Drain pain
Pacific v Mayfield CC at Alexandra Palace
Sun 24 Apr 2016 at 1.30pm
Middlesex & Essex Invitation League

A somewhat frustrating start to the season continues. We had a strong eleven on paper, only for our opening league match of the season – originally to be held at North Middlesex CC, then moved to Alexandra Park CC – to be cancelled due to overnight rain leaving water on the square because of a drainage failure. It does seem that these big clubs will call off a game at the drop of a hat. 

Here's how the Pacific XI was looking:

Sumeet Sharma+
Toby Chasseaud*
Jon Webley
Ben Burnham
Ravi Patel
Kieran Mullens
Navid Chowdhury
Phil Smith
Sharan Timbadia
Paul Davis
Ahmed Hussain 

After the match was called off on Sunday morning, a few of us went for a net at Victoria Park, where Navid brought a GoPro camera courtesy of Facebook, which seemed to refuse to stay put on anyone's head. We may have got some decent footage when using it as a stump cam though. Hopefully it captured Navid hitting the stumps several times and Ravi continuing his power hitting.

Other matches:
 Sun 25 Jul 2021, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground,
 Sun 12 Jul 2020, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Cancelled Mayfield Committee
 Sun 31 May 2020, Highgate CC, Cancelled Covid-19
 Eid Mubarak Forfeit, Sun 11 Aug 2019, Highgate CC, Won Forfeit
 Mayfield hang on after Sumeet’s fireworks , Sun 14 Jul 2019, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Drawn
 Bing's Bish Bash Bosh not enough, Sun 12 Aug 2018, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Lost by 3 wickets
 PCC fall short despite accumulating, good Sharma, Sun 13 May 2018, North Middlesex CC, Lost by 3 wickets
 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
 Mayfield Chandramoulied, Sun 16 Aug 2015, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won 46 runs
 Mayfield floored but deliver knockout punch, Sun 07 Jun 2015, Alexandra Palace, Lost 18 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