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  R  M  B  4  6
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  R  M  B  4  6
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