Rees Is The Word
Pacific v East London CCC at Victoria Park Pitch 1  Tue 23-Jun-2009 at 6.15pm
Won 8 runs
 

A lovely cloudless evening greeted the two teams for this cup match. Thankfully the light remained good as the match was to end at 9.15. Skipper Rees lost the toss and after some deliberation Pacific were inserted.

Pacific started poorly. Bastin was run out – his call but perhaps a tad over ambitious as Faisal did not move an inch – and Tempany bowled soon after. Roy and Faisal kick started the innings with Roy in particularly brutal form and Faisal opening up after a sluggish start. After those two perished skipper Rees displayed great power with dashes of finesse to compile a midweek personal best.

The total looked challenging but the game was being played on pitch one – quick outfield and short boundaries.

East London started positively and kept up with the stiff asking rate. Roberts picked up a deserved wicket with a caught and bowled. There were a couple of difficult chances missed at deep midwicket. Rees struggled into a strong breeze. However, the turning point when a batsman charged into Gleadow whilst trying to make his ground. The suitably wound up bowler promptly bowled two bats with successive balls and only conceded three off the over. After that Tempany and Gleadow kept their nerve and bowled tidily to keep Pacific in front.

A good cup victory and looking forward to doing battle again in Div 2 with East London. Fielding was slightly sloppy but the batting and bowling was good. MOM: Rees – struggled with the ball a bit but a great knock and therefore pips Faisal’s all round effort and Gleadow’s three wickets.

THE GAME We have a tough draw. East London Community have only lost 1 game in their pool – and that was to Sky, the seemingly perennial Vic Park League champions. Reading through the match reports, it looks like they have some really good bowling and a few decent bats, so this game will require everyone making a huge effort in the field, making twos out of singles (run a really fast first one!), and tight bowling. Make it through this game and Pete tells me that we should have a relatively easy game to follow. That gives us a pretty good shot at getting into the quarter finals, and from there, who knows where!

Match report writer: JG (bribed to play by being allowed to write the report)- this after Shayne Rees stated There’s no way I’m letting Gleadow write one again after the one he produced following yesterday’s game. Getting a hand to balls travelling at finger breaking speed a meter or two to the left and right of me, when fielding in short, cannot be called missed chances. Never trust a lawyer! ;)


Pacific v East London CCC
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Lucius Faisal c & b Granville  32  35  22  5  1  
  Rob Bastin run out  5  6  5  1  0  
  Darren Tempany b Altah  3  8  5  0  0  
  Justin Roy run out  37  0  14  5  2  
  Shayne Rees not out  60  0  26  8  1  
  Darryl Roberts c & b Granville  16  0  15  2  0  
  Pete Alexander run out  1  0  4  0  0  
  James Gleadow not out  1  0  1  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 8, w 3, nb 1) 13    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 173-6    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-8 [Bastin] , 2-19 [Tempany] , 3-82 [Faisal] , 4-95 [Roy]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Said 4 0 39 0  
 Altah 4 0 17 1  
 Rafique 2 0 32 0  
 Iqbal 1 0 16 0  
 Shakul 1 0 15 0  
 Granville 4 0 37 2  
 
 
East London CCC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Shakul c & b Roberts  24  0  0  0  0  
  Altaf retired  51  0  0  0  0  
  Ray run out  44  0  0  0  0  
  Said b Gleadow  0  0  0  0  0  
  Granville b Gleadow  0  0  0  0  0  
  Iqbal not out  21  0  0  0  0  
  Rafique run out  6  0  0  0  0  
  Atsu not out  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 10, w 9, nb 0) 19    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 165-6    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Darryl Roberts 4 0 35 1  
 Lucius Faisal 4 0 39 0  
 Shayne Rees 2 0 29 0  
 James Gleadow 4 0 38 2  
 Darren Tempany 2 0 15 0  
 
 

Other matches:
 Alexander return cannot prevent defeat, Mon 13-Jun-2011, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 4 wickets
 Webbo Burns Trail, Mon 04-May-2009, Wray Crescent, Won 7 wickets