Pacific won by 77 runs
Pacific won the toss and chose to bat first
Pacific: 147 for 7 in 15.9 overs
Darren Tempany 50 off 19 balls
Lucius Faisal 33
D Williams 4-0-26-2
Ben Wade 4-0-26-0
Best Nationals: 70 for 6 in 16 overs
Alistair Chisolm 21 not out
Dan Williams 16
Enjoyable game at Wray Crescent. Best Nationals second ever game saw a
marked improvement in the field, with some half decent bowling performances
The Boycott and Wessels batting combination at the top of the order put
pay to any chance of chasing down the impressive total posted by the pacific
guys, with the opening pair getting them off to a flier. well done to
Pacific, and thanks for the umpiring!
The first VPCCL match to be played away from Victoria
Park for 8 years was infused by the effervescent Best Nationals keeper SJ
who kept everyone entertained throughout this highly enjoyable if slightly
uneven contest. BN are indeed a very friendly, decent opposition hailing
from Morgan Stanley. Pacific won the toss and batted.
Darren Tempany despatched the orange beacon to all boundaries but was lost
in a distant garden in the 4th over. Tempany was superb as ever in hitting
50 off 19 balls. After Darren s retirement the innings lost impetus, 60/0
off four overs became 90/4 before Lucius and Aroon stabilised the situation
with a sensible partnership and the eventual score of 147 looked enough. BN
Skipper Dan Williams had been the main pain inflictor with 2 wickets, a run
out & 2 catches to dismiss the returning Darren Tempany 1st ball to end the
innings 1 ball short of the allocation.
In reply the Pacific seamers gave little away Sheldon Greenland taking 1 for
7 off 3 overs, James Gleadow bowling a maiden & Lucius Faisal bowling his 3
overs for just 13 + left arm chinaman Aroon Korgoankar leading the wicket
takers with 3. Moses behind the stumps was near infallible with his catching
& direct hits. Indeed, the BN batting never looked likely to threaten
despite a smattering of boundaries and Tempany donating a dozen wides as
Pacific's concentration wavered as the match petered to a close.
Alistair Chisolm was top scorer coming in at number 4 but the target was
never under threat & the beers not drunk were removed again from the fridge
in the pavilion kitchen.
A good start to the midweek season but things will have to be sharper next
week - the opposition dropped at least half a dozen catches and we can't
expect that generosity every week. Thanks to Pete Hollman for umpiring.
Meanwhile, hopefully it will not be another 8 years before the next game at
Wray Crescent was the universal opinion on the way to the despatch boxes.
Submitted by Dan Williams of Best Nationals and Peter Hollman of Pacific