Tower Ravens won by 73 runs
Tower Ravens 200-3
Pacific 127 all out
Pacific's James Gleadow reports:
Pacific arrived two men short (six instead of eight) for this encounter in
the Victoria Park League on Monday and under overcast skies Chandler opted
to bowl. The Tower Ravens skipper kindly fielded for us but attempts to
recruit additional players only met with temporary success (they soon lost
interest in fielding for us).
Tower Ravens soon laid into the reduced Pacific team. Long (2-37) bowled
with great fire and was very unlucky but one of the Tower Ravens opener
powered to fifty in the sixth over by taking Gleadow’s bowling apart whilst
their South African number three anchored the innings for 39*. Chandler came
on and bowled well for most of his four overs and really deserved more than
his one wicket. Jones beat the outside edge a few times but was panned as
well. Tower Ravens batted all the way through and made a huge 200/3 off 16
Pacific’s reply started well as Charles and Jones put on over fifty for the
first wicket at ten an over. Long joined Charles and they looked threatening
before a poor communication led to Charles being run out for a fine 48. The
light conditions were very poor at this point and Chandler (0) and Blench
could not score quickly enough and selflessly perished attempting to keep us
in the game. Long was eventually left unbeaten in the twenties as Pacific
were bowled out for 127.
Pacific were well beaten in the end and really suffered for being two short.
Gleadow (0-58 off 4 overs) and Jones (0-57 off 4), who bowled much better
than his figures show, will probably have broken the record for most runs
conceded by a Pacific bowler in one game (not that extra fielders would have
done much good to them as the ball sailed over the boundary). Charles and
Long batted well and we probably could have made a target of 150 but 200 was
out of reach.