Pacific v London Fields at Hackney Marshes Pitch No 3
Sun 25 Apr 2021 at 1pm
Lost by 79 runs
North East London Cricket League

Here’s London Fields’ report of yesterday’s match, which we can replace with our own as and when it materialises:

London Fields lost the toss and batted first on a pitch that offered something for the bowlers with some swing (aided by some strong blistering winds at points) and variable bounce, with the ball keeping low. There was also something for the batsmen, though, with short boundaries in play. Spin bowler for Pacific Nick Epstein was highly effective when he was introduced late on, generating big turn both ways. But very strong performances with the bat kept the scoreboard ticking over at a healthy rate – Vijay Shah (33) and Perry Harding (37) were solid and set the tone early on – the latter in particular was noted for his exquisite timing throughout his knock. The real coup-de-grace came with the 80 not out of Paul Teasdale, who showed an effortless blend of grit and flair to steer his team through some difficult spells towards reaching a competitive total of 254, putting on a vital 65 last wicket stand with the "ace up the sleeve" Laurie Sawyer coming in at 11 (23 not out). Given the eventual winning margin of 83 runs, this last wicket flurry proved significant.   Phil Clark showed his usual consistency and shrewd economy at only 3 runs / over and claiming 3 important wickets early on. This from a man playing his first game after serving out a quarantine with his wife and small children in a boxy hotel room for 10 days – impressive stuff. Rob Cox was introduced late on for his second game with London Fields, taking the lynchpin wicket of Toby Chasseaud while he was getting into his pomp, having made an excellent 54 and showing him to be the pick of Pacific's batting outfit. Rob also picked up three of the middle order to finish with 4-37 in 4 quick-fire overs.


London Fields v Pacific
Toss won by Pacific
 
London Fields innings  R  M  B  4  6
Tom Hughes   b Hart   5  0  0  1  0  
Ed Knight   c Burnham b Hart   10  0  0  2  0  
Vijay Shah*   run out Syed    33  0  0  4  0  
Perry Harding   b Davis   37  0  0  5  1  
Paul Teasdale†   not out    80  0  0  11  0  
Jules Carrell   c Sub b Garrett   1  0  0  0  0  
Troy Utz   c Sub b Epstein   5  0  0  1  0  
Phil Clarke   lbw b Syed   14  0  0  2  0  
Rob   b Epstein   0  0  0  0  0  
Muffi   lbw b Epstein   0  0  0  0  0  
Laurie   not out    23  0  0  4  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 6, w 32, nb 1) 44    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 252    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Ed Hart   8  1  49  2  
 James Soden   5  1  16  0  
 Tim Garrett   8  0  47  1  
 Paul Davis   6  0  42  1  
 Nick Epstein   8  0  53  3  
 Arsalan Syed   5  0  39  1  
 
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Tom Williams   lbw b Phil Clarke   17  0  29  2  0  
John Deighan   b Phil Clarke   10  0  22  2  0  
Toby Chasseaud   c Paul Teasdale b Rob   54  0  47  11  0  
Ben Burnham †   c Rob b Phil Clarke   0  0  9  0  0  
Rizwan Siddiqui*   b Troy Utz   12  0  18  2  0  
James Soden   run out    9  0  11  2  0  
Arsalan Syed   lbw b Rob   1  0  5  0  0  
Ed Hart   c & b Rob   5  0  3  1  0  
Tim Garrett   b Rob   3  0  6  0  0  
Nick Epstein   b Jules   26  0  13  3  1  
Paul Davis   not out    7  0  9  1  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 3, w 26, nb 5) 34    
 TOTAL (30.3 Overs) 173    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-27 [Deighan] , 2-34 [Williams] , 3-47 [Burnham ] , 4-91 [Siddiqui] , 5-114 [Soden] , 6-119 [Syed] , 7-122 [Chasseaud] , 8-127 [Hart] , 9-135 [Garrett] , 10-173 [Epstein]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Phil Clarke   8  1  24  3  
 Laurie   6.5  0  30  0  
 Ed Knight   0.1  0  1  0  
 Muffi   4  0  30  0  
 Troy Utz   6  0  30  1  
 Rob   4  0  37  4  
 Jules   3.3  0  15  1  
 
 

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