Cometh the man, cometh the hour
Pacific v Hackney Umpires at Wray Crescent  Sun 18-May-2014 at 1pm
Won 133 runs
 

Pacific recovered from an extremely shakey start to win comfortably on a baking May day at Wray. 

Having been 60 for 5, Pacific sneaked up to 199 all out with useful contributions from Nuggsy, Ireland and Davis, but thanks mainly to Webbo being press-ganged into getting his pads on when he turned up to watch.   

After a delightful tea (fresh watermelon, apple and rasberry tarts, lots of quiche) Pacific routed our opposition, reducing them to 20-odd for 5 as Nuggsy and Giaco ripped through their top order. Ahmed took three more and the match was all but over, and Stacey picked up the final wicket with the oppo still 100-odd short and only half way through their overs. 

This massive Pacific win was played out in front of an unusually packed Wray Crescent, with lots of sunbathers and spectators watching throughout the day. 

NB The negotiations with the footballers seems to have worked, as they did all leave the pitch at 1pm even though they'd only been playing for 40 minutes. 

Shout out to Karl for keeping so well and taking three great catches, and Paul Davis who celebrated his first boundaries in cricket with a glass of single malt in the N19 afterwards. TI

 


Pacific v Hackney Umpires
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Ravi Patel c point b Faisal  5  22  20  0  0  
  Oliver Creese c point b Faisal  10  28  18  2  0  
  Tom Ireland* c unknown b O'Brian  46  0  0  8  0  
  Karl Mathiesen† lbw b Thomson  3  0  14  0  0  
  Phil Smith b Thomson  0  0  2  0  0  
  Giaco Bridgett b Thomson  6  0  0  0  0  
  Paul Davis c O'Brian b O'Brian  14  0  0  2  0  
  Stacey Harvey run out  1  0  0  0  0  
  Jon Webley c unknown b Andy  36  0  0  5  2  
  James Gleadow not out  24  0  0  4  0  
  Ahmed Hussain b Thomson  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 2, w 46, nb 1) 52    
 TOTAL (0.0 Overs) 199    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-25 , 2-30 , 3-44 , 4-44 , 5-61 , 6-110 , 7-113 , 8-113 , 9-173
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Lewis 8 1 39 0  
 Andy 4 0 33 1  
 Faisal 6 0 26 0  
 Thomson 5.5 1 25 4  
 Hull 4 0 17 0  
 O'Brian 5 0 25 2  
 Pearce 4 1 29 0  
 
 
Hackney Umpires innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Windle c Ireland b Gleadow  7  0  0  0  0  
  Pearce c Mathiesen b Bridgett  5  0  0  0  0  
  Thompson b Gleadow  7  0  0  0  0  
  Lewis b Gleadow  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ian b Bridgett  1  0  0  0  0  
  Matt c Mathiesen b Hussain  23  0  0  0  0  
  Andy b Hussain  10  0  0  0  0  
  Steve c Mathiesen b Hussain  0  0  0  0  0  
  Martin c Davis b Harvey  1  0  0  0  0  
  Faisal not out  2  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 0, w 4, nb 4) 10    
 TOTAL (0.0 Overs) 66    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 8 3 22 3  
 Giaco Bridgett 7 3 10 2  
 Ahmed Hussain 4 0 23 3  
 Stacey Harvey 3.4 0 13 1