SI sorted out
Pacific v Sports Interactive at Victoria Park Pitch 3  Thu 16 May 2019 at 6pm
Won by 5 wickets
Victoria Park Community Cricket League fixture
 

Pacific's first VPCCL win of the season was secured by a margin of five wickets, thanks to major contributions from muscular Welsh debutant Rob Birch (51*) and the somewhat contrastingly sized John Deighan (41*). Their little and large partnership took us to within sight of victory after the early loss of Paul Rajkumar, and victory was eventually secured by a single scampered off a wide delivery with the best part of four overs to spare. 

 

Pacific's team was somewhat unusual in featuring at least five, possibly even six wicketkeepers in our eight, as well as at least two players who were nursing injuries and couldn't bowl, meaning that being asked to field first was a significant challenge for stand-in skipper Mutz. His job complicated further when he dropped a tough chance off his own bowling and then added injury to insult by falling on the ball and bruising his backside. SI made the most of the large open spaces of pitch 3 and some somewhat occasional bowling from all comers to score 134, but it never looked like enough after Birch got going.


Sports Interactive v Pacific
Toss won by Sports Interactive
 
Sports Interactive innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  James b Dinsey  20  0  0  0  0  
  Brennan c & b Birch  13  0  0  0  0  
  Laskowski retired  50  0  0  0  0  
  Greenwood run out Bradley  13  0  0  0  0  
  Buck not out  13  0  0  0  0  
  Seakins c Bradley b Ayre  1  0  0  0  0  
  Davidson not out  5  0  0  0  0  
  Sentharyan did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 0, w 20, nb 2) 22    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 134-4    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Greg Ayre 4 0 29 1  
 Murtaza Siddiqui 2 0 15 0  
 Rob Birch 3 0 29 1  
 Rob Dinsey 4 0 37 1  
 Sam Farnham 3 0 24 1  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Paul Rajkumar b Davidson  1  0  4  0  0  
  John Deighan not out  41  0  28  2  0  
  Rob Birch retired  51  0  28  6  0  
  Murtaza Siddiqui* c deep b Senthuryan  17  0  10  3  0  
  Sam Farnham not out  7  0  5  1  0  
  Greg Ayre did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Anthony Bradley† did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Rob Dinsey did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 1, w 12, nb 5) 18    
 TOTAL (12.1 Overs) 135-2    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Davidson 4 0 32 1  
 Buck 2 0 38 0  
 James 2 0 14 0  
 Senthuryan 2 0 20 1  
 Laskowski 2 0 23 0  
 Seakins 0.1 0 8 0  
 
 

Other matches:
 Running lessons required, Wed 18 Jul 2018, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 26 runs