Nine-man Pacific summon the Pawar
Pacific v Alexandra Park at Oakhill Park
Sat 26 May 2012 at 1.30pm
Won by 207 runs
Friendly fixture

And so the 9 men of Pacific took to the field to record one of our biggest ever victories (although surprisingly not in our top five) on a glorious sunny day at a scenic ground (bar the pavilion). The strong squad had suffered two drop-outs on the stroke of midnight, with Avjit contracting a fever and Harshi selflessly electing to stay at home and mop his brow. We hope to have them both available for selection soon.

Ben lost the toss, and Pacific were tasked with setting an insurmountable total. Openers Kurt and Sandeep both fell victim to balls that kept devillishly low on an almost lifeless wicket, but not before Sandeep had managed to break his recently-acquired blade. RIP the Icon, may you find your rightful place in cricket bat heaven. The opposition would go on to rue the comedic dropping of number 4 Krishna early on in his innings, as he Pawar'd magnificently to 118, receiving excellent support from Jon Webley with a knock of 48, and a generous helping of extras (60-odd) to rescue us from 7/2 on a ropey pitch. Jon eventually fell victim to the same young leg spinner who had claimed his wicket at the previous meeting with AP, and Keiran stepped up to produce a classy first innings of the season. Giaco and Rohan rounded it off in style, with the Pacific innings including two 'hundred' partnerships.  

After a substantial tea an upbeat, energetic Pacific took to the field, smelling victory on the summer breeze. Giaco relaxed into a spell of swing and pace, and Nuggsy bowled with intelligence and great variation to collectively blow AP's first eight batsmen away, sharing 4 wickets apiece, aided by an attacking field who piled on the pressure with aplomb. Giaco snared AP's sole danger-man, who fell to an LBW decision, having bowled him with the previous delivery which had been adjudged to be a no-ball. Kurt contributed some accurate medium pace (not to mention a superb catch coming over his shoulder), and Rohan ended the match by bowling their no.10.

So, after a fine team performance under Ben's astute leadership, the team retired to the nearby Prince of Wales (entry requirements: cheap tattoos and sunburn - they were lenient with us) for a swift post-match refreshment.  

 

  1. Benny Boorman*
  2. Giaco Bridgett
  3. James Gleadow
  4. Rohan Khurd
  5. Kieran Mullens
  6. Sandeep Nair
  7. Krishna Pawar
  8. 'The Kurt Locker' Rademaker
  9. Jon Webley


 


Pacific v Alexandra Park
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Kurt Rademaker   b Mijan   2  0  0  0  0  
Sandeep Nair   b Mijan   0  0  0  0  0  
Jon Webley   st b Kassam   48  0  0  0  0  
Krishna Pawar   b Mo   118  0  0  0  0  
Ben Boorman   b Kassam   0  0  0  0  0  
Kieran Mullens   run out    24  0  0  0  0  
Rohan Khurd   not out    7  0  0  0  0  
Giaco Bridgett   not out    18  0  0  0  0  
James Gleadow   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 30, lb 6, w 23, nb 2) 61    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 278/6    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-3 , 2-7 , 3-138 , 4-138 , 5-250 , 6-250
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 
 
Alexandra Park innings  R  M  B  4  6
Selam   c Pawar b Gleadow   2  0  0  0  0  
Mijan   b Bridgett   2  0  0  0  0  
Mo   b Bridgett   0  0  0  0  0  
Pradeep   lbw b Bridgett   25  0  0  0  0  
Brad   b Gleadow   9  0  0  0  0  
Ellis   b Bridgett   3  0  0  0  0  
Gobi   lbw b Gleadow   1  0  0  0  0  
Chris H   b Khurd   7  0  0  0  0  
Jacob   b Gleadow   0  0  0  0  0  
Kassam   not out    1  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 8, lb 3, w 2, nb 4) 17    
 TOTAL (18.1 Overs) 69a.o.    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Giaco Bridgett   8  0  35  4  
 James Gleadow   8  3  18  4  
 Rohan Khurd   1.1  0  5  1  
 Kurt Rademaker   1  1  0  0