High Fives
Pacific v Fives at Minchenden Association
Sun 18 Jun 2017 at 1pm
Lost by 4 wickets
Middlesex & Essex Invitation League

Pacific came up marginally short in the league against Fives yesterday in a match remarkably similar to the first a couple of weeks ago. Batting first in sweltering conditions Pacific reached 1457 off their 45 overs, with Fives bowling once again as accurately as an exit poll. Stockton's 48 and Soden's 25 underpinned the effort. In reply, Fives swished hard early, preferring boundaries to quick singles. Stockton used the unpredictable bounce to pick up 3 wickets. Leggies Howes and Hussain, brought on too late, caused all sorts of problems, taking a wicket apiece, and George Moses bowled some heavy ball bouncers, one gloved to a diving Sumeet. Fives got over the line, leaving us rueing the loss but having enjoyed the match day.

Thanks to all, who played, especially Aroon Korgoaonkar, who played despite carrying an injury, employing the pain rather than the long barrier on occasion. He also pouched a sweet catch at slip, staying low, with all the noncahalance of Freddie Flintoff in his prime.


Pacific v Fives
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Murtaza Siddiqui   b Sid   4  0  0  0  0  
Ravi Patel   c Vamshi b Suri   3  0  0  0  0  
George Moses   c Suj b Sid   2  0  0  0  0  
Sumeet Sharma†   lbw b Kishor   13  0  0  0  0  
James Soden   Suj    25  0  0  0  0  
Kieran Mullens   b Suj   12  0  0  0  0  
Ben Stockton   st b Suj   48  0  0  0  1  
Matt Ralph   b Suri   12  0  0  0  0  
Sam Howes   not out    5  0  0  0  0  
Aroon Korgaonkar   not out    1  0  0  0  0  
Ahmed Hussain*   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 15, lb 3, w 0, nb 1) 19    
 TOTAL (45.0 Overs) 145    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 
 
Fives innings  R  M  B  4  6
Sid   lbw b Stockton   13  0  0  0  0  
Ajay   c Sharma b Stockton   24  0  0  0  0  
Rocky   c Korgaonkar b Hussain   43  0  0  0  0  
Vamshi   lbw b Howes   23  0  0  0  0  
Suri   not out    6  0  0  0  0  
Nickul   c Sharma b Stockton   12  0  0  0  0  
Ravi   c Sharma b Moses   12  0  0  0  0  
Kishor   retired hurt    0  0  0  0  0  
Nickny   not out    7  0  0  0  0  
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Ben Stockton   8  2  24  3  
 Ravi Patel   4  0  25  0  
 Matt Ralph   5  0  23  0  
 James Soden   4  0  23  0  
 Sam Howes   6  0  15  1  
 Ahmed Hussain   4  0  21  1  
 George Moses   1  0  10  1