Booneart & Attwood shine in loss
Pacific v Chaseville at Away  Sat 07 Jul 2001 at 2pm
Lost by 16 runs
Friendly fixture

The absence of so many key batters (Tim Mileham - Taunton, Matthew Ralph - Edgbaston, Jim Davies - Bordeaux, Jonathan Campbell – Suffolk, David Murray - Munich, Leon Yates - injured , Steve Lay - injured,) left P's batting looking very exposed.

C 116-8. H Joffe 41. M Boonaert 10.3-3-22-5
P 100-9. P Attwood 60*. I Laney 21-9-37-6

To lose by 16 runs chasing 117 from 46 overs against 9 players, all be it on an inconsistent pitch, is fairly inexcusable. Only 2 players scored double figures for P, & Paul Attwood's 60* was a truly remarkable display of Athertonian style. Despite both Marcel Boonaert & Ian Laney's great figures, surely Paul carrying his bat was the day's most impressive achievement. The final wicket fell with Hollman bowled off the gloves after the ball bounced down & rolled against the stumps with still 17 runs needed.

At 73-8 the win seemed a long way away and following such a freakish dismissal, there were no more batters to help see Paul through following Craig Jones absence due to work. It was Ian Laney's mammoth spell that had taken C so close to the win & he above all had deserved it.

Earlier in C's innings, P lead by Marcel had thought they had done enough picking up 5 wickets - fellow South African , Hilton Joffe (41), was the main stayer for C with some big hitting but when Boonaert clean bowled him only 13 more round were added for 3 wickets. P's fielder took 6 catches, incl. 2 behind from Attwood but the batting performance took away all the shine.

Pacific: P Attwood+, I Lay, L Faisal, M Holliday, R Wenham, S Rees, R Sterry, N Wilkinson, M Boonaert, P Hollman*, (C Jones).


Other matches:
 Impending Downpour Looms (& we only have 8), Sat 06 Jul 2002, Riverside Park, Cancelled
 Sat 08 Jul 2000, Away, Cancelled
 Sat 04 Jul 1998, Away, Drawn
 Skipper Lay leads from front, Sun 25 May 1997, Oakhill Park, Won by 49 runs