The Fifth Element
Pacific v Cranbourne CC at Home Park CC  Sat 19-Jun-2010 at 2pm
Won 11 Runs
 

“Build a field & they will come” Actually that was Field of Dreams not the 5th Element but more of that later. In the meantime, Pacific’s recent resource problems were addressed by pulling them in at the top end ie. Adrian Duthie, Allan Roberts, Peter Hollman & Craig Jones all made comebacks & contributions. Although it also lead to speculation as to what the aggregate age was.

Meanwhile, back to the game. Capt’n Rob opted to bat 1st & things were going well as bowler after bowler was seen off. Hollman was lucky to be dropped twice at 1st slip that the Captain felt that enough was enough & sold him down the river with the classic call of yes while remaining entrenched in the crease. Something that later Adrian Duthie would look like recall.

Still 8 runs short for the 1st wicket wasn’t bad but the Daz enduced acceleration never happened & at 120-5 it could have gone either way. But like the visitors, Cranbourne had no 5th bowler & this was much to the liking of Craig Jones & Adrian Duthie who took full advantage until that 2nd silly run out.

A little tail wagging & Pacific nudged the score beyond 200. Pick of the bowlers was another senior servant Brian Powell who picked up 3 wickets including top scorer Rob Bastin with a brilliant caught & bowled. Clearly his vision was far less impaired than his Son in Law reported.

The reply never got going & Jon Brown & Aroon Korgoankar took 3 apiece. The former bowling & getting the luck he never seemed to previously enjoy. The latter’s control & turn too much for the home side’s stroke players. At 97-8 the game seemed over. Surely. But again the absence of a 5th line & lengthy bowler became evident as the run was kept in reach by Jones & Castle only for Rob to stump Castle & then taking off the pads & bowl his opposite number LBW

Only the bowling of Jon Brown & Aroon can challenge the Captain for MOTM.

A fine way to wrestle back the honour & did claim rightly that they were weak beforehand. Expect them to be strengthened up in 2011


Pacific v Cranbourne CC
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Peter Hollman run out Castle  31  74  54  2  0  
  Rob Bastin c & b Powell  55  85  78  7  0  
  Justin Roy lbw b Powell  9  24  14  1  0  
  Joe Bennett c Johnson b Powell  0  2  3  0  0  
  Darren Tempany b Raza  4  3  2  1  0  
  Adrian Duthie run out Jones  31  37  35  4  0  
  Craig Jones c Chalmers b Castle  28  43  39  2  0  
  Aroon Korgaonkar b Ricky  3  4  6  0  0  
  Roland Cramer b Castle  11  18  15  1  0  
  Jon Brown not out  0  8  1  0  0  
  Allan Roberts not out  3  6  7  0  0  
 Extras (b 8, lb 3, w 17, nb 5) 33    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 208-9    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-92 [Hollman] , 2-112 [Bastin] , 3-112 , 4-117 [Tempany] , 5-120 [Roy] , 6-181 [Duthie] , 7-199 [Jones] , 8-204 [Korgaonkar] , 9-206
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Castle 8 0 24 2  
 Crick 8 0 27 0  
 Powell 8 0 41 3  
 Raza 8 0 44 1  
 Chalmers 3 0 20 0  
 Stuart 2 0 15 0  
 Rose 1 0 12 0  
 Riki 2 0 14 1  
 
 
Cranbourne CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  M Rose c Hollman b Korgaonkar  7  0  0  1  0  
  B Mooney c & b Tempany  7  0  0  1  0  
  D Crick b Brown  17  0  0  3  0  
  Riki lbw b Brown  5  0  0  1  0  
  Razza b Korgaonkar  12  0  0  2  0  
  N Chalmers b Brown  0  0  0  0  0  
  L Johnson + b Roberts  26  0  0  3  0  
  S Gordin st Bastin b Korgaonkar  0  0  0  0  0  
  R Jones * lbw b Bastin  38  0  0  0  0  
  S Castle st Bastin b Duthie  35  0  0  0  0  
  B Powell not out  3  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 13, lb 1, w 16, nb 3) 33    
 TOTAL (39.1 Overs) 197 all out    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-19 [Mooney] , 2-39 [Rose] , 3-43 [Crick] , 4-61 [Riki] , 5-61 [Chalmers] , 6-63 [Razza] , 7-63 [Gordin] , 8-97 [Johnson] , 9-192 [Castle] , 10-196 [Castle]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Jon Brown 8 0 26 3  
 Darren Tempany 8 1 49 1  
 Aroon Korgaonkar 8 2 27 3  
 Allan Roberts 8 1 39 1  
 Roland Cramer 3 0 25 0  
 Adrian Duthie 4 0 19 1  
 Rob Bastin 0.2 0 0 1  
 
 

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 Mown down by Rodnell, Sat 18-Jun-2011, Home Park CC, Lost 117 runs
 Feudalism and futility, Sat 20-Jun-2009, Home Park CC, Lost 6 wickets
 All Odds Conspire to the Inevitable, Sat 21-Jun-2008, Home Park CC, Lost 2 wickets
 Cranbourne Juiced, Sat 23-Jun-2007, Home Park CC, Won 3 Wickets
 Angus' Anguish, Mon 28-May-2007, Home Park CC, Cancelled