Memorial Cup comes home!
Pacific v UCS Old Boys at UCS Playing Fields  Mon 30-May-2016 at 1.30pm
Won 9 runs
 

The winning streak continues as this fine victory in a 45 over contest made it five on the trot. Pacific batted first, with Paul Rajkumar and Riz both hitting their first Pacific 50s of the season. Toby played the anchor role before being adjudged LBW four runs short of what would have been his fifth consecutive 50 and his fiftieth 50 for Pacific. Perhaps the pressure to reach the landmark was getting to him as he appeared to get bogged down in the 40s. Kieran also chipped in and managed to survive Riz's attempts to run him out, taking the Pacific total to 202, which looked a competitive score on a slow pitch that did not appear to allow freedom to the strokeplayers. It was a largely overcast and slightly chilly day on the big expanses of the UCS outfield.  

Riz urged the bowlers to bowl straight on the low surface but had to limp from the game after his bowling spell (groin strain?). Ben Burnham took his first wicket for the club, and what a vital one it was too in the form of the dangerous UCS skipper Joseph Craig. Nav bowled sharply as ever but it was the straight and steady of Phil and Paul that kept UCS tied down before Ahmed took three in his spell at the death. Rajkumar pulled off a remarkable standing back stumping. The catching and fielding were high class, though the field settings were a little Matthews-esque at times. Nav clean-bowled UCS's No 11 with a few balls to go to complete a historic victory and win back the Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup for the first time since losing it in 2006. Paul Davis gratefully packed the silverware into his bag to get Pacific proudly emblazoned on it once more. After the match the UCS Twitter feed issued the following offering: "Joke's on them. Who's paying to have the trophy engraved now, eh?"

The Pacific support club numbered well, with Phil and Paul's other halves, plus Nuggsy and scorer Chris. 



Toby causes May-hem with the bat:

Despite falling short of a couple of landmarks, Chasseaud's 46 took him to second place in the table of most runs in a calendar month:

413 David Murray (Aug 1997)
366 Toby Chasseaud (May 2016)
358 Jon Webley (May 2011)
350 Jon Webley (May 2010)
342 Jon Webley (June 2009)
326 Toby Chasseaud (June 2013)
326 Jon Webley (July 2010)
325 Jon Webley (June 2014)
314 Craig Jones (July 1994)


Pacific v UCS Old Boys
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Paul Rajkumar† b Ward  50  0  0  7  0  
  Mark Woodland lbw b Orford  0  0  0  0  0  
  Toby Chasseaud* lbw b Ullah  46  0  0  3  1  
  Ben Burnham lbw b Ward  0  0  0  0  0  
  Rizwan Siddiqui not out  75  0  0  9  1  
  Navid Chowdhury lbw b Ullah  0  0  0  0  0  
  Kieran Mullens not out  10  0  0  0  0  
  Phil Smith did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Paul Davis did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Tony Tambyrajah did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ahmed Hussain did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 7, lb 3, w 11, nb 0) 21    
 TOTAL (45.0 Overs) 202/5    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-11 , 2-85 , 3-87 , 4-155 , 5-155
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Orford 9 2 27 1  
 Vignoles 9 0 45 0  
 Ward 9 2 21 2  
 Crofts 9 1 49 0  
 Garrett 4 0 21 0  
 Ullah 5 0 28 2  
 
 
UCS Old Boys innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Gurunathan st Rajkumar b Smith  53  0  70  6  0  
  Thomas b Chowdhury  2  0  21  0  0  
  Ullah b Siddiqui  19  0  24  2  0  
  Garfunkel c & b Siddiqui  0  0  4  0  0  
  Taylor b Hussain  29  0  53  2  0  
  Rosenthal† c Rajkumar b Smith  2  0  6  0  0  
  Craig* c Chowdhury b Burnham  37  0  28  4  0  
  Vignoles c Mullens b Hussain  14  0  22  0  0  
  Ward not out  24  0  26  2  0  
  Orford c Burnham b Hussain  5  0  8  0  0  
  Garrett b Chowdhury  1  0  7  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 8, nb 1) 12    
 TOTAL (44.4 Overs) 193    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-7 , 2-62 , 3-72 , 4-80 , 5-85 , 6-124 , 7-157 , 8-165 , 9-187
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Navid Chowdhury 8.4 3 19 2  
 Rizwan Siddiqui 9 0 34 2  
 Paul Davis 8 1 29 0  
 Phil Smith 9 1 38 2  
 Ben Burnham 3 0 30 1  
 Ahmed Hussain 5 0 22 3  
 Tony Tambyrajah 2 0 16 0  
 
 

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 Victory denied, Sun 27-Sep-2015, Walker Cricket Ground, Drawn
 So close no matter how far, Mon 25-May-2015, UCS Playing Fields, Drawn
 UCS - Unfortunate consistent showers, Mon 25-Aug-2014, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled
 Messing About In Puddles, Mon 26-May-2014, Alexandra Palace, Drawn
 Pacific crackers deny cheesy boys, Sat 25-Aug-2012, UCS Playing Fields, Drawn
 Same old Story.., Sun 24-Jul-2011, Queens College, Lost 125 Runs
 Craig Secures Another Year of Possession, Sun 25-Jul-2010, Queens College, Lost 7 wickets
 Final Trophy Challenge Slips From Grasp, Sun 26-Jul-2009, Queens College, Lost 128 runs
 That Monday feeling, Mon 28-Jul-2008, Queens College, Postponed
 Challenge Dissipates Like The Flood Water, Sun 29-Jul-2007, Queens College, Lost 83 Runs
 No CCC Bail Out as UCS Drop Out, Sat 16-Jun-2007, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled
 Wrong End of Another Record, Sun 30-Jul-2006, Queens College, Lost 7 wickets
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 Webley's Weekender Smashes Records, Sun 17-Jul-2005, UCS Playing Fields, Won 156 Runs
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 Pacific End Win Drought in Run Deluge!, Sun 03-Aug-2003, Queens College, Won by 139 Runs
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 Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 04-Aug-2002, Queens College, Drawn
 Damp Forecast came True, Sun 09-Jun-2002, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled
 Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 05-Aug-2001, Queens College, Won by 7 wkts
 Late assault sees Pacific home, Sun 03-Jun-2001, Away, Won by 4 wkts
 Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 06-Aug-2000, Queens College, Lost by 5 wkts
 Bowlers on top, Sun 04-Jun-2000, UCS Playing Fields, Won by 5 wkts
 Pitch unplayable, Sun 30-May-1999, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled
 Game off, Sat 25-Jul-1998, Oakhill Park, Cancelled
 Too many injuries, Sun 31-May-1998, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled
 Waterlogged ground., Sun 29-Jun-1997, Oakhill Park, Cancelled
 Garfunkel in rearguard action, Sun 01-Jun-1997, Eve Field, Drawn