Drain pain
Pacific v Mayfield CC at Alexandra Palace  Sun 24-Apr-2016 at 1.30pm
Cancelled 
 

A somewhat frustrating start to the season continues. We had a strong eleven on paper, only for our opening league match of the season – originally to be held at North Middlesex CC, then moved to Alexandra Park CC – to be cancelled due to overnight rain leaving water on the square because of a drainage failure. It does seem that these big clubs will call off a game at the drop of a hat. 

Here's how the Pacific XI was looking:

Sumeet Sharma+
Toby Chasseaud*
Jon Webley
Ben Burnham
Ravi Patel
Kieran Mullens
Navid Chowdhury
Phil Smith
Sharan Timbadia
Paul Davis
Ahmed Hussain 

After the match was called off on Sunday morning, a few of us went for a net at Victoria Park, where Navid brought a GoPro camera courtesy of Facebook, which seemed to refuse to stay put on anyone's head. We may have got some decent footage when using it as a stump cam though. Hopefully it captured Navid hitting the stumps several times and Ravi continuing his power hitting.


 

Other matches:
 Tigerish Pacific earn their stripes, Sun 13-Aug-2017, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won 61 runs
 Pacific batsmen wilt in the downpour at Ally Pally, Sun 14-May-2017, Alexandra Palace, Lost by 47 runs
 Sizzled on spicy square, Sun 14-Aug-2016, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Lost 2 wickets
 Mayfield Chandramoulied, Sun 16-Aug-2015, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won 46 runs
 Mayfield floored but deliver knockout punch, Sun 07-Jun-2015, Alexandra Palace, Lost 18 runs
 Pacific soak up the Mayfield spice, Sun 17-Aug-2014, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Drawn
 Sam sinks Mayfield's ship, Sun 08-Jun-2014, Alexandra Palace, Won 5 wickets
 Resounding win keeps title hopes alive, Sun 18-Aug-2013, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won 10 wickets
 Mayfield make hay whilst the sun doesn't shine, Sun 09-Jun-2013, Alexandra Palace, Lost 43 runs
 Glory in the sun, Sun 19-Aug-2012, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won by 3 wickets
 Plucky Pacific draw strength, Sun 10-Jun-2012, Broxbourne Sports Club, Drawn
 Seamers crush Mayfield to end barren run, Sun 14-Aug-2011, Hazelwood Lane Sports Ground, Won 7 wickets
 Smith superb but middle order bowled over, Sun 15-May-2011, Broxbourne Sports Club, Drawn