Quick runs set up a classy victory
Pacific v Hadley Wood Green at Botany Bay Cricket Club
Sun 26 Jun 2016 at 1pm
Won 95 runs
Middlesex & Essex Invitation League

I write to you with news of a classy, proactive performance to gain our first league victory of the year at Hadley Wood Green. A second ton of the season for Toby Chasseaud (overtaking Darren Tempany's 110 career sixes in the process), with sterling support from Sumeet Sharma (65) and a debut Pacific 50 for George Moses batting in borrowed trousers, allowed us to accrue a quickfire 235.

With plenty of time to bowl the typically adhesive HWG out thanks to the early declaration, spinners Hussain and Mullens opened the bowling with the old ball and prised out three early wickets between them. Seamers Smith, Chowdhury, with good back-up from Woodland, Chasseaud, allied to some great ground fielding from Stockton and Duncan allowed Pacific to close the deal with six overs to spare.

The news of the day was Ahmed Hussain collecting his 100th Pacific wicket with a classic legbreak which pitched, spun and hit the top of off. He celebrated by buying a jug of beer and several packets of Quavers. Classy stuff and we look forward to the next 100 – particularly if it means more Quavers.


The scoreboard says it all after our early declaration

Pacific v Hadley Wood Green
Toss won by Hadley Wood Green
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Sumeet Sharma†   b Chaplin   65  90  59  9  0  
James Collis   b Turner   5  15  16  0  0  
Toby Chasseaud*   not out    105  120  101  10  1  
George Moses   not out    54  45  32  3  4  
Aly Duncan   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Ben Stockton   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Navid Chowdhury   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Kieran Mullens   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Mark Woodland   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Phil Smith   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Ahmed Hussain   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 0, nb 3) 6    
 TOTAL (33.0 Overs) 235    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-12 [Collis] , 2-141 [Sharma]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Chaplin   9  0  60  1  
 Turner   10  0  60  1  
 Steele   7  0  64  0  
 Drayton   4  0  25  0  
 Dann   3  0  23  0  
 
 
Hadley Wood Green innings  R  M  B  4  6
N. Wijeyesekera*   c Moses b Hussain   5  0  0  0  0  
R. Dann   c Woodland b Mullens   2  0  0  0  0  
I. Culverwell   run out Stockton    55  0  0  0  0  
A. Walker   b Hussain   7  0  0  0  0  
M. Steele   run out Stockton    17  0  0  0  0  
J. Steele   c Chasseaud b Smith   2  0  0  0  0  
M. Drayton   b Chowdhury   7  0  0  0  0  
M. Davey   not out    13  0  0  0  0  
J. Chaplin   lbw b Chasseaud   9  0  0  0  0  
D. Turner   c Sharma b Smith   0  0  0  0  0  
J. Wallace   b Chowdhury   8  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 10, nb 0) 15    
 TOTAL (43.5 Overs) 140    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-5 [N. Wijeyesekera] , 2-19 [R. Dann] , 3-34 [A. Walker] , 4-90 [I. Culverwell] , 5-95 [J. Steele] , 6-99 [M. Steele] , 7-108 [M. Drayton] , 8-28 [J. Chaplin] , 9-129 [D. Turner] , 10-140 [J. Wallace]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Kieran Mullens   7  2  30  1  
 Ahmed Hussain   10  0  49  2  
 Phil Smith   8  1  22  2  
 Navid Chowdhury   8.5  2  22  2  
 Ben Stockton   6  2  11  0  
 Mark Woodland   2  1  1  0  
 Toby Chasseaud   2  2  0  1