Planes Above Plane Below
Pacific v Walthamstow Horizontals at Broxbourne Sports Club  Sun 17-Sep-2006 at 1pm
Won by 7 wickets
 

Due to a nearby Battle of Britain re-enactment, there flew overhead a Lancaster, 3 microlites, 2 spitfires & as the game & Walthamstow Horizontals' season drew to a close, so did 2 air balloons too. With so much aerial entertainment, things were a great deal planer back on ground level.

One late Captain & a toss reversal later & Pacific were in the field. Seam up seam up & then some more seam up did the trick. The new ball did some swinging too for James Smith as he hit off stump on 3 occassions. Darryl Roberts was his usual parsimonious self although his gleaming attire made some suspect this was a new improved Daz. More steady bowling from Nigel Wilkinson's latest comeback with 3 wickets no less,+ some more steady eddies from Davies & Webley & all backed up some tight & efficient ground fielding that produced 2 run outs McKillop & Roberts. Stumper Emmins also impressed & lead the catching too.

Such a great team effort meant Pacific were left with a target of 133 & but for a great rearguard attack lead by some bold lower order hitting from Rahul Samma who hit 41 including 3 sixes before Webley had him smartly caught by Emmins down the leg.

The reply should have been uneventful but Hollman's & Lay's run outs gave The Horiz's a glimmer. Alex McKillop with his highest knock of the season put that idea to bed. Alex reached the half century landmark with a 6 over midwicket that cleared the River Lea. Nice one. His dismissal next ball was a shame but Lahri Mohammed who dispelled thoughts of a king pair smacked his 1st ball for 6 over mid wicket too & Jon Webley who looks in sumptious form himself knocked off the winning runs with 11.3 overs to spare.

XI:- Peter Hollman, James Smith, Steve Lay, Jim Davies*, Darryl Roberts, Nigel Wilkinson, Jon Webley, Alex McKillop, John Hill & Steve Emmins+, Lahri Mohamed.


Walthamstow Horizontals v Pacific
 
Walthamstow Horizontals innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  A Gaskell b Smith  9  0  0  1  0  
  J Fisher b Smith  4  0  0  1  0  
  P Fitzsimmons b Smith  1  0  0  0  0  
  M Webster c Hollman b Wilkinson  2  0  0  0  0  
  S Bordin run out McKillop  5  0  0  0  0  
  J Roy run out Roberts  23  0  0  3  0  
  P Fairbairn b Wilkinson  0  0  0  0  0  
  C Murray lbw b Wilkinson  14  0  0  3  0  
  Rahul Samma c Emmins b Webley  41  0  0  4  3  
  Jamshed Mirza c Emmins b Davies  12  0  0  3  0  
  R Skipper not out  7  0  0  1  0  
 Extras (b 5, lb 1, w 8, nb 0) 14    
 TOTAL (38.0 Overs) 132 all out    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-6 [Fisher] , 2-12 [Fitzsimmons] , 3-22 [Gaskell] , 4-22 [Webster] , 5-28 [Bordin] , 6-36 [Fairbairn] , 7-61 [Murray] , 8-75 [Roy] , 9-92 [Jamkaid Mirza] , 10-132 [Rahul Samma]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Darryl Roberts 7 3 8 0  
 James Smith 8 2 24 3  
 Nigel Wilkinson 8 1 27 3  
 Jim Davies 8 0 29 1  
 Jon Webley 7 0 37 1  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Peter Hollman run out  1  4  8  0  0  
  Steve Lay run out  20  74  69  2  0  
  Alex McKillop b Murray  56  84  65  7  1  
  Jon Webley not out  28  22  20  6  0  
  Lahri Mohamed not out  12  6  6  1  1  
  John Hill did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Steve Emmins did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Jim Davies did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  James Smith did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Darryl Roberts did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Nigel Wilkinson did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 6, lb 4, w 4, nb 1) 15    
 TOTAL (28.3 Overs) 133-3    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-2 [Hollman] , 2-76 [Lay] , 3-116 [McKillop]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Webster 8 2 14 0  
 Jamshed Mirza 5 0 19 0  
 Rahul Samma 4 1 16 0  
 Roy 6 1 32 0  
 Bordin 3 0 16 0  
 Murray 2 0 17 1  
 Fairbairn 0.3 0 9 0  
 
 

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 Davies Rises above Horizontals, Sun 10-Jul-2005, Low Hall Sports Ground, Won 35 Runs