Pacific win at the death
Pacific v Homerton CC (PKA Chats Palace) at Wray Crescent  Wed 23 May 2001 at 6pm
Won by 5 runs
Victoria Park Community Cricket League fixture

A tantalisingly balanced game in perfect conditions saw P run out winners & consolidate their position top of Div 2.

P 135-6 S Lay 41 P Hollman 35 J Hodgkinson 4-0-29-3
CP 130-4 Paul 43 P Hollman 4-0-31-2

Chats Palace in probably their most competitive line up to date pushed Pacific all the way & the result remained uncertain to the last ball.

Earlier P had struggled to 53-4 off 8 overs due in the main to opening seamer Johnny Hodgkinson who made his mark with 2 caught & bowled & one clean bowled as he picked up the top 3 P wickets. But a partnership of 75 between Hollman & Lay helped post a useful although surmountable score. Gary Horsman (33) & Robert Devany (16) made a 50 opening partnership & with wickets in hand Chats were in a great position but following another economical spell from Mike Alexander, the other bowlers were able to keep the chase in check. Regularly requiring 13 an over ... & getting it until the penultimate when Hollman picked up another wicket as well as having Faisal dropped on the long off boundary. A brilliant effort by Matt Ralph running full pelt but that slipped from his grasp & went for 4. It could have been a turning point but Faisal was run out next ball due to a mix up.

Final over then, 17 required, speciualist death bowler Jim Davies bowling. Jim was dissapointed that 11 was hit from the 1st 5 balls but a dot ball from the last & P's startingly good season continues along the way of the winning habit.

P's next league match is on 7/6/01 when they face unbeaten Victoria Lounge in what will be an election night special with the spoils of the half season leadership going to the winners.

Pacific: S Emmins, B Hardisty+, M Ralph, S Rees, P Hollman*, S Lay, M Alexander, J Davies.


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 Sun 30 Sep 2018, Highgate CC,
 Match off, Sat 30 Sep 2017, Springfield Park, Cancelled
 Thu 15 Jun 2017, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost by 5 wickets
 Sat 01 Oct 2016, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Stockton and Chowdhury summon blitz spirit in Battle of the Hom, Sun 03 Jul 2016, Millfields Park, Won 79 runs
 Sat 03 Oct 2015, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Homerton humbling , Sun 09 Aug 2015, Millfields Park, Lost 6 wickets
 Not a Nip from Jack Frost , Fri 26 Dec 2014, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Life is like a box of Thornton's chocolates , Sat 04 Oct 2014, Wray Crescent, Won
 Pacific tie thanks to Webbo's batting, bowling and keeping , Sun 01 Jun 2014, Springfield Park, Tied
 Ambulance stops play, Sun 29 Sep 2013, Springfield Park, Won 113 runs by D/L
 Fine margins cost Pacific victory, Sun 07 Oct 2012, Wray Crescent, Tied
 Hussain spins web after Abhi knock, Sun 09 Oct 2011, Wray Crescent, Won 132 runs
 Armistice Wray, Sun 10 Oct 2010, Wray Crescent, Won 24 runs
 Maccy D's Day, Wed 02 Jun 2010, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 88 Runs
 Tempany Masterclass, Sun 04 Oct 2009, Wray Crescent, Won 114 runs
 What began a drizzle, has now become torrential, Sun 05 Oct 2008, Spring Hill, Cancelled
 Oktoberfest By The River, Sun 07 Oct 2007, Spring Hill, Won 124 Runs
 Aquaphobics & Another Torn Pitch, Sun 01 Oct 2006, Hackney Downs, Cancelled
 Wray Stands Idle, Sat 29 Apr 2006, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Charlie & The Run Factory, Sun 09 Oct 2005, Hackney Downs, Won 6 Wickets
 Palace Garden Party Gate Crashed, Wed 01 Jun 2005, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 49 Runs
 Faisal Fires....But for Chats !, Sat 30 Apr 2005, Wray Crescent, Drawn
 Sat 09 Oct 2004, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Aussie Assault Storms Palace, Thu 29 Jul 2004, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 60 runs
 Davies Ton Demolishes Palace!, Sat 11 Oct 2003, Wray Crescent, Won By 116 Runs
 "Palace Coup", Thu 26 Jun 2003, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 4 runs
 Murray cuts a Swathe, Thu 02 May 2002, Wray Crescent, Won by 6 wkts
 League run continued, Tue 10 Jul 2001, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won by 7 wkts
 Dream start for Murray and Pacific, Sat 21 Apr 2001, Wray Crescent, Won by 138 runs
 Thu 15 Jun 2000, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won by 46 runs
 Tue 23 May 2000, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Abandoned
 Mon 24 Apr 2000, Wray Crescent, Drawn