Lounge victorious
Pacific v Victoria Lounge at Away  Mon 17-May-1999
Lost by 90 runs

A bad 7 days was completed by this dismal first time loss to league rivals VL.

VL: 185-8 (ao). G Llewellyn 45. I Lay 11-0-47-3
P: 95-9 (ao). A Duthie 20. Mike 7-1-22-3.

On a dreadful pitch, Gareth Llewellyn was ruthless, hitting anything loose that Pıs bowlers served up including 2 6s. Early on his innings he was dropped twice by Steve Lay off Peter Hollman at mid off & he never looked back.

In retrospect, Pıs mood stemmed from the disorganisation & chaos they found at hampstead Heath. The game inevitably started late as VL players arrived in drips & drabs, the last one of which had the flags. None of this was helped by a particularly odd shape boundary as the sides struggled to find enough space amongst the adjacent games. The cool weather & no shelter catalysed this but still. there was no excuse for putting up such a poor performance.

Having inserted the oppo after winning the toss, Ian Lay had expected to chase a total of considerably less. Then once batting, Adrian Duthie could consider himself unlucky on his lbw, as the batters failed to cope with the variable bounce - at least, VLıs bowlers bowled straight ! Even the draw was beyond P when Neil wright was caught in the gully with still 6 overs remaining.



Other matches:
 Vic Park victory at last, Wed 28-Jun-2017, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won by 36 runs
 Ahmed propels us to top flight, Mon 16-May-2011, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 2 wickets
 Top Spot Consolidated, Mon 14-Jun-2010, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 19 runs
 the best ever wooden spoon match in League history?, Tue 07-Aug-2007, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 1 run
 Loungeadasical, Tue 26-Jul-2005, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 7 wickets
 Catches swing it as Lounge nap, Wed 19-May-2004, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 17 runs
 Pacific rue Sloppy Fielding, Wed 09-Jul-2003, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 5 wickets
 Keeper Campbell Catches Crackers, Tue 09-Jul-2002, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won by 5 wickets
 Let down by Lounge, Sat 04-May-2002, Parliament Hill, Cancelled
 Ralph top scores in run chase, Tue 03-Jul-2001, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won by 4 wkts
 Pacific scrape home again, Thu 07-Jun-2001, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won by 5 runs
 Mon 01-May-2000, Wray Crescent, Won by 7 wkts
 Sat 27-Jun-1998, Away, Drawn
 Sun 26-Apr-1998, Away, Cancelled