Batting collapse strikes again
Pacific v Royal Sovereign at Millfields Park  Sat 24 Aug 2019 at 1pm
Lost by 6 wickets
North East London Cricket League
 

Hopes were high when Pacific won the toss on a hot, sunny day at Millfields and the two Marks – Mehta and Woodland (making his NELL debut) – saw us to 45 four nought off ten overs in our final Saturday league match of the season. Mehta and skipper Chasseaud then built a further little partnership before the collapse came. From 77-2 we found ourselves all out for 131 in 35.1 overs. As the last three wickets fell without a run being scored only the presence of a friendly cat in our non-existent dressing room could provide any consolation.

 

Sam Howes (5-0-23-1) and Ben Stockton (4-0-16-2) were the pick of the Pacific bowlers but Royal Sovereign eased home for only four wickets in their pursuit of the low target.


Pacific v Royal Sovereign
Toss won by Pacific
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Mark Mehta b Lucius  34  87  54  5  0  
  Mark Woodland b Matthew  13  42  25  2  0  
  Toby Chasseaud* b Nick  41  101  70  3  0  
  Zak Fry b Lucius  0  9  6  0  0  
  Ben Stockton c slip b Stephen  11  20  10  2  0  
  Murtaza Siddiqui† c cover b Dennis  1  7  3  0  0  
  James Soden c & b Dennis  10  33  23  1  0  
  Keyana Sapp run out  1  4  2  0  0  
  Tim Garrett b Nick  2  4  5  0  0  
  Rafiq Ratta lbw  0  2  2  0  0  
  Sam Howes not out  0  1  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 2, w 12, nb 1) 18    
 TOTAL (35.1 Overs) 131    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-45 [Woodland] , 2-77 [Mehta] , 3-80 [Fry] , 4-106 [Stockton] , 5-108 [Siddiqui] , 6-122 [Chasseaud] , 7-129 [Sapp] , 8-131 [Garrett] , 9-131 [Ratta] , 10-131 [Soden]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Joseph 4 0 23 0  
 Matthew 5 1 27 1  
 Lucius 8 0 20 2  
 Stephen 8 0 25 1  
 Nick 6 0 19 3  
 Dennis 4.1 1 10 2  
 
 
Royal Sovereign innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Alfie lbw b Stockton  24  0  0  4  0  
  David b Howes  0  0  0  0  0  
  Nick lbw b Garrett  41  0  0  7  0  
  Ken not out  18  0  0  3  0  
  Dwight lbw b Stockton  0  0  0  0  0  
  Lucius not out  15  0  0  3  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 5, w 24, nb 1) 35    
 TOTAL (20.2 Overs) 135-4    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Sam Howes 5 0 23 1  
 Keyana Sapp 6 0 40 0  
 Tim Garrett 4 0 34 1  
 Ben Stockton 4 0 16 2  
 Mark Mehta 1.2 0 12 0  
 
 

Other matches:
 Sovereign Authority, Sat 02 Jun 2018, Springfield Park, Lost by 2 wickets
 Match tied in final-over thriller, Sat 28 Apr 2018, Wray Crescent, Tied