Pacific Naivety Play
Pacific v Martians at Victoria Park Pitch 1  Tue 19-Jul-2005 at 6.30pm
Lost 2 runs
 

After a 2 week break for the team due to the 1st round cup exit, Pacific were back in league action & aspiring to compete for the 2nd division title. However, it was a return to recent league form too as a combination of poor & niave feilding & undisciplined bowling gave the Martians the edge.

8 a side

At least the batting did not give up & Sammy Purcell & Conrad Chandler put the bowling woes behind them with an excellent unbeaten partnership of 89 whilst keeping up with the asking rate of 7 an over. One superb over from Zubair 4-0-28-2 & who was the pick of the bowlers swung the pendulum back to the Martians, as did the enforced retirement of Chandler (52*).

Subsequent batsmen could not pick up the ball in the failing light & struggled to adjust as the clock went past 9pm as pacific became victim of their own abysmal over arte earlier in the evening. With Joseph & roberts lasting 4 balls without scoring , it was down to needing 11 of the last over. 2 wides & 9 from 6 balls. a leg bye, a dot ball, a 3, Purcell bowled, another dot ball & Matt Holiday needed 5 to win from the last ball. A lofted on drive for 2 was the best he could do & a pulsating game came to an exciting finish with the clock showing 9.12pm.

VIII:- Sammy Purcell, Conrad Chadler, Peter Hollman, Steve Emmins*, Darryl Roberts, Steve Lay, Matt Holliday & Chris Joseph. A division 2 match on pitch #3.


Martians v Pacific
 
Martians innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Zubair b Chandler  17  0  0  4  0  
  Sajid not out  29  0  0  0  0  
  Ayiyib b Roberts  0  0  0  0  0  
  Bola c Holliday b Roberts  1  0  0  0  0  
  Abid c Joseph b Roberts  3  0  0  0  0  
  Alan c Lay b Hollman  24  0  0  2  0  
  Mohammed c Holliday b Joseph  9  0  0  1  0  
  G Hall absent  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 0, w 33, nb 2) 36    
 TOTAL (15.3 Overs) 120-6 (all out)    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Conrad Chandler 4 0 24 2  
 Darryl Roberts 4 0 20 2  
 Peter Hollman 4 0 31 1  
 Sammy Purcell 1 0 19 0  
 Chris Joseph 2.3 0 18 1  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Steve Lay c Sajid b Ayyub Snr  6  0  11  0  0  
  Sammy Purcell b Attar  45  0  46  2  0  
  Conrad Chandler retired  52  0  32  4  2  
  Chris Joseph b Zubair  0  0  3  0  0  
  Darryl Roberts c Abid b Zubair  0  0  1  0  0  
  Steve Emmins not out  1  0  4  0  0  
  Matt Holliday not out  2  0  2  0  0  
  Peter Hollman did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 3, w 6, nb 0) 12    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 118-4    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-20 [Lay] , 2-109 [Joseph] , 3-109 [Roberts] , 4-116 [Purcell]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Bhola 4 0 23 0  
 Ayyub Snr 4 0 32 1  
 Zubair 4 0 28 2  
 Ayyub Jnr 2 0 16 0  
 Abid 2 0 12 1