Chasseaud refinds form with family support
Pacific v London Fields at London Fields  Sun 24-Sep-2017 at 12.30pm
Won by 6 wickets
 

In glorious September sunshine, we unfortunately lost the toss and London Fields opted to bat first, making 185 for 5 in their 35 overs. It was great to have Nuggsy back in the side for the first time since late June; his storied popping off-cutters troubled a noted Fields bat. Stockton picked up two with a typical display of control and venom. Webbo also picked up two and Aroon continued his good form with beguiling left-arm wrist spin.

Quince's late pyrotechnics took Fields to a competitive score but this was quickly rendered insufficient as Toby and Aly got us off to a quick start in a 49 partnership in which they took advantage of some benign offerings with scintillating cuts and drives. Aly was unlucky to hit a full toss straight to mid off for a pleasing 23, but Toby continued to thrive in front of his watching cousin Laura. Letting loose, he pummelled the ball around the field, bellowing  "heads!" in forthright tones as the leather threatened the equilibrium of innocent spectators. Chasseaud raced to his first "first-class" century of the season, assisted by cameos from Burnham and Sharma, before our finisher-in-chief, Murtaza Siddiqui, closed the deal alongside Pacific legend Jon Webley.

It was suggested that perhaps Toby's auntie Rosie, cousin Laura, nephew Oscar and niece Eloise* should come to more Pacific matches as they seem to have been his lucky charms. Oscar also bowled Ben Burnham out twice in a warm-up with his right-arm medium pace. Other spectators – other than the usual Hackney hipsters – included Nuggsy's parents and Mrs Mutz.

Thanks to Christopher Clayton for scoring (in two books at once!); to 12th man Kieran for doing some sub fielding for late arrival Shaz, who ended up having a bit of a shocker, though there were a couple of dropped catches off his bowling; and to Fields for hosting us.

Quote of the day: "I can't believe that beamer I bowled at the batsman's head got called as a no ball." – Shaz Timbadia

Stats corner:
• Toby plundered 106 from just 69 balls. This was his highest score for Pacific, and possibly any other side, while batting at No 1. He seems to have fully abandoned his phobia of odd numbers. His first fifty came off 41 balls. His second fifty came off just 24 balls. It was his third Pacific century against London Fields.
• Ben Stockton bowled the only maiden over of the match.

* Children of your cousin are actually called your “first cousins once removed”. Your cousin's child is NOT your second cousin as is commonly believed. The appropriate name for addressing your cousin's child is niece or nephew, even though they are actually first cousins once removed.
Source: Family Relationships from famlii.com

News update: This just in from Ben: "Another one for stats corner: Ben Burnham missed two from the seven-year-old Oscar on purpose to be nice. Same as with the Fields bloke who bowled him middle stump."

Additional reporting by K Dog


London Fields v Pacific
Toss won by London Fields
 
London Fields innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  T Hughes c Sharma b Webley  41  0  58  5  0  
  A Turner b Stockton  6  0  19  0  0  
  C Rice b Webley  34  0  23  2  4  
  Steve Fernbank*† lbw b Korgaonkar  4  0  4  1  0  
  S Luqman st Sharma b Stockton  32  0  48  5  0  
  R Quince not out  63  0  53  8  3  
  M Holden not out  5  0  7  0  0  
  C Death did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  M Taimoor did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  P Turley did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  O Turner did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 1, nb 2) 7    
 TOTAL (35.0 Overs) 185    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-12 , 2-59 , 3-64 , 4-91 , 5-157
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 5 0 17 0  
 Ben Stockton 7 1 29 2  
 Aroon Korgaonkar 7 0 38 1  
 Sharan Timbadia 4 0 56 0  
 Jon Webley 4 0 17 2  
 Rizwan Siddiqui 7 0 27 0  
 Toby Chasseaud 1 0 4 0  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Toby Chasseaud c Hughes (high to extra) b Holden  106  0  69  13  4  
  Aly Duncan c Luqhan (low at cover) b Timoor  23  0  36  4  0  
  Ben Burnham b Death  7  0  15  1  0  
  Sumeet Sharma† (played on) b Turner  29  0  17  4  1  
  Murtaza Siddiqui not out  5  0  11  0  0  
  Jon Webley not out  20  0  12  2  2  
  Rizwan Siddiqui* did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ben Stockton did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Aroon Korgaonkar did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  James Gleadow did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Sharan Timbadia did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 6, lb 1, w 1, nb 0) 8    
 TOTAL (27.3 Overs) 190    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-49 , 2-118 , 3-159 , 4-172
 
Bowling O M R W  
 R Quince 4 0 16 0  
 O Turner 5.3 0 49 1  
 P Turley 6 0 19 0  
 P Taimoor 4 0 44 1  
 C Death 4 0 35 1  
 M Holden 3 0 28 1  
 
 

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 Sat 14-Apr-2018, Wray Crescent,
 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