Beneath The Haze
Pacific v Finchley at Middx Ckt Academy  Sun 27-Nov-2005 at 1pm
Lost 5 wickets
 

Pacific entered into the match confidently. The bowlers had been giving Pacific their best chance in the previous games & now with the batting bolstered by Adrian Duthie who has consistently been the best indoor batsman since 2000 plus newly voted Player of the Season Jon Webley playing in his 1st game as holder.

Winning the toss & batting first, a steady & useful start of 26 in 3 overs before Hollman was caught behind in the 4th over. There followed some less than tense cricket when Webley (house warming) & Foulger (birthday) were both integral to some hungover cricket as Webley’s less than flat out pace between the wickets was matched by Foulger’s co-ordination & 3 straightforward run outs were botched. It couldn’t last & it was 4th time unlucky for Jon. There then followed an excellent partnership between Duthie & Sammy Purcell of 41 runs & with Purcell & the tail wagging, a solid defendable score was attained.

Sadly, for Pacific, Finchley’s stronger batting line up, Blyton aside, ticked the score over steadily. Adam Long’s early inswinging breakthrough leaving Finchley at 3-1 gave the Islington boys hope, but steady well judged knocks from Crowe (30*) & Hopkins (25*) saw the home town side home. Two sharp chances did go down along the way but the cut & thrust & bustle of Pacific in the field in previous games wasless in evidence & the total was surpassed on the last ball of the penultimate over.

The only non playing, voting age, Pacific affiliated spectator said "It was like the game was played below an alcoholic haze hovering below the balcony" No wonder it went along in such good spirits !

Returning Captain Conrad Chandler has one final chance against Highgate next Sunday to avert a whitewash.

VI v Finchley :- Peter Hollman*, Jon Webley, Adam Long, Adrian Duthie+, Sammy Purcell & Chris Atkin.


Pacific v Finchley
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Adrian Duthie run out  24  0  0  0  0  
  Peter Hollman c Hopkins b Blyton  9  0  0  0  0  
  Jon Webley run out  2  0  0  0  0  
  Sammy Purcell b Mahindrin  22  0  0  1  0  
  not out  6  0  0  0  0  
  Adam Long  3  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 7, w 2, nb 1) 11    
 TOTAL (10.0 Overs) 93-4    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-26 [Hollman] , 2-35 [Webley] , 3-73 [Duthie] , 3-83 [Purcell]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Blyton 3 0 25 1  
 Walsh 3 0 15 0  
 Foulger 2 0 25 0  
 Mahindrin 2 0 9 1  
 
 
Finchley innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Crowe retired  30  0  0  0  0  
  Blyton b Long  0  0  0  0  0  
  Hopkins retired  25  0  0  0  0  
  Walsh not out  18  0  0  0  0  
  Foulger not out  9  0  0  0  0  
  Mahindrin did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 9, nb 0) 14    
 TOTAL (9.0 Overs) 94-1    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-3 [Blyton]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Adam Long 3 0 24 1  
 Jon Webley 2 0 29 0  
  3 0 18 0  
 Peter Hollman 1 0 18 0  
 
 

Other matches:
 Sun 05-Dec-2004, Middx Ckt Academy, Lost 120 runs