A Matter of the Runs
Pacific v Sky (aka Mola Jutt) at Victoria Park Pitch 1  Wed 31-May-2006 at 6.30pm
Lost 5 wickets
 

Pacific's unbeaten run came to a fighting end last night, with league favourites Sky knocking off the below-par 109 with relative ease.

  With another toss won and in the bank, good tosser Chandler elected to bat and let Sky chase. Boss and Chandler opened proceedings, however Chandler soon found himself heading back for an early shower after beautifully guiding a wide into the hands of the Sky. Boss soon found himself and new no.3, Wainwright, knocking the ball around into open spaces and laying the foundations to a target of 150.

However, 3 run-outs and a lack of lusty blows due to some decent spin from Khan, left Pacific in the lurch with 109.

Wainwright being stumped on 46, having played some gamely blows and a lovely straight 6 over the path and past the pikies.

  Well, Sky still had to get the runs. With a wicket second ball for Chandler, and Boss proving cheap in the opening overs, 109 looked an easy yet egg-shell laden path. However, a couple of sledge-hammer blows from the bat of Aleem Hussein put the target in perspective, and ultimately Sky took the easy road.

New spinner Tim, Vanderpumped up the volume and made the suggestion that wickets might indeed stop the rot: getting a wicket in his first over.

 However, no amount of Ron-Seal would have helped and Sky won with ease, thanks mainly to Hussein's 'stand and deliver' 46.

VIII: Conrad Chandler*, Adam Long, Gavin Wainwright+, Stefan Boss, Chris Atkin, Peter Grainger, Richard Blench, Tim Vanderpump.

 


Pacific v Sky (aka Mola Jutt)
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Conrad Chandler c keeper b Rizwan  2  0  6  0  0  
  run out  11  0  17  0  0  
  Gavin Wainwright st Keeper b Ayaz  46  0  40  5  1  
  Adam Long not out  14  0  16  1  0  
  run out  4  0  8  0  0  
  Peter Grainger run out  1  0  1  0  0  
  b Ayaz  0  0  2  0  0  
  Tim Vanderpump not out  9  0  7  0  0  
 Extras (b 3, lb 6, w 8, nb 0) 17    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 109-6    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-5 [Chandler] , 2-52 , 3-84 [Wainwright] , 4-91 , 5-97 [Grainger] , 6-109
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Hussan 4 0 34 0  
 Rizwan 4 0 24 1  
 Khan 4 0 19 0  
 Ayaz 4 0 20 2  
 
 
Sky (aka Mola Jutt) innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Sarfraz Naved c Wainwright b Chandler  0  0  2  0  0  
  Aleem Hussain c & b Vanderpump  46  0  0  9  1  
  Javed Susuro not out  22  0  0  2  0  
  Khan not out  29  0  0  5  1  
  Hussan did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Riz did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Khan did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Ayaz did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 12, nb 0) 15    
 TOTAL (12.2 Overs) 112-2    
 
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-0 [Sarfraz Ahmed] , 2-78 [Aleem Hussain]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Conrad Chandler 3.2 0 25 1  
  2 0 11 0  
 Adam Long 2 0 13 0  
 Peter Grainger 2 0 12 0  
 Tim Vanderpump 2 0 21 1  
  1 0 15 0  
 
 

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 Defeat on a very warm evening, Mon 27-Jun-2011, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 76 runs
 Sky's 200 But Darren Impresses, Mon 30-Jun-2008, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 59 Runs
 Mr Blue Sky, Tue 05-Jun-2007, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 82 Runs
 Lost in the mind, Thu 13-May-2004, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost 69 runs
 Just 6 so JC scratches. Again !, Tue 05-Aug-2003, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Lost by Default
 League Title Play Off Decider, Wed 21-Aug-2002, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Cancelled
 Rain Drowns Top of the Table Clash, Wed 03-Jul-2002, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Abandoned