The Pattaya Cricket Club Thoroughbreds took to the fields of Horseshoe Point on Sunday, November 20 in conditions reminiscent of an oven rather than a November autumn day. However, take the field they did against a rather youthful looking side from the British Club in Bangkok.
A good start to the day was achieved as skipper Joe Grunwell won the toss and elected to bat in blustery, hot and steamy conditions. Starts were achieved by John Giuffrida (18), Richard Harvey (17) and Salmon Khan (13), but nobody was able to build a score until Earl Brown came to the wicket at 5 down. His competent and explosive 40 not out led the Thoroughbreds to a reasonable 145 from their allotted 27 overs.
Teas and refreshments were provided during the interval by Jamesons.
Needing a rate of 5.4 runs per over the British Club started slowly and the pressure was on at 34-0 after 9 overs.
But explosive hitting from Saliesh, Rahul and Dunlop took the visitors to within site of the 145 and they made it with 5 overs to spare. Giuffrida and Thomson took the bowling honours for the PCC Thoroughbreds.
An excellent afternoon was completed by both sides and fans alike over a few refreshments at the end.
Note: The full score sheet is available at www.pattayacricketclub.com.
PCC Thoroughbreds and British Club cricketers pose for a photo at Horseshoe Point, Sunday, November 20.