On an island between 2 playing fields including Brasnose CC's pitch where 2 sightscreens stood proudly showing their water marks, & the River Isis, the ground at Queens was a further 6 inches above the water & remained dry. Still it had to be a pitch where one inserted which is just what Captain Webley did. Early breakthroughs supported the tactic but a partnership of 108 between Diamond & Morris swung the game back UCS's way.
Try as he did, the perming of the bowlers were unable to sweep away strong UCS resistance & ultimatley only the indefatigable Darryl Roberts plus Hollman & Webley had any wickets to show for their efforts but by then it was a big ask.
A steadyish reply at even tempo left Pacific well in the game but the mood slipped when perceived umpiring misjudgements swept away the core of the batting challenge. Persistent nagging bowling & a climbing asking rate meant the lower order took their chances which on another day may have paid off.
Sadly even a draw was beyond Pacific as UCS were the worthy winners & retained the Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup & with Pacific's last chance of silverware this damp season.
XI : - Darryl Roberts , Kurt Rademaker, Shayne Rees, Allan Roberts, Jon Webley*, Oli Haill, Adrian Duthie, Rob Bastin, Matt Holliday, Peter Hollman & Steve Lay . Reserve: Moses H-Pascal.
Other matches: Mon 29-May-2017, Mill Hill Village CC, Memorial Cup comes home!, Mon 30-May-2016, UCS Playing Fields, Won 9 runs Victory denied, Sun 27-Sep-2015, Walker Cricket Ground, Drawn So close no matter how far, Mon 25-May-2015, UCS Playing Fields, Drawn UCS - Unfortunate consistent showers, Mon 25-Aug-2014, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled Messing About In Puddles, Mon 26-May-2014, Alexandra Palace, Drawn Pacific crackers deny cheesy boys, Sat 25-Aug-2012, UCS Playing Fields, Drawn Same old Story.., Sun 24-Jul-2011, Queens College, Lost 125 Runs Craig Secures Another Year of Possession, Sun 25-Jul-2010, Queens College, Lost 7 wickets Final Trophy Challenge Slips From Grasp, Sun 26-Jul-2009, Queens College, Lost 128 runs That Monday feeling, Mon 28-Jul-2008, Queens College, Postponed No CCC Bail Out as UCS Drop Out, Sat 16-Jun-2007, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled Wrong End of Another Record, Sun 30-Jul-2006, Queens College, Lost 7 wickets Braden Graduates With a First in Oxford, Sun 31-Jul-2005, Queens College, Won 8 wickets Webley's Weekender Smashes Records, Sun 17-Jul-2005, UCS Playing Fields, Won 156 Runs Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 01-Aug-2004, Queens College, Lost 5 wickets 6 a side ? No Thanks !, Sun 18-Jul-2004, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled Pacific End Win Drought in Run Deluge!, Sun 03-Aug-2003, Queens College, Won by 139 Runs Delay . Play . Lunch . Play . Rain, Sun 08-Jun-2003, UCS Playing Fields, Drawn Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 04-Aug-2002, Queens College, Drawn Damp Forecast came True, Sun 09-Jun-2002, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 05-Aug-2001, Queens College, Won by 7 wkts Late assault sees Pacific home, Sun 03-Jun-2001, Away, Won by 4 wkts Lindridge-McDougall Memorial Cup, Sun 06-Aug-2000, Queens College, Lost by 5 wkts Bowlers on top, Sun 04-Jun-2000, UCS Playing Fields, Won by 5 wkts Pitch unplayable, Sun 30-May-1999, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled Game off, Sat 25-Jul-1998, Oakhill Park, Cancelled Too many injuries, Sun 31-May-1998, UCS Playing Fields, Cancelled Waterlogged ground., Sun 29-Jun-1997, Oakhill Park, Cancelled Garfunkel in rearguard action, Sun 01-Jun-1997, Eve Field, Drawn