Peace & Calm as Script unfolds.
Pacific v Rose & Crown at Victoria Park Pitch 1  Wed 09-Jun-2004 at 6.30pm
Won 60 runs
 

On a warm peaceful Summer's evening, Steve Emmins could have chosen to lie back with a novel & a Pimms - indeed due to injury he was unable to bat or bowl - but instead the Captain's gameplan followed the script almost verbatim.

Winning the toss, he chose to bat 1st. A quality laden Braden Grigg with 50 not out off 17 balls & David Murray returning from injury himself & finding his touch of quality, with 51 not out set up the foundation of an emminently defendable total of 156. A supporting cast of Jon Hardisty & newly promoted to opener, Martin Cowling played their part too. This despite, useful accurate bowling by David Monahan & Iain Heathey - although it was Bob who picked up a wicket & a catch who impressed in the field backed up by the agility of Patrick & Alan.

In the 2nd innings the light had lessened & the cloud cover & humidity was perfect for swing bowling which Hollman capitalised on picking up both openers cheaply. Bob was really the only resistance as the wickets were spread around the 5 bowlers used - Murray sealing things with a wicket from his 2nd ball thereby bolwing out the Rose with 10 balls to spare & still 60 runs in arrears. Even the mosquito that flew into Matt Holliday's ear -thereby holding up play - couldn't survive.

VIII: Steve Emmins*, Peter Hollman, Martin Cowling, David Murray, Matt Holliday, Jon Hardisty, Braden Grigg & Sammy Purcell.


Pacific v Rose & Crown
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  lbw b Bob  16  18  14  2  0  
  David Murray retired  51  40  39  6  0  
  Braden Grigg retired  50  16  17  4  4  
  Jonathan Hardisty c Bob b P Heathy  19  17  15  3  0  
  Sammy Purcell not out  10  13  14  0  0  
  Matt Holliday not out  0  0  3  0  0  
  Steve Emmins did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Peter Hollman did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 0, w 7, nb 0) 10    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 156-2    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-38 , 2-106 [Hardisty]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 D Monehan 4 0 30 0  
 I Heaphy 4 0 46 0  
 Bob 4 0 49 1  
 Reid 2 0 19 0  
 P Heathy 2 0 8 1  
 
 
Rose & Crown innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Stuart Feeney c Holliday b Hollman  0  0  0  0  0  
  Patrick Heathy b Hollman  3  0  0  0  0  
  Alan b  15  0  0  0  0  
  Bob not out  40  0  0  0  0  
  Mick Reid c & b Grigg  10  0  0  0  0  
  Matthew b Purcell  1  0  0  0  0  
  Iain Heathy c Murray b Purcell  3  0  0  0  0  
  David Monehan b Murray  1  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 16, nb 0) 22    
 TOTAL (14.2 Overs) 96 all out    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-1 [Stuart Feeney] , 2-22 [Alan] , 3-30 [Patrick Heathy] , 4-56 [Mick Reid] , 5-73 [Matthew] , 6-83 [Iain Heathy] , 7-96 [Dave Monehan]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Peter Hollman 4 0 21 2  
  4 0 23 1  
 Sammy Purcell 3 0 38 2  
 Braden Grigg 3 0 10 1  
 David Murray 0.2 0 0 1  
 
 

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