Greenland Sees Change in Climate
Pacific v Southgate at Mill Hill School  Sun 26-Nov-2006 at 2.10pm
Lost 4 wickets
 

So - with the Barnet result being reversed to their use of ineligible players, we found ourselves ina sudden death play-off for a semi final place. Sadly, this was not enough to shake off the duvets of the average Pacific member & so joining Conrad, Steve, Tim & Shane from Islington CC were Sheldon Greenland & Dennis Morgan.

The 2 Islington lads gave an excellent account of themselves & conducted themselves superbly. In fact, so good was Sheldon that Southgate tried to poach him. I'd like to think that we were a little ahead of them in the queue - at least Wray Crescent is just around the corner & who'd want to play at a first class ground anyway but that's another story.

So we lost the toss & were inserted. Danger man & again top scorer, Tim V was run out when the fielder kicked the ball at the non strikers end & hit & the bails fell off. All agreed it was a prety flukey way to go.

Steve got his best score to date & maybe the retirement will be delayed. He survived the fastest bowler in the Middlesex League, Fawad, according to the organisers - at least he did till the last ball of his spell.

Conrad was well caught & bowled. Grey shirted & shorted Shane couldn't quite get the hang of the running & Sheldon who'd looked the business didn't get to score more than 5 off 6 balls when the suicide call came.

Shane then played & missed a bit & then got bowled.

Unflustered, 12 year old Dennis played out a calm 16 balls for 10 runs before getting bowled by the 2nd last ball of the innings & Pacific were all out for the first time of the season.

A 53 target was at least 30 runs too few so it took a galant effort by the bowlers to hold back the defeat until 17 balls remained. Sheldon's bowling was outstanding - short & quick into the ribs. Johnson eventually left in a huff when Conrad caught him. Not a man used to being out to a 14 year old then !

Further Greenland pressure saw Steve Lay run out Mir & Adam Vinson's lusty top edged cuts never quite came down to ground to be caught. A gallant rearguard action lead by Sheldon, Chandler was his most economical & Mundie if a little full in length did enough to suggest he can be a potent force indoors too which is a shame as he'll be in Aus for next year's campaign. Maybe more Islington players is the answer.

VI:- C Chandler*, S Lay+, T Vanderpump, S Mundie, S Greenland & D Morgan.


Pacific v Southgate
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Tim Vanderpump run out  17  7  11  2  0  
  Steve Lay b Fawad  10  11  18  0  0  
  Conrad Chandler c Johnson b Johnson  1  5  2  0  0  
  Shane Mundie b Alfi  2  0  8  0  0  
  Sheldon Greenland run out  5  0  4  0  0  
  Dennis Morgan b Alfi  10  0  17  1  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 1, w 4, nb 2) 7    
 TOTAL (9.5 Overs) 52 all out    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-23 [Vanderpump] , 2-31 [Lay] , 3-34 [Chandler] , 4-38 [Greenland] , 5-46 [Mundie] , 6-52 [Morgan]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Fawad 3 0 18 1  
 Johnson 3 0 16 1  
 Faisal Mir 1 0 3 0  
 Alfi 2 0 11 2  
 Vinson 0.5 0 3 0  
 
 
Southgate innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Johnson c Chandler b Greenland  7  0  11  0  0  
  Mir run out Lay  5  0  3  0  0  
  A Vinson not out  23  0  22  0  0  
  Alfi not out  10  0  8  1  0  
  Fawad did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Faisal did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 5, nb 0) 7    
 TOTAL (7.1 Overs) 54-2    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-9 [Johnson] , 2-22 [Mir]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Shane Mundie 2 0 17 0  
 Sheldon Greenland 3 0 12 1  
 Conrad Chandler 2 0 20 0  
 Tim Vanderpump 0.1 0 3 0  
 
 

Other matches:
 Sambrook is Southgate Hero, Sun 13-Nov-2005, Middx Ckt Academy, Lost 40 runs
 Sun 21-Nov-2004, Middx Ckt Academy, Lost 4 wickets