Hard hitting London Fields lower PCC colours
Pacific v London Fields at London Fields
Sat 22 Jun 2024 at 1pm
North East London Cricket League

We couldn’t even blame home advantage for the result as it’s not even their home ground, even though we were playing at London Fields. Apparently without their best batsman they still had a frightening amount of ammunition in their line up and handed us an old skool hammering.

An early update from Dan and Jack told us we were on a wicket to the near side (pub side) of the square.

Maybe we were too relaxed after a few wins in a row, but we lost the toss and basically struggled thereafter.

Sid was 20 mins late and in that time we leaked a few early boundaries. We did bounce back and controlled the run rate for the next 10/15 overs but we only took one wicket and they were 100/1 at drinks.

A solid and sometimes fiery spell by JK (bowled through) meant their top order had to be watchful, and we only dropped one catch in this period, but we were certainly behind the eight ball.

Captain Jarvis organised a huddle, and we were told what was expected of us from the last 15 overs.

Maybe we were just too pumped, as the next ball was a half tracker that was dispatched over midwicket, and the carnage didn’t stop until the last ball of the innings which also disappeared over the boundary rope.

They plundered over 200 runs after drinks and their aggressive batting, especially against spin really seemed to unnerve us.

Special mention to Dan (catch), JK (good low catch on the boundary), and a stumping for Luke.

The sun was beaming down when JB and BOC took to the crease and as we all know - suns out guns out as Jamie smashed the first ball of the innings straight back over the bowlers head (bowling down the hill) for six, and preceded to take 14 from the first over.

An enjoyable 30 minutes followed as we got stuck in and cruised to 63 from nine overs with both batsmen getting into the 30’s.

At this point the Umpire suddenly thought he’d better start doing something to earn his corn, and this spelt bad news for PCC as both openers were adjudged LBW. Jamie definitely wasn’t out as it pitched outside leg (bowler didn’t really appeal), and BOC obviously said his was dodgy as well.

Dan completed the trio of ticked off batsman as the finger also went up to him even though hemiddled it. This carries on a run of bad luck for the Mackem (something we heard about regularly for the next few hours) but his spirits were raised slightly with the news that after a long search, Sunderland AFC had appointed a new manager (Regis Le Bris - ex Lorient).

Siddarth (No.3) took his time and was rewarded with a flurry of boundaries later in his innings, but the match as a contest was done n dusted.

The high/lowlight down the order was Skips attempting to reverse lap/scoop his first ball. He did get bat on it but only enough to send it looping into the safe hands of the Gulley fieldsman.

All out for 138 in 27 overs. We’d been taken down by bowlers Nathan, Paddy and Troy which makes it sound like we’d been skittled by a two-bob Irish boy band.


Both teams hung around after the game for a while without really mixing, and the PPC crew (Inc Tim, Luke’s friend, and girlfriend) then sloped off to the Ship to talk some utter nonsense late into the night.

We were also supported during the day by Noor and his dog, Tristan and his dog, and Manav and his bike.

London Fields v
Toss won by London Fields
London Fields innings  R  M  B  4  6
 Fall of wickets: 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  

Other matches:
 The Saturated Fields, Sat 21 Oct 2023, Wray Crescent, Abandoned No Result.
 Mon 29 May 2023, Hydeside, Lost 8 wickets
 Sat 22 Apr 2023, London Fields, Cancelled Adverse weather
 'I'm gonna knock you out', Sat 30 Jul 2022, Springfield Park, Lost by 4 wickets
 Sun 25 Apr 2021, Hackney Marshes NTP Pitch No 3, Lost by 79 runs
 Pacific beat London Fields... and the Weather, Sat 15 Aug 2020, Wray Crescent, Won by 139 runs
 Fields edge PCC out in final-over thriller, Sun 19 Jul 2020, Wray Crescent, Lost by 2 wickets
 Sat 23 May 2020, London Fields, Cancelled Covid-19
 'Av Sumeet That!, Sat 04 May 2019, Wray Crescent, Won by six wickets
 Going to NELL in a handcart, Sat 20 Apr 2019, London Fields, Lost by 9 wickets
 Harry's 40-odd not enough, Mon 21 May 2018, Victoria Park Pitch 3, Lost by 48 runs
 No recovering from 0 for 3, Sat 05 May 2018, Springfield Park, Lost by 60 runs
 Vijay tons up as Fields get their own back, Sat 21 Apr 2018, Wray Crescent, Lost by 6 wickets
 Fields of Glory for PCC in season opener , Sat 14 Apr 2018, Wray Crescent, Won by 3 wickets
 Chasseaud refinds form with family support, Sun 24 Sep 2017, London Fields, Won by 6 wickets
 Ringing but not winning, Wed 05 Jul 2017, Victoria Park Pitch 2, Lost by 3 wickets
 Fields bowling depth tips balance, Fri 14 Apr 2017, Wray Crescent, Lost by 4 wickets
 Fields washed away by Webbo 10,000, Sun 09 Oct 2016, Wray Crescent, Drawn
 Fields feel Pacific force, Sun 18 Sep 2016, London Fields, Won by 7 runs
 Sodden outfield dampens our spirits, Sat 16 Apr 2016, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Opening stand a hard act to follow, Sun 20 Sep 2015, London Fields, Won 90 runs
 Fields' Day, Sat 18 Apr 2015, Wray Crescent, Lost 122 runs
 The Party Balloon Popped, Sun 21 Sep 2014, London Fields, Won 123 Runs
 Sheldon superstar, Fri 18 Apr 2014, Wray Crescent, Won 78 runs
 No Tea, No Justice, Sun 22 Sep 2013, London Fields, Lost 6 wickets
 It's Miller Time, Sat 20 Apr 2013, Wray Crescent, Lost 5 wickets
 Precipitating pooches and felines, Sun 23 Sep 2012, London Fields, Cancelled
 Toby seals a triumph for the optimists, Sat 21 Apr 2012, Wray Crescent, Won by 36 runs
 Friends Day, Sun 18 Sep 2011, London Fields, Lost 148 runs
 Haroon leads successful chase, Thu 23 Jun 2011, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 6 wickets
 Haroon hundred on debut wins game, Sat 16 Apr 2011, Wray Crescent, Won 22 Runs
 Extras Star, Sat 22 May 2010, Wray Crescent, Lost 11 runs
 Picnickers Disturbed 5 Deep, Sun 09 Aug 2009, London Fields, Won 141 Runs
 Damp squib, Tue 07 Jul 2009, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 3 wickets
 Lahri Steps Through Room 101, Sat 18 Apr 2009, Wray Crescent, Won 9 wickets
 Mothers Inspiration Sees Rees & Purcell Hit Heights, Mon 09 Jun 2008, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 1 Wicket
 Puck !, Tue 31 Jul 2007, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 4 Wickets
 Defeat Almost Snatched From The Jaws of Victory, Tue 16 May 2006, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 4 wickets