Riffs Not Ring Rusty
Pacific v Saracen Riffs at Wray Crescent
Sat 13 Apr 2013 at 1pm
Lost 7 wickets
Friendly fixture

Comprehensive defeat came just before the rain settled in.  All credit to Riffs who bowled and fielded superbly in a game reduced to 25 overs by the threat of rain.

A pre-match discussion based on the weather forecast between 2 captains, 1 vice & 1 umpire & a 25 over match was agreed which started 10 minutes early, tea postponed until the end & only 15 minutes in rain that was uncomfortable for the fielding side. Pacific debut Captain arrived just in time to call correct & bat but SR's Hayden & Tim showed good pace & swing respectively & the 1st run came only in the 3rd over as the Pacific big guns of Rizwan & Jon Webley opened the batting in the reduced format. 

The SR's bowling never allowed P to put together a meaningful partnership & wickets fell at regular intervals. It seemd that the SR Captain Joe Birch had the knack of always havig the right bowlers on to the right batsmen & backed up by athletic feilding, surprisingly unrusty arms & even a taken skyer SR deserved to restrict P to a paltry 75.

P came back well in the field & while Vince Croft & James Gleadow bowled adequatley well the SR big shots came off & they suruvived the run out attempts & a routine slip catch all of which made P look like the rusty side.

Despite some late wickets some more lusty blows & while the fielders slid & slide across the outfield the batters connected.

Each year SR seem to get better & deserve a better challenge than P were able to put up on the day; nevertheless, all were grateful that any game was played in a week when most grounds were closed.

Afterwards SR Captain Joe Birch said "Just wanted to say thanks from all the riffs for the game on Saturday. Glad we could get a full match in in the end, - we enjoyed the day out. Also thanks for your honourable batsmen who walked! And for James for helping out in the field. All the best, Joe" 

XI:- Rob Allum, Vincent Croft, James Gleadow, Steve Lay, Jon Webley, Fred Janaway, Dinesh Deshpande,  Rizwan Siddiqui*,  Firoz Husain,  & Sarfraz Ahmed, Luke Hollman,

Umpire P Hollman F Janaway

Scorer Chris Clayton


Pacific v Saracen Riffs
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Jon Webley   run out Birch    2  16  14  0  0  
Rizwan Siddiqui*   c Hayden b Birch   27  73  48  2  1  
Sarfraz Ahmed   c Taylor b Patel   11  27  26  0  1  
Steve Lay   c Raven b Sich   1  3  3  0  0  
Firoz Husain   st Raven b Patel   0  4  3  0  0  
Rob Allum   c Raven b Sich   2  8  9  0  0  
Fred Janaway†   st Raven b Birch   2  6  7  0  0  
Luke Hollman   not out    9  27  0  0  0  
Vincent Croft   c Raven b Hayden   2  11  13  0  0  
Dinesh Deshpande   not out    3  0  0  0  0  
James Gleadow   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 1, w 8, nb 4) 16    
 TOTAL (25.0 Overs) 75/8    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-6 , 2-41 , 3-44 , 4-46 , 5-50 , 6-57 , 7-60 , 8-68
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 H Cale   5  1  8  1  
 T Taylor   5  1  17  0  
 A Sich   5  1  17  2  
 A Patel   5  0  17  2  
 J Birch   5  0  12  2  
 
 
Saracen Riffs innings  R  M  B  4  6
T Smith   not out    47  0  0  3  3  
R Dutton   c Gleadow b Allum   15  0  0  0  0  
R Raven†   c Ahmed b Allum   0  0  0  0  0  
S Bashorun   c Janaway b Siddiqui   0  0  0  0  0  
P Rank   not out    4  0  0  0  0  
J Birch*   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
H Gayle   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
T Taylor   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
A Patel   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
A Sich   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
W Davies   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 5, nb 2) 9    
 TOTAL (13.5 Overs) 76/3    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-51 , 2-64 , 3-64
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Vincent Croft   3  0  15  0  
 James Gleadow   2  0  11  0  
 Dinesh Deshpande   2  0  19  0  
 Rob Allum   4  0  18  2  
 Rizwan Siddiqui   2.5  0  11  1