Momentum with Strongroom
Pacific v Strongroom CC at Wray Crescent  Sat 08 Oct 2016 at 12 noon
Lost 6 wickets
Friendly fixture
 

An overcast and drizzly day greeted the cricketers who assembled at Wray.  Pacific (presumably) won the toss and batted. 

Sumeet and Paul started positively with a fifty opening partnership.  Our batting looked comfortable as we ticked over at 7 an over.  Sumeet and Toby proved jug shy - it may have been that Toby was unlucky again with his lbw decision (this author was asleep).  After the early rain the sun came out and and Toby and Luke's partnership captialised with 141 this time.  Luke's hundred was very quick and just had a feeling of inevitabality such was his control.  Kieran played a couple of lovely drives in his 30.  Unfortunately late wickets meant we did not capitalise on the early momentum to the fullest extent.

Tea was good (Ahmed's curry gaining particular approval seemingly).

Strongroom had to come hard at us and duly did but despite a couple of dropped chances we were just about ahead at 134/3 at drinks. Nav bowled supremely well and Nuggsy enjoyed his return to Wray. Paul handled the transition from his earlier baseball match well and got a deserved wicket.

However, the less said about the last 15 overs the better really.  First the injuries - Luke nearly broke an ankle at cow due to worn rups on the nets, Nav damaged a finger taking the one catch we held, Paul R suffered a knee injury putting his body on line stopping one at mid off - he nobly stayed on the field to keep allowing Sumeet his first over for the club.  The number of dropped catches was embarassing.  The spinners suffered immensely from not being backed by their fielders.

Overall a deserved victory for Strongroom.  287 was only slightly above par really (should have been 300+), the bowling was OK but we probably were a seamer short, the catching abysmal. At least six drops, two missed stumpings, two missed run outs. Chief culpability probably goes to Nav dropping Ali at slip and Nuggsy dropping Schneider at mid wicket (both were in single figures at the time) - Schneider proving the momentum changer.

 

 

 

 


Pacific v Strongroom CC
Toss won by Pacific
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Paul Rajkumar c Harry b Joe  12  0  16  2  0  
  Sumeet Sharma† b Sumer  46  0  43  9  0  
  Toby Chasseaud lbw b Tim  49  0  64  4  0  
  Luke Hollman b Tim  100  0  65  15  1  
  Kieran Mullens b Joe  30  0  31  4  0  
  Mark Woodland b Joe  8  0  7  1  0  
  Rafiq Ratta b Rob  2  0  3  0  0  
  Paul Davis not out  2  0  5  0  0  
  Navid Chowdhury not out  4  0  7  0  0  
  James Gleadow did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ahmed Hussain did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 20, lb 2, w 11, nb 1) 34    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 287/7    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-61 , 2-73 , 3-214 , 4-253 , 5-276 , 6-277 , 7-279
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Grant 2 0 8 0  
 Schneider 4 0 24 0  
 Tim 8 0 51 2  
 Joe 8 0 53 3  
 Sumer 6 0 40 1  
 Srikanth 3 0 26 0  
 Jimmy 4 0 27 0  
 Rob 5 0 36 1  
 
 
Strongroom CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Jimmy c Sharma b Davis  11  0  21  1  0  
  H Ali b Chowdhury  77  0  52  5  6  
  Grant c Mullens b Gleadow  24  0  28  3  1  
  Schneider not out  86  0  58  15  2  
  Sumer c Chowdhury b Hussain  54  0  25  6  4  
  Harry not out  16  0  24  1  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 3, w 12, nb 1) 21    
 TOTAL (34.4 Overs) 289/4    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-34 , 2-80 , 3-134 , 4-219
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 8 1 38 1  
 Paul Davis 5 0 40 1  
 Navid Chowdhury 6 1 27 1  
 Kieran Mullens 4 0 58 0  
 Ahmed Hussain 5 0 54 1  
 Luke Hollman 3.4 0 33 0  
 Toby Chasseaud 2 0 30 0  
 Sumeet Sharma 1 0 1 0  
 
 

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