Stapleford batters Bohemians
Pacific v Battersea Bohemians at Away  Mon 04-May-1998
Won by 2 wkts
 

A late start on a temperate though overcast day, saw Bohemians bat first after winning the toss.

B : 132-5. Cie Malde 47. N Wilkinson 4-0-19-3.
P : 133-8. P Stapleford 38. Kinlock 11.2-1-31-4.

Both opening quicks , John Baglivi & Darryl Roberts started well, considering in particular that this was their first cricket in nearly a month, with 2 maidens each. From 0-1, Bohemians recovered to 76-2, in particular Cie Malde (47) batting well. Captain, Nigel Wilkinson bringing himself, on as the 6th bowler then took 3 -19 off 3 overs with his accurate swing, as Bohemians looked to accelerate. - Thereby being the most successful bowler.

Solid batting in reply, by openers John Baglivi (13) & Jonathan Hardisty (19) & David Murray (19) set the stage for "lost hero" Paul Stapleford - the North London University student we had been trying to track down last year to award him his trophy for his century last season. Paul played the conditions superbly, finding the gaps & running well with his batting partner & flat mate , Chris Moger (23). That is until he was run out on 38 with still 3 runs needed. Unbelievably, Pacific lost 4 wickets, including 3 with the scores level before Ian Lay saw Pacific home with 9 balls to spare.

P : JDH JB DM PS+ CM DR AR MA NW* IL MP


 

Other matches:
 Not enough players, Mon 05-May-1997, Barn Elms, Cancelled