Mr Smith Gives Youngsters A Game
Pacific v Langlebury CC at Langlebury CC  Sun 10-Jun-2007 at 2pm
Lost 107 Runs
 

James Smith almost single handedly took on the cream of Langlebury Youngsters all aged between 17 & 21, by taking wickets, scoring runs & even a catch - well it was a caught & bowled, but in truth this was a strong side we were up against.

In name only 2 medium XIs were up against one another but the home side were certainly medium strong & the vacant date in their fixtures had occurred due to an unexpected loss in the regionals of Nation Village Cup - a trophy they reached the final of at Lords in 1993. The visitors meanwhile, had endured the loss of 2 key players in the build up & a missmatch was feared on Friday. To Langlebury's entire credit they played it well & hard & with merit & despite romping home easy winners never patronised.

Pacific's players lead by by James Smith could be proud too of playing their part in the game & the rural charming surroundings lifted certian performaces especially The Sumudge.

Supporting Smith's wickets were Ben Gibson (+ a run out), Jon Webley & Nick Fuller; & Shayne Rees came back well when suntan lotion made the bill too slippery to hold, & was unlucky. Matt Callender's first game back too & he was brilliant in the field again. Batting, Smith, Webley & Hollman all got past 25 but class simply shone through & it was not the test or even the match it could have been.

XI- v Langlebury are:- LahrieMohammed, James Smith, Peter Hollman, Matt Callender, Joe bennett, Ben Gibson+, Jon Webley*, Shayne Rees, Nick Fuller, Dan Bird, Matt Holliday. 12th Moses


Langlebury CC v Pacific
 
Langlebury CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  G Couder c & b Smith  3  4  7  0  0  
  R Channer c Fuller b Smith  20  49  24  0  0  
  A Gunning b Smith  42  22  22  0  0  
  R Williams b Webley  25  50  35  0  0  
  R Oxley c & b Smith  12  9  15  0  0  
  D Walker c Holliday b Fuller  90  85  76  0  0  
  J Gunning b Gibson  30  58  55  0  0  
  B Gunning run out Gibson  9  13  9  0  0  
  S Stewart not out  1  6  2  0  0  
  A Cheeseman not out  5  4  2  0  0  
  R OReilly did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 7, lb 3, w 3, nb 2) 15    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 258-8    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Shayne Rees 8 0 46 0  
 James Smith 8 0 46 4  
 Nick Fuller 5 0 41 1  
 Jon Webley 8 2 34 1  
 Peter Hollman 5 0 27 0  
 Lahri Mohamed 3 0 31 0  
 Ben Gibson 3 0 22 1  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  b Cheeseman  4  9  12  1  0  
  Ben Gibson lbw b Cheeseman  14  31  20  1  1  
  Jon Webley c R Channer b Williams  31  48  51  5  0  
  lbw b Gunning  1  13  6  0  0  
  Lahri Mohamed c G Couper b Gunning  0  8  8  0  0  
  lbw b Gunning  3  27  21  0  0  
  Peter Hollman not out  27  64  65  4  0  
  James Smith c J Gunning b J Stewart  39  31  41  6  0  
  Shayne Rees c OReilly b J Stewart  9  9  19  2  0  
  Nick Fuller run out  0  2  3  0  0  
  Matt Holliday not out  4  1  1  1  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 6, nb 5) 15    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 151-9    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-7 , 2-30 [Gibson] , 3-47 , 4-51 [Mohamed] , 5-55 [Webley] , 6-67 , 7-80 [Rees] , 8-147 [Smith] , 9-147 [Fuller]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 A Cheeseman 6 0 25 2  
 R OReilly 6 1 21 0  
 A Gunning 5 2 2 2  
 R Williams 4 1 9 1  
 J Stewart 7 1 22 2  
 E Gunning 5 0 13 1  
 R Oxley 2 1 1 1  
 D Walker 2 0 15 0  
 G Couper 1 0 13 0