Overnight rain put the game in doubt but a pitch prepared at the end of
the table held true & David Penhallurick was happy it did as only tea
interrupted an excellent chanceless innings of 87*.
I 157-7 dec. Penhallurick 87*. S Rees 6-1-16-2. M Alexander 10-2-25-2.
P did not bat.
The Pacific bowlers
toiled well & the 5 used all picked up wickets although it was 3 pronged
seam attack of Roberts, Alexander & Rees that stymied the runflow. Indeed
wickets feel at regular intervals & any sort of declaration looked
unlikely despite Penhallurick's best efforts, Ben Hardisty in particular
excelling in the covers with 2 fine catches. But as the batsman strapped
on their pads the rain began to fall & 30 mins later the match was
declared abandoned as a draw.
P: P Hollman, B Hardisty, J Campbell, P Attwood*, T Marshall, M Holliday,
H Patel, S Rees, D Roberts, M Alexander, I Lay.
During the post match proceedings, Holliday M. breaks his duck on tour bowling a maiden over.