Bing's Bish Bash Bosh not enough
Pacific v Mayfield CC at Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground  Sun 12 Aug 2018 at 1pm
Lost by 3 wickets
Middlesex & Essex Invitation League
 

Fireworks from the bat of Bing Stanley and a late burst of wickets from the unlikely golden arms of Ratta and Tambyrajah was not enough to overcome Mayfield in the MEIL. 

 

Batting first, Pacific got off to a poor start as the makeshift opening pair of Burnham (0) and Dinsey (4), selected due to being the only people in their whites in time for the start rather than on batting talent, failed to see off the new ball and Howes (5) followed them back to the pavilion with the score on 31. Sumeet (24), Kieran (18) and especially the hard hitting Bing (57) formed the bulk of the Pacific innings with some late hitting from the lesser spotted Phil Smith (17 with two fours and a six) pushing the total along to 180, which looked below par but not by much on a tricky pitch.

 

Mayfield's reply got off to a very strong start despite the early loss of Bhairo (2), with the pair of Starck the younger and Mirza putting on 83 for the second wicket and Mirza continuing to score heavily with the number four, taking Mayfield to just 40 runs away from victory with eight wickets left. There then commenced a curious passage of play where captain Hussain's decision to turn to the veteran spinners Rafiq Ratta and Tony Tambyrajah turned out to be stroke of genius: Ratta took three wickets for 23 in his five overs and Tony bowled a single wicket maiden. Starck the elder and Sondh took Mayfield home with three wickets in hand, but Pacific had applied more than a veneer of credibility to the scorecard and forced a few more of the home team to pad up than had looked likely heading into the final hour.



Stats watch:

  • 3-23 is Rafiq's best bowling analysis for Pacific, beating 3-26 in 2016 and doubling his wicket count for the season
  • Bing scored his first 50 for Pacific
  • Tony's wicket maiden reduced his bowling average to 10.5 and moved him to second on the season averages


Pacific v Mayfield CC
Toss won by Mayfield CC
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Ben Burnham c D Starck b Kazi  0  2  4  0  0  
  Rob Dinsey c mid on b Kazi  4  10  8  1  0  
  Sumeet Sharma† c & b D Starck  24  59  54  4  0  
  Sam Howes c & b Sondh  5  31  19  1  0  
  Bing Stanley b Mapara  57  0  66  7  2  
  Kieran Mullens c S S Patel b Jain  18  0  35  3  0  
  Sharan Timbadia c ? b Mapara  7  0  10  1  0  
  Rafiq Ratta b Jain  7  0  8  1  0  
  Phil Smith lbw b Mapara  17  0  16  2  1  
  Tony Tambyrajah b Mapara  0  0  7  0  0  
  Ahmed Hussain* not out  1  0  6  0  0  
 Extras (b 19, lb 4, w 7, nb 1) 31    
 TOTAL (41.0 Overs) 180    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-0 [Burnham ] , 2-5 [Dinsey] , 3-31 [Howes] , 4-63 [Sharma] , 5-115 [Mullens] , 6-134 [Timbadia] , 7-158 [Ratta] , 8-159 [Stanley] , 9-162 [Tambyrajah] , 10-180 [Smith]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 S Kazi 7 2 24 2  
 A Jain 13 2 50 2  
 K Sondh 7 1 13 1  
 D Starck 5 0 31 1  
 A Mapara 9 0 39 4  
 
 
Mayfield CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  S Bhairo b Timbadia  2  0  0  0  0  
  N Starck st Sharma b Hussain  43  0  0  7  1  
  W Mirza st Sharma b Ratta  64  0  0  8  2  
  S M Patel c Sharma b Hussain  28  0  0  1  2  
  R Victor lbw b Ratta  3  0  0  0  0  
  A Mapara c Mullens b Ratta  6  0  0  0  1  
  D Starck not out  13  0  0  2  0  
  A Jain c Sharma b Tambyrajah  4  0  0  1  0  
  K Sondh not out  1  0  0  0  0  
  S S Patel† did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  S Kazi* did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 5, w 9, nb 1) 17    
 TOTAL (36.4 Overs) 181    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-10 [Bhairo] , 2-93 [N Starck] , 3-140 [W Mirza] , 4-146 [R Victor] , 5-156 [S M Patel] , 6-162 [A Mapara] , 7-175 [A Jain]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Sharan Timbadia 9 3 22 1  
 Sam Howes 6 0 47 0  
 Phil Smith 3.4 0 25 0  
 Ahmed Hussain 9 1 46 2  
 Bing Stanley 3 0 11 0  
 Rafiq Ratta 5 1 23 3  
 Tony Tambyrajah 1 1 0 1  
 
 

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 Tigerish Pacific earn their stripes, Sun 13 Aug 2017, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won by 61 runs
 Pacific batsmen wilt in the downpour at Ally Pally, Sun 14 May 2017, Alexandra Palace, Lost by 47 runs
 Sizzled on spicy square, Sun 14 Aug 2016, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Lost 2 wickets
 Drain pain, Sun 24 Apr 2016, Alexandra Palace, Cancelled
 Mayfield Chandramoulied, Sun 16 Aug 2015, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won 46 runs
 Mayfield floored but deliver knockout punch, Sun 07 Jun 2015, Alexandra Palace, Lost 18 runs
 Pacific soak up the Mayfield spice, Sun 17 Aug 2014, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Drawn
 Sam sinks Mayfield's ship, Sun 08 Jun 2014, Alexandra Palace, Won 5 wickets
 Resounding win keeps title hopes alive, Sun 18 Aug 2013, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won 10 wickets
 Mayfield make hay whilst the sun doesn't shine, Sun 09 Jun 2013, Alexandra Palace, Lost 43 runs
 Glory in the sun, Sun 19 Aug 2012, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won by 3 wickets
 Plucky Pacific draw strength, Sun 10 Jun 2012, Broxbourne Sports Club, Drawn
 Seamers crush Mayfield to end barren run, Sun 14 Aug 2011, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won 7 wickets
 Smith superb but middle order bowled over, Sun 15 May 2011, Broxbourne Sports Club, Drawn