Canary Wharf Toils
Pacific v Canary Wharf Royals CC at Millfields Park  Sat 11 May 2019 at 1pm
Lost by 5 wickets
North East London Cricket League
 

Pacific's miserable start to the 2019 NELCL season continued on Saturday as the Ocean's XI took another battering, this time from Canary Wharf Royals. 

The teams agreed to a shortened 35 over game, owing to weather. Having won the toss, CWR put us in to bat on a soggy Millfields wicket. To the visible annoyance of the captain, Duncan and Syed went out to open at 1pm with the team still missing a few players, including Sharan Timbadia, who was busy that morning/early afternoon "making provisions". 

Arsalan looked decent for his 5 and stuck around a bit, while top order run vacuums Duncan and Burnham dutifully made way for the skipper and Stockton with a duck apiece. Toby and Ben batted well (the skipper continuing his imperious early season form with another red ink 50), and Mutz made a lively cameo with 17. The oppo's bowling was tight although not spectacular (the scorebook shows that even run machine Stockton faced 10 consecutive dot balls). Notably, the Royals have an American-style huddle every time they take a wicket (think putting your hands in the middle and shouting). We finished on 148, and had high hopes that with a disciplined bowling and fielding performance we'd be in with a shout. 

Unfortunately, CWR took the game away from us in the first 5-10 overs. A mid-order collapse didn't materialise, despite Tim, Aroon, Sam and Shaz all cashing in on wickets. Stockton and Syed came late into the attack and bowled tightly, but despite prolonging the game were unable to unseat the Royals' batsmen, who were pretty well dug in by that point. As if to mock us, having checked how many runs were needed for the win, CWR's batsman launched the final ball of the match over cow corner for a huge six - he looked like he had plenty left in the tank. 

 

BB

 


Pacific v Canary Wharf Royals CC
Toss won by Canary Wharf Royals CC
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Aly Duncan c Keeper b Shab  0  0  9  0  0  
  Arsalan Syed b Shab  5  0  17  1  0  
  Ben Burnham c Mid off b Shab  0  0  3  0  0  
  Toby Chasseaud* not out  62  0  82  4  1  
  Ben Stockton b Danesh  44  0  67  7  0  
  Murtaza Siddiqui† run out  17  0  22  2  0  
  Tim Garrett not out  1  0  2  0  0  
  Aroon Korgaonkar did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  James Soden did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Sam Howes did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Sharan Timbadia did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 1, w 13, nb 2) 19    
 TOTAL (35.0 Overs) 148    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 
 
Canary Wharf Royals CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Nipak c Stockton b Timbadia  17  0  0  0  0  
  Charan c Timbadia b Korgaonkar  20  0  0  0  0  
  Sid c Korgaonkar b Howes  53  0  0  0  0  
  Paras lbw b Garrett  21  0  0  0  0  
  Abhinav lbw b Garrett  0  0  0  0  0  
  Arjun not out  21  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 0, w 0, nb 0) 0    
 TOTAL (29.1 Overs) 154    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Sam Howes 5 1 30 1  
 James Soden 2 0 24 0  
 Sharan Timbadia 3 0 19 1  
 Aroon Korgaonkar 3 0 17 1  
 Ben Stockton 6 2 22 0  
 Tim Garrett 7 0 38 2  
 Arsalan Syed 3.1 1 9 0