Close But No Cigar - Again!
Pacific v Crossbats at Moor Mead  Sat 04-Oct-2003 at 12 noon
Lost By 1 Run
 

Pacific fell short by the smallest of margins for the second time this season agonisingly failing by just one run to overhaul Crossbats target of 211 in a 35 over game.

Despite excellent bowling from Rob Allum (7 overs for 25) and Mike Alexander (7 overs 1 for 35) Pacific faced a target of just over 6 an over thanks to a classy unbeaten 64 from Alan Carter.

After a difficult start reaching 30 for the loss of 3 wickets in the first ten overs Pacific looked on course for victory as Miles Picknett (80) and Jim Davies (59) added 145 for the fourth wicket in good time.

Despite a subsequent stand of 30 between Picknett and John Hill (12) Pacific failed to get over the line when they needed only 12 to win from the final two overs - with 6 wickets in hand. Matt Holliday just failing with a desperate dash to make a second run needed to tie the game from the last ball.

Crossbats 211 for 5 from 35 overs (Alan Carter 64*, Collier 33, Jim Davies 3-55)

Pacific 210 for 7 from 35 overs (Miles Picknett 80, Jim Davies 59, Clive Lawrence 2-23)

MOM - Miles Picknett - a classy innings of 80 nearly saw the side home.

Packing the Kit - Craig Jones - arrived very late and missed out with the bat.

Stato Corner - the 29 conceded by Collier in an over matches the most ever scored by Pacific off a single over.

The 145 run stand between Miles Picknett and Jim Davies is the second-highest ever for the 4th wicket for the club.

XI:Mike Alexander, Jim Davies, Peter Hollman, Matt Holliday, Craig Jones, Rob Allum, Rob Bastin, Oliver Haill, Joe Phelan, Miles Picknett, John Hill


Crossbats v Pacific
 
Crossbats innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Collier b Alexander  33  0  0  0  0  
  Wright b Davies  28  0  0  0  0  
  Spiro run out Allum  25  0  0  0  0  
  Carter not out  64  0  0  0  0  
  Ball b Davies  25  0  0  0  0  
  Groves c Phelan b Davies  16  0  0  0  0  
  Rapley not out  1  0  0  0  0  
  Kirkwood did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Lawrence did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Baird did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Lippitt did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 2, w 10, nb 2) 19    
 TOTAL (35.0 Overs) 211 for 5    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Rob Allum 7 3 25 0  
 Oliver Haill 7 0 40 0  
 Mike Alexander 7 0 35 1  
 Jim Davies 7 0 55 3  
 Peter Hollman 7 0 49 0  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Peter Hollman b Lawrence  8  18  14  1  0  
  Miles Picknett run out  80  152  89  10  1  
  Joe Phelan b Baird  8  13  15  1  0  
  Craig Jones b Lawrence  1  4  2  0  0  
  Jim Davies c Groves b Lippitt  59  93  61  7  0  
  John Hill c & b Ball  12  20  15  1  0  
  Rob Allum not out  1  6  4  0  0  
  Matt Holliday run out  0  2  0  0  0  
  Rob Bastin did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Oliver Haill did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Mike Alexander did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 6, lb 1, w 31, nb 1) 39    
 TOTAL (35.0 Overs) 210 for 7    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-12 [Hollman] , 2-29 [Phelan] , 3-30 [Jones] , 4-175 [Davies] , 5-205 [Hill] , 6-209 [Picknett] , 7-210 [Holliday]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Lawrence 7 1 23 2  
 Baird 7 0 36 1  
 Wright 2 0 23 0  
 Collier 7 0 53 0  
 Lippitt 7 0 42 1  
 Groves 4 0 20 0  
 Ball 1 0 5 1  
 
 

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