300 reasons to dislike short boundaries
Pacific v Locksbottom at Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom  Mon 21-Apr-2014 at 2pm
Lost 81 runs
 

Skipper Steve Lay inserted Locksbottom on a damp wicket.  Unfortunately Toby was stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the northern approach to the Blackwall Tunnel and only arrived 20 overs in, whereupon he relieved reluctant wicketkeeper Sheldon of the gloves.  Stacey never appeared (reward to be offered).  Locksbottom kindly lent us a fielder and their innings was as close as I have seen to having two different games happening simultaneously.  From the top end Nuggsy, John Hill and Sheldon were near unplayable at times.  At the other - hindered by going uphill and the very short boundaries behind them and on the off side - a collection of various bowlers were dispatched with an increasing lack of mercy.  The catching was poor again with the noble exception of Thornton.

Tea was super.

Pacific's reply was unlikely to achieve its nominal target.  Toby batted with great elegance as usual to make 74 but the top order was tied down by fine Locksbottom seam bowling.  Sheldon took 14 balls to get off the mark but hit some tremendous blows to get 52. Nuggsy free wheeled against the "fifth" bowlers towards the end to help ensure respectability.  

A fine day was rounded off in the pub with the oppo and a splurge on raffle tickets hoping for a new bat.  Our oppo were very friendly, amiable hosts if a little ruthless on the field. 

 

 


Locksbottom v Pacific
 
Locksbottom innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  D Killpack* not out  148  0  0  0  0  
  C Buck c Thornton b Gleadow  24  0  0  0  0  
  T Payne c Chasseaud b Hill  19  0  0  0  0  
  W Whitton c & b Greenland  14  0  0  0  0  
  J Seymour c Thornton b Greenland  60  0  0  0  0  
  Cutting not out  1  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 14, lb 1, w 15, nb 3) 33    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 300/4    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-51 , 2-119 , 3-165 , 4-283
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 8 2 16 1  
 Mike Alexander 8 0 47 0  
 Peter Hollman 2 0 21 0  
 Ahmed Hussain 4 0 37 0  
 John Hill 2 0 11 1  
 Sheldon Greenland 8 1 49 2  
 Daniel Ives 2 0 36 0  
 Jonathan Thornton 6 0 65 0  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Jonathan Thornton c Buck b Holland  16  35  39  2  0  
  Toby Chasseaud† c w/k b Higgins  74  103  86  11  1  
  Peter Hollman b Holland  2  8  4  0  0  
  Sheldon Greenland st w/k b Higgins  52  68  51  5  4  
  James Gleadow c cover b Hicks  50  36  40  11  0  
  Daniel Ives st w/k b Higgins  0  4  1  0  0  
  John Hill b Cutting  2  28  17  0  0  
  Mike Alexander not out  1  5  5  0  0  
  Ahmed Hussain not out  0  0  1  0  0  
  Steve Lay* did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 8, lb 3, w 4, nb 5) 20    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 219/7    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-30 , 2-38 , 3-132 , 4-159 , 5-163 , 6-217 , 7-219
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Heron 8 1 44 0  
 Holland 8 3 21 2  
 Wells 8 1 39 0  
 Higgins 8 1 55 3  
 Hicks 4 0 27 1  
 Cutting 4 0 21 1  
 
 

Other matches:
 Sun 23-Apr-2017, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom,
 Squelchy bottom, Sun 17-Apr-2016, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Cancelled
 Pacific: The 3rd Generation, Sun 19-Apr-2015, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Lost 130 runs
 Waterbottom, Sun 21-Apr-2013, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Cancelled
 Squelchy Bottom, Sun 22-Apr-2012, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Cancelled
 Locksbottom hit Tugmutton heights, Sun 17-Apr-2011, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Lost 5 Wickets
 Tempo Blitz Eclipses Another Webbo Ton, Sun 18-Apr-2010, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Won 57 runs
 The Reinvigurated Bottom, Sat 05-Sep-2009, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Lost 6 wickets
 Old Boys Reunion, Sat 05-Jul-2008, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Won 3 wickets
 The Complete Anchor, Sat 07-Jul-2007, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Won 5 Wickets
 Locksbottom End Up on Top!, Sat 08-Jul-2006, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Lost by 3 wickets
 No Rain No Prob. Only 2 available though !, Sat 02-Jul-2005, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Cancelled
 Water table won't reach Lock(s) Bottom, Sat 15-May-2004, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Cancelled
 Rain Forces Hand, Sat 17-May-2003, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Cancelled
 Hill shows some vintage, Sat 18-May-2002, Tugmutton Common, Locksbottom, Won by 8 wkts
 Rain ...and more rain, Sat 19-May-2001, Away, Cancelled
 Pitch underwater, Sat 13-May-2000, Away, Cancelled
 Lay & Alexander excel, Sat 08-May-1999, Away, Won by 49 runs
 Baglivi plays straight bat, Sat 09-May-1998, Away, Drawn
 Pacific fall short, Sat 10-May-1997, Perivale, Lost by 4 runs