Carter's Steamy Fare
Pacific v Crossbats at Moor Mead  Sat 07-Oct-2006 at 12 noon
Lost 5 wickets
 

Alan Carter scored an unbeaten if not chanceless half century to seal an impressive all round performance by a rejuvanated Crossbats team.

Earlier, an excellent disciplined display of pace, seam but especially swing from the 5 man bowling attack lead by Grumley's & Dunbar's 3 wickets apiece, gave captain Alistair Wright control of the match. On an artificial pitch where the bowl could skid through or rear with the appropiate effort while it was new, the Crossbats bowlers rarely strayed from line as opener Steve Lay's 9 from 58 balls would indicate. Indeed, extras was comfortably top score with 40 followed by Jon Webley's 24.

The second innings however was a completely different story as the Pacific bowlers failed to get a grip with their footing & so consequently also their line & length. Initially, James Gleadow picked up 2 early wickets but it was surely Carter's day. He survived 3 stumping chances, a top edge that fell just behingd first slip, 2 or 3 mistimed shots that fell safely to ground, a dropped catch at short cover that Chris Atkin did well to parry, plus 1 or 2 decisons that could easily have gone against him. Left armer James Smith being predominatly the unluckiest bowler of the day. But Carter was unperturbed by this as half volley after long hop was despatched to the boundary in a way no one either before or after him could emulate. Jon Webley did pick up 3 wickets as Pacific briefly fought back but it was fitting that the game should be won by 4 byes as only Mr Extras could challenge Carter's steamy fare

XI:- Chris Atkin, Charlie Davids, Jim Davies, James Gleadow, Oliver Haill, Peter Hollman, Steve Lay*, Sammy Purcell, James Smith, Jon Webley, Kurt Rademaker. (12th man: Tim Vanderpump).


Pacific v Crossbats
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Peter Hollman c Collier b Gumbley  5  27  24  0  0  
  Steve Lay c Dunbar b Mparadzi  9  75  58  1  0  
  Jim Davies lbw b Gumbley  1  17  10  0  0  
  Charlie Davids c Carter b Mparadzi  13  28  24  2  0  
  Jon Webley b Dunbar  24  30  26  5  0  
  Sammy Purcell b Dunbar  7  29  17  0  0  
  Kurt Rademaker lbw b Lawrence  11  19  14  1  0  
  Chris Atkin not out  13  49  32  2  0  
  Oliver Haill b Dunbar  5  4  4  1  0  
  James Smith b Gumbley  10  19  26  1  0  
  James Gleadow b Fitch  0  5  5  0  0  
 Extras (b 17, lb 3, w 17, nb 3) 40    
 TOTAL (38.5 Overs) 138 all out    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-13 [Hollman] , 2-15 [Davies] , 3-43 , 4-43 [Lay] , 5-80 [Webley] , 6-81 [Purcell] , 7-105 [Rademaker] , 8-110 [Haill] , 9-132 [Smith] , 10-138 [Gleadow]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Mparadzi 11 4 31 2  
 Lawrence 8 1 29 1  
 Gumbley 8 1 19 3  
 Dunbar 8 2 20 3  
 Fitch 3.5 0 21 1  
 
 
Crossbats innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  C Lawrence lbw b Gleadow  4  0  0  1  0  
  M Spiro b Webley  11  0  0  1  0  
  S Smith b Gleadow  2  0  0  0  0  
  A Carter not out  71  0  0  9  2  
  A Wright b Webley  6  0  0  1  0  
  S Fitch not out  10  0  0  2  0  
  B Dunbar did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  J Gumbley did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  D Birch did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  A Mparadzi did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 13, lb 4, w 12, nb 1) 30    
 TOTAL (27.0 Overs) 139-5    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-4 [Lawrence] , 2-6 [Smith] , 3-74 [Spiro] , 4-113 [Wright] , 5-130 [Collier]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 4 0 24 2  
 James Smith 8 0 17 0  
 Chris Atkin 2 0 11 0  
 Jon Webley 8 2 18 3  
 Jim Davies 3 0 22 0  
 Oliver Haill 1 0 15 0  
 Sammy Purcell 1 0 16 0  
 
 

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