Sharma special not quite enough
Pacific v Graces at London Marathon Playing Field Greenford  Sun 19-Jun-2016 at 1.30pm
Lost 44 runs
 

We lost for the first time since late April in yesterday's match against Graces in Greenford, bringing an end to a nine match unbeaten run in weekend cricket. After being set 228 by our opposition on a slow, low, tacky surface, Sumeet Sharma's masterful 115 kept us in contention deep into the contest. Once he'd perished going for a maximum as his partners rapidly came and went, our goose was well and truly cooked. Earlier in the piece Smith (four-fer) and Sam Howes (two-fer) stood out among the bowlers, with Davis, Chowdhury, Hussain, Saunders and Tambyrajah also making useful contributions. It wasn't our day in the field, and we rued dropping their powerful left hander at least a couple of times.


Graces v Pacific
Toss won by Pacific
 
Graces innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  D. Scott st Sharma b Howes  17  0  0  0  0  
  S. Moran lbw b Smith  10  0  0  0  0  
  K. De Silva b Smith  62  0  0  0  0  
  Mendis st Sharma b Howes  0  0  0  0  0  
  M. Pal b Davis  70  0  0  0  0  
  Newton c Chowdhury b Smith  12  0  0  0  0  
  S. Anthony b Smith  27  0  0  0  0  
  Leo not out  13  0  0  0  0  
  Anush not out  1  0  0  0  0  
  Matthew did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Mamun did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 8, w 7, nb 1) 16    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 228    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-21 [S. Moran] , 2-56 [D. Scott] , 3-60 [Mendis] , 4-172 [K. De Silva] , 5-173 [M. Pal] , 6-189 [Newton] , 7-220 [S. Anthony]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Navid Chowdhury 7 1 25 0  
 Phil Smith 8 1 37 4  
 John Saunders 5 1 14 0  
 Paul Davis 7 0 52 1  
 Ahmed Hussain 6 0 57 0  
 Sam Howes 5 1 16 2  
 Tony Tambyrajah 2 0 19 0  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Sumeet Sharma† c Bana b Mahenda  116  0  105  7  6  
  Navid Chowdhury b Bana  13  0  14  1  1  
  Aly Duncan c Scot b Bana  11  0  22  2  0  
  Kieran Mullens* c Bana b Mendis  25  0  63  1  0  
  Sumant Kumar b Bana  11  0  10  0  1  
  Sam Howes b Bana  0  0  2  0  0  
  Paul Davis run out Mahenda  1  0  5  0  0  
  Phil Smith b Newton  0  0  3  0  0  
  John Saunders b Newton  0  0  1  0  0  
  Ahmed Hussain run out Newton  0  0  11  0  0  
  Tony Tambyrajah not out  0  0  6  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 3, nb 0) 7    
 TOTAL (38.2 Overs) 184    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-18 [Chowdhury] , 2-45 [Duncan] , 3-135 [Mullens] , 4-157 [Kumar ] , 5-157 [Howes] , 6-170 [Howes] , 7-183 [Smith] , 8-183 [Sharma] , 9-184 [Saunders] , 10-184 [Hussain]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Newton 7.2 1 46 2  
 A. Bana 8 1 27 4  
 Mendis 7 0 39 1  
 Mamun 8 2 26 0  
 Mahenda 7 0 42 1  
 Shaw 1 1 0 0  
 
 

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 It's a wash-out, Sun 26-Jul-2015, London Marathon Playing Field Greenford, Cancelled
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 Cricket 0 Football 1, Sun 13-Apr-2014, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Pacific cook Graces' goose in the blazing sun, Sun 07-Jul-2013, London Marathon Playing Field Greenford, Won by 8 wickets
 Pacific see off battling Graces, Sun 14-Apr-2013, Wray Crescent, Won by 11 runs
 Sub-zero hero, Sun 15-Apr-2012, Wray Crescent, Lost by 1 wicket
 Good Gracious Atkin Wins Honour Back, Sun 19-Apr-2009, Wray Crescent, Won 3 wickets
 Smashing Darren Gives Graces The Breaks, Sun 20-Apr-2008, Wray Crescent, Lost 2 wickets
 Hi & Lo Notes for Webley as Shofiq steals Show at Graceland, Mon 27-Aug-2007, Broxbourne Sports Club, Lost 3 wickets
 And Yours is no Disgrace, Sun 28-May-2006, West Essex Cricket Club, Won 79 Runs
 Graces Win Due a Whyle !, Mon 17-Apr-2006, Wray Crescent, Lost 25 runs
 Double 100s ! Batters Reign in Grace with Fervour, Sat 28-May-2005, Wray Crescent, Drawn
 Skippers Secure Success!, Sat 17-Apr-2004, Wray Crescent, Won by 2 Wickets
 Pacific Draw Gracefully, Sat 03-May-2003, Wray Crescent, Drawn
 Faisal & Duthie recapture form, Sat 27-Apr-2002, Wray Crescent, Won by 5 wkts
 Wilkinson makes hay, Sat 28-Apr-2001, Wray Crescent, Drawn
 Fri 21-Apr-2000, Wray Crescent, Cancelled