Lightening Strikes More Than Twice!
Pacific v Bayshill at South Park CC  Sun 22-Jun-2003 at 2.30pm
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No – Pete Hollman did not take his first catch of the season – although he did blast a belligerent 39! Rather literally lightening did strike several times – at first in the distance before suddenly veering around to wash out the match that was well set up.

Pacific 66 for 1 from 16.3 overs

We returned to Bayshill’s ground on the outskirts of Cheltenham this year – reviving memories of JC’s quickest ever club 50 there 2 years ago. In humid but sunny conditions – skipper Steve Lay opted to bat first in a 40 over game.

lightning threatens

However the home side certainly looked improved from previous years and veteran opening pair of Adrian Duthie and Peter Hollman at first struggled against accurate pace bowling from both ends.

Suddenly however conditions changed as a massive thunderstorm provided a dramatic backdrop to play – as it seemed to skirt the ground. Hollman in particular took this a signal to accelerate on this fast scoring ground – assisted by a number of overthrows.

Just as the rain began falling – Hollman rejected the umpires offer to go off – and was promptly bowled! The players left the field – never destined to return – as a heavy downpour rendered the strip unplayable.

“Oh my average!” moaned the wizened Hollman later. “An old pro like me should know better!” he grumbled.

MOM – Peter Hollman – 39 runs in good time.

Packing the Kit – Peter Hollman – refused to come off and was bowled off the last ball before rain drove the players off!

No Ducks!

Man of the Tour – Leon Yates – runs, wickets and catches (and no injuries!) for the veteran Victorian!

XI – Duthie, Hollman, Marshall +, Lay S *, Campbell, Cowling, Czabotar, Kollosche, Yates, Haill, Davies


Pacific v
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Adrian Duthie not out  24  0  0  4  0  
  Peter Hollman b Burford  39  55  0  6  0  
  Tim Marshall did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Steve Lay did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Jonathan Campbell did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Leon Yates did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Oliver Haill did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Jim Davies did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 1, nb 0) 4    
 TOTAL (16.3 Overs) 66 for 1    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-66 [Hollman]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Price 6 2 26 0  
 Saunders 6 1 20 0  
 Burford 2.3 1 7 1  
 Horner 2 0 10 0  
 
 

Other matches:
 Sun 20-Jun-2004, South Park CC, Cancelled
 Wolfman Rees Terrorises Bayshill!, Sun 23-Jun-2002, The Burrows, Won by 130 runs
 Campbell sets new record, Sun 24-Jun-2001, On Tour, Won by 149 runs
 Honours shared all round, Sun 25-Jun-2000, Away, Won by 2 wkts
 Messrs Horner see Bayshill home, Sun 21-Jun-1998, Away, Lost by 6 wkts
 Jones has his day, Mon 23-Jun-1997, Away, Won by 45 runs