Direct hits fail to give Pacific first midweek win
Pacific v Phoenix All-Stars at Victoria Park Pitch 3  Thu 09 May 2019 at 6pm
Lost by 5 wickets
Victoria Park Community Cricket League fixture
 

Pacific's second midweek fixture of the first was completed in better conditions than the first, despite dire portents of rain from the BBC Weather app throughout the game. Having got started late, we agreed an even-more-shortened format of 12 overs a side and chose to bat with only six players in attendance (Riz joined us later, fresh from his son's parents' evening).

 

Our innings highlight was an excellently put together 30* from John Deighan, who was rather harshly told he had to retire at 30 due to the foreshortened innings, and he received good support from Captain Korgy, once more forced to bring himself in from the cold (ninth man duties) due to late drop outs. Our run rate was reasonable, although failing to get Riz a few overs in the middle after he arrived probably cost us plenty of runs.

 

In the field, we had a pair of run outs to show for our efforts - and both direct hits, the first from Deighan again - his close range effort was complicated by the fact that he'd been running around the approximately 1/3 of the pitch he'd been asked to cover without any respite for the previous ten minutes. The second came the very next ball, Jaime Hargreaves pinging one in from the deep and hitting the stumps from side on, as much to his surprise as to the batsmans. 

 

That unfortunately was the end of our wicket taking though, and the All-Stars coated home with just under three overs to spare. 


Pacific v Phoenix All-Stars
Toss won by Pacific
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  John Deighan retired  30  0  26  2  0  
  Hugo Forrest b Mo I  7  0  6  1  0  
  Aroon Korgaonkar* not out  24  0  19  2  0  
  Jaime Hargreaves st keeper b Viz  13  0  17  0  0  
  Murtaza Siddiqui† not out  2  0  3  0  0  
  Rob Dinsey did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Rizwan Siddiqui did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 11, nb 5) 18    
 TOTAL (12.0 Overs) 94-2    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Mo I 2 0 11 1  
 Viz 3 0 21 1  
 Mo A 1 0 15 0  
 Joe 1 0 14 0  
 Angus 3 0 22 0  
 Saj 2 0 9 0  
 
 
Phoenix All-Stars innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Mike run out Deighan  16  0  0  2  0  
  Ravi run out Hargreaves  29  0  0  2  1  
  Mo I not out  8  0  0  0  0  
  Joe not out  26  0  0  3  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 12, nb 3) 17    
 TOTAL (9.1 Overs) 98-2    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Jaime Hargreaves 2 0 18 0  
 Hugo Forrest 2.1 0 25 0  
 John Deighan 2 0 25 0  
 Aroon Korgaonkar 2 0 16 0  
 Rob Dinsey 1 0 13 0