Atkin bows out with victory
Pacific v Whittington CC at Wray Crescent  Sat 24-Apr-2010 at 1pm
Won 74 runs
 

A comfortable victory on a beautiful day. Former club skipper Atkin played his last match before his Return to Oz (hopefully not his last match for the club) and kept very well.

There was a large number of debutants, all of whom impressed, including a positive opening to the innings from Steve Richards, the short-attention-span innings from Western Australian Simon Edwards, no nonsense batting from Englishman Stu 'Chopper' Hopper, and a tight and bouncy opening bowl from James 'Smell the Bails' Smales. Shot of the day was a Victor Trumper-like drive from Queenslander Sam Parkinson in his short cameo, and he also made a very un-Pacific-like diving catch at midwicket from a swirling skier no less.

A Smithy-inspired tea worked very well and there were many glowing comments, including it being reminiscent of a kids' birthday party. Rabbit on the pitch was an unusual reason for a hold up in play.


Pacific v Whittington CC
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Steve Lay lbw b Taylor  6  0  26  0  0  
  Steve Richards c & b Gleadow  64  0  52  7  1  
  Chris Atkin run out  24  0  29  4  0  
  Sam Parkinson lbw b Taylor  21  0  17  3  1  
  Simon Edwards c Ray b Gleadow  9  0  11  1  0  
  Jon Webley c Shingles b Bart  31  0  32  3  1  
  Richard Cooke lbw b Bart  15  0  26  3  0  
  Stu Hopper not out  35  0  24  3  2  
  Oliver Haill not out  21  0  21  3  0  
  James Smith did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  James Smales did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
   0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 2, w 15, nb 0) 17    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 242/7    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-43 , 2-94 , 3-118 , 4-133 , 5-135 , 6-179 , 7-203
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Jeff 6 0 42 0  
 Taylor 8 1 24 2  
 A Blank 7 0 56 0  
 Gleadow 8 1 32 2  
 Johnson 4 0 21 0  
 Bart 7 0 58 2  
 
 
Whittington CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Mahesh c & b Smales  6  38  32  1  0  
  Jeff c & b Haill  34  97  77  6  0  
  Ray b Webley  16  18  18  2  1  
  A Blank retired hurt  4  21  15  0  0  
  Shingles lbw b Parkinson  0  7  5  0  0  
  Joddy not out  62  60  56  11  0  
  Brian b Parkinson  0  5  7  0  0  
  Bart c Parkinson b Smith  15  33  28  1  0  
  Vince not out  0  0  4  0  0  
  Whelan did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Gleadow did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 11, lb 3, w 17, nb 0) 31    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 168/7    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-28 , 2-57 , 3-73 , 4-83 , 5-88 , 6-144
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Smales 8 1 27 1  
 James Smith 7 1 22 1  
 Jon Webley 5 1 18 1  
 Stu Hopper 4 0 25 0  
 Sam Parkinson 4 1 10 2  
 Oliver Haill 5 1 9 1  
 Simon Edwards 4 0 24 0  
 Richard Cooke 2 0 21 0