Pacific v Stoke Newington at Victoria Park Pitch 2
Tue 26 Apr 2022 at 6pm
Won 6 wickets
Victoria Park Community Cricket League fixture

Pacific 170-1 (S. Moltz 50, J. Deighan 43) Stokey Scoundrels 132-6 (V. Sarohia 61, N.Epstein 4-35)

Vivek Sarohia put on a heroic performance for Stokey Scoundrels, becoming the first player this season to return to the crease after a half-century retirement, ending unbeaten on 61. Pacific won the toss and chose to bat. Seb Moltzand Mark Mehta dominated from the off and smashed an 87-run opening stand.Mehta fell to a superb stumping from Sarohia for 39. John Deighan joined the runs blitz and ended unbeaten on 43. Moltz completed a fine half-century moments before Pacific wrapped up their innings on a daunting 170-1.

Nick Epstein took two early wickets for Pacific. The first was Stokey’s dangerous left-hander Ishaq Raheel (4) who walked after a simple catch from Moltz. Hubert Dampier then departed for two as the Scoundrels slipped to 30-2. Opener Noah Bador kept the runs ticking over before he became Epstein’s third victim when he was beautifully stumped by Murtaza Siddiqui. Stokey skipper Sarohia then began to flourish and eased his way to a half-century, as wickets tumbled at the other end. Late wickets from Deighan and a fourth for Epstein took Pacific to the brink of victory. Sarohia defiantly battled on to the season’s high score of 61. But Stokey Scoundrels ended 38 runs short on 132-6. Epstein finished with a superb analysis of 4-35.

Jon Deighan with an innovative shot in tropical pacific colours

Seb's Glorious Cover Drive - To the boundary like a tracer bullet