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Royal Inn v Pacific

Wednesday 3 August 2005, Victoria Park

Royal Inn won by 15 runs

Royal Inn 125-4 (16 overs)
Ian 50*

Pacific 110 all out
J Davies 35
Ian: 3 wickets for 7 runs

Pacific write: Pacific's league season ended 15 minutes after sunset when the last 4 wickets fell in the gloom for 9 runs, thereby falling 15 runs short. 

The game had started 15 minutes late but despite what seemed like a plague of flying ants, conditions were clear hot & the sky clear. However, no one could have anticipated RI's 25 wides & 4 no balls - yet it was Pacific who needed the extras as only left handers Shayne Rees (19) & Jim Davies (35) reached double figures with a 2nd wicket partnership worth 78. 

But as is the often the way, Davies was smartly taken by the keeper off Ian 2 balls after Rees had been bowled by Ian. 

Sadly the remaining batsmen couldn't score at the required 7 an over & once new Captain Sammy Purcell was unluckily given out lbw last orders had been called. 

Earlier, the bowlers & fielding had kept Pacific in the game Davies in particular returning to his most economic & Rees picking up 2 wickets including an excellent caught & bowled to dismiss Ozzie taking a steepler back over his shoulder.

Nevertheless, Royal Inn's batting lead by Ian (50*) far exceeded their bowling discipline & yet in the conditions the bowling remained good enough - just ! 


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