Plenty of balls to spare
Pacific v Old Grammarians at Wray Crescent  Sat 22-Oct-2016 at 10am
Won 9 wickets
 

A trying week of match organising yielded a makeshift Old Grammarians XI (although only batted X) to take on Pacific's X.  Wray was damp underfoot but by and large bathed in warm autumnal sunshine.  Ahmed stepped up to skipper and still agreed a 40 over contest despite the delayed start. 

Nuggsy and Davis operated largely off short run ups to speed things up and for grip underfoot.   They pinned the OGs back to 70ish/4 off 16.  OGs had a rotund non whites wearing opener who biffed a few over midwicket.  Riz, playing for OGs, was unusually subdued - perhaps due to the instantly spread field before being bowled by Davis.  Pacific enjoyed seeing Rafiq taking his first wickets for the club (and three of them!), including the dismissal of two decent bats which exposed the OG tail and the air went out of the game.  We knew we were never going to lose with them being 100/7 and they knew it.  Nuggsy wins the overkill award for trying to run out Imad (playing like his dad for OGs) with a direct hit that the umpires sensibly went Wengerish over. Mark and Ahmed picked up wickets at the end. Three of the last six balls including the innings ending catch left fielders wondering whether they should have used a box.

A good tea was devoured - a good range of Tesco and homecooking.

125ish to chase was never going to be troublesome but the OGs rather disintegrated, with lackadaisical spells surprising for a team called Grammarians.Sumeet took 22 off the third over before being sawn off by the Dharmasena style umpiring with no DRS to save him.  After that Kieran gently eased his way past 500 runs for the season for the first time in his cricket 'career' in support of Rajkumar's thumping unbeaten fifty (although Paul did not seem happy with his timing).

A beer match was held afterwards.

 


Old Grammarians v Pacific
Toss won by Pacific
 
Old Grammarians innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Suraj c Sharma b Gleadow  15  0  0  0  0  
  Bharat b Gleadow  32  0  0  0  0  
  Riz Siddiqui b Davis  16  0  0  0  0  
  Sobin b Davis  0  0  0  0  0  
  Haresh b Ratta  13  0  0  0  0  
  Keith not out  30  0  0  0  0  
  Khalid c Gleadow b Ratta  2  0  0  0  0  
  Campbell Barnes c Stockton b Ratta  1  0  0  0  0  
  Imad Siddiqui c Chasseaud b Woodland  4  0  0  0  0  
  Eric c Mullens b Hussain  1  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 7, nb 2) 12    
 TOTAL (28.2 Overs) 126    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 8 1 21 2  
 Paul Davis 8 0 46 2  
 Ben Stockton 3 0 14 0  
 Rafiq Ratta 6 0 26 3  
 Mark Woodland 3 0 16 1  
 Ahmed Hussain 0.2 0 0 1  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Sumeet Sharma† lbw b Khalid Harris Kay  31  0  18  4  1  
  Kieran Mullens not out  25  0  36  3  0  
  Paul Rajkumar not out  59  0  32  11  1  
  Toby Chasseaud did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ben Stockton did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Paul Davis did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Mark Woodland did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Rafiq Ratta did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  James Gleadow did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ahmed Hussain* did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 8, lb 0, w 5, nb 1) 14    
 TOTAL (12.5 Overs) 129    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 
 

Other matches:
 Sun 22-Oct-2017, Wray Crescent,
 Pacific outfox Grammarians , Sat 31-Oct-2015, Wray Crescent, Won 75 runs
 Sat 24-Oct-2015, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Remember remember the 1st of November, Sat 01-Nov-2014, Wray Crescent, Lost by 52 runs
 Bat first and enjoy the bratwurst, Sat 25-Oct-2014, Wray Crescent, Won by 156 runs
 Chasseaud saves his best till last, Sat 26-Oct-2013, Wray Crescent, Won 62 runs
 The tale of Wray the road, Sat 13-Oct-2012, Wray Crescent, Lost 2 wickets