Making Light work of knocking them off
Pacific v Camel at Victoria Park Pitch 1
Wed 04 Aug 2021 at 6pm
Won by 5 wickets
Victoria Park Community Cricket League fixture

Camel Lights: 115 for 5 (16 overs)

Pacific: 117 for 3 (14.1 overs)

 

Max Mortiboys and Navyjot Devasher both bowled exceptional opening spells, with Camel Lights struggling to lay bat on ball. Nav took a blinding return catch, prompting this correspondent to wonder whether he only takes them off his own bowling. On at first change were Greg Ayre and Tom Gane (skippering) who continued to apply pressure as we restricted Lights to 116 for 5, approvingly watched by the Pacific fan club of Aroon Korgoankar (who would then umpire our innings) and Colin Pollard.

Nav: 4 overs, 1 for 18

Max: 4 overs, 0 for 24

Greg: 4 overs, 3 for 35

Tom: 4 overs, 1 for 41

 

Seb Maltz and Kaleem Luthra, who had kept wicket very well, opened the batting for us. Seb batted with authority for his 14 before being caught at long off. John Deighan, in at No 3, top-edged a four over the keeper before being bowled by the barefooted and vocal Richard Hagan. Kaleem fell not long afterwards for about 38, leaving it to Toby Chasseaud (34 not out) and Nav (12 not out) to see us home. Nav played a couple of glorious cover drives before Toby hit the winning runs with an ugly four hoicked through square leg.

 

And so we won comfortably with 11 balls to spare.

 

TC

 

CricHQ scorecard available here:

https://www.crichq.com/matches/942482/1st_innings?utm_source=crichq&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=is_online


Camel v Pacific
 
Camel innings  R  M  B  4  6
Sendall   b Gane   26  0  0  0  0  
Morton   c & b Devesher   3  0  0  0  0  
Weekes   c Mortiboys b Ayre   20  0  0  0  0  
Cox   b Ayre   20  0  0  0  0  
Hagan   c Devesher b Ayre   15  0  0  0  0  
Elwin   not out    10  0  0  0  0  
Babbs   not out    8  0  0  0  0  
Kumar   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 5, w 9, nb 1) 15    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 116-5    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Navyjot Devesher   4  0  18  1  
 Max Mortiboys   4  0  24  0  
 Greg Ayre   4  0  35  3  
 Tom Gane   4  0  41  1  
 
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Kaleem Luthra†   c Sendall b Cox   38  0  0  3  0  
Seb Maltz   c Cox b Elwin   14  0  0  2  0  
John Deighan*   b Hagan   4  0  0  1  0  
Toby Chasseaud   not out    34  0  0  3  0  
Navyjot Devesher   not out    12  0  0  1  0  
Navyjot Devesher   not out    12  0  0  1  0  
Tom Gane   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Max Mortiboys   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Greg Ayre   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 7, w 3, nb 3) 13    
 TOTAL (14.1 Overs) 117-3    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W