Pacific v Hadley Wood Green at Botany Bay Cricket Club
Sun 26 Jun 2022 at 1pm
Drawn 
Middlesex & Essex Invitation League

Rocking up to the beautiful Botany Bay is always a delight, no matter how long it takes to get there - which can be quite a while. Our visit to Hadley Wood Green started well, with the toss won and Pacific electing to field. Unfortunately from there on in, things took a slight turn for the worse. The hyper aggresive openers wasted no time in getting stuck into the Pacific attack, and 73 runs were on the board before we broke the partnership, Manav bowling the number 2. The number one proved harder to get rid of, eventually falling to a good catch in the deep from Harry Rogers off the bowling of Tim. By the time he trudged back to the pavillion, he'd struck 112 off only 60 balls, and HWG were closer to 200 than 100. Noor struck with a wicket, as did Mohan after surrendering the pads to Tim, with his first ball no less. A few bowlers seemed keener to avoid a spell than bowl against well set and aggressive batters, which hampered options somewhat. Set 303 to win, the Pacific chase was always going to be a long shot for success. 

In reply, Ben OC and Harry Rogers gamely tried to get the rate up - Ben fell early, but thankfully the bar was already open. Harry stuck around for his maiden Pacific 50, looking assured against some hostile bowling. Mohan looked in good nick early on, but fell quickly to some good fielding, and Saqib started well for his innings before being called through for a fairly suicidal run. Riz sauntered to a strong 76, but by then the RRR was too high to be feasible, and the game petered out into a draw, as so many MEIL games will.

Drinks were enjoyed in front of the scenic clubhouse, and Pacific wondered back southwards towards home. 

 


Hadley Wood Green v Pacific
Toss won by Pacific
 
Hadley Wood Green innings  R  M  B  4  6
Sha   c Rogers b Garrett   112  0  60  16  2  
Tarek   b Nair   24  0  25  4  0  
Saif*   c Ravikrishnan b Kumar Raja   74  0  50  8  1  
Jon Steele   not out    76  0  50  11  0  
Hamza   b Khandwala   2  0  2  0  0  
Rana   not out    5  0  0  0  0  
Krishna*   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Mohsin   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Josh Steele   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Wayne   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Mike Steele   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 5, nb 2) 9    
 TOTAL (45.0 Overs) 302    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-73 [Tarek] , 2-165 [Sha] , 3-266 [Saif] , 4-288 [Hamza]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Noor Khandwala   12  0  63  1  
 Manav Nair   7  0  53  1  
 Rahul Ravikrishnan   5  0  37  0  
 Muhammad Saqib   2  0  24  0  
 Tim Garrett   9  0  54  1  
 Ahmed Hussain   6  0  52  0  
 Mohan Kumar Raja   3  0  16  1  
 
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Ben O'Connor   c Sub b Tarek   1  0  5  0  0  
Harry Rogers   c Sub b Hamza   57  0  56  7  1  
Mohan Kumar Raja†   b Tarek   11  0  12  2  0  
Jasbir Basi   lbw b Tarek   2  0  17  0  0  
Muhammad Saqib   run out    34  0  40  7  0  
Rizwan Siddiqui   not out    76  0  51  14  1  
Rahul Ravikrishnan   c Sub b Tarek   7  0  15  0  0  
Noor Khandwala   not out    18  0  48  2  0  
Tim Garrett*   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Ahmed Hussain   retired hurt    0  0  0  0  0  
Manav Nair   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 20, lb 4, w 9, nb 3) 36    
 TOTAL (46.0 Overs) 242    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-5 [O'Connor] , 2-20 [Kumar Raja] , 3-34 [Basi] , 4-113 [Rogers] , 5-128 [Saqib] , 6-167 [Ravikrishnan]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Moshin   12  1  50  0  
 Tarek   12  1  42  4  
 Hamza   8  0  42  1  
 Sha   3  1  6  0  
 Saif   4  0  30  0  
 Josh Steele   3  0  31  0  
 Jon Steele   0  0  9  0  
 Wayne   1  0  17  0  
 
 

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