Faisal & Duthie recapture form
Pacific v Graces at Wray Crescent  Sat 27-Apr-2002 at 2pm
Won by 5 wkts

A successful Pacific run chase of over 200 is as rare as summer temperatures in April. However, global warming along with positive team work, has made both eventualities much more common. Set 202 to win in 70 minutes plus 20 overs, "New" Pacific never looked like faltering, romping home with over five overs to spare. Lucius Faisal

Graces 201-7 dec. R Bielby 60*, L Faisal 12-6-29-5
Pacific 202-5. A Duthie 48, J Davies 45*, R Cross 11-0-42-2

Debutant Captain Dave Murray won the toss and inserted Graces. Despite Wray Crescent's reputation as a good batting wicket, his confidence was rewarded when Graces were reduced to 81-6, mostly due to an agressive opening spell from Lucius Faisal, bowling quickly but also with good control, picking up his first five wicket haul for the club. However, Pacific's lack of bowling depth was subsequently exposed as the new ball softened, and Graces recovered putting on 102 for the seventh wicket thanks to Richard Bielby's excellent 60 not out. A generous declaration from Graces skipper Ian Crossland set Pacific their target.

Jim gets his man

Crossland opened with leg spinner Iain Spenser-Baird in an interesting move, which almost worked when opener Guy Wiehahn was dropped early on in the slips. However, the runs began to flow, and using a spinner gave Pacific more overs in which to chase. Adrian Duthie recaptured his form of old to hit an authoritative 48, and Jim Davies hit 45 not out, deprived of his fifty only by Dave Murray's whirlwind cameo at the end of 17 not out in 8 balls.

After the match Murray said, "I asked the lads to get 80 on the board with 20 overs to go. In the event we achieved 94, and strolled home from there. Jim and Adrian's batting obviously were key in the run chase, though Lucius's bowling set us up nicely."

Marcel has Ian Crossland in trouble

Pacific: G Wiehahn, A duthie, M Holliday+, P Czabotar, J davies+, D Gluckman, D murray*, M Alexander, L faisal, M Boonaert, H Patel.


Other matches:
 Sun 20-May-2018, Winchmore Hill CC,
 Too soggy in Greenford, Sun 23-Jul-2017, London Marathon Playing Field Greenford, Cancelled
 Sharma special not quite enough, Sun 19-Jun-2016, London Marathon Playing Field Greenford, Lost 44 runs
 It's a wash-out, Sun 26-Jul-2015, London Marathon Playing Field Greenford, Cancelled
 Golden Brown 'nearly' brings up his hundred (wickets), Sun 27-Jul-2014, London Marathon Playing Field Greenford, Won 5 wickets
 Cricket 0 Football 1, Sun 13-Apr-2014, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Pacific cook Graces' goose in the blazing sun, Sun 07-Jul-2013, London Marathon Playing Field Greenford, Won by 8 wickets
 Pacific see off battling Graces, Sun 14-Apr-2013, Wray Crescent, Won by 11 runs
 Sub-zero hero, Sun 15-Apr-2012, Wray Crescent, Lost by 1 wicket
 Good Gracious Atkin Wins Honour Back, Sun 19-Apr-2009, Wray Crescent, Won 3 wickets
 Smashing Darren Gives Graces The Breaks, Sun 20-Apr-2008, Wray Crescent, Lost 2 wickets
 Hi & Lo Notes for Webley as Shofiq steals Show at Graceland, Mon 27-Aug-2007, Broxbourne Sports Club, Lost 3 wickets
 And Yours is no Disgrace, Sun 28-May-2006, West Essex Cricket Club, Won 79 Runs
 Graces Win Due a Whyle !, Mon 17-Apr-2006, Wray Crescent, Lost 25 runs
 Double 100s ! Batters Reign in Grace with Fervour, Sat 28-May-2005, Wray Crescent, Drawn
 Skippers Secure Success!, Sat 17-Apr-2004, Wray Crescent, Won by 2 Wickets
 Pacific Draw Gracefully, Sat 03-May-2003, Wray Crescent, Drawn
 Wilkinson makes hay, Sat 28-Apr-2001, Wray Crescent, Drawn
 Fri 21-Apr-2000, Wray Crescent, Cancelled