"Martians defeated, Earth saved"
Pacific v 008 (Martians) at Victoria Park Pitch 1  Thu 29-May-2003 at 6.30pm
Won 2 wkts
 

Pacific grabbed their third consecutive win in the VPCCL to consolidate their position among the high-fliers at the top of the table. Again the team left it late snatching victory with two balls and two wickets to spare. The team is indebted to Jim Davies for playing in the unexplained absence of vice-captain Dave Murray and while not being fully fit.

Martians batted well to score 160-2; the pick of the Pacific attack being Rob Bastin (4 overs for a miserly 21) and rookie Richard Strub impressing on his debut. Matt Holliday impressed with his heavy duty boots behind the stumps. Bhola the batter bludgeoned 14 in 4 balls at the end. In reply, Pacific were never behind the target of 10 an over; Youngster, Tim Marshall opened and was brutal on the Martians attack scoring a rapid, contemptuous 44. Aged pro, Jim (19), on one leg, continued the destruction planting a spectacular six over mid wicket off Bhola the bowler. Steve Emmins and JC (17*) saw the team home anchoring the innings with a remorseless 37* . Matt contributed a valuable 18 and Colin a solitary single.

After the game debutante Richard Strub said "what a great game and I am delighted to be part of the Pacific team; althought the fielding was poor in parts the batting and bowling were spectacular; who is this Dave Murray guy anyway?"


008 (Martians) v Pacific
 
008 (Martians) innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Stan retired  50  0  60  5  0  
  Zuber retired  51  0  24  11  0  
  Asif c Bastin b Marshall  7  0  7  1  0  
  Terry c & b Pettet  6  0  5  1  0  
  Ayyub not out  8  0  4  1  0  
  Bhola not out  14  0  5  1  1  
  Vik did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Chris did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 8, lb 2, w 13, nb 1) 24    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 160-2    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Jonathan Campbell 4 0 41 0  
 Rob Bastin 4 0 21 0  
 Richard Strub 4 0 38 0  
 Tim Marshall 3 0 30 1  
 Colin Pettet 1 0 6 1  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Tim Marshall c Keeper b Bhola  44  0  0  7  0  
  Steve Emmins not out  37  0  0  5  0  
  Colin Pettet c Keeper b Bhola  1  0  0  0  0  
  Jim Davies b Bhola  19  0  0  2  1  
  Matt Holliday b Vik  18  0  0  2  0  
  Jonathan Campbell not out  17  0  0  2  0  
  Rob Bastin did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Richard Strub did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 5, w 4, nb 1) 15    
 TOTAL (15.4 Overs) 162-4    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Vik 4 0 50 1  
 Chris 4 0 42 0  
 Bhola 4 0 25 3  
 Azubar 3 0 29 0  
 Nadim 0.4 0 6 0  
 
 

Other matches:
 Pacific Stirred - but not Shaken, Thu 27-Jun-2002, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won by 7 Wickets