Island Community won by 6 wickets
Island Community won the toss and chose to field first
Pacific: 118 for 7 in 14.5 overs
Webley b Tanjeem 40
Faisal bowled Ravi 30
Roy bowled Miran 18
Ravi Ramanuja 2.5-0-20-3
Island Community: 122 for 1 in 12.1 overs
Tanjeem Chowdhury ret 51 n.o.
Rob Jones 41 n.o.
Mo Rahman 10 n.o.
This was a decider between 2nd and 3rd place teams to qualify from the
Green League for the second place in the First Division, alongside London
Tigers who had already secured their place in the top flight for the second
half of the season.
Island won the toss and put Pacific in, prefering to chase. Two good
early catches in the deep saw Pacific on 12-2 after 2 overs, but Roy (18),
Webley (40) and Faisal (30) all contributed well to raise the rate to over 8
rpo, but the remaining 5 wickets fell, all cleaned bowled, before Pacific
could finish their overs.
Ravi Ramanuja's leg spin took the last 3 wickets in quick succession
and left Pacific on 118 all out with 7 balls left unplayed from their 16
overs. Island were chasing just under 7.5 rpo.
Miran fell to an inside edged bat onto pad LBW given by his Island
team mate umpire for just 4, but Island were already 30 for 1 in the 4th
A coiple of dropped catches didn't help Pacific's cause as Tanjeem
began to dominate with the bat, scoring a quick fire 51 before retiring
after facing just 31 balls.
But where Tanjeem left off, Robert Jones continued, scoring 41 not out
off 26 balls.
It was left to former opener Mo Rahman, now coming in at no.4, to
score the winning boundary off the first ball of the 12th over as Island yet
again had a scoring rate of over 10 runs per over to finish a game well
within the allocated 16 overs.
Island qualify for the First Division and Pacific have to settle for
the 2nd tier.
Submitted by Steve Hill of Island Community