Dr Smith Is the Callender Boy
Pacific v St. Au Ley Casuals CC at St Au Ley CC Chenaud  Thu 28-Aug-2008 at 1pm
Won 23 Runs
 

Another roasting, cloudless 40 degs day & little shade available. Matt Callender, captain of the day, was high in motivation & the experience he lacked was made up by 10 vocal vice captains. Often. And not always timely.

Maybe it was the heat or the fear that this might be a first defeat but it was a win that would not have been recorded without the lower order counter attacking of James Smith & the generosity of the home town skipper who employed 9 players to bowl including the 12 year old keeper. Either way the batting on a new track akin to Wray Crescent 1996 was more than a little disappointing. And a total of 138 seemed too few.

When the bowling sprayed, the captain (& some others) really started to get edgy. Luckily there was always a corker ball or a run out when needed. Indeed, the opener Hicks, might have felt relieved to see his spliced hook off Haill drop towards square leg but it was nevertheless held by the 7 year old sub fielder. A moment to savour for the youngster.

Despite quality resistance & the ability to put away the next bad ball by the Captain Raynor, he could not find a partner to stay with him & when Birch was caught energetically by Emmins off Holliday, the 5 an over ask was academic.

XI from Peter Hollman, James Smith, Oli Haill, Matt Holiday, Kurt Rademaker, Shayne Rees, Rob Bastin, Steve Emmins, Matt Callender, Matt Patel, James Gleadow & Adrian Duthie.


Pacific v St. Au Ley Casuals CC
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Adrian Duthie st Nott b Birch  21  51  47  1  0  
  Shayne Rees b J Harding  3  18  5  0  0  
  James Gleadow b Wedgewood  5  27  23  0  0  
  Rob Bastin b K Harding  1  10  8  0  0  
  Steve Emmins lbw b K Harding  9  14  13  1  0  
  Mat Patel b Grant  0  19  8  0  0  
  Peter Hollman lbw b K Harding  4  7  13  0  0  
  James Smith not out  57  80  77  5  0  
  Oliver Haill c Raynord b Gant  1  7  7  0  0  
  Matt Callender* not out  9  48  44  0  0  
  Matt Holliday did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 16, lb 0, w 10, nb 0) 26    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 138    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-19 , 2-37 , 3-39 , 4-45 , 5-54 , 6-59 , 7-59 , 8-66
 
Bowling O M R W  
 J Harding 6 1 16 1  
 Greenwood 6 1 16 0  
 Wedgewood 6 3 5 1  
 Birch 6 0 22 1  
 K Harding 4 1 13 3  
 Gant 3 1 8 2  
 Raynord 3 0 15 0  
 Pearce 4 0 12 0  
 Nott 2 0 15 0  
 
 
St. Au Ley Casuals CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Raynor b Rees  43  0  0  0  0  
  Hicks c Hollman b Haill  4  0  0  0  0  
  Gait c Bastin b Haill  4  0  0  0  0  
  S Harding c Hollman b Rees  4  0  0  0  0  
  K Harding run out  0  0  0  0  0  
  Wedgewood lbw b Smith  1  0  0  0  0  
  D Raynor run out Bastin  17  0  0  0  0  
  Nott c Duthie b Bastin  1  0  0  0  0  
  Pearce st Emmins b Holliday  2  0  0  0  0  
  Greenwood not out  12  0  0  0  0  
  Birch c Emmins b Holliday  3  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 1, w 23, nb 0) 24    
 TOTAL (38.1 Overs) 115    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-9 , 2-24 , 3-48 , 4-59 , 5-65 , 6-67 , 7-74 , 8-89 , 9-98
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Oliver Haill 6 1 10 2  
 James Gleadow 7 0 29 0  
 Shayne Rees 8 2 15 2  
 James Smith 6 1 17 1  
 Rob Bastin 3 1 5 1  
 Matt Holliday 5.1 0 22 2  
 Adrian Duthie 3 0 15 0  
 
 

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 Olé at Au Ley, Thu 26-Aug-2010, St Au Ley CC Chenaud, Won 45 Runs
 Jokers Wild, Thu 31-Aug-2006, St Au Ley CC Chenaud, Won 3 Wickets
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