Orihuela v Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 on Sun 22 May 2011 at 11am
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Won Alfas

Match report This was a strange game! Alfas were always on the back foot throughout nearly the whole match and yet, somehow, came away from La Manga winners. Put into bat first, Alfas were immediately in trouble losing three quick wickets to an outstanding opening spell from Haymes (3-18). At 13-3 things didn't look good! Only an excellent innings from Geoff Evans (94 NO), and support from Nix (25)and Cowley (20) enabled Alfas to reach 180 - 8 at the end of their alloted overs. With 5 ducks in the score this was not a day that many Alfas batsmen will remember fondly! Returning to the field after the break Alfas still struggled and Orihuela looked to be moving comfortably towards an easy win. Poor catching and some slightly wayward bowling didn't help. Then at 145-2, and with plenty of time to spare, the Orihuela innings suddenly started to unravel! Some tremendous bowling from Cooper (5-36) and Ashraf (4-23) saw the last 8 wickets fall for just 30 runs! Bob Nix finished a good day behind the stumps with a sharp stumping on the last ball of the match, to gain the extra bowling point. Apart from three great personal performances, one batting and two bowling, this was not a match that Alfas shone in. However it happened it did get us off to a winning start - but we will need to be much sharper if we are to succeed in this league.

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 8 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Spencer Dawes ct Haymes 0
Geoff Evans Not Out  94
Ben Marriner b Haymes 2
Antonio Gomez Brown b Haymes 0
Bob Nix lbw Varinda 25
Peter Packiam ct Varinda 0
Steve Cowley ct Wilson Pestell 20
Chris Cooper b Wilson Pestell 0
Ian Byrne b Wilson Pestell 0
Waqar Ashraf Not Out  1
Mark Perman  

Orihuela Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Wilson Pestell4.002638.676.50

Orihuela Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
175 (0.0 overs)
Buckley b Dawes 18
Varindar lbw Cooper 47
Haymes st Cooper 44
Sikander b Ashraf 0
Sukbir b Ashraf 0
Gavinder b Ashraf 4
M ark Copperwheat b Cooper 0
Kent ct Cooper 3
Jasprit Not Out  11
Matt Copperwheat lbw Ashraf 10
Wilson Pestell st Cooper 1

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Spencer Dawes8.0236136.004.50
Steve Cowley8.003100.003.87
Peter Packiam6.303300.005.08
Ben Marriner4.002400.006.00
Chris Cooper5.303657.206.55
Waqar Ashraf8.012345.752.88