Faltering in the Fullback
Pacific v North Middlesex at Wray Crescent  Sat 29 Apr 2017 at 1pm
Friendly fixture

Unfortunately Saturday's game was cancelled due to North Midd being unable to raise a side. They have kindly offered to cover the cost of the pitch hire and are apparently launching an internal investigation into the circumstances of the cancellation (see a message from them below). Instead we had a net at Wray Crescent, which was attended by, in order of appearance, Ravi, Mutz, Hugh, James Soden, John Saunders, Toby, Paul Davis and possibly someone else too. To Mutz's relief, John seemed to spend most of his time looking for his ball in the bush after it kept escaping the back of the net and Hugh was kept busy by having to retrieve the ball from the roof of the net with alarming regularity. James, John and Toby then headed to the Faltering Fullback a bit too early, where they were joined by Phil Smith and later some Aussies. As Joshua beat Klitschko in the big fight at Webley, James and John staged their own battle, with James accidentally knocking his pint of Blue Moon over John, who later retaliated by tipping some Fosters on James's head as he was leaving. At least it wasn't a Panesar-style shower. Thankfully the remaining Pacificians called it a night there before things got any messier. Here's looking forward to more cricket and perhaps less drinking next time we meet. -------- A message from North Midd: I wanted to apologise profusely on behalf of NMCC for what appears to have been a total cock-up. I have only just been made aware of the situation this morning , but clearly pulling out of a fixture without telling the opposition is unacceptable whatever the circumstances. We will conduct an internal investigation of course, but the damage is done and I do appreciate the particularly embarrassing position you have been placed in , given your strong links with both clubs. Please let me know what we owe you for pitch hire, tea etc, and send apologies from NMCC to those who have been left without a game. Rob


Other matches:
 Cream teas but no fifties, Sat 25 Apr 2015, Wray Crescent, Lost 50 runs
 No More For Fours, Sat 26 Apr 2014, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Midd Range Still Out Of Sight, Sat 27 Apr 2013, Wray Crescent, Lost 7 wickets
 Glug glug glug, Sat 28 Apr 2012, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Record Breakers, Sat 23 May 2009, Wray Crescent, Won 252 runs
 One Quarter Good, Sun 17 Jun 2007, North Middlesex CC, Lost 79 Runs
 Pitch Burn Out, Sat 15 Jul 2006, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 N Midd Set Herculean Task, Sun 20 Nov 2005, Middx Ckt Academy, Lost 48 Runs
 Webley's Arch Lights up Wray, Sat 16 Jul 2005, Wray Crescent, Won 3 wickets
 Campbell Star of the North, Sun 10 Nov 2002, Middx Ckt Academy, Won by 1 Wicket