Atkin's Diets In Hatch End
Pacific v Parkfield and Headstone CC at Saddlers Mead Recreation Ground
Sun 10 Aug 2008 at 2pm
Won 35 runs
Friendly fixture

This was a welcome victory on a damp day. Tempany was skippering was for the first time after Gleadow stepped down to allow more batting in the team. Tempany won the toss and bravely chose to bat (a decision not helped by four players being late).

Atkin and Bennett laid a sound foundation. Atkin looked in especially good touch for 45. Tempany then blasted 27 before holing out to cow corner but at 80/4 Pacific were wobbling. Callender achieved a career best 15 supporting Pritchard who milked the spinners superbly on his way to a vital fifty. Rees continued his good form to smash 40 including a huge six to take us past 200.

Tea was disappointing but the oppo's bar was lovely and had a huge TV to watch the Test match on.

Parkfield's reply got off to a poor start when their skipper Ezzard lobbed a simple catch to Bridgett at point and then Smith was very unlucky as two catches were dropped off his bowling. Parkfield were always behind the run rate but solid middle order batting kept them alive despite the downpours turning the pitch into a quagmire.

The crucial wicket was Wilson who was well held by Pritchard off Atkin having reduced the equation to 65 off 8 overs. Atkin and Alexander then cleaned up the tail in great style.

MOM: Atkin 45 & 3 wickets narrowly beats Pritchard who made 52 and took three catches (but dropped one and fluffed a run out)


Pacific v Parkfield and Headstone CC
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Chris Atkin   c Rallinson b G Simpson   45  0  64  5  0  
Joe Bennett   b G Simpson   8  0  35  0  0  
Darren Tempany   c Willis b Collins   27  29  15  5  0  
Peter Henry   c G Simpson b G Simpson   6  9  4  1  0  
Matt Callender   b Willis   15  75  32  0  0  
Alastair Prichard   run out Rallinson    52  90  58  8  0  
Shayne Rees   b Willis   40  25  22  5  1  
Giaco Bridgett   run out Willis    0  2  2  0  0  
Jon Brown   not out    0  1  1  0  0  
James Smith   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Pete Alexander   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 9, lb 1, w 2, nb 2) 14    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 208/8    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-55 , 2-68 , 3-88 , 4-92 , 5-130 , 6-205 , 7-208
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Dix   6  1  12  0  
 Rivers   6  1  22  0  
 Sunil   4  0  39  0  
 G Simpson   8  3  26  3  
 Collins   8  0  49  1  
 Willis   6  1  22  2  
 Norris   2  0  26  0  
 
 
Parkfield and Headstone CC innings  R  M  B  4  6
Ezzard   c Bridgett b Alexander   0  2  5  0  0  
Rallinson   c & b Brown   23  62  0  3  0  
P Ford   c Smith b Bridgett   29  86  0  4  0  
Norris   c Prichard b Atkin   43  89  0  6  0  
Rivers   c Tempany b Brown   14  19  0  2  0  
Willis   c Prichard b Atkin   34  35  0  3  1  
Sunil   b Alexander   4  13  0  0  0  
Dix   b Alexander   1  8  0  0  0  
M Collins   not out    5  10  0  0  0  
J Simpson   c Prichard b Atkin   0  3  0  0  0  
G Simpson   c Bridgett b Alexander   1  3  3  0  0  
 Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 8, nb 3) 17    
 TOTAL (39.2 Overs) 173    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-0 , 2-56 , 3-75 , 4-96 , 5-152 , 6-164 , 7-164 , 8-167 , 9-172
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Pete Alexander   7.2  2  21  4  
 James Smith   8  0  32  0  
 Jon Brown   8  3  14  2  
 Giaco Bridgett   7  0  46  1  
 Chris Atkin   6  0  31  3  
 Shayne Rees   3  0  22  0