Skipper shines above arrogant mediocrity
Pacific v Crouch End CC at Broxbourne Sports Club
Sun 05 Jun 2011 at 1pm
Won 2 wickets
Friendly fixture

Not one of Pacific's prouder days despite victory.  Broxbourne was dry if overcast at the 1pm start time.  Unfortunately several players decided there was no obligation to arrive for 1pm.  Skipper Toby lost the toss and Pacific fielded and he opened the bowling.

12th man and sub fielder Gleadow promptly pulled off a Hollywood dive at gully but forgot to hang on to the ball and thereby gave the hard hitting left handed opener a life.  Parkinson bowled well and was unlucky to have an umpire with dubious vision as to height.  Smith was his usual self and merited more luck.  Korgaonkar bowled one of his tightest spells for the club. However, the foot slipped off the jugular as the drizzle set in.  Ahmed got three but could have done with two deep midwickets.    Hopper and Richards bowled solid spells but the diminuitive number eight thoroughly merited his fifty as he rallied the tail.

As per England's bowlers at Lords so for Pacific's batsmen at Broxbourne.  A strong and deep batting order on paper made an absolute dog's dinner of the chase.  Debutant Marshall looked good until skipping halfway down the wicket to be stumped in the fourth over - this was a feat Parkinson also achieved later on.  Lahri was run out  backing up after short extra cover dived and deflected the ball on to the stumps at the non strikers end.  The opposition bowling was not great but to win a game you have to respect and hit what is on offer.  As the rain got harder thankfully skipper Toby showed the necessary grit, determination and sensible classy driving to see us over the line.

Several players could do with being made to write out the club's equal opps policy.


Crouch End CC v Pacific
 
Crouch End CC innings  R  M  B  4  6
Shiraj   c Parkinson b Smith   25  0  0  0  0  
Sam   c & b Parkinson   6  0  0  0  0  
Tim P   c Richards b Ahmed   9  0  0  0  0  
Kester   b Parkinson   0  0  0  0  0  
Paul   b Ahmed   7  0  0  0  0  
Bhano   c Richards b Ahmed   9  0  0  0  0  
Des   run out Parkinson    2  0  0  0  0  
Sri   not out    65  0  0  0  0  
Nabil   run out Smith    22  0  0  0  0  
Bernard   b Korgaonkar   8  0  0  0  0  
Vikash   c Richards b Korgaonkar   0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 12, lb 4, w 18, nb 0) 34    
 TOTAL (0.0 Overs) 188    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Sam Parkinson   5  1  27  2  
 Toby Chasseaud   2  0  10  0  
 James Smith   7  2  30  1  
 Aroon Korgaonkar   8  1  22  2  
 Forhad Ahmed   8  0  40  3  
 Stu Hopper   6  0  28  0  
 Steve Richards   4  0  13  0  
 
 
Pacific innings  R  M  B  4  6
Lahri Mohamed   run out    10  0  0  1  0  
Andrew Marshall   st b Vikash   11  0  0  2  0  
Justin Roy   lbw b Bernard   15  0  0  2  0  
Toby Chasseaud   not out    68  0  0  10  0  
Sam Parkinson   st b Sri   28  0  0  4  1  
Abhinav Ramnarayan   c & b Sri   15  0  0  1  1  
Steve Richards   c & b Nabil   4  16  0  0  0  
Stu Hopper   c & b Des   1  7  0  0  0  
James Smith   lbw b Bernard   16  0  0  3  0  
Forhad Ahmed   not out    4  0  0  1  0  
Aroon Korgaonkar   did not bat    0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 3, w 11, nb 0) 14    
 TOTAL (38.4 Overs) 189/8    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  2-39 , 3-49 , 4-96 , 5-123 , 6-131 , 7-134
 
Bowling  O  M  R  W  
 Des   8  0  26  1  
 Vikash   8  2  34  1  
 Bernard   7  0  32  2  
 Sri   8  0  31  2  
 Nabil   6.4  0  53  1  
 Shiraj   1  0  10  0