Sammy 's Star shines to ensure honours are even.
Pacific v New Barbarian Weasals at Civil Service grd, Chiswick  Sat 28-Aug-2004 at 2.00pm
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28/8/04 New Barbarian Weasels v Pacific @ Civil Service Sports Ground, Chiswick. CCC match.

NBW 160-7 dec. John Bishop 46. Boonaert 11-4-21-2 Bastin 7-1-23-2.

P 120-6 Sammy Purcell 54, Marcel Boonaert 21. Dyer 6-0-25-3

Match Drawn

In this blackest of Augusts, the match was preceded by a few words from Captain Rob Bastin & a minute's silence in memory of Tom Brown. Pacific's results have not been much to crow about either - without a win since 29th July, 11 matches ago ( W 0, D 3, L 6 & 3 cancelled), at least here the match's spoils were shared fairly & Pacific retained the honour, won back so emphatically last May by 10 wickets in Cambridge.

Of the 3 players who did play then, Sammy Purcell did not have a chance to bat, but yesterday he top scored in the match thereby showing the Weasels what they had missed.

His consolidating innings began patiently - picking up just 5 singles from 38 balls before he was joined by Boonaert & the tempo was increased - his 50 coming off 64 balls in 92 minutes, as he settled comfortably in against the change bowlers. Dyer's 3 mid innings' wickets including that of Boonaert & reverted momentum back to NBW & with Purcell himself getting stumped of Dyer at 111-6, Pacific were left with an improbable target of 50 runs from 3 overs with 4 wickets in hand. Earlier, Pacific's lack of depth in the bowling was less evident as Boonaert lead the attack with gusto picking up the key wickets of Michaels (17) & Wheldon (26) - but John Bishop's staying power & concentration saw him through to tea until Roberts got underneath a viciously spinning top edge at cover point to give the effervescent Mullin a deserved wicket.

After tea, the top 3 struggled to bat fluently & were 26-3 after 21 overs but then Pacific's latest bright young star Sammy Purcell came to the fore.

XI: P Hollman, J Moore+, S Purcell, S Lay, M Boonaert, J Hill, S Eastway, H Patel, S Mullin, R Bastin*+, A Roberts.


New Barbarian Weasals v Pacific
 
New Barbarian Weasals innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Michaels c Bastin b  17  0  0  2  0  
  Bishop c Roberts b Mullin  46  0  0  1  0  
  Wheldon b  26  0  0  3  1  
  Imran c Mullin b Roberts  13  0  0  2  0  
  Iqbal b Bastin  17  0  0  1  0  
  Alexander b Bastin  16  0  0  0  0  
  Hurley run out Purcell  3  0  0  0  0  
  Joshi not out  7  0  0  0  0  
  Pagan  1  0  0  0  0  
  Dyer did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Owen did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 0, w 5, nb 4) 14    
 TOTAL (43.0 Overs) 160-7 dec.    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-21 [Michaels] , 2-55 [Wheldon] , 3-81 [Imran] , 4-104 [Iqbal] , 5-136 [Alexander] , 6-152 [Hurley] , 7-152 [Bishop]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Stuart Mullin 11 1 51 1  
  11 4 21 2  
 Allan Roberts 8 2 42 1  
 Peter Hollman 6 0 19 0  
 Rob Bastin 7 1 23 2  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Peter Hollman b Owen  10  18  27  1  0  
  Jeremy Moore c Alexander b Omar  1  22  16  0  0  
  Sammy Purcell st Hurley b Dyer  56  94  87  4  0  
  Steve Lay b Wheldon  4  37  44  0  0  
  b Dyer  21  42  36  4  0  
  John Hill st Hurley b Dyer  0  1  2  0  0  
  Steve Eastway not out  3  15  12  0  0  
  Mat Patel not out  2  9  13  0  0  
  Stuart Mullin did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Rob Bastin did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Allan Roberts did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 14, nb 2) 23    
 TOTAL (38.0 Overs) 120-6    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-15 [Hollman] , 2-15 [Moore] , 3-26 [Lay] , 4-94 , 5-94 [Hill] , 6-111 [Purcell]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Owen 6 4 3 1  
 Omar 7 4 15 1  
 Wheldon 7 3 6 1  
 Alexander 6 1 25 0  
 Dyer 6 0 25 3  
 Joshi 2 0 14 0  
 Pagan 3 0 25 0  
 Imran 1 1 0 0  
 
 

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 Jim's Ton Tuned to Radio 3 Comeback, Sat 03-Jun-2006, Gonville & Caius, Won 158 Runs
 Dyer's Pace Dire for Batters., Sat 27-Aug-2005, Kings College Sports Ground, Lost 48 Runs
 Pacific Overwhelm Barbarian Horde!, Sat 29-May-2004, Gonville & Caius, Won By 10 Wickets
 Chuck Goes the Weasel!, Sat 30-Aug-2003, Civil Service grd, Chiswick, Lost 61 runs
 Thu 28-Aug-2003, TBC (To Be Confirmed),
 Deadly Davies Denied as Rain Ruins Finish!, Sat 19-Jul-2003, Civil Service grd, Eltham, Drawn
 Ferocious Faisal Batters Barbarians, Sat 31-Aug-2002, Wray Crescent, Won 9 Wickets
 Rampaging Roberts Routs Barbarians, Sat 20-Jul-2002, Kings College Sports Ground, Won by 9 Wickets
 Pacific escape, Sat 21-Jul-2001, Away, Drawn
 Michaels makes the difference, Sat 02-Jun-2001, Oakhill Park, Lost by 65 runs
 Sat 02-Sep-2000, Kings College Sports Ground, Drawn
 Sat 10-Jun-2000, Kings College Sports Ground, Won by 4 wkts
 Sat 08-Aug-1998, Oakhill Park, Cancelled
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 Short on all counts, Sat 07-Jun-1997, Away, Drawn