Sammy 's Star shines to ensure honours are even.
Pacific v New Barbarian Weasals at Civil Service grd, Chiswick
Sat 28 Aug 2004 at 2.00pm
Drawn 
Friendly fixture

28/8/04 New Barbarian Weasels v Pacific @ Civil Service Sports Ground, Chiswick. CCC match.

NBW 160-7 dec. John Bishop 46. Boonaert 11-4-21-2 Bastin 7-1-23-2.

P 120-6 Sammy Purcell 54, Marcel Boonaert 21. Dyer 6-0-25-3

Match Drawn

In this blackest of Augusts, the match was preceded by a few words from Captain Rob Bastin & a minute's silence in memory of Tom Brown. Pacific's results have not been much to crow about either - without a win since 29th July, 11 matches ago ( W 0, D 3, L 6 & 3 cancelled), at least here the match's spoils were shared fairly & Pacific retained the honour, won back so emphatically last May by 10 wickets in Cambridge.

Of the 3 players who did play then, Sammy Purcell did not have a chance to bat, but yesterday he top scored in the match thereby showing the Weasels what they had missed.

His consolidating innings began patiently - picking up just 5 singles from 38 balls before he was joined by Boonaert & the tempo was increased - his 50 coming off 64 balls in 92 minutes, as he settled comfortably in against the change bowlers. Dyer's 3 mid innings' wickets including that of Boonaert & reverted momentum back to NBW & with Purcell himself getting stumped of Dyer at 111-6, Pacific were left with an improbable target of 50 runs from 3 overs with 4 wickets in hand. Earlier, Pacific's lack of depth in the bowling was less evident as Boonaert lead the attack with gusto picking up the key wickets of Michaels (17) & Wheldon (26) - but John Bishop's staying power & concentration saw him through to tea until Roberts got underneath a viciously spinning top edge at cover point to give the effervescent Mullin a deserved wicket.

After tea, the top 3 struggled to bat fluently & were 26-3 after 21 overs but then Pacific's latest bright young star Sammy Purcell came to the fore.

XI: P Hollman, J Moore+, S Purcell, S Lay, M Boonaert, J Hill, S Eastway, H Patel, S Mullin, R Bastin*+, A Roberts.


New Barbarian Weasals v Pacific
 
New Barbarian Weasals innings  R  M  B  4  6
Michaels   c Bastin b Boonaert   17  0  0  2  0  
Bishop   c Roberts b Mullin   46  0  0  1  0  
Wheldon   b Boonaert   26  0  0  3  1  
Imran   c Mullin b Roberts   13  0  0  2  0  
Iqbal   b Bastin   17  0  0  1  0  
Alexander   b Bastin   16  0  0  0  0  
Hurley   run out Purcell    3  0  0  0  0  
Joshi   not out    7  0  0  0  0  
Pagan   not out    1  0  0  0  0  
Dyer   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Owen   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 0, w 5, nb 4) 14    
 TOTAL (43.0 Overs) 160-7 dec.    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-21 [Michaels] , 2-55 [Wheldon] , 3-81 [Imran] , 4-104 [Iqbal] , 5-136 [Alexander] , 6-152 [Hurley] , 7-152 [Bishop]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Stuart Mullin   11  1  51  1  
 Marcel Boonaert   11  4  21  2  
 Allan Roberts   8  2  42  1  
 Peter Hollman   6  0  19  0  
 Rob Bastin   7  1  23  2  
 
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Peter Hollman   b Owen   10  18  27  1  0  
Jeremy Moore   c Alexander b Omar   1  22  16  0  0  
Sammy Purcell   st Hurley b Dyer   56  94  87  4  0  
Steve Lay   b Wheldon   4  37  44  0  0  
Marcel Boonaert   b Dyer   21  42  36  4  0  
John Hill   st Hurley b Dyer   0  1  2  0  0  
Steve Eastway   not out    3  15  12  0  0  
Mat Patel   not out    2  9  13  0  0  
Stuart Mullin   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Rob Bastin   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
Allan Roberts   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 14, nb 2) 23    
 TOTAL (38.0 Overs) 120-6    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-15 [Hollman] , 2-15 [Moore] , 3-26 [Lay] , 4-94 , 5-94 [Hill] , 6-111 [Purcell]
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Owen   6  4  3  1  
 Omar   7  4  15  1  
 Wheldon   7  3  6  1  
 Alexander   6  1  25  0  
 Dyer   6  0  25  3  
 Joshi   2  0  14  0  
 Pagan   3  0  25  0  
 Imran   1  1  0  0