The day the wheels fell off
Pacific v Strongroom CC at Wray Crescent  Sat 10 Oct 2015 at 12 noon
Lost 196 runs
Friendly fixture
 

The skipper was pulling his cricket bag to the game when one of its wheels fell off, which turned out to be a sign of things to come as Pacific were unable to get the better of a strong Strongroom.

With Strongroom going into the day having won nine out of their last ten matches, they were going to take some beating but Pacific, up to eleven thanks to the efforts of Pete Hollman and Middlesex county cricket board disability/inclusion coach Michael Wilson, were feeling optimistic.

Strongroom batted first and a Pacific XI featuring seven debutants (I wonder if that's the most since the club's first game in 1983) did well to bowl them out in the 39th over.

It's fair to say that tea was not the finest, with a few quiches and some crisps. The highlight was Webley's cheese and pickle sandwiches – an old favourite that never disappoints.

With Webley opening the batting it looked like we might have a chance of chasing down the 277 required but when he and Chasseaud (only just scoring more runs [5] than he took catches [4]) fell early it was always going to be an uphill struggle. Jon Thornton hit a classy 26 and in the end Pacific limped to 80 all out.

With only four regular players (and only one post-match drinker to keep Strongroom company) we were unable to cover the cost of the pitch hire. But cricket was the winner, with 22 players making a good game of it in mid-October. 

Our thanks to Christopher Clayton for scoring and to all the spectators who helped make the day a good one.


Strongroom CC v Pacific
 
Strongroom CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Hassan Ali c Chasseaud b Patel  8  0  0  0  0  
  G Dixon b Bangerter  39  0  0  0  0  
  J Schneider c Chasseaud b Webley  77  0  0  0  0  
  J Kelly c Chasseaud b Bangerter  2  0  0  0  0  
  J Hall† c Wilson b Webley  63  0  0  0  0  
  J Gower b Patel  2  0  0  0  0  
  D Procter* c Chasseaud b Newman  10  0  0  0  0  
  Venkateshan lbw b Webley  6  0  0  0  0  
  Shrikanth not out  22  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 5, w 9, nb 4) 21    
 TOTAL (38.1 Overs) 276    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Asif Patel 8 2 34 2  
 Josh Beecham 4 0 42 1  
 Joe Bangerter 5.1 0 27 3  
 Marcus Weekes 5 0 34 0  
 Ahmed Hussain 3 0 42 0  
 Jon Webley 8 0 49 3  
 Tony Newman 6 0 40 1  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Jon Webley c Gower b Schneider  11  0  0  0  0  
  Toby Chasseaud* c Hall b Venkateshan  5  0  0  0  0  
  Jon Thornton b Kouan  26  0  0  0  0  
  Peter Hull b Schneider  1  0  0  0  0  
  Michael Wilson† c Third man b Schneider  2  0  0  0  0  
  Tony Newman c Kelly b Gabay  2  0  0  0  0  
  Marcus Weekes c Hal b Kolan  5  0  0  0  0  
  Josh Beecham b Schneider  8  0  0  0  0  
  Joe Bangerter b Venkateshan  0  0  0  0  0  
  Asif Patel not out  8  0  0  0  0  
  Ahmed Hussain b Venkateshan  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 1, w 4, nb 2) 12    
 TOTAL (31.0 Overs) 80    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 
 

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 Sat 20 Jun 2015, Highgate Wood, Cancelled
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 October heatwave, Sat 01 Oct 2011, Wray Crescent, Lost 1 wicket
 A fielding performance to honour Rob, Sat 25 Jun 2011, Highgate Wood, Won 25 runs
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 Strongroom Not Airtight, Sat 16 Sep 2006, Wray Crescent, Lost 1 run
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 Strong Team Effort Just the Ticket!, Sat 17 Sep 2005, Wray Crescent, Won 8 wickets
 Sat 21 May 2005, Wray Crescent, Cancelled