In a warm up for the Sunday clash, Pacific met Grasshoppers IIs in the Victoria Park 8-a-side league.
Pacific 160-5 16 overs, J. Campbell 58, R.Brunham 38
Hackney Grasshoppers II 43 all out, 9.2 overs, Campbell 7-3, Pettet 2-2.
Winning the toss, Pacific batted and scored an impressive 160 from its 16 overs, Campbell and newcomer Brunham scoring the runs. It always looked enough as tight bowling knocked Grasshoppers over for 43, giving Pacific 2 wins out of 2 and a share of the league lead.
Joint Captain David Murray commented, “It was an easy win in the end, but when I was bowling first over, it needed JC to bat well, which he did. Rob Brunham did really well after a difficult first over, and Colin Pettet’s bowling was excellent. While we’ve won two games, they have been against the weaker teams and there are some big challenges to come.”