The pre season friendly match report for Pattaya Cricket Club.

PCC start the cricket season with a blast

Pattaya Cricket Club played a very social game of cricket versus the Pattaya Panthers at St.Andrews International School on Remembrance  Sunday. The day started in royal fashion, as PCC’s very own Lord Harvey paid a stunning tribute to those that have lost their lives in wars by playing a superb rendition of the Last Post.

With formalities over  – PCC won the toss and elected to bat. The Panthers more used to the oval ball – were decked out in full rugby uniform and were passionate from the off. They bundled out the Pattaya top order, leaving PCC on precarious 18 for 3. However, Big Jason and Andy “The Tractor” Schofield settled the team down with a great partnership of 50, which included a little bit of assistance from extras. With Ben, Andy and the return of Holty the other retirees got PCC into a healthy position, until there came a bit of drama. Joe the Filipino suddenly started to skittle the PCC tail and Slow Poison Booby Young strode out to the crease on a hat-trick. Striding out to the crease dusting the cobwebs off his bat  – he managed to survive the pressure cooker and played  his full repertoire in his glorious 16 ball inning duck. PCC closed on a good total of 196 for 7.

Panthers started off their reply solid, but in a cautious manner. That was until Slow Poison came in and took 2 quick wickets. The Panthers were behind the rate, until a wobbling Rob came to the crease. He took on the advice from skipper Strang and hit the middle ball of the 5 that he was seeing and played a lot of lovely strokes. Then swashbuckling innings from Alex Mc and a rather scratchy one from Spike got the Panthers past 100. This gave the Panthers hope and Markus, hit a couple of monster blows out of the ground. It was left to Satyan and Holty to take a few wickets and manage to see PCC safely home.

It was a great day and PCC would like to thank the Panthers  that came down – well done to Man of the Match Georgia and commiserations to Shaun who was awarded Least Valuable Player for his 2 ducks in an innings – Surely a record!!!. PCC would like to thank the club sponsors PSC, Amigo Group, Retox Outback Bar, Macallan Insurance and Aegis International. The next game will be on Sunday 25th November @ St.Andrews International School– if anyone is interested contact all abilities welcome.


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