No coming back from top-order collapse
Pacific v Millwall Stars CC at Wray Crescent
Sat 09 Oct 2021 at 12.30pm
Lost by 7 wickets
Friendly fixture

On a pleasantly warm day PCC assembled for the final episode in the trilogy against Millwall Stars that the screen writer hadn't had much notice to start on. It would be remiss not to be very grateful for them stepping in at the 11th hour.

PCC won the toss and a steady start with Toby and Luke easing into their work. However Toby would loft a catch to point and it has to be said the game was gone in 60 seconds. Well almost... Players came and went with alarming regularity with JD and Jon Thornton being bowled with quality yorkers. Yet there were some loose dismissals too and suddenly it was looking towards a 70 all out total. Step forward Rambo who combined judicious defence with some lusty hitting and the pyrrhic total of 100 was in sight. Rambo was then a little too adventurous and succumbed leaving the tail to scramble together what they could. A surprising last man cameo between Garrett and Korgaonkar was even more remarkable for it's vibrant running between the wickets. It was only extinguished 2nd last ball with a sharp caught and bowled dismissing Korgaonkar.

There really isn't much to say about the reply. The oppo came out and blasted their way quickly to the meagre target. A little bit of respectability was gained with three quick wickets, but Korgaonkar wanting to get to the WB Yeates dispensed with his usual half trackers and full bungers and the predictability of the line and length granted him his wish and they got home very quickly ......


Pacific v Millwall Stars CC
Toss won by Pacific
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Luke de Noronha   c Phani b Rajesh K   29  57  35  3  0  
Toby Chasseaud   c Phani b Shiva   15  36  34  1  1  
Amandeep Dhir†   run out Rajesh B    0  6  3  0  0  
John Deighan   b Shiva   0  3  3  0  0  
Jon Thornton   b Shiva   0  3  2  0  0  
Sandeep Nallajonnala   lbw b Rajesh K   0  2  2  0  0  
Ramiz Khan   b Nag   35  56  54  3  2  
Paul Davis   c Nag b Nag   6  43  34  0  0  
Tim Garrett*   not out    7  24  19  0  0  
Manav Nair   b Nag   4  11  15  0  0  
Aroon Korgaonkar   c Nag b Nag   4  7  9  0  0  
 Extras (b 15, lb 4, w 11, nb 1) 31    
 TOTAL (34.4 Overs) 131    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-43 [Chasseaud] , 2-52 [Dhir] , 3-54 [Deighan] , 4-57 [Thornton] , 5-58 [Nallajonnala] , 6-61 [de Noronha] , 7-104 [Davis] , 8-113 [Khan] , 9-120 [Nair] , 10-131 [Korgaonkar]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Rajesh B   6  2  17  0  
 Bhashkar   7  0  29  0  
 Rajesh K   7  2  19  2  
 Shiva   7  1  24  3  
 Venkat Reddy   3  1  12  0  
 Nag   4.4  0  11  4  
 
 
Millwall Stars CC innings  R  M  B  4  6
Nag   c Garrett b Nair   38  35  24  5  2  
Shriwanth   lbw b Khan   20  40  27  4  0  
Phani   not out    53  69  33  3  5  
Anji   c Dhir b Khan   0  1  1  0  0  
Shiva   not out    20  28  19  1  2  
 Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 0, nb 0) 4    
 TOTAL (0.0 Overs) 135    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Sandeep Nallajonnala   4  0  35  0  
 Paul Davis   4  0  23  0  
 Manav Nair   4  0  28  1  
 Ramiz Khan   4  0  18  2  
 Aroon Korgaonkar   1  0  23  0  
 Tim Garrett   0.2  0  4  0