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SPORTING ALFAS CRICKET CLUB
Contributor / 2012-07-13 12:17:08
Sporting Alfas 1st X1 127 for 8 lost to La Manga CC 128 for 5
After last weeks thrashing La Manga asked SACC to set a score, this time around it was the La Manga bowlers who got on top quickly, Tarat removing Spencer (0) and Nadeem (0) in his second over, leaving SACC reeling on 2-2.
Pennick and Fletcher then set about the task of rebuilding and both played very carefully to take the score to 62 from 21 very well bowled over's. Then Fletcher(21) who should not have been playing was at the wrong end and feeling sore when he gave Gareside an easy catch in the deep. Ex La Manga player Sunderland then helped Pennick get the score up to 96 before Wambeek gave Pennick his famous moon ball, high and leg side wide but Pennick unluckily found the only fielder behind square leg and left the field with a well taken 38 runs. this gave SACC junior skipper Brown the chance to join Sunderland but the return of Talat shook the youngster and he prodded one to short mid off. Late arrival Crompton then joined Sunderland(12) only to watch him hit one skywards to Ravi at deep mid off who took the chance one handed and high in the air. with 15 over's left Laundon and Crompton had the chance of posting a good score but Crompton(1) gave away his wicket tamely, chipping one to short mid wicket.
This left Taylor and Laundon with 12 over's to face and a lowly 96 runs on the board. Sensibly both players did not take any chances and took the score past 125 to gain a second batting point. 127 for 8 from 45. never enough runs to bother a competitive La Manga team but cricket is a funny game.
La Manga openers Gareside and Sahid looked pleased to arrive at the crease chasing such a low total but Garside(0) found the edge and suddenly a game looked on. the arrival of Mizar changed things as he hit the ball to all sorts of unusual places and the score reached 50 very quickly, the introduction of Crompton removed Sagid(29) but the score board carried on rising, Farhat replaced him and his leg side pull shot kept the momentum in the home sides favor, until he gave Fletcher a sharpe chance which Fletcher took much to the delight of the away team. with only 10 runs required Spencer replaced Taylor and changed things around a little his off breaks causing the demise of Mizar who had reached 64. Spencer then bowled Atif with a corker the batsman left wondering how the ball had got to his off peg. SACC had left things to late and Talet and Ravi finished the game in the 20th over. La Manga gaining sweet revenge and 18 points. SACC scrapped 4 points from a poor show but it makes thing very tight now at the top with both teams hoping that the other will slip up against other teams.