Burnham’s 65 not enough to win final-ball thriller
Pacific v Fulmer at Fulmer Recreation Ground
Sat 18 May 2019 at 1pm
Lost by 3 wickets
Friendly fixture

'Fulmer' after John Betjeman


Come Korgy's bombs and fall near Slough!
There isn't long for Fulmer now, 
Don't let them smash it over cow. 
Last overs, Death!
 

Come, Webley and blow to smithereens
Their number six, and his Sareen, 
Tea fruit, tea rolls, tea nuggets, not lean, 
Big plates, bad breath.

In the air, an edge; catch, you clown!
We'll win if they go seven down
The next one surely can't go down 
Get Ormo's beers!

And get that man with double chin
Who really doesn't deserve to win, 
Who washes his repulsive skin 
In Tamby's tears.

And smash his stumps of polished oak
And smash his hands that played that stroke
'tween the legs of our bound'ry bloke
And give him hell.

Forgive the bald young Ben who add-
ed sixty-five, the stinking cad;
It's not his fault he's getting mad, 
He batted well.

When will our top order begin to know 
How to score runs without Chasseaud, 
(The blood does not so often go 
To Toby's head)

And talk of sport and the FA Cup
In the bar with flat, warm drinks to sup 
Can't mask this abject field cock-up:
Thirty-four extras bled.

Stump him, on the last ball, with care
Earn a tie: not ideal, but somewhat fair
Don't throw it straight through the fucking air
And miss the bails.

Come, Korgy's bombs and fall near Slough
How we lost this game just God knows how.
I only want to forget it now;
Pacific fails.

 


Saturday's game at Fulmer was interrupted by a pheasant

Pacific v Fulmer
Toss won by Pacific
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Rob Dinsey   b Priyan   7  0  25  1  0  
John Deighan   c Midwicket b Priyan   5  0  13  0  0  
Harry Salter   c Mid on b Voaden   3  0  5  0  0  
Toby Chasseaud*   c Midwicket b Brijesh   6  0  21  0  0  
Ben Burnham   b Macland   65  0  78  7  0  
Angus McKechnie   c Mid off b Brijesh   6  0  5  1  0  
Jon Webley   c Square leg b Priyan   30  0  24  3  1  
Aravindan Ilangovan†   not out    37  0  30  2  1  
James McGinnigle   c Long off b Macland   31  0  21  5  0  
Aroon Korgaonkar   not out    1  0  3  0  0  
Tony Tambyrajah   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 7, lb 3, w 11, nb 0) 21    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 216-8    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Priyan   8  1  24  3  
 Voaden   8  1  31  1  
 Brijesh   8  1  31  2  
 Ashwin   8  0  51  0  
 Macland   5  0  33  1  
 Nirav   3  0  31  0  
 
 
Fulmer innings  R  M  B  4  6
Danny J†   b Korgaonkar   33  0  0  5  1  
W Voaden   c & b Webley   74  0  0  9  0  
Nigel   c Deighan b Chasseaud   4  0  0  0  0  
Priyan   b Chasseaud   15  0  0  3  0  
Ashwin   b Korgaonkar   5  0  0  1  0  
Brijesh   not out    48  0  0  6  1  
Tony King*   lbw b Webley   1  0  0  0  0  
Nirav   c Chasseaud b McKechnie   3  0  0  0  0  
Omar   not out    4  0  0  0  0  
Tom   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Joe   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 12, lb 6, w 16, nb 0) 34    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 217-7    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 James McGinnigle   8  0  44  0  
 Jon Webley   8  0  32  2  
 Aroon Korgaonkar   8  1  33  2  
 Toby Chasseaud   8  0  36  2  
 Tony Tambyrajah   2  0  16  0  
 Angus McKechnie   4  0  42  0  
 Aravindan Ilangovan   2  0  8  0