Twin Centurions lead Cricket Academy to victory
Pacific v CCA (Centurion Cricket Academy) at Wray Crescent
Sat 13 Oct 2018 at 11.30am
Lost by 69 runs
Friendly fixture

Our performance may not have been helped by the news that Pacific legend James Gleadow had died this week, leaving some of us distracted and/or hungover. Still, it was good to see so many friends of the club, including James's parents, turn up to watch at Wray on a sunny October day. If only we could have put on a better show for them in our black armbands. Before the game there was a round of applause for James, and club founder Pete Hollman said a few words.

Then the cricket commenced. Credit to CCA for batting with such positive intent but our fielding was pretty terrible as catches went down left, right and centre, to the understandable exasperation of the day's skipper Rizwan Siddiqui. Well done to him and Ahmed Hussain for hanging on to hard chances though.

Despite the mammoth task, Ben Stockton looked like he might win us the game, but when he fell for 89 victory looked almost impossible, though some lusty blows from emergency stand-in Aly Duncan and from Sharan Timbadia at least gave the crowd something to cheer about.

Many thanks to James's parents, Ruth and Tim, for kindly buying us some beers to drink after the match. Several players spoke movingly about James's contribution to the club as we raised a glass to him. He will be remembered.


Centurion Cricket Academy v Pacific
Toss won by Pacific
 
Centurion Cricket Academy innings  R  M  B  4  6
Rana   c Siddiqui b Stockton   73  0  66  0  0  
Tareq   b Timbadia   1  0  3  0  0  
Abdullah   c Hussain b Khan   13  0  23  0  0  
J Saif   lbw b Timbadia   0  0  1  0  0  
Aatif   retired    124  0  68  0  0  
Shah   retired    100  0  59  0  0  
Saif   run out    15  0  11  0  0  
Moin   not out    10  0  7  0  0  
Mizan   not out    2  0  4  0  0  
Shahan   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Asaad   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 8, nb 0) 11    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 349    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-3 [Tareq] , 2-50 [Abdullah] , 3-53 [J Saif] , 4-140 [Rana] , 5-299 [Aatif] , 6-332 [Saif] , 7-338 [Shah]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Sharan Timbadia   8  0  43  2  
 Ben Stockton   8  0  66  0  
 Ramiz Khan   8  0  58  1  
 Ahmed Hussain   7  0  97  0  
 Rizwan Siddiqui   7  0  58  0  
 Mark Woodland   2  0  24  1  
 
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Sumeet Sharma†   c Abdullah b Shahan   18  0  11  4  0  
Toby Chasseaud   c Backward square leg b ?   54  0  67  7  0  
Ramiz Khan   c Midwicket b Shahan   0  0  1  0  0  
Rizwan Siddiqui*   c Behind b Shahan   19  0  17  3  0  
Ben Stockton   c Long-on b Shahan   89  0  75  8  3  
Rob Dinsey   c Mid-on b ?   13  0  17  0  0  
Murtaza Siddiqui   c Keeper b Abdullah   13  0  19  1  0  
Aly Duncan   run out Short fine leg    21  0  22  2  1  
Mark Woodland   b Shah   3  0  9  0  0  
Sharan Timbadia   c ? b Tareq   12  0  6  1  0  
Ahmed Hussain   not out    0  0  5  0  0  
 Extras (b 7, lb 1, w 11, nb 9) 28    
 TOTAL (39.5 Overs) 270    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-25 [Sharma] , 2-25 [Khan] , 3-55 [Siddiqui] , 4-165 [Chasseaud] , 5-199 [Dinsey] , 6-225 [Stockton] , 7-238 [Siddiqui] , 8-256 [Duncan] , 9-260 [Woodland] , 10-270 [Timbadia]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Moin   5  0  31  0  
 Shahan   5  0  39  3  
 Mizan   7  0  38  0  
 Asaad   5  0  43  0  
 Unknown 1   5  0  39  1  
 Unknown 2   6  0  40  1  
 Aatif   2  0  10  1  
 Abdullah   3  0  12  1  
 Shah   1  0  2  1  
 Tareq   0.5  0  8  1