Harrow Willow win with three balls to spare
Pacific v Harrow Willow CC at Wray Crescent  Sun 29-Oct-2017 at 1.30pm
Lost by 2 wickets
 

Well, we got 50 overs in after the clocks went back or 49.2 more accurately, with visitors Harrow Willow CC winning by two wickets with three balls to spare, ending the Pacific autumn winning streak at 7.

Seconds after the last footballers were cleared from the outfield, Pacific captain Rizwan Siddiqui lost the toss and saw his side inserted, with the captains agreeing to bowl five overs at a time from each end to maximise the over rate and get a game in before the now mid-afternoon sunset. Opener Jon Thornton led the way for Pacific with 56 from 63 balls, whilst captain Siddiqui powered a late 38 off 24 balls to boost the Pacific run rate up to a respectable 6.88. Less respectably, number three batsman Hogg found himself run out for the second time of the weekend.

With the sun setting quickly, the Harrow Willow innings got underway after the shortest of intervals with Paul Davis and Jonas Nisse opening from the same end. Pacific ground fielding was good although several catches followed the temperature on its way down - but Sumeet was having no such issues with the keeper's gloves, catching both openers behind. 50 partnerships for the second and fifth wickets gave Harrow Willow a strong platform although at seven down with 21 runs still to get, Pacific were right in the game. But visiting captain Karhik Raghavan took control of the situation and dealt well with an aggressive spell of bowling from his opposite number before punishing the more occasional bowlers to take the Willows closer to the finishing line. Number 10 batsman Parekh walked out with the scores level and promptly edged the winning runs through a vacant third slip to end a cold, but ultimately enjoyable contest, and with it, the Pacific outdoor season.

Enjoy your winter, gents, and thanks to Mark the Guv'nor for scoring.


Pacific v Harrow Willow CC
Toss won by Harrow Willow CC
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Sumeet Sharma† c Jimmy b Rajesh  17  16  13  2  1  
  Jon Thornton c Karthik b Suraj  56  68  63  5  0  
  James Hogg run out  10  20  16  1  0  
  Ramiz Khan c Varun b Suraj  19  22  19  1  1  
  Rizwan Siddiqui* not out  38  27  24  3  2  
  James Soden st Roshin b Karthik  4  12  10  0  0  
  Rob Dinsey not out  5  6  5  0  0  
  Jonas Nisse did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Tim Garrett did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Paul Davis did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 3, w 19, nb 1) 23    
 TOTAL (25.0 Overs) 172    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-35 [Sharma] , 2-68 [Hogg] , 3-112 [Khan] , 4-133 [Thornton] , 5-161 [Soden]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Rajesh Narayanan 4 0 42 1  
 Ghanshyam "Jimmy" Parekh 5 0 26 0  
 Karthik Raghavan 4 0 13 1  
 Krishna Balasubramanian 3 0 29 0  
 Vipin Ardra 5 0 26 0  
 Ishwar Hangargi 2 0 21 0  
 Suraj Ramaprasad 2 0 12 2  
 
 
Harrow Willow CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Varun Bhardwaj c Sharma b Siddiqui  38  44  37  4  1  
  Roshin Ambookan† c Sharma b Davis  7  14  11  1  0  
  Atharua Suraj b Khan  28  23  25  5  0  
  Sanjay Chaudary b Siddiqui  1  2  2  0  0  
  Ishwar Hangargi b Nisse  18  22  23  2  0  
  Karthik Raghavan* not out  54  44  38  4  3  
  Krishna Balasubramanian run out Sharma  5  7  6  0  0  
  Rajesh Narayanan lbw b Nisse  1  2  2  0  0  
  Vipin Ardra lbw b Garrett  1  7  2  0  0  
  Ghanshyam Parekh not out  1  1  1  0  0  
  Suraj Ramaprasad did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 0, w 18, nb 1) 19    
 TOTAL (24.2 Overs) 173    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-22 [Roshin Ambookan] , 2-74 [Atharua Suraj] , 3-81 [Sanjay Chaudary] , 4-82 [Varun Bhardwaj] , 5-135 [Ishwar Hangargi] , 6-150 [Krishna Balasubramanian] , 7-152 [Rajesh Narayanan] , 8-172 [Vipin Ardra]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Paul Davis 5 0 38 1  
 Jonas Nisse 5 0 32 2  
 Ramiz Khan 5 0 28 1  
 James Soden 2 0 15 0  
 Rizwan Siddiqui 5 0 28 2  
 James Hogg 1 0 17 0  
 Tim Garrett 1.2 0 15 1