Camels rule over Pacific in dry midsummer
Pacific v Camel Lights at Victoria Park Pitch 3  Wed 04 Jul 2018 at 6pm
Lost by 7 wickets
Victoria Park Community Cricket League fixture
 

With midweek kingpin Aroon away, Mutz Siddiqui stepped up to the captaincy for the second straight week. Our opponents were Camel CC in their midweek 'lights' form, last seen in May when they gave Pacific our first NELCL win in the constant rain at Millfields Park. Conditions were quite the contrast to that day however, a parched summer leaving the grass yellow and no doubt suiting the Camel over even the greatest ocean.

 

Having scored a mighty 210 with just five players last week, a full strength Pacific side barely reached half that total against some disciplined bowling from the Camel Lights after opting to bat first. Umrish Pandya (31*) was the leading light of the batting display with a good range of flicks, nudges and beautifully flowing locks well suited to the cavernous outfield of Victoria Park Pitch 3, but some dubious running meant that last man Timbadia became the second run out in the final over as Pacific finished on 109 all out from their sixteen overs. 

 

Defending a below par target, the pleasantly neatly named Shaf 'n' Shaz bowling combination got us off to a tidy start with the early wicket of keeper Bren for 5, caught and bowled by Shaf. Unfortunately, that was the end of our wicket taking activity as Camel captain Tom and #3 Redgrave went along nicely without really having to hit out, staying a good way ahead of the run rate throughout. Tom reached his 50 and retired shortly before Redgrave took metaphor and made it into reality by thumping a straight drive which quite literally hit the target on the scoreboard. The board was swiftly restored in time to capture the coup de grace, which came with two overs unbowled.

 



(The blanks on the scorecard are: batsman 1/bowler 2 Shaf, batsman 2 Mike, batsman 6 and keeper Ant)

 

 


Pacific v Camel Lights
Toss won by Pacific
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  b Kit  7  0  8  1  0  
  c Cover b Miller  26  0  19  4  0  
  Jaime Hargreaves b Nick  3  0  4  0  0  
  Murtaza Siddiqui* b Kit  17  0  14  1  0  
  Umrish Pandya not out  31  0  26  1  0  
  b Richard  6  0  11  0  0  
  Rob Dinsey run out ?  6  0  7  1  0  
  Sharan Timbadia run out ?  1  0  1  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 0, w 3, nb 1) 4    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 109    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-16 , 2-19 [Hargreaves] , 3-50 , 4-64 [Siddiqui]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Kit 4 0 19 2  
 Nick 4 0 25 1  
 Richard 4 0 25 1  
 Miller 4 0 45 1  
 
 
Camel Lights innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Bren† c Sub  1  0  5  0  0  
  Tom* retired  50  0  0  8  0  
  Redgrave not out  36  0  0  4  0  
  Dave S not out  15  0  0  1  0  
  Rich did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Miller did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Kit did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Nick did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 0, w 7, nb 0) 10    
 TOTAL (14.0 Overs) 112    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Sharan Timbadia 3 0 16 0  
  3 0 27 1  
 Umrish Pandya 4 0 25 0  
 Jaime Hargreaves 2 0 20 0  
 Rob Dinsey 2 0 21 0  
 
 

Other matches:
 Smokin (& put out), Wed 21 Jun 2017, Victoria Park Pitch 3, Lost by 100 runs