Collision Agony Beneath The Helicopters
Pacific v Islington CC at Wray Crescent  Sat 22-Apr-2006 at 11am
Lost 1 wicket
 

An extrodinary match played on as warm & sunny a day in Mid April to the accompanying uninterrupted whirr of the helicopters over Highbury.

This was the 1st meeting between the two ground sharers of Wray Crescent & those who were there saw the former Wray Crescent Colts get one over their Senior Islington side thanks to a Senior Islingtonian, Roger Greenslade who's unbeaten knock saw the last wicket put on nearly a 100 to win the match by 1 wicket & with 10 balls to spare.

For Pacific it was deja vue & ignominy as they'd seen Graces do the same with their last 2 wicket partnerships earlier in the week, & take the game out of reach. This time once the foot came of the gas after Islington stalling at 98-8 & still needing another 100 runs it was too late to change events as the 2 batters played uninheeded & they took advantage of the gaps & short boundaries. 2 dropped catches, one a piece of slapstick when a huge top edge skyed upwards . With both players calling, debutant keeper Richard Gaffin & Captain Rob Bastin collided mid pitch & the ball spilled harmlessly earthbound, simply compounded the pain. with just 10 runs short of target another mistimed upish drive went over bowler Chandler's head & sub fielder Sheldon failed to hang on moving round from mid on to mid off. There were no further alarms & the winning runs came off Rees through mid wicket for 4 as the no 10 bat picked his short length delivery.

Earlier, Conrad Chandler scored his highest score for Pacific with 91 & a maidem century was cruelly denied him when he failed to spot a slower ball which then failed to clear long on.

Excellent bowling from James Gleadow & Jon Webley had turned around the game as Islington's openers had started brighlty with 64 from the 1st 8 overs but despite another quality spell from Shane Mundie & the notable efforts of Gleadow & Webley, they could only watch the unthinkable unfold before them as batters chased down the total if not without the odd scare.

IX:- Chris Atkin, Rob Bastin*, Conrad Chandler, James Gleadow, Peter Hollman, Shane Mundie, Jon Webley, Shayne Rees, Richard Gaffin+, David Oughton & Denny Morgan.


Pacific v Islington CC
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Chris Atkin c Greenland b Arif Ahmed  0  5  6  0  0  
  Conrad Chandler c Fletcher b Raja  91  115  75  10  4  
  Jon Webley c Patt b Fletcher  22  40  35  4  0  
  Shayne Rees b Fletcher  2  11  9  0  0  
  Peter Hollman c Arif Ahmed b Mudsur  9  35  28  1  0  
  Richard Gaffin b Amir  15  29  15  1  1  
  Rob Bastin b Greenland  8  14  13  2  0  
  Shane Mundie b Greenland  5  14  14  0  0  
  James Gleadow not out  8  23  17  1  0  
  David Oughton c Fletcher b Greenland  2  8  6  0  0  
  Denny Morgan b Arif Ahmed  0  4  7  0  0  
 Extras (b 8, lb 0, w 23, nb 3) 34    
 TOTAL (36.1 Overs) 196 all out    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-0 , 2-48 [Webley] , 3-67 [Rees] , 4-111 [Hollman] , 5-160 [Chandler] , 6-160 [Gaffin] , 7-178 [Bastin] , 8-181 [Mundie] , 9-193 [Oughton] , 10-196 [Morgan]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Arif Ahmed 5.1 1 15 2  
 Hassan 4 1 9 0  
 Fletcher 4 0 29 2  
 Amir 6 0 32 1  
 Greenland 6 0 41 3  
 Ali 5 0 28 0  
 Mudsur 4 1 12 1  
 Raja 2 0 22 1  
 
 
Islington CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Patt b Gleadow  27  0  0  5  1  
  Pual c Webley b Gleadow  31  0  0  4  1  
  Ali b Gleadow  0  0  0  0  0  
  Mudi c Gaffin b Webley  10  0  0  2  0  
  Hasan b Webley  10  0  0  1  0  
  Raja lbw b Webley  22  0  0  5  0  
  Aamir b Webley  0  1  1  0  0  
  Sheldon Greenland b Mundie  0  1  1  0  0  
  Jonathan Fletcher run out Hollman  12  0  0  2  0  
  Arif Ahmed not out  41  0  0  6  0  
  Roger Greenslade not out  35  0  0  6  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 3, w 3, nb 1) 10    
 TOTAL (38.2 Overs) 199-9    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-54 , 2-56 , 3-57 , 4-78 , 5-90 , 6-98 , 7-99 , 8-106 , 9-127
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 8 0 43 3  
 Shayne Rees 5.3 0 27 0  
 Jon Webley 8 2 29 4  
 Shane Mundie 4 0 13 1  
 Conrad Chandler 6 0 29 0  
 Denny Morgan 1 0 9 0  
 Chris Atkin 4 0 16 0  
 Rob Bastin 2 0 14 0  
 
 

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