Leg spinners to the fore
Pacific v Highgate Taverners at Wray Crescent
Sat 15 Oct 2016 at 11:30am
Won by 56 runs
Friendly fixture

A magnificent Pacific victory on Saturday against Highgate Taverners at a Wray Crescent bathed in October sunshine for the most part.

Numerous contributions with the bat in our 222 off 40 included a Hollman 50, a Sharma 44, 30s from Stockton and Mullens and a nice knock from skipper Chasseaud.

After a series of tough defeats at Wray in recent weeks, the parsimony and penetration of the Pacific attack was most pleasing. Led by James Gleadow, whose 8 over spell of 2 for 18 set the tone for the day. Nugget blended his unerring accuracy with cutters and short balls perplexing the Taverners.

Sam Howes bowled his best spell of the season for Pacific with a four fer, getting appreciable turn and bounce at a perplexing pace for the batters.

Sumeet Sharma 'chameleon' took off the gloves to bowl a short spell of brisk pace. His fast armed Yorker accounted for one bat and his safe hands in the field two more as Ahmed Hussain got his just desserts for a lengthy spell of umpiring by cleaning up the tail for a 3fer. With 29 season wickets this is the A Bomb's most successful for Pacific.

Stockton and Davis also bowled good spells and were supported in the field by all.

Several beers were enjoyed in the WB Yeats after, including good chat with the Taverners.


Pacific v Highgate Taverners
Toss won by Highgate Taverners
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Luke Hollman   c M Thomas b Browning   50  0  45  10  0  
Mark Woodland   c S Thomas b Starkings   3  0  32  0  0  
Toby Chasseaud*   c Browning b O McGuinness   15  0  32  2  0  
Ben Stockton   b McGuinness   35  0  35  5  0  
Sumeet Sharma   c S Thomas b Pervoe   44  0  24  5  1  
Kieran Mullens   c Thompson b Ford   33  0  32  5  0  
Ben Burnham   c Browning b Browning   7  0  11  1  0  
Paul Davis   c McGuinness b Starkings   5  0  17  0  0  
Sam Howes   not out    3  0  6  0  0  
James Gleadow   c McGuinness b Starkings   0  0  2  0  0  
Ahmed Hussain   st M Thomas b Ford   0  0  8  0  0  
 Extras (b 7, lb 2, w 16, nb 4) 29    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 224    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-64 , 2-64 , 3-115 , 4-122 , 5-192 , 6-209 , 7-218 , 8-221 , 9-221
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 O McGuinness   8  1  40  2  
 B Ford   8  1  31  2  
 A Browning   8  2  22  2  
 P Starkings   7  0  35  3  
 J Beckett   5  0  37  0  
 A Pervoe   4  0  50  1  
 
 
Highgate Taverners innings  R  M  B  4  6
P Stubbs   c Stockton b Gleadow   6  0  16  0  0  
M Sewards   b Gleadow   24  0  31  4  0  
A Browning   c Sharma b Howes   27  0  40  4  0  
P Thompson*   c Mullens b Howes   25  0  35  2  1  
M Thomas†   b Howes   8  0  16  1  0  
S Thomas   b Sharma   3  0  12  0  0  
P Starkings   c Hollman b Howes   4  0  3  1  0  
B Ford   c Sharma b Hussain   40  0  33  6  1  
O McGuinness   c Sharma b Hussain   7  0  15  0  0  
A Pervoe   c Gleadow b Hussain   7  0  6  1  0  
J Beckett   not out    2  0  7  0  0  
 Extras (b 4, lb 0, w 10, nb 1) 15    
 TOTAL (35.3 Overs) 168    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-12 , 2-44 , 3-59 , 4-87 , 5-98 , 6-102 , 7-102 , 8-156 , 9-156
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 James Gleadow   8  2  18  2  
 Paul Davis   5  1  29  0  
 Ben Stockton   7  0  36  0  
 Sam Howes   8  0  51  4  
 Sumeet Sharma   3  1  6  1  
 Ahmed Hussain   4.3  0  24  3