Strong Pacific Tide Swamps Bay
Pacific v Botany Bay at Botany Bay Cricket Club  Sun 17-Aug-2008 at 2pm
Won 95 Runs
 

A strong Pacific side originally selected to destroy Washington were sent on a detour to Botany Bay thanks to the ever reliable fixture bureau. Hopes were high for a fine fixture as the smog of London faded into the distance to be replaced by hills, big green things with leaves, and four legged creatures with udders. Upon arrival at the picturesque ground they took one look at the skipper and shunted us across the road citing an ancient bylaw involving Foot and Mouth disease. The second XI pitch was still excellent and played perfectly.

Botany Bay had an experienced Sunday lineup with a smattering of youth and as such the bowling was friendly with the keeper standing up to all six bowlers. Our top order batted with aerial gusto and through a few dropped catches proceeded to build the innings taking us to a strong 85 for 6 from 15 overs unfortunately this wasnt a Victoria Park fixture so the remaining 25 overs were fully utilised by Rees (30), Fuller (47*) and Smith (38*) who nudged us back into the match allowing us to finish on 220-7.

After tea in the main pavilion we had a field with a tight but unsuccessful start provided by Gleadow (downhill) and Smith (the author who has inked that end for next year!). A few tight catches and chances went down but an unfortunate injury to the Botany Bay opener allowed Rees (2-9) to wipe the blood from the ball and snaffle some key wickets. After a spell of quick bowling from Faisal captain Webley realised the need to give slower bowling a go up the hill in fading light. Roy (3-20) bowled with excellent control to pick up three wickets including two c&bs whilst the trundlers operated down the hill to end the Botany Bay innings at 123 from 38 overs.

Overall a nice Sunday friendly played in good spirit we had a very strong team out and despite having only ten men we were able to give everyone a good game.

Captain Webley said "A comfortable win with one of the strongest Pacific XIs the Captain had seen. A good one for Wash to miss."

XI:- Chris Atkin, Nick Fuller, Lucius Faisal, James Gleadow, Peter Henry, Sammy Purcell, Shayne Rees, James Smith, Darren Tempany, Jon Webley* & Justin Roy.


Pacific v Botany Bay
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Chris Atkin c & b Pearce  5  8  10  1  0  
  Justin Roy lbw b Welch  12  30  16  0  1  
  Darren Tempany c & b Pearce  25  18  12  5  0  
  Jon Webley st b Skinner  21  0  27  1  1  
  Peter Henry b Welch  2  4  5  0  0  
  Lucius Faisal b Skinner  23  30  21  3  1  
  Shayne Rees b Pullman  30  0  47  3  0  
  Nick Fuller not out  47  0  64  4  0  
  James Smith not out  38  0  36  3  1  
  James Gleadow did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Sammy Purcell absent hurt  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 13, nb 2) 17    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 220    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-6 , 3-43 , 4-45 , 6-85 , 7-141
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Welch 8 0 36 2  
 Pearce 8 0 51 2  
 Kara 8 1 30 0  
 Skinner 8 0 54 2  
 Pullman 6 1 34 1  
 Linsell 2 0 12 0  
 
 
Botany Bay innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Hodge retired hurt  10  0  0  1  0  
  Kara b Rees  13  0  0  1  0  
  Epton c & b Roy  22  0  0  3  0  
  Marchant c Henry b Rees  1  0  0  0  0  
  Welch c Rees b Fuller  20  0  0  1  0  
  Linsell b Roy  10  0  0  0  0  
  Pearce c & b Roy  0  0  0  0  0  
  Patworth b Fuller  1  0  0  0  0  
  Gorman not out  7  0  0  0  0  
  Skinner run out Fuller  5  0  0  1  0  
  Couzens run out Tempany  6  0  0  1  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 19, nb 2) 25    
 TOTAL (38.4 Overs) 123    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 8 1 16 0  
 James Smith 8 2 21 0  
 Shayne Rees 5 1 9 2  
 Lucius Faisal 4 1 14 0  
 Justin Roy 4 0 20 3  
 Chris Atkin 4 2 11 0  
 Peter Henry 3 0 17 0  
 Nick Fuller 2.4 0 12 2  
 
 

Other matches:
 First win on new wicket, Sat 09-Jun-2012, Wray Crescent, Won by 47 runs