Mr Smith Gives Youngsters A Game
Pacific v Langlebury CC at Langlebury CC  Sun 10 Jun 2007 at 2pm
Lost 107 Runs
Friendly fixture
 

James Smith almost single handedly took on the cream of Langlebury Youngsters all aged between 17 & 21, by taking wickets, scoring runs & even a catch - well it was a caught & bowled, but in truth this was a strong side we were up against.

In name only 2 medium XIs were up against one another but the home side were certainly medium strong & the vacant date in their fixtures had occurred due to an unexpected loss in the regionals of Nation Village Cup - a trophy they reached the final of at Lords in 1993. The visitors meanwhile, had endured the loss of 2 key players in the build up & a missmatch was feared on Friday. To Langlebury's entire credit they played it well & hard & with merit & despite romping home easy winners never patronised.

Pacific's players lead by by James Smith could be proud too of playing their part in the game & the rural charming surroundings lifted certian performaces especially The Sumudge.

Supporting Smith's wickets were Ben Gibson (+ a run out), Jon Webley & Nick Fuller; & Shayne Rees came back well when suntan lotion made the bill too slippery to hold, & was unlucky. Matt Callender's first game back too & he was brilliant in the field again. Batting, Smith, Webley & Hollman all got past 25 but class simply shone through & it was not the test or even the match it could have been.

XI- v Langlebury are:- LahrieMohammed, James Smith, Peter Hollman, Matt Callender, Joe bennett, Ben Gibson+, Jon Webley*, Shayne Rees, Nick Fuller, Dan Bird, Matt Holliday. 12th Moses


Langlebury CC v Pacific
 
Langlebury CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  G Couder c & b Smith  3  4  7  0  0  
  R Channer c Fuller b Smith  20  49  24  0  0  
  A Gunning b Smith  42  22  22  0  0  
  R Williams b Webley  25  50  35  0  0  
  R Oxley c & b Smith  12  9  15  0  0  
  D Walker c Holliday b Fuller  90  85  76  0  0  
  J Gunning b Gibson  30  58  55  0  0  
  B Gunning run out Gibson  9  13  9  0  0  
  S Stewart not out  1  6  2  0  0  
  A Cheeseman not out  5  4  2  0  0  
  R OReilly did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 7, lb 3, w 3, nb 2) 15    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 258-8    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Shayne Rees 8 0 46 0  
 James Smith 8 0 46 4  
 Nick Fuller 5 0 41 1  
 Jon Webley 8 2 34 1  
 Peter Hollman 5 0 27 0  
 Lahri Mohamed 3 0 31 0  
 Ben Gibson 3 0 22 1  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  b Cheeseman  4  9  12  1  0  
  Ben Gibson lbw b Cheeseman  14  31  20  1  1  
  Jon Webley c R Channer b Williams  31  48  51  5  0  
  lbw b Gunning  1  13  6  0  0  
  Lahri Mohamed c G Couper b Gunning  0  8  8  0  0  
  lbw b Gunning  3  27  21  0  0  
  Peter Hollman not out  27  64  65  4  0  
  James Smith c J Gunning b J Stewart  39  31  41  6  0  
  Shayne Rees c OReilly b J Stewart  9  9  19  2  0  
  Nick Fuller run out  0  2  3  0  0  
  Matt Holliday not out  4  1  1  1  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 6, nb 5) 15    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 151-9    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-7 , 2-30 [Gibson] , 3-47 , 4-51 [Mohamed] , 5-55 [Webley] , 6-67 , 7-80 [Rees] , 8-147 [Smith] , 9-147 [Fuller]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 A Cheeseman 6 0 25 2  
 R OReilly 6 1 21 0  
 A Gunning 5 2 2 2  
 R Williams 4 1 9 1  
 J Stewart 7 1 22 2  
 E Gunning 5 0 13 1  
 R Oxley 2 1 1 1  
 D Walker 2 0 15 0  
 G Couper 1 0 13 0