Homerton humbling
Pacific v Homerton CC (PKA Chats Palace) at Millfields Park  Sun 09-Aug-2015 at 2pm
Lost 6 wickets

After turning up promptly at Springfield Park, which turned out to be the wrong venue, sadly the highlight of the day was Kieran spilling a cup of cappuccino all over himself. Wickets fell throughout Pacific's innings at such a pace that the K-dog, returning from a shop run with a frothy coffee, panicked as he realised that, instead of being able to watch a Ravi-Oli partnership, he was next in and steered his bike into a kerb.

Like Kieran's whites, Pacific's previously unbeaten record v Homerton was badly stained by yesterday's comprehensive loss.

With Pacific batting first, only Ravi (34) and debutant Ben Burnham (32) provided any real resistance to Homerton's nagging openers and loopy change bowlers. Ravi showed his usual nuggety composure and Ben had been dispatching the ball to the boundary with ease until he was bowled by the returning opener Ned. Pacific's 188 never really felt like enough on a flat, slow pitch with a fast, dry outfield.

A solid opening stand took Homerton to 70-odd without loss before Ahmed made the breakthrough, with Oli C taking a sharp catch behind the stumps. A few more wickets fell but it was all a little late – Homerton's required run rate never rose much above 5 an over, and Pacific began to flag in the baking heat. 

The affable Homerton chaps cruised to victory with around six overs to spare, only four wickets down. 

A couple of pints Harveys Best were sipped in The Elderfield after game, but it was a drowning of sorrows rather than a celebration. We will have a chance for vengeance in the return fixture at Wray in October, when temperatures may be a little cooler.

TI, with additional reporting by TC.

Pacific v Homerton CC (PKA Chats Palace)
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Tom Ireland b Darryl  13  0  0  3  0  
  Toby Chasseaud* c De Glossop b Marcus Aurelius  25  0  0  2  0  
  Jon Briley c Lawrence? b Ned  4  0  0  1  0  
  Oliver Creese† lbw b Darryl  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ravi Patel c ? b Robby Rathouse  34  0  0  6  0  
  Pranav Chandramouli c Slip b Tony  18  0  0  3  0  
  Ben Burnham b Ned Woodman  32  0  0  6  0  
  Mark Woodland b Tony  0  0  0  0  0  
  Kieran Mullens c Slip b Tony  11  0  0  2  0  
  Paul Davis c De Glossop b Ned Woodman  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ahmed Hussain not out  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 9, lb 3, w 24, nb 1) 37    
 TOTAL (38.0 Overs) 188    
 Fall of wickets: 
Bowling O M R W  
Homerton CC (PKA Chats Palace) innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Hutch c Creese b Chasseaud  50  0  0  0  0  
  Darryl* c Creese b Hussain  11  0  0  0  0  
  John SG c Burnham b Chandramouli  65  0  0  0  0  
  Lawrence De Glossop not out  37  0  0  0  0  
  Marcus not out  4  0  2  1  0  
 Extras (b 8, lb 1, w 7, nb 1) 17    
 TOTAL (31.3 Overs) 189    
 Fall of wickets: 
Bowling O M R W  
 Tom Ireland 6 0 27 0  
 Ravi Patel 2 0 16 0  
 Paul Davis 6.5 0 22 0  
 Ahmed Hussain 7 0 46 1  
 Kieran Mullens 2 0 15 0  
 Toby Chasseaud 6 1 39 1  
 Pranav Chandramouli 2 0 13 1  

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 Thu 15-Jun-2017, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost by 5 wickets
 Sat 01-Oct-2016, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Stockton and Chowdhury summon blitz spirit in Battle of the Hom, Sun 03-Jul-2016, Millfields Park, Won 79 runs
 Sat 03-Oct-2015, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Not a Nip from Jack Frost , Fri 26-Dec-2014, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Life is like a box of Thornton's chocolates , Sat 04-Oct-2014, Wray Crescent, Won
 Pacific tie thanks to Webbo's batting, bowling and keeping , Sun 01-Jun-2014, Springfield Park, Tied
 Ambulance stops play, Sun 29-Sep-2013, Springfield Park, Won 113 runs by D/L
 Fine margins cost Pacific victory, Sun 07-Oct-2012, Wray Crescent, Tied
 Hussain spins web after Abhi knock, Sun 09-Oct-2011, Wray Crescent, Won 132 runs
 Armistice Wray, Sun 10-Oct-2010, Wray Crescent, Won 24 runs
 Maccy D's Day, Wed 02-Jun-2010, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 88 Runs
 Tempany Masterclass, Sun 04-Oct-2009, Wray Crescent, Won 114 runs
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 Oktoberfest By The River, Sun 07-Oct-2007, Spring Hill, Won 124 Runs
 Aquaphobics & Another Torn Pitch, Sun 01-Oct-2006, Hackney Downs, Cancelled
 Wray Stands Idle, Sat 29-Apr-2006, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
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 Palace Garden Party Gate Crashed, Wed 01-Jun-2005, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 49 Runs
 Faisal Fires....But for Chats !, Sat 30-Apr-2005, Wray Crescent, Drawn
 Sat 09-Oct-2004, Wray Crescent, Cancelled
 Aussie Assault Storms Palace, Thu 29-Jul-2004, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 60 runs
 Davies Ton Demolishes Palace!, Sat 11-Oct-2003, Wray Crescent, Won By 116 Runs
 "Palace Coup", Thu 26-Jun-2003, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 4 runs
 Murray cuts a Swathe, Thu 02-May-2002, Wray Crescent, Won by 6 wkts
 League run continued, Tue 10-Jul-2001, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won by 7 wkts
 Pacific win at the death, Wed 23-May-2001, Wray Crescent, Won by 5 runs
 Dream start for Murray and Pacific, Sat 21-Apr-2001, Wray Crescent, Won by 138 runs
 Thu 15-Jun-2000, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won by 46 runs
 Tue 23-May-2000, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Abandoned
 Mon 24-Apr-2000, Wray Crescent, Drawn