Riffs Not Ring Rusty
Pacific v Saracen Riffs at Wray Crescent  Sat 13-Apr-2013 at 1pm
Lost 7 wickets
 

Comprehensive defeat came just before the rain settled in.  All credit to Riffs who bowled and fielded superbly in a game reduced to 25 overs by the threat of rain.

A pre-match discussion based on the weather forecast between 2 captains, 1 vice & 1 umpire & a 25 over match was agreed which started 10 minutes early, tea postponed until the end & only 15 minutes in rain that was uncomfortable for the fielding side. Pacific debut Captain arrived just in time to call correct & bat but SR's Hayden & Tim showed good pace & swing respectively & the 1st run came only in the 3rd over as the Pacific big guns of Rizwan & Jon Webley opened the batting in the reduced format. 

The SR's bowling never allowed P to put together a meaningful partnership & wickets fell at regular intervals. It seemd that the SR Captain Joe Birch had the knack of always havig the right bowlers on to the right batsmen & backed up by athletic feilding, surprisingly unrusty arms & even a taken skyer SR deserved to restrict P to a paltry 75.

P came back well in the field & while Vince Croft & James Gleadow bowled adequatley well the SR big shots came off & they suruvived the run out attempts & a routine slip catch all of which made P look like the rusty side.

Despite some late wickets some more lusty blows & while the fielders slid & slide across the outfield the batters connected.

Each year SR seem to get better & deserve a better challenge than P were able to put up on the day; nevertheless, all were grateful that any game was played in a week when most grounds were closed.

Afterwards SR Captain Joe Birch said "Just wanted to say thanks from all the riffs for the game on Saturday. Glad we could get a full match in in the end, - we enjoyed the day out. Also thanks for your honourable batsmen who walked! And for James for helping out in the field. All the best, Joe" 

XI:- Rob Allum, Vincent Croft, James Gleadow, Steve Lay, Jon Webley, Fred Janaway, Dinesh Deshpande,  Rizwan Siddiqui*,  Firoz Husain,  & Sarfraz Ahmed, Luke Hollman,

Umpire P Hollman F Janaway

Scorer Chris Clayton


Pacific v Saracen Riffs
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Jon Webley run out Birch  2  16  14  0  0  
  Rizwan Siddiqui* c Hayden b Birch  27  73  48  2  1  
  Sarfraz Ahmed c Taylor b Patel  11  27  26  0  1  
  Steve Lay c Raven b Sich  1  3  3  0  0  
  Firoz Husain st Raven b Patel  0  4  3  0  0  
  Rob Allum c Raven b Sich  2  8  9  0  0  
  Fred Janaway† st Raven b Birch  2  6  7  0  0  
  Luke Hollman not out  9  27  0  0  0  
  Vincent Croft c Raven b Hayden  2  11  13  0  0  
  Dinesh Deshpande not out  3  0  0  0  0  
  James Gleadow did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 1, w 8, nb 4) 16    
 TOTAL (25.0 Overs) 75/8    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-6 , 2-41 , 3-44 , 4-46 , 5-50 , 6-57 , 7-60 , 8-68
 
Bowling O M R W  
 H Cale 5 1 8 1  
 T Taylor 5 1 17 0  
 A Sich 5 1 17 2  
 A Patel 5 0 17 2  
 J Birch 5 0 12 2  
 
 
Saracen Riffs innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  T Smith not out  47  0  0  3  3  
  R Dutton c Gleadow b Allum  15  0  0  0  0  
  R Raven† c Ahmed b Allum  0  0  0  0  0  
  S Bashorun c Janaway b Siddiqui  0  0  0  0  0  
  P Rank not out  4  0  0  0  0  
  J Birch* did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  H Gayle did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  T Taylor did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  A Patel did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  A Sich did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  W Davies did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 5, nb 2) 9    
 TOTAL (13.5 Overs) 76/3    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-51 , 2-64 , 3-64
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Vincent Croft 3 0 15 0  
 James Gleadow 2 0 11 0  
 Dinesh Deshpande 2 0 19 0  
 Rob Allum 4 0 18 2  
 Rizwan Siddiqui 2.5 0 11 1  
 
 

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