Slightly outclassed
Pacific v I Don’t Like Cricket Club at Hackney Marshes Pitch No 3
Sun 11 Jul 2021 at 11.30am
Lost by 2 wickets
North East London Cricket League

A day that would be remembered more as the game that had to finish early to get in early for the Euro final game, at least for the PCC. A game we lost ,but was a pretty close game in the end .

We lost the toss and were put in to bat. We would have loved to bowl first , given the over cast conditions and  grass on the pitch . It was indeed a big task for our openers given the seaming conditions . Kieran was the first to fall to a very full seaming delivery. Toby was our usual Mr dependable blocking and leaving the right deliveries and milking the straight deliveries for singles  to start with . While Jas came in and played 2 solid looking shots for fours before falling to a seemingly seaming delivery that went through his defense gates. JD played a nice little innings of 21 runs which had a couple of lovely looking shots before what can only be explained as hard luck as JD sliced a very wide ball straight in to the hands of cover. Riz joined in and had a steadying partnership with Toby who was increasingly gaining in confidence with his cover drives and pulls . Riz was monumental in getting that run rate with some meaty blows whenever bowler erred in line or length .Riz , after a well made 41 fell victim to a leg break from the opposition captain. Colin -our next man in and  who will now be known as the man who got jabbed in January , hit a very handsome looking 4 before falling victim to an LBW. While Toby kept the scoreboard ticking at the other end . Toby finally lost his wicket trying to get the run rate up in the last 10 overs. Randheer and Mutz came in towards the end to play a nice little cameo to get the score past our planned target of 230 .
We were confident to defend the score . Especially with our opening bowlers Jithin and Riz bowling very well. Jithin's line and length kept the batsmen contained while Riz's variations flummoxed the top 3 batsmen in their line up ,  and they were clean bowled . We were definitely on top at this stage , but little did we know that it was a "3 pawn gambit".  Their 2 key batters (Ridley and Logg) walked out and took the game away from us . Intiallly with some strong defending and then some attacking shots . Both batsmen got to their 50s . We had a bit of hope when Logg got bowled out, well beaten by a flighted ball from Tim followed by another good one from Tim to get rid of the next bat cheaply. JD had a decent spell too keeping the run rate down and getting a wicket. Alas Ridley steadied the ship with the opposition captain to see them home with 2 overs to spare . But not before some last  minute jitters from the opposition in the form of Ridley's wicket from well deserved Jithin . Questionable LBW decision possibly - one for Mutz's tiktok video to throw more light on ?
Match report by Reny

Pacific v I Don’t Like Cricket Club
Toss won by I Don’t Like Cricket Club
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Kieran McCarthey   b B Rona   0  0  0  0  0  
Toby Chasseaud   c Cow corner b G Tupper   83  0  0  9  2  
Jasbir Basi   b G Tupper   8  0  0  2  0  
John Deighan   c Cover point b N Ponde   21  0  0  3  0  
Rizwan Siddiqui   lbw b G Tupper   41  0  0  4  2  
Colin Pollard   lbw b C Pitcher   6  0  0  1  0  
Randheer Ponnamkunnath   c ? b G Tupper   20  0  0  2  1  
Murtaza Siddiqui†   not out    17  0  0  2  0  
Jithin George   not out    1  0  0  0  0  
Tim Garrett*   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Ahmed Hussain   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 8, lb 0, w 24, nb 2) 34    
 TOTAL (40.0 Overs) 232    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Bikram Rona   6  1  24  1  
 Giles Tupper   8  0  34  4  
 Kit Ingram   3  0  28  0  
 Leon Rodrigues   8  0  40  0  
 Nakul Ponde   2  0  19  1  
 Jack Hope   8  0  46  0  
 Chris Pitcher   3  0  22  1  
 Liam Ridley   2  0  19  0  
 
 
I Don’t Like Cricket Club innings  R  M  B  4  6
Laca Bingham   b Siddiqui   4  0  0  0  0  
Nakul Ponde   b Siddiqui   6  0  0  0  0  
Hyder Cheema   b Siddiqui   0  0  0  0  0  
Liam Ridley   lbw b George   90  0  0  0  0  
Ross Legg†   b Garrett   62  0  0  0  0  
Chris Pitcher   c Ponnamkunnath b Deighan   1  0  0  0  0  
Bikram Rana   b Garrett   5  0  0  0  0  
Jack Hope*   not out    38  0  0  0  0  
Kit Ingram   run out Siddiqui    1  0  0  0  0  
Giles Tupper   not out    5  0  0  0  0  
Leon Rodrigues   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 1, w 12, nb 0) 16    
 TOTAL (38.1 Overs) 233    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Jithin George   7.1  1  30  1  
 Rizwan Siddiqui   8  0  29  3  
 Randheer Ponnamkunnath   5  0  36  0  
 Ahmed Hussain   5  0  38  0  
 Tim Garrett   8  1  55  2  
 John Deighan   5  0  37  1