2009, Highgate Woods, Cancelled
 Strongroom Out To Pasture As Roy Ruminates At The WC, Sat 04-Oct-2008, Wray Crescent, Won 88 runs
 Probably For The Best, Sat 06-Sep-2008, Highgate Woods, Cancelled
 Kendo Keeps Bastin EverReady, Sat 06-Oct-2007, Wray Crescent, Won 6 Wickets
 Strongroom Capitalise on Claird Skies, Sat 12-May-2007, Highgate Woods, Lost 4 wickets
 Strongroom Not Airtight, Sat 16-Sep-2006, Wray Crescent, Lost 1 run
 Brittle Middle Strongarmed Away, Sat 13-May-2006, Highgate Woods, Lost 5 wickets
 Strong Team Effort Just the Ticket!, Sat 17-Sep-2005, Wray Crescent, Won 8 wickets
 Sat 21-May-2005, Wray Crescent, Cancelled