Pacific v Crouch End CC at Away  Sun 07 May 2000
Won by 4 wkts
Friendly fixture
 

P win by 4 wickets does not tell the story- it was off the last ball, hit straight by Matt Patel to short cover, right into his midriff - but he dropped the catch & the batsmen scampered home - somehow.

C: 139-10. Thomas 33. Alexander 12-3-26-3
P: 140-7. J Campbell 39, P Hollman 25. Jenkins 8-1-20-2

Earlier Alexander continued his season's fine form by continually beating the bat, but with Tanner out caught behind , Alexander broke through, an edge through to Emmins who kept tidily well all day - failing even to concede 1 bye - what a difference that was we realised later. More tidy & tight bowling from all the bowlers - Roberts, Lay, O'Grady & the Baglivi bros who helped cover a slightly rusty fielding performance as 4 difficult chances went to ground - but despite this, the wickets continued to fall at regular intervals.

When Pacific batted the tide turned after Campbell was dropped on 3 by Jenkins who later to put down Patel so vitally. Campbell continued to make 39 before edging on to Jenkins, useful contributions from Hollman, Jones & Emmins did not cover the fact that all these batsmen should have gone on to make it a comfortable win. Ultimately it wasnt. The 7th wicket partnership of Patel & Alexander had narrowed it to needing 7 off the last over & opening bowler Nagler was back on. Thereby followed some tickle & run before Matt was left needing 1 from the last ball.

Pacific notched up their 2nd consecutive win of the season & 4 games unbeaten which saw a visable relieved stand-in Captain - Peter Hollman say "I certainly felt that we outbowled & outfielded our opponents today, the batting still looks rusty but I am ever so pleased for Matt - he was the coolest man out there"

P: P Hollman* J Baglivi J Campbell C Jones S Emmins+ H Patel C O'Grady M Alexander I Lay D Roberts F Baglivi.

Earlier in the week Pacific started their league season with an emphatic 7 wicket defeat against league new boys Newham B, who declared their intentions in passing Pacific's total of 56 in 4.1 overs without loss. As stand in skipper Steve Lay - "we were well & truly stuffed!"


 

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 Webley six blitz in stiff breeze, Sun 30 Sep 2012, Alexandra Palace, Won 108 runs
 The team that dreams of what might have been, Sun 20 May 2012, Crouch End Playing Fields, Cancelled
 Skipper shines above arrogant mediocrity, Sun 05 Jun 2011, Broxbourne Sports Club, Won 2 wickets
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 Pacific recovery falls just short, Mon 03 May 1999, Away, Drawn
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