Pacific thwarted as drizzle fizzles finish
Pacific v Gonville & Cauis College at Gonville & Caius  Sat 06-May-2006 at 2pm
Drawn 
 

Cambridge college Gonville & Caius was founded in 1348 by Edmund Gonville, Rector of Terrington, then re-founded in the sixteenth century by John Keys (who Latinized his name from Keys to Caius, after moving to Italy).

Pacific Cricket Club was founded 635 years later by Peter Hollman, sales executive of Kentish Town, as a works team for the now-defunct music distribution company Pacific Records.

Hollman is still going strong (well, heís alive) but wasnít playing in this game. It is not known whether either Gonville or Caius were too hungover to play on Saturday or were unavailable for another reason. Students, eh?

In tribute to Caiusís most eminent Fellow, the theoretical physicist and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics Stephen Hawking, Pacificís opening bowlers seemed to be affected by the strong gravitational pull of a leg-side black hole. Both Alex McKillop and Oli Haill finding the Euclidean path over the topologically peculiar bump at either end of the wicket and the massive swing in the air a tad difficult to manage.

However after an unhealthy dose of wides, long-hops and short-hops from both left-armers, Haill finally swung one in beautifully between bat and pad to remove the opposing captain. Not long after, first change Webley got a Cambridge Blue to play on for a duck then Haill softened up another of Caiusís callow batsmen with a beamer, shortly followed by a yorker that was only dug out to midwicket, where lanky newcomer Tim Vanderpump took a superb low catch.

Caius students, it says, are characterised by Ďa spirit of endeavour and excellence which are as relevant today as when the College was first founded nearly 700 years agoí and their number two endeavoured to made an excellent 70 before being removed by the unwavering line and length of John Brown. Another newcomer, Tottenham boy Moses Hutchinson-Pascal, led Pacific further toward the promised land with his first wicket for the club and Liverpool fan Matt Callender effected a rapacious run-out, before Aussie Chris Atkinís diet of low-carb, lower-order batsmen was quickly and effectively put away.

Tea arrived and Caius declared at 192-9.

As the drizzle continued to fall, Pacific opening bats Vanderpump and McKillop kept the drops out of their eyes and the lively Caius bowlers at bay only for a short while. After captain Steve Lay and Webley began to lay down a more solid foundation and the latter began to swing his hearty blade, a concerned groundsman was forced to call it all off before his beautiful pitch was damaged any further. 59 for 2 at close.

Man of the match: Wicketkeeper Matt Holliday for a tireless display of leg-side bye-stopping, limiting the total to 18 byes.

Packing the kit: Wicketkeeper Matt Holliday for conceding a horrendous 18 byes.

The XI : Alex McKillop, Matt Callender, John Hill, Steve Lay, Jon Webley, Moses Hutchinson-Pascal, Tim Vanderpump, Oli Haill, Chris Atkin, Matt Holliday, Jon Brown.


Gonville & Cauis College v Pacific
 
Gonville & Cauis College innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  W Thomas b Haill  13  0  0  0  0  
  S Ashton b Brown  70  0  0  0  0  
  L O Driscoll b Webley  0  0  0  0  0  
  W Brandler c Vanderpump b Haill  8  0  0  0  0  
  S Gosling b Atkin  44  0  0  0  0  
  S Lilleywhite run out  10  0  0  0  0  
  M Fletcher b Hutchinson-Pascal  0  0  0  0  0  
  Kazim b Atkin  0  0  0  0  0  
  M Bramble not out  0  0  0  0  0  
  D T B Owen c & b Atkin  2  0  0  0  0  
  H Thimont not out  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 18, lb 3, w 16, nb 10) 47    
 TOTAL (37.0 Overs) 192-9 declared    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Alex McKillop 4 1 19 0  
 Oliver Haill 8 0 43 2  
 Jon Webley 6 0 23 1  
 Jon Brown 8 2 25 1  
 Tim Vanderpump 4 0 25 0  
 Chris Atkin 5 0 12 3  
 Moses Hutchinson-Pascal 2 0 10 1  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Tim Vanderpump b Brandler  8  0  17  0  0  
  Alex McKillop c Fletcher b ODriscoll  1  0  10  0  0  
  Steve Lay not out  9  0  32  0  0  
  Jon Webley not out  29  0  31  2  0  
  John Hill did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Matt Callender did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Matt Holliday did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Chris Atkin did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Moses Hutchinson-Pascal did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Jon Brown did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Oliver Haill did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 3, w 3, nb 0) 9    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 54-2    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Brandler 8 0 25 1  
 ODriscoll 8 1 22 1  
 
 

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