The Wood From The Tree
Pacific v Palm Tree at Wray Crescent
Sun 11 Oct 2020 at 2:30pm
Lost 82 runs
October Cup

Our penultimate Sunday game of the season was marred by the twin evils of a footballer-affected start time and a footballer-affected outfield, and reduced to 20 overs per side as a result of the former. 

 

Palm Tree batted first and put on a good total of 169, helped by 25 extras, which seemed a good total but not out of reach. Ahmed's leg spin going at four an over at Wray in a T20 was particularly noteworthy as he continually left some good batsmen swinging at air. 

 

Unfortunately, Palm Tree seemed to have one of PBD's special marinated balls for their innings. Stabbins from one end bowled near-unplayable booming outswing whilst Arif from the other gained significant movement off the seam. They combined to reduce PCC to 13-3, including your correspondent toe-ending three wild swings at a ball moving away from me in a manner compliant with social distancing regulations. Good cameos came from Kaleem (18) and Ed (28) whilst Amandeep (18) played the role of the anchor which sits on the seafloor in place whilst the broken chain floats away still attached to a rapidly disppearing ship. Video highlights (or lowlights) of the latter part of our innings can be found in this Google Drive folder: particular favourites including Keyana's six onto the pavilion and a comedy slipped ball that went into the covers.

 

Not one to linger long in the memory, this.

 

 


Palm Tree v Pacific
Toss won by Palm Tree
 
Palm Tree innings  R  M  B  4  6
B Wood   b Gane   64  59  48  6  3  
M Robins*   c Hart b Hungin   8  4  7  2  0  
R Stabbins   c Stockton b Pollard   21  24  18  2  1  
M Cromarty   c Sapp b Gane   28  37  33  2  0  
J Treasure   not out    15  13  10  1  0  
V Venkateshan   not out    8  4  5  0  1  
L Faull†   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
F Gandhi   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
M Arif   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
H Glazier   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
P Crego   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 13, lb 1, w 10, nb 1) 25    
 TOTAL (20.0 Overs) 169-4    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-15 [Robins] , 2-76 [Stabbins] , 3-134 [Wood] , 4-157 [Cromarty]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Keyana Sapp   4  0  30  0  
 Jonathan Hungin   4  0  33  1  
 Colin Pollard   4  0  29  1  
 Ahmed Hussain   3  0  12  0  
 Ed Hart   3  0  26  0  
 Tom Gane   2  0  25  2  
 
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Rob Dinsey   b R Stabbins   3  8  8  0  0  
Rahul Ravikrishnan   b R Stabbins   1  2  3  0  0  
Amandeep Dhir   c J Treasure b V Venkateshan   18  41  32  0  1  
Ben Stockton*   c L Faull b R Stabbins   0  7  8  0  0  
Kaleem Luthra†   c J Treasure b P Crego   18  16  15  2  1  
Tom Gane   st L Faull b P Crego   1  5  5  0  0  
Ed Hart   st L Faull b P Crego   28  16  14  5  1  
Keyana Sapp   b V Venkateshan   9  5  6  0  1  
Colin Pollard   run out F Gandhi    1  2  1  0  0  
Jonathan Hungin   c & b F Gandhi   2  12  17  0  0  
Ahmed Hussain   not out    0  10  3  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 1, w 2, nb 0) 6    
 TOTAL (18.4 Overs) 87    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-3 [Ravikrishnan] , 2-7 [Dinsey] , 3-13 [Stockton] , 4-40 [Luthra] , 5-43 [Gane] , 6-59 [Dhir] , 7-78 [Sapp] , 8-83 [Pollard] , 9-84 [Hart] , 10-87 [Hungin]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 R Stabbins   4  0  12  3  
 M Arif   4  0  12  0  
 F Gandhi   3.4  0  11  1  
 P Crego   2  0  22  2  
 V Venkateshan   2  0  15  2  
 H Glazier   3  0  11  1