Xmas dinner at the Alexanders
Pacific v Highgate CC at Highgate CC
Thu 28 Aug 2003 at 6.15pm
Abandoned As a draw
Evening friendly

The 1st fixture against Highgate since the heady indoor thrashings at Lords in the 80s came about when J P Morgan no showed & the Pacific XI reverted to hard core members against the Highgate players & net occupiers.

A 7 a side 12 overs match commenced which looked as it may well have gone Highgate's way thanks to fine batting from Tony Duckett & despite 2 wickets from leg spinner Mike Alexander including his brother Paul 1st ball. Gulp.

Pacific's reply lead by a growing in confidence Jon Hardisty had reached 28-1 off 3.1 overs when Highgate's diplomatic groundstaff representative suggested the game should not have gone ahead. As would be, the light drizzle became a little harder & as the players came off, Umpire Steve Emmins provocatively outraged the man further by saying "sorry". Listening & communications skills are due to be added to the ECB's list of recommendations in the near future (one would hope)& it's goodbye from a soggy Victoria Stakes pub, sorry I mean Highgate outfield.

VII: Jonathan Hardisty, Matt Patel, Rob Bastin, Mike Alexander, Steve Emmins+, Jon Brown, Peter Hollman*


Highgate CC v Pacific
 
Highgate CC innings  R  M  B  4  6
A Duckett   retired    40  0  0  7  0  
D DeKeller   st Emmins b Alexander   32  0  0  4  1  
Harrison   not out    28  0  0  4  0  
P Alexander   b Alexander   0  0  1  0  0  
M Sanderson   b Bastin   20  0  0  3  0  
P McGuinness   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
R Price   not out    4  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 2, w 3, nb 0) 5    
 TOTAL (12.0 Overs) 140-3    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-79 [De Keller]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Peter Hollman   3  0  36  0  
 Jon Brown   3  0  36  0  
 Mike Alexander   3  0  33  2  
 Rob Bastin   3  0  34  1  
 
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Jonathan Hardisty   not out    15  0  0  2  0  
Mat Patel   b McGuiness   3  0  0  0  0  
Rob Bastin   not out    4  0  0  0  0  
Mike Alexander   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Steve Emmins   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Jon Brown   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Peter Hollman   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 0, w 3, nb 0) 5    
 TOTAL (3.2 Overs) 28-1    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-22 [Patel]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Price   2  0  16  0  
 McGuiness   1.2  0  10  1