Having to Settle For Second Best
Pacific v Island Community at Victoria Park Pitch 1  Tue 16-Jun-2009 at 6.15pm
Lost 6 wickets
 

This was a decider between 2nd and 3rd place teams to qualify from the Green League for the second place in the First Division, alongside London Tigers who had already secured their place in the top flight for the second half of the season.

Island won the toss and put Pacific in, prefering to chase. Two good early catches in the deep saw Pacific on 12-2 after 2 overs, but Roy (18), Webley (40) and Faisal (30) all contributed well to raise the rate to over 8 rpo, but the remaining 5 wickets fell, all cleaned bowled, before Pacific could finish their overs.

Ravi Ramanuja's leg spin took the last 3 wickets in quick succession and left Pacific on 118 all out with 7 balls left unplayed from their 16 overs. Island were chasing just under 7.5 rpo.

Miran fell to an inside edged bat onto pad LBW given by his Island team mate umpire for just 4, but Island were already 30 for 1 in the 4th over.

A couple of dropped catches didn't help Pacific's cause as Tanjeem began to dominate with the bat, scoring a quick fire 51 before retiring after facing just 31 balls.

But where Tanjeem left off, Robert Jones continued, scoring 41 not out off 26 balls.

It was left to former opener Mo Rahman, now coming in at no.4, to score the winning boundary off the first ball of the 12th over as Island yet again had a scoring rate of over 10 runs per over to finish a game well within the allocated 16 overs.

Island qualify for the First Division and Pacific have to settle for the 2nd tier.

Submitted by Steve Hill of Island Community

pitch 3. After the washout / strikeout this week, we have a big game on Tuesday. I’m not available as I’m in Exeter that day, but that’s helped us field an even stronger side for a tough oppo! ;)

Anyway, I got a lot of availability notices already and based on that have put together this team. If anyone’s circumstances have changed, please let Justin & I know as soon as possible as Darryl is also available.

Tues, 16 June vs Island Community

Justin ‘I need to play cricket’ Roy* - confirmed Lucius Faisal – confirmed Darren Tempany - confirmed Rob Allum – confirmed Jon Webley - confirmed Rob Bastin - confirmed Justin Hess – confirmed David Morahan – confirmed

Reserves: Darryl Roberts

Potentials but not fully fit: James Gleadow, Pete Alexander

Definite not availables: Naveej Vinod, Shayne Rees

Thanks Shayne 0759 006 7313


Pacific v Island Community
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Rob Bastin c & b Stollery  1  0  0  0  0  
  Justin Roy b Miran  18  0  0  2  0  
  Darren Tempany c & b Miran  1  0  0  0  0  
  Jon Webley b Tanjeem  40  0  0  4  0  
  Lucius Faisal b Ravi  30  0  0  1  2  
  Rob Allum b Ravi  6  0  0  0  0  
  Justin Hess b Ravi  2  0  0  0  0  
  David Morahan not out  1  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 2, w 11, nb 1) 19    
 TOTAL (14.5 Overs) 118    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-6 [Bastin] , 2-12 [Tempany] , 3-41 [Roy] , 4-100 [Faisal] , 5-110 [Webley] , 6-117 [Allum] , 7-118 [Hess]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Stollery 3 0 25 1  
 Miran 4 0 21 2  
 Dammika 2 0 17 0  
 Tanjeem 3 0 28 1  
 Ravi 2.5 0 20 3  
 
 
Island Community innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Tanjeem retired  51  0  0  6  0  
  Miran lbw b Morahan  4  0  0  0  0  
  Jones not out  41  0  0  6  0  
  Rahman not out  10  0  0  1  0  
  Dammika did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ravi did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Jack did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Toy did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 6, w 9, nb 1) 16    
 TOTAL (12.1 Overs) 122-1    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-30 [Miran]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Lucius Faisal 4 0 34 0  
 David Morahan 3 0 26 1  
 Rob Allum 3 0 29 0  
 Justin Hess 2.1 0 27 0  
 
 

Other matches:
 Marooned Or Anchored, Tue 29-Jul-2008, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 6 wickets
 Glasto, Sweden, Brussels - Just Not Millwall., Sun 24-Jun-2007, Millwall Park, Cancelled
 I'm Gonna Wash That Keeper Right Outa My Hair, Mon 17-Jul-2006, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 5 wickets