Burnham sore-headed after Pacific sink the Camel
Pacific v The Camel CC at Springfield Park
Sat 01 Jun 2019 at 1pm
Won by 76 runs
North East London Cricket League

Pacific lost the toss and were inserted by Camel at Springfield Park on the hottest day of the year so far. Contributions with the bat by Paul Rajkumar (22), Chris Duncan (44), Mutz Siddiqui (43) and James McGinnigle (26) helped Pacific to 204 for 8 in their 40 overs. Wickets were taken by Kit (1-29), Sam (1-32), Rahman (2-38), Max (1-24) and Steve (2-31).

In reply, only three Camel batsmen reached double figures – Matt (21), Chris (29) and Tom (32) – as Pacific's pacemen exploited the wicket's variable bounce. Extras were second top scorer with 31, including 21 wides as anything down the leg side was signalled, and Camel were bowled out for 128 in 26 overs. Wickets were shared by Howes (4-40), Soden (4-35) and McGinnigle (2-15). The champagne moment of the match had come when Pacific's social secretary Ben Burnham, fielding at mid on, lost a high ball in the sun and it bounced 50 yards off his head to go over the boundary for four. Thankfully he was fine and was seen at the Oval the following day enjoying watching Bangladesh beat South Africa in the World Cup with the rest of the Burnham clan.

 

Picture caption: Some of the victorious Pacific XI, including their wicket takers, point at Ben Burnham's head after he managed to nut the ball 50 yards over the boundary for four


Some of the victorious Pacific XI point at Ben Burnham's head after he managed to nut the ball

Pacific v The Camel CC
Toss won by The Camel CC
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Paul Rajkumar   lbw b Max   22  58  46  3  0  
Aly Duncan   c Wicketkeeper b Sam   6  23  21  1  0  
Toby Chasseaud*   c Wicketkeeper b Kit   0  6  6  0  0  
Chris Duncan   b Steve   44  44  51  4  0  
Ben Burnham   b Rahman   11  15  10  2  0  
Harry Salter   b Rahman   0  1  1  0  0  
Murtaza Siddiqui†   not out    43  85  50  3  0  
James McGinnigle   c & b Steve   26  20  17  5  0  
Aroon Korgaonkar   run out    11  18  5  1  0  
James Soden   not out    1  7  2  0  0  
Sam Howes   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 2, w 21, nb 1) 29    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 204    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-25 [Duncan] , 2-26 [Chasseaud] , 3-58 [Rajkumar] , 4-84 [Burnham ] , 5-84 [Salter] , 6-132 [Duncan] , 7-170 [McGinnigle] , 8-26 [Korgaonkar]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Kit   8  1  29  1  
 Sam   8  1  32  1  
 Rahman   8  0  38  2  
 Max   4  0  24  1  
 Dudley   5  0  24  0  
 Steve   6  0  31  2  
 Chris   2  0  21  0  
 
 
The Camel CC innings  R  M  B  4  6
Dudley   c Duncan b Howes   1  0  3  0  0  
Lindsey†   lbw b Soden   1  0  1  0  0  
Matt   c Siddiqui b Howes   21  0  18  4  0  
Chris   c Chasseaud b Soden   29  0  36  6  0  
Tom*   c Rajkumar b Howes   32  0  61  6  0  
Guy   b McGinnigle   0  0  10  0  0  
Sam   b McGinnigle   3  0  14  0  0  
Rahman   b Howes   0  0  3  0  0  
Kit   b Soden   5  0  10  1  0  
Max   b Soden   5  0  14  1  0  
Steve   not out    0  0  3  0  0  
 Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 21, nb 0) 31    
 TOTAL (26.0 Overs) 128    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Sam Howes   8  0  40  4  
 James Soden   7  1  35  4  
 Aroon Korgaonkar   4  0  24  0  
 James McGinnigle   6  0  15  2  
 Toby Chasseaud   1  0  5  0