Veteran seamer Darryl Roberts rose late and arrived a remarkable hour and a quarter after the scheduled start time but made a dramatic late contribution with 4 wickets for 17 runs as Black Rose were skittled for 107 all out. It was the experienced seamers second 4-wicket haul in as many weeks - and included the vital scalp of Andre Mishra - brilliantly caught in the deep by a tumbling Kurt Rademaker.
Despite a shaky start when 3 early wickets fell returning skipper Steve Lay anchored the innings with an unbeaten 30 and there were vital contributions from burly Aussie Kurt Rademaker (30) and even burlier West Indian Lucius Faisal (24). Pacific eventually claimed a fairly comfortable 4 wicket win despite a spirited effort in the field from Black Rose.
Black Rose of Highgate 107 all out from 34.3 over (Darryl Roberts 4-17)
Pacific 108 for 6 (Steve Lay 30*, Kurt Rademaker 30, Lucius Faisal 24)
MOM Kurt Rademaker wickets, runs, a direct hit run out and a vital running catch in the deep for the Aussie all-rounder.
Packing the Kit Darryl Roberts despite his 4 wickets theres no escape for the man arriving well over an hour late!
XI :- Steve Lay*, Rob Bastin+, Jim Davies, Lucius Faisal, Kurt Rademaker, Darryl Roberts, Rob Allum, Adrian Duthie, Brad Davis, Kieran Mullins & Oli Haill.