Sheldon superstar
Pacific v London Fields at Wray Crescent  Fri 18-Apr-2014 at 1pm
Won 78 runs
 

Pah to the purists with their manicured outfields, pristine wickets etc.  This was a triumph for cricket lovers.  An initially overcast and chilly Wray later basked in a wonderful sunshine filled evening.  Fields were supremely good natured and competitve and friendly opponets.

Fields won won the toss and chose to field.  Skip Ben and Jon Thornton produced a sterling opening partnership of 70 to set us up nicely.  Webley was undone for 0 by a change of ball (apparently).  Jack flourished on debut to make a fine fifty at better than a run a ball (including demolishing the previously unplayable Utz).  After that the innings subsided to a close with only Sheldon's exaggerated early movement forward proving successful at resisting the Fields leg spinner.

A good tea was munched.

Friend gave Fields his usual ferocious start (at poor Croft's expense) but the Nuggsy metronome and Satish's hostility backed by some fine fielding slowed the scoring to create scoreboard pressure. Jack took a fine low and crucial catch at point to remove Friend.  Sheldon replaced Satish and bowled with such athleticism and dynamism that it was a real treat to watch. As was his fielding where he produced some fine saves, one great catch at fine leg (and one tough chance dropped) and the most outrageous pickpocketing of a catch from Paul at midwicket off his own bowling.  Webley pocketed a couple of wickets.  

 

 


Pacific v London Fields
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Ben Boorman* b Utz  42  88  62  6  0  
  Jonathan Thornton b Sanders  28  52  43  4  0  
  Jon Webley c Lord b Utz  0  0  9  0  0  
  Jack Ensor b Krohn  61  0  46  10  1  
  Max Bennett† st Friend b Skinner  1  0  8  0  0  
  Satish Thiagarajan c Friend b Krohn  1  0  13  0  0  
  Sheldon Greenland b Krohn  18  0  31  3  0  
  Sharan Timbadia c Lord b Krohn  6  0  9  1  0  
  James Gleadow st Friend b Krohn  7  0  9  1  0  
  Vincent Croft not out  11  0  5  1  0  
  Paul Davis run out McNaughton  1  0  7  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 5, w 18, nb 4) 29    
 TOTAL (39.2 Overs) 205    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-70 , 2-71 , 3-113 , 4-141
 
Bowling O M R W  
 McNaughton 7 0 36 0  
 Glover 6 1 32 0  
 B Sanders 5.2 1 41 1  
 T Utz 6 2 25 2  
 Krohn 8 2 28 5  
 C Skinner 7 0 36 1  
 
 
London Fields innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Robin Friend*† c Ensor b Gleadow  32  0  38  0  0  
  Adam Graham c Bennett b Gleadow  0  0  1  0  0  
  Steve Fernbank c Greenland b Thiagarajan  21  0  34  0  0  
  Jason Lord b Greenland  19  0  43  0  0  
  Tim Stacey run out  4  0  14  0  0  
  Troy Utz b Webley  26  0  30  0  0  
  Ben Sanders c Greenland b Webley  4  0  13  0  0  
  Phin Glover c & b Greenland  0  0  1  0  0  
  Dave Krohn not out  12  0  10  0  0  
  Chris Skinner b Greenland  5  0  5  0  0  
  Hugh McNaughton c Timbadia b Greenland  0  0  3  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 3, w 4, nb 2) 9    
 TOTAL (31.4 Overs) 132    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 8 2 24 2  
 Vincent Croft 2 0 22 0  
 Satish Thiagarajan 8 1 25 1  
 Sharan Timbadia 5 1 25 0  
 Sheldon Greenland 5 0 27 4  
 Jon Webley 2 1 10 2  
 
 

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