|May 7, 2023
||Won by 97 runs
scorecard | averages | back
Ruling the waves: (Standing L-R) Jakaria Ahmed,
Mohammed Popal, Asad Mushtaq, Mo Junaid, Steve Hamilton, Waseem
Furqan, Azaz Kahlil, Umair Shahzad, Nihar Ksainihar, Goddalla
Srinivasrao, John Shaw
Played at Millfields
Report by Steve Hamilton
After our hard-fought contest last week against the Camel we
needed to up our levels a few notches for this fixture. We were
fully focused and ready for a demolition job!
There was some
commotion at the beginning as the majority of our team arrived late,
including myself. The start was delayed and we won the toss.
However, we had no choice but to bat as we only had six players. I
might have been slightly at fault for this by sending out the wrong
postcode, eventually everyone turned up, even the sun and it even
seemed slightly hotter then 21 C!
We reached a respectable
total of 154 on slow, hard-to-judge wicket with not much bounce and
a slightly damp surface from the previous night.
showed his class and was the only one who seemed at ease at the
crease. He made batting look effortless at times, scoring 66
including three sixes and five fours.
We were confident of
defending our total as our bowling has been pretty decent so far
this season compared to our batting.
Wickets fell frequently
and Pacific seemed all at sea. Star bowler Waseem finished with
outstanding figures of 8-1-15-4, with all his wickets clean bowled.
Umair also bowled a flawless spell with figures of 6-1-16-2 with
Waseem at gully taking both catches. The first was a spectacular
one-handed catch low to the ground and the second was at taken at
high speed slightly to his left at shoulder height.
one run out amidst the fall of wickets, thanks to a rapid trademark
strong arm throw by Goddalla from cover point. Pacific were
attempting a third run from a misfield but had picked the wrong
fielder. Goddalla’s precision throw landed directly at the keeper’s
feet and Junaid had no trouble picking up the ball and turning and
hitting the stumps to remove Mutz Siddiqui.
been playing virtually one-eyed after suffering a black eye while
keeping wicket during our innings. But that didn’t prevent him
filming and commentating on his own innings – and run out.
Goddalla also bowled a tight line with constant control. He
bowled captain Rizwan Siddiqui for 16 with a yorker and finished
with exceptional figures of 5-1-16-1
Nihar Ksainihar showed a
lot of promise making his debut. He bowled with control and was
sharp in the field.
Also making his debut was leg spinner
Mohammed Popal. He tempted Hungin into a big shot floating one up
higher then usual. Hungin connected cleanly but just so happened to
find Umair at deep square leg. Umair took the catch effortlessly.
And to finish off proceedings was legend John Shaw, who clean
bowled Hunte for a duck with his second ball and Pacific were all
out for 57.
Could this be a record low total for a weekend
opposition? (I think so – Tim).
154 (33.4 overs)
Waseem Furqan ct M
Siddiqui b Khan 11
b Khan 4
b R Siddiqui 66
ct Ali b Hungin
b Hungin 4
b Hungin 8
ct Hunte b Khan
b Khan 3
b R Siddiqui 13
b R Siddiqui 1
Extras (lb 4, b 4, w 8, nb 4)
Pacific 57 (23.2 overs)
Mutz Siddiqui run
b Furqan 1
Siddharth Sriram ct Furqan b
b Furqan 5
ct Furqan b Shahzad 4
b Furqan 6
b Furqan 0
b Srinivasrao 16
Jonathan Hungin ct Shahzad b Popal
b Shaw 0
Extras (lb 2, w 6, nb 5)
Umair Shahzad 6-1-16-2
G. Srinivasrao 5-1-16-1
Nihar Ksainihar 2-0-3-0
John Shaw 0.2-0-0-1
Old Fallopians won by 97 runs
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