Friendly Match vs Pacific CC, Sat 21st April 2018, Wray Crescent

by Tom Hughes

London Fielders, thirsty for revenge, descended on Wray Crescent to do battle with Pacific CC. Skipper James won the toss and desperate to top up his tan, decided to field.

Taz Miller and new recruit Matt opened the bowling. Taz was bowling a tight line and length and Matt got disconcerting lift troubling the two openers. After numerous plays and misses, Matt found the edge and Paul Teasdale completed the catch.

Hershal bowled very well for no reward. Then Taimoor and Dennis spun a web for the Pacific batsmen, picking up three wickets apiece. New recruit Jon picked up a debut wicket.

Pacific scored well throughout the innings albeit on a much quicker outfield. They finished on 274 for 9 off 40 overs. An intimidating target.

Teasdale and yours truly strode to the wicket. I upgraded last week's two ball to a three ball duck. Teasdale struggled to time it against their excellent opening bowlers, eventually departing for 13. VJ however started stroking the ball around. He was ably assisted by another new comer, Sam. Sam made an excellent 30 before being undone by a shooter. One of the first times I've seen batsman walk for an LBW appeal. Captain James was the new man in. VJ and James made the game seem exceptionally easy, caressing the ball to all corners. It was beautiful batting. VJ cruised through 50, got cramp and decided hit the ball to the boundary. A lot. James was all style and finesse, hitting smooth glides and buttery drives. VJ perished at the end for a magnificent 111. James made 85* and took us past an increasingly frustrated Pacific.

The match was played in good spirits and we all shared a few bevvies in the pub afterwards. Top day.

Pacific CC Batting

274 for 9 in 40 overs

London Fields Bowling

1Dave Miller81200-
2Matt Blyth7048224.00
3Herschel Pant80620-
4Taimoor Malik8047315.67
5Dennis McDonagh5059319.67
6Jon Turnbull4024124.00

London Fields Batting

 NameScoringHow OutBowlerRuns
1Tom Hughes BowledStockton0
2Paul Teasdale CaughtMcGinagall13
3Vijay Shah CaughtSam111
4Sam Brooks LBWGareth30
5James Gingall NotOut85
6Dave Miller LBWStockton0
7Taimoor Malik NotOut1
8Dennis McDonaghDidNotBat-
9Herschel PantDidNotBat-
10Jon TurnbullDidNotBat-
11Matt BlythDidNotBat-
    Total 275 for 5

Pacific CC Bowling

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