Never underestimate No. 11
Pacific v Alexandra Park at Wray Crescent  Sun 06-Jun-2010 at 1pm
Lost 13 runs
 

A narrow defeat on a warm, muggy, largely sunny day with intermittent drizzle. The game turned when skipper Bastin allowed the opposition number 11 who turned up two hours late and significantly ten minutes after the ninth wicket fell at 78/9 to bat. This was very sporting and met with approval by the batsmen who wanted something to chase. This number 11 turned out to be a no. 4 who batted in the oppo 2nds normally and he smashed his way to 46 but was only allowed to by drops from John Baglivi, who had bowled brilliantly, and Lucius, who had taken four catches previously included a superb reaction caught and bowled. Jon Brown bowled a fine opening spell to pick up first wickets of the season.

The run chase started manically - 27/4 off 5 overs - as debutant Sylvester edged a good ball behind, Bennett was bowled, Bastin swiped at a wide one and an all to briefly imperious Parkinson missed a straight one he was attempting to clear the trees with. Barnard batted well but kept finding the fielders before being yorked by Mazar's first ball. Korgaonkar was always struggling to complete a second run. Faisal survived a couple of loud appeals but gradually opened up after a slow start.

Soon the ball was flying over the fence but wickets kept falling at the other end. The last wicket stand had just seemingly turned the game and shut the oppo up by putting on 27 as Gleadow rotated the strike and Faisal smashed the loose balls so the equation became 13 off 21 balls but then Faisal was bowled. This was a real shame as it had been a superb knock by Faisal as it combined sensible grit to see off the opening bowlers and immense hitting power against a solid set of change bowlers.


Alexandra Park v Pacific
 
Alexandra Park innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Shyraz c Faisal b Gleadow  2  0  0  0  0  
  Matt b Brown  8  0  0  0  0  
  Adam c Faisal b Brown  20  0  0  0  0  
  Imran c Parkinson b Baglivi  3  0  0  0  0  
  Mavan c Faisal b Baglivi  16  0  0  0  0  
  Calver b Baglivi  0  0  0  0  0  
  Nathan run out  0  0  0  0  0  
  Bose run out Korgaonkar  12  0  0  0  0  
  Joe b Baglivi  1  0  0  0  0  
  Sameem c & b Faisal  14  0  0  0  0  
  Yasir not out  46  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 7, nb 0) 9    
 TOTAL (0.0 Overs) 131    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  0-0 , 1-6 , 2-6 , 3-33 , 4-36 , 5-36
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 4 0 7 1  
 Jon Brown 6.3 1 15 2  
 John Baglivi 8 2 27 4  
 Lucius Faisal 8 2 29 1  
 Forhad Ahmed 3 1 13 0  
 Aroon Korgaonkar 3 0 29 0  
 Sam Parkinson 3 0 6 0  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Peter Sylvester c & b Fariq  0  1  2  0  0  
  Joe Bennett b Calver  0  4  1  0  0  
  Sam Parkinson b Fariq  15  18  13  1  1  
  Rob Bastin c & b Fariq  0  7  7  0  0  
  Dave Barnard b Mavan  5  42  36  0  0  
  Lucius Faisal b Adam  68  116  104  7  4  
  Aroon Korgaonkar run out  3  8  3  0  0  
  John Baglivi c & b Bose  3  14  12  0  0  
  Forhad Ahmed c & b Adam  0  27  18  0  0  
  Jon Brown c & b Adam  1  6  6  0  0  
  James Gleadow not out  6  23  11  0  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 3, w 7, nb 1) 16    
 TOTAL (0.0 Overs) 118    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-0 , 2-2 , 3-12 , 4-23 , 5-36 , 6-52 , 7-57 , 8-88 , 9-91
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Fariq 8 3 20 2  
 Calver 8 7 10 1  
 Mavar 6 1 18 1  
 Bose 6 1 32 1  
 Adam 4.4 1 16 3  
 Yasir 4 0 14 0  
 
 

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 Sun 05-Oct-2014, TBC (To Be Confirmed), Cancelled
 Nine-man Pacific summon the Pawar, Sat 26-May-2012, Oakhill Park, Won by 207 runs
 Throwing caution to the wind, Sun 25-Sep-2011, Alexandra Palace, Won 60 runs
 Start The Bus For The Parade, Sun 15-Aug-2010, Alexandra Palace, Won By Walkover
 Not Applicable, Mon 30-May-2005, Alexandra Palace, Cancelled