Heads Turn to the Sky to Watch RAF Fly Past ...And Fuller's Winning 6
Pacific v Saracen Riffs at Barn Elms  Sat 14-Jun-2008 at 12 noon
Won 3 Wickets
 

Another mazing cliff hanger this time on the baks of the Thames opposite Craven Cottage. The Queens' birthday fly past of RAF tornadoes etc brought the game to a halt at one point. Later Nick Fuller recaptured that moment but more of that later.

Earlier Fuller & had pegged back the batting of Saracen Riffs with 3-12 . The back up bowling did not restrict the batting similarly & although, Giacco Bridgett, Luke Hollman &Peter Hollman did pick up wickets to interrupt the acceleration, Riffs did remarkably well to move the score on from 21 after 10 & 70 after 25 to 164. Dom & Sid kept a lid on a quick start from the visitors & Lahri Mohammed fell early & a cautious reply began. Jon Webley held the innings together again looking the class bat that he is & despite the loss cheaply of Captain Steve Lay & Matt Callendfer, found an able ally in Shayne Rees , together they put on 99 for the 5th wicket taking teh north London side to within 6 runs & 8 balls from the target. Giacco Bridgett's wicket the following ball swung the game fully round but that was when Nick Fuller came to the crease. A pushed single saw the target become 5 to tie & 6 to win & the returning Dom to take the game to the opposition. Nick Fuller then despatched the next ball for 6 as all players & onlookers gawped - that was as unexpected as one could get & almost felt ant-climatic - certainly not what Riffs had expected.

The continuingly improving hosts had the wind taken out of their sails thank to Jon Webley, Shayne Rees but especially that 6 over mid-wicket from Fuller.

XI: Matt Callender, Nick Fuller, Ian Lay, Steve Lay, Lahrie Mohammed, Luke Hollman, Shayne Rees, Jon Webley, Matt Patel Amir and Giaco Bridgett.


Saracen Riffs v Pacific
 
Saracen Riffs innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Robin lbw b Fuller  11  0  0  0  0  
  Arthur b Fuller  2  0  0  0  0  
  Josh c Lay b Fuller  0  0  0  0  0  
  Jig lbw b Hollman  25  0  0  1  0  
  Graham c Hollman b Hollman  23  0  0  1  0  
  Dom lbw b Bridgett  26  0  0  4  0  
  Toby b Hollman  2  0  0  0  0  
  Phil not out  17  0  0  0  2  
  Peter Rank lbw b Bridgett  6  0  0  0  0  
  Sid not out  22  0  0  1  1  
  Faber did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 9, lb 1, w 10, nb 2) 22    
 TOTAL (35.0 Overs) 164-8    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-8 [Arthur] , 2-13 [Josh] , 3-21 [Robin] , 4-79 [Graham] , 5-101 [Dom] , 6-111 [Toby] , 7-114 [Peter Rank] , 8-121 [Jig]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Nick Fuller 7 1 12 3  
 Shayne Rees 7 0 17 0  
 Ian Lay 7 0 28 0  
 Giaco Bridgett 7 0 43 2  
 Luke Hollman 3 0 16 1  
 Peter Hollman 4 0 33 2  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Lahri Mohamed c Robin b Dom  0  0  7  0  0  
  Peter Hollman b Graham  6  43  0  0  0  
  Jon Webley c Graham b Jig  68  0  114  6  0  
  Steve Lay b Jig  0  0  6  0  0  
  Matt Callender c Phil b Jig  0  0  1  0  0  
  Shayne Rees b Jig  39  0  46  6  0  
  Giaco Bridgett c Dom b Jig  5  0  7  0  0  
  Nick Fuller not out  7  0  2  0  1  
  Mat Patel not out  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ian Lay did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Luke Hollman did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 5, w 26, nb 3) 36    
 TOTAL (34.1 Overs) 165-7    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-0 [Mohamed] , 2-41 [Hollman] , 3-50 [Lay] , 4-50 , 5-149 [Rees] , 6-158 [Webley] , 7-158 [Bridgett]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Dom 6.1 1 27 1  
 Sid 7 1 16 0  
 Graham 7 0 23 1  
 Phil 1 0 13 0  
 Paul 7 0 41 0  
 Jig 6 0 44 5  
 
 

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