Burnham sore-headed after Pacific sink the Camel
Pacific v The Camel CC at Springfield Park  Sat 01 Jun 2019 at 1pm
Won by 76 runs
North East London Cricket League
 

Pacific lost the toss and were inserted by Camel at Springfield Park on the hottest day of the year so far. Contributions with the bat by Paul Rajkumar (22), Chris Duncan (44), Mutz Siddiqui (43) and James McGinnigle (26) helped Pacific to 204 for 8 in their 40 overs. Wickets were taken by Kit (1-29), Sam (1-32), Rahman (2-38), Max (1-24) and Steve (2-31).

In reply, only three Camel batsmen reached double figures – Matt (21), Chris (29) and Tom (32) – as Pacific's pacemen exploited the wicket's variable bounce. Extras were second top scorer with 31, including 21 wides as anything down the leg side was signalled, and Camel were bowled out for 128 in 26 overs. Wickets were shared by Howes (4-40), Soden (4-35) and McGinnigle (2-15). The champagne moment of the match had come when Pacific's social secretary Ben Burnham, fielding at mid on, lost a high ball in the sun and it bounced 50 yards off his head to go over the boundary for four. Thankfully he was fine and was seen at the Oval the following day enjoying watching Bangladesh beat South Africa in the World Cup with the rest of the Burnham clan.

 

Picture caption: Some of the victorious Pacific XI, including their wicket takers, point at Ben Burnham's head after he managed to nut the ball 50 yards over the boundary for four


Pacific v The Camel CC
Toss won by The Camel CC
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Paul Rajkumar lbw b Max  22  58  46  3  0  
  Aly Duncan c Wicketkeeper b Sam  6  23  21  1  0  
  Toby Chasseaud* c Wicketkeeper b Kit  0  6  6  0  0  
  Chris Duncan b Steve  44  44  51  4  0  
  Ben Burnham b Rahman  11  15  10  2  0  
  Harry Salter b Rahman  0  1  1  0  0  
  Murtaza Siddiqui† not out  43  85  50  3  0  
  James McGinnigle c & b Steve  26  20  17  5  0  
  Aroon Korgaonkar run out  11  18  5  1  0  
  James Soden not out  1  7  2  0  0  
  Sam Howes did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 2, w 21, nb 1) 29    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 204    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-25 [Duncan] , 2-26 [Chasseaud] , 3-58 [Rajkumar] , 4-84 [Burnham ] , 5-84 [Salter] , 6-132 [Duncan] , 7-170 [McGinnigle] , 8-26 [Korgaonkar]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Kit 8 1 29 1  
 Sam 8 1 32 1  
 Rahman 8 0 38 2  
 Max 4 0 24 1  
 Dudley 5 0 24 0  
 Steve 6 0 31 2  
 Chris 2 0 21 0  
 
 
The Camel CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Dudley c Duncan b Howes  1  0  3  0  0  
  Lindsey† lbw b Soden  1  0  1  0  0  
  Matt c Siddiqui b Howes  21  0  18  4  0  
  Chris c Chasseaud b Soden  29  0  36  6  0  
  Tom* c Rajkumar b Howes  32  0  61  6  0  
  Guy b McGinnigle  0  0  10  0  0  
  Sam b McGinnigle  3  0  14  0  0  
  Rahman b Howes  0  0  3  0  0  
  Kit b Soden  5  0  10  1  0  
  Max b Soden  5  0  14  1  0  
  Steve not out  0  0  3  0  0  
 Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 21, nb 0) 31    
 TOTAL (26.0 Overs) 128    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Sam Howes 8 0 40 4  
 James Soden 8 1 35 4  
 Aroon Korgaonkar 4 0 24 0  
 James McGinnigle 6 0 15 2  
 Toby Chasseaud 1 0 5 0  
 
 

Other matches:
 Pacific toast first NELL victory, Sat 12 May 2018, Millfields Park, Won by 37 runs