Happy Mundie bowls out
Pacific v Hartley Country Club at Hartley Country Club  Sun 22-Apr-2007 at 2pm
Won 53 runs
 

What a day for Pacific & especially for Shane Mundie for whom this was to be his last game in the UK before heading back to Australia to begin family life. Shane played his first game for Pacific at this very ground 2 years previously - in fact Jim Davies wrote in his report "Aussie Mundie's early overs mark him out as a good find for the club." And with today's game the cycle was complete even going on to take a wicket with his last ever ball - one of 2 excellent catches from the nimble Aroon Korgoankar at square leg.

But despite Shane's excellent final spell, this was all about a fine Pacific performance to record only the 2nd win over Hartley, regaining the honour that was lost in 2002. Two unavoidable morning-of-match withdrawals from key players Tim Vanderpump (split webbing) & Kurt Rademaker (swollen glands) could not have been more unsettling but James Lawrence & Sam Cooper were able replacements drawn from Hartley's ranks for whom they will serve very well indeed.

Both innings in this game were littered with low scores - strange given that the pitch was as good as an April pitch in England could ever be. Perhaps then a reflection of quality bowling from both sides? Indeed, Redwood's medium quick inswing & Rick Burrows' spin took 7 between them & they were ably supported. For Pacific, Shane Mundie was outstanding with his 3 wickets but Nick Fuller bowled beautifully with his away swing & the spells from seamer Sam Cooper & left arm spin from Aroon Korgoankar were notable too.

One glance at the scorecard and the reader will see the name Jon Webley stand out, next to a runs made column showing 77. Not for the first time has Webley's innings been the difference, but this was literally the match winning score. At 22-3 it was consolidation & patiencen, & in James Thompson there was an equally defiant & solid defence. Slowly the shots into the gaps came. Drives, cuts, lofted when the fielders were in, into the gaps when they were out. The 2006 Player of the Year had hit his straps well.

It was a weary Jon who succumbed, as once he had passed 50 he was dropped twice & survived a difficult stumping chance to the otherwise excellent keeping of McKechnie. Underwood took a fine catch to dismiss him at midwicket but Pacific's total was deemed under par. Hartley may have had fielded stronger XIs but Pacific's single previous win in 20 years meant that opportunities that came along would not be spurned & thanks to the bowling they were not.

A fine note for a very happy Mundie amongst others.


Pacific v Hartley Country Club
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Peter Hollman c McKenzie b Redwood  6  8  11  1  0  
  Shane Mundie c Bennett b Gibbons  8  17  6  2  0  
  James Thompson c McKenzie b Redwood  20  44  27  1  0  
  lbw b Redwood  0  3  1  0  0  
  Jon Webley c Underwood b Burrows  77  90  92  9  1  
  Rob Bastin st McKenzie b Burrows  12  51  28  1  0  
  b Burrows  9  7  12  1  0  
  Aroon Korgaonkar b Burrows  2  13  13  0  0  
  John Hill not out  10  28  21  0  0  
  Nick Fuller st McKenzie b Cooper  1  8  12  0  0  
  Andy Harbourne c Redwood b Cooper  0  6  3  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 0, w 8, nb 0) 8    
 TOTAL (38.2 Overs) 153    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-11 [Hollman] , 2-21 [Mundie] , 3-22 , 4-64 [Thompson] , 5-127 [Bastin] , 6-130 [Webley] , 7-138 , 8-141 [Korgaonkar] , 9-150 [Fuller] , 10-153 [Harbourne]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Redwood 8 0 33 3  
 Gibbons 8 0 45 1  
 Pullen 2 0 4 0  
 Cramp 8 0 42 0  
 Burrows 8 1 22 4  
 Cooper 2.2 0 4 2  
 Facey 1 0 3 0  
 
 
Hartley Country Club innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  L Mann c Korgaonkar b Mundie  0  2  3  0  0  
  J Cramp c Bastin b Mundie  3  14  0  0  0  
  S Underwood c Hill b Fuller  14  29  0  0  0  
  R Bennett lbw b Fuller  18  23  0  0  0  
  S Facey c Korgaonkar b Mundie  2  16  0  0  0  
  D Redwood b Fuller  20  36  0  0  0  
  S McKenzie b  14  27  0  0  0  
  L Cooper b Korgaonkar  10  16  0  0  0  
  G Gibbons b  4  6  0  0  0  
  R Burrows lbw b Korgaonkar  0  7  0  0  0  
  N Pullen not out  7  4  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 4, lb 0, w 4, nb 0) 8    
 TOTAL (28.0 Overs) 100    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-0 [L Mann] , 2-14 [J Cramp] , 3-24 [S Underwood] , 4-35 [R Bennett] , 5-40 [S Facey] , 6-76 [D Redwood] , 7-76 [S McKenzie] , 8-88 [G Gibbons] , 9-92 [L Cooper] , 10-100 [R Burrows]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Shane Mundie 8 2 16 3  
 Jon Webley 4 1 16 0  
 Nick Fuller 8 0 38 3  
  6 0 19 2  
 Aroon Korgaonkar 2 0 8 2  
 
 

Other matches:
 Rain Stops First Grass Outing, Sun 23-Apr-2006, Hartley Country Club, Cancelled
 Davies Holds Innings - But Not Trousers - Together!, Sun 24-Apr-2005, Hartley Country Club, Drawn
 Sun 29-Aug-2004, Hartley Country Club, Cancelled
 Paul's Phophecy Realised, Sun 31-Aug-2003, Hartley Country Club, Cancelled
 Pacific Show Great Heart in Hartley, Sun 01-Sep-2002, Hartley Country Club, Lost 62 Runs
 Sun 02-Sep-2001, Away, Cancelled
 Sun 03-Sep-2000, Hartley Country Club, Drawn
 Sun 05-Jul-1998, Hartley Country Club, Drawn