Run Out Under Lovely Clear Blue Skies
Pacific v Darji at Victoria Park Pitch 1  Mon 22-May-2006 at 6.30pm
Won 5 Runs
 

Just kidding, it was f'cking p'ssing down, and boy did Pacific and Darji know it! More like synchronised swimming compared to cricket.

Chandler winning the toss again, and after having pondered whether he should bat first or bowl second, decided that he should bat first. With the knowledge that Darji were a solid team, Pacific set about setting the par score of 150, and started off in timely fashion with good 1s and 2s from McKillop, with the odd 4 chucked in for good measure. Danny proving tricky to hit away due to his short of a length, however he did chuck up the odd one including a scorching 6 over mid-on from 'smash 'n' grab' Chandler who went on to hit 39. It's worth noting the variable pace from the spinners that worked nicely for Darji in tying Pacific back, when a large score looked on the cards.

Long again showed that when Yorkshire are great, England are great, well Pacific anyway; his 3rd 50 in a row coming off just 42 balls. With the large partnership broken and new batsmen at the crease, it only aided Pacific's cause with Atkin smashing a 6 over the bowler's head and Charles nurdling the team's way to a decent score of 124-2.

Not a lot of runs for Darji to get, and certainly they started well. However, there had obviously been gallons of redbull drunk by the Pacific fielders, because they fielded like bears on hotplates, and like demons guarding the gates of hell. Darji suffered four run-outs from a combination of great throws, and dogged preasure created by all bowlers, especially the granite-chested Gleadow who returned figures of 4-0-20-2. Although Sat got Darji off to a good start, and Chetan looking fairly handy, the needless run-outs (notably Hollman's from deep cover) really put the final nail in Darji's coffin.

With 14 needed off the final over bowled by Chandler, a couple of slower balls and dots balls later, Pacific had notched-up their 6th win on the bounce with a well-deserved 5 run win.

With even a small total defended, Pacific can look forward to one of their toughest matches next week against Sky, knowing that with a decent score... the Sky's the limit! ho ho ho

VIII:Conrad Chandler*, Adam Long, Peter Hollman, Alex McKIllop, Richard Blench+, Chris Atkin, Paul Charles, & James Gleadow.

 


Pacific v Darji
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Conrad Chandler c Faisal b Sat  39  47  31  2  2  
  Alex McKillop b Danny  12  10  12  2  0  
  Adam Long retired  50  37  42  5  0  
  Paul Charles not out  7  15  7  0  0  
  Chris Atkin not out  8  14  5  0  1  
  Richard Blench did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Peter Hollman did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  James Gleadow did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 6, lb 2, w 0, nb 0) 8    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 124-2    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-21 [McKillop] , 2-103 [Chandler]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Danny 4 0 32 1  
 Nav 4 0 34 0  
 Kiran 4 0 31 0  
 Sat 4 0 26 1  
 
 
Darji innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Sat c & b Gleadow  43  0  0  0  0  
  Danny run out  10  0  0  0  0  
  Chetan run out Hollman  10  0  0  0  0  
  Nav b Gleadow  12  0  0  0  0  
  Kiran not out  29  0  0  0  0  
  Ajay run out Chandler  0  0  0  0  0  
  Shaq run out  5  0  0  0  0  
  Faisal not out  5  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 0, w 3, nb 8) 13    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 119-6    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  3-66
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 4 0 20 2  
 Chris Atkin 4 0 33 0  
 Adam Long 4 0 28 0  
 Conrad Chandler 4 0 29 0  
 
 

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 Squares Like Lakes, Sun 15-Jul-2012, North Middx CC, Cancelled
 Purcell Used on Spin Mode, Mon 30-Apr-2007, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 36 Runs