Frustrated at Fairlop
Pacific v Oakfield Parkonians CC at Oakfield Playing Fields  Sun 17-Jul-2016 at 1pm
Lost 6 wickets
 

After an unexpected shower juiced up the wicket slightly on Parkonians' second square in the distance of Fairlop, our strong batting lineup was reduced to 149, an agonising single run short of a further two batting points. Sharma and Rajkumar both showed early promise but didn't kick on, Mullens and Duncan likewise, meaning it was left to a tenth wicket partnership between Howes and Hussain to give us anything like a respectable total. Howes enjoyed his best innings to date, while the undefeated Hussain kept him company, resolute as ever in his defence.

Filled up by a curry tea, Parkonians stuttered in their response as Stockton and Davis kept things tight. Stockton, the target of unscrupulous attempts to poach him during play, was particularly unlucky to end his spell wicketless, and should have at least had a plum LBW to his name.

There were a few misfields, including by the captain, and dropped catches, depriving us of an extra bowling point or two, but in truth it was our batting that had let us down. A few of us had given our wickets away, while others were victims of good balls. Another 50 runs could have made things interesting, another 100 runs would have been even nicer.

As the sun began to set on a somewhat frustrating day, there was talk of a midweek net to get back in the groove.


Pacific v Oakfield Parkonians CC
Toss won by Pacific
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Sumeet Sharma† c ? b Ali  15  0  0  3  0  
  Mark Woodland b Thiru  6  0  0  1  0  
  Paul Rajkumar b Thiru  34  0  0  7  0  
  Toby Chasseaud* b Ali  1  0  0  0  0  
  George Moses c Wkt b Ali  4  0  0  1  0  
  Kieran Mullens c Vijay b Patel  15  0  0  2  0  
  Aly Duncan c Foley b Patel  12  0  0  2  0  
  Ben Stockton run out  8  0  0  2  0  
  Paul Davis b Batiya  0  0  0  0  0  
  Sam Howes c Foley b Patel  33  0  0  7  0  
  Ahmed Hussain not out  1  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 12, lb 2, w 7, nb 0) 21    
 TOTAL (33.0 Overs) 149    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 
 
Oakfield Parkonians CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  T Naqui c Chasseaud b Davis  28  0  0  0  0  
  A Bacquet† c Sharma b Davis  9  0  0  0  0  
  U Raziq* c Chasseaud b Mullens  45  0  0  0  0  
  D Patel b Hussain  43  0  0  0  0  
  J Foley not out  4  0  0  0  0  
  G Biotia not out  8  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 0, lb 0, w 0, nb 0) 0    
 TOTAL (26.2 Overs) 151    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Ben Stockton 12 2 43 0  
 Paul Davis 8 1 35 2  
 Sam Howes 3 0 35 0  
 Toby Chasseaud 1 0 15 0  
 Ahmed Hussain 1.2 0 8 1  
 Kieran Mullens 1 0 11 1  
 
 

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