Pacific v Phoenix Management at Victoria Park Pitch 1  Thu 29 Jun 2000
Lost by 12 runs
Victoria Park Community Cricket League fixture

The 99 beaten finalists fell at the 1st fence to league newcomers Newham C, who repeated their league win earlier in the season.

N: 154-6 (16 overs) R Allum 4-0-14-2
P: 142-5 (16 overs) R Allum 61. S Lay 35. Omar 4-0-15-1

Despite a great spell from Rob Allum, the rest of the bowlers could not contain & 4 chances which went down did little to advance Pacific's cause. Having won the toss, Imran, Newham C's Captain batted first & as the stygian gloom descended in the 2nd innings, Newham held their advantage.

Tight bowling from the 4 seamers Omar, Gufar, Maf & Sunny produced more than economical figures given the context of the game, but induced a spate of run outs including key top order batter Steve Emmins for a duck without facing. Although Rob Allum again excelled with the bat ably supported by Steve Lay, the continuing risk taking that comes as part of the chasing 12 an over package, came unstuck towards the endwhich saw 2 new batters needing 24 from the final over - it was just too much, thereby leaving Pacific to rue a dissapointing evening in the field.

Winners Newham C go on to play either Caladonian Conquerors or Chats Palace in the quarter final next Thursday. Pacific's next league game is against Grasshoppers 2 on Tuesday after which they must endure a mid saeson break before playing league leaders Newham B on 19/7.

P: J Hardisty H Patel S Lay S Emmins+ R Allum J Davies A Godwin P Hollman*


Other matches:
 Phoenix Nights, Tue 25 Jul 2006, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 27 Runs
 Sign of the Phoenix, Thu 15 Jun 2006, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 52 runs
 Hollman's handbrake remains on, Wed 21 Jul 2004, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 25 runs
 "The cup alone beckons", Thu 05 Jun 2003, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 13 runs
 Wed 25 Apr 2001, Wray Crescent, Abandoned
 Tue 16 May 2000, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost by 3 wkts