"Martians defeated, Earth saved"
Pacific v 008 (Martians) at Victoria Park Pitch 1
Thu 29 May 2003 at 6.30pm
Won 2 wkts
Victoria Park Community Cricket League fixture

Pacific grabbed their third consecutive win in the VPCCL to consolidate their position among the high-fliers at the top of the table. Again the team left it late snatching victory with two balls and two wickets to spare. The team is indebted to Jim Davies for playing in the unexplained absence of vice-captain Dave Murray and while not being fully fit.

Martians batted well to score 160-2; the pick of the Pacific attack being Rob Bastin (4 overs for a miserly 21) and rookie Richard Strub impressing on his debut. Matt Holliday impressed with his heavy duty boots behind the stumps. Bhola the batter bludgeoned 14 in 4 balls at the end. In reply, Pacific were never behind the target of 10 an over; Youngster, Tim Marshall opened and was brutal on the Martians attack scoring a rapid, contemptuous 44. Aged pro, Jim (19), on one leg, continued the destruction planting a spectacular six over mid wicket off Bhola the bowler. Steve Emmins and JC (17*) saw the team home anchoring the innings with a remorseless 37* . Matt contributed a valuable 18 and Colin a solitary single.

After the game debutante Richard Strub said "what a great game and I am delighted to be part of the Pacific team; althought the fielding was poor in parts the batting and bowling were spectacular; who is this Dave Murray guy anyway?"


008 (Martians) v Pacific
 
008 (Martians) innings  R  M  B  4  6
Stan   retired    50  0  60  5  0  
Zuber   retired    51  0  24  11  0  
Asif   c Bastin b Marshall   7  0  7  1  0  
Terry   c & b Pettet   6  0  5  1  0  
Ayyub   not out    8  0  4  1  0  
Bhola   not out    14  0  5  1  1  
Vik   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Chris   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 8, lb 2, w 13, nb 1) 24    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 160-2    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Jonathan Campbell   4  0  41  0  
 Rob Bastin   4  0  21  0  
 Richard Strub   4  0  38  0  
 Tim Marshall   3  0  30  1  
 Colin Pettet   1  0  6  1  
 
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Tim Marshall   c Keeper b Bhola   44  0  0  7  0  
Steve Emmins   not out    37  0  0  5  0  
Colin Pettet   c Keeper b Bhola   1  0  0  0  0  
Jim Davies   b Bhola   19  0  0  2  1  
Matt Holliday   b Vik   18  0  0  2  0  
Jonathan Campbell   not out    17  0  0  2  0  
Rob Bastin   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Richard Strub   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 5, w 4, nb 1) 15    
 TOTAL (15.4 Overs) 162-4    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Vik   4  0  50  1  
 Chris   4  0  42  0  
 Bhola   4  0  25  3  
 Azubar   3  0  29  0  
 Nadim   0.4  0  6  0