Pacific batter the Fudge
Pacific v Cairns Fudge at Battersea Park  Sat 20 Jul 2019 at 1pm
Won by 6 wickets
Friendly fixture
 

An unfamilar-looking Pacific XI enjoyed a stroll to victory in Battersea Park in our first enounter against the colourfully-named Cairns Fudge. 

After winning the toss and putting the Fudge in to bat on a tacky, treacherous track, Howes and Sapp impressed with the new ball, before spin twins Garrett and Chai Pandya - the similarly hirsute brother of injured Umrish (of 2018 fame) - took the plaudits with 7 wickets between them. Fudgeman Van Naidoo had looked dangerous (and not just with the bat) in an arresting yellow helmet and anti-glare sunnies combo, while Moses, coming in at number 9, showed more quality than his upper-order brethren and dragged the Fudge to a respectable 143. The opposition also featured sometime Pacificicist Richard Saldhana, Jack Malnick's sport-watching sidekick.

Pacific surely only needed to bat their allotted overs to take this one home, but with key men Basi and Chasseaud being dismissed cheaply, wicket-keeper Faulks falling soon after and Burnham perishing to a shooter, at 54-4 doubts began to surface. These were soon dispelled by Stockton and Malnick, who marmalised their way to a 90-odd partnership with consummate ease, taking us home with 15 overs to spare. 

Post-match refreshments were enjoyed in the Prince Albert pub, with a cameo appearance from Alice Burnham and Dave "The Rave" Flaherty, who we hope to see in Pacific colours before he emigrates to Australia. 

BB


Cairns Fudge v Pacific
Toss won by Pacific
 
Cairns Fudge innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Marcos Mackie lbw b Garrett  18  0  29  3  0  
  Tom MacDonald lbw b Howes  1  0  6  0  0  
  Van Naidoo b Garrett  37  0  45  6  0  
  Vignesh Kumarasamy† c Chasseaud b Garrett  20  0  15  2  1  
  Richards Saldanha b Stockton  7  0  16  1  0  
  Marc Correal b Stockton  0  0  2  0  0  
  Stu Campbell* b Garrett  1  0  6  0  0  
  Andrew Milne c & b Pandya  7  0  14  1  0  
  James Moses not out  35  0  34  7  0  
  Andrew Sheridan b Pandya  1  0  14  0  0  
  Jeff Squires b Pandya  3  0  6  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 0, w 10, nb 0) 13    
 TOTAL (31.1 Overs) 143    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-7 [Tom MacDonald] , 2-46 [Marcos Mackie] , 3-84 [Vignesh Kumarasamy] , 4-93 [Richards Saldanha] , 5-93 [Van Naidoo] , 6-93 [Marc Correal] , 7-95 [Stu Campbell] , 8-113 [Andrew Milne] , 9-121 [Andrew Sheridan] , 10-143 [Jeff Squires]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Sam Howes 8 1 37 1  
 Keyana Sapp 4 0 21 0  
 Tim Garrett 8 1 47 4  
 Chai Pandya 6.1 0 26 3  
 Ben Stockton 5 1 9 2  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Jasbir Basi b Andrew Milne  2  0  0  0  0  
  Toby Chasseaud* st b Stu Campbell  2  0  0  0  0  
  Ben Burnham b James Moses  18  0  0  0  0  
  Archie Faulks† c Stu Campbell b Andrew Sheridan  13  0  0  0  0  
  Ben Stockton not out  46  0  0  0  0  
  Jack Malnick not out  36  0  0  0  0  
  Liam Carmichael did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Tim Garrett did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Chai Pandya did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Sam Howes did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Keyana Sapp did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 0, w 12, nb 1) 15    
 TOTAL (23.1 Overs) 145    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-2 [Basi] , 2-11 [Chasseaud] , 3-27 [Burnham ] , 4-54 [Faulks]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Andrew Milne 7.1 0 30 1  
 Stu Campbell 6 0 31 1  
 James Moses 3 0 13 1  
 Andrew Sheridan 5 0 39 1  
 Van Naidoo 3 0 30 0  
 
 

Other matches:
 Oh fudge!, Sat 20 May 2017, Wray Crescent, Cancelled