Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 v La Manga CC on Sat 02 Aug 2014 at 1 pm
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Won SACC marching on towards the title

Match report SACC 1st XI moved within touching distance of regaining the league title with a convincing win over neighbours La Manga.

Winning the toss and choosing to bat first, the new look La Manga line up were no match for SACC on the day. Apart from a couple of agricultural slaps from Banks and Wood, only experienced campaigner and current Spain coach Neil Brook offered any real resistance, keeping the early part of the innings together with a well constructed half century, albeit with a little help from an unusually generous SACC slip cordon. However once he departed the innings quickly subsided, due to a fine spell of bowling from Basharat coupled with some excellent fielding and catching by Alfaz. Special mention must go to one of the youngest players to represent SACC in their first division league campaign, James Wallington-Smith, drafted in after a health scare to the most senior member to represent SACC in their first division league campaign, Paul Taylor. To his credit James bowled seven economical overs of well flighted offspin, and also managed to plug the gaping hole made by Paul´s absence in the field.
Special mention also to Chris Muñoz, who has spent all season hassling the captain to bring him into the attack, and rewarded the faith shown in him by claiming the two crucial scalps of batsmen 10 and 11.

The run chase got off to a slow start. Opener Joel Brook, with the honour of playing in the SACC red cap awarded for most runs scored over the league campaign, was unfortunately unable to live up to such a lofty accolade and played all around a straight one from Abbas. He was quickly followed by his opening partner Pennick, who this week managed to avoid his trademark lbw dismissal by running himself out. Calm was restored by Muñoz and Faran (the man with no average), who came to the crease after the captain had offered the visitors some hope by fishing and wafting around for a little while. Muñoz made a classy 44 but was dismissed near the end, caught at deep square leg trying to finish the game quickly, leaving Roper and Faran to score the last few runs required.

SACC are now well ahead on the points table, with their next game in a couple of weeks time against Alcorcón looking like being the decider.

La Manga CC Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
8w 1lb 
for 10 wickets
128 (34.4 overs)
Brook ct  Basharat 52
Harlow ct  Laundon 0
Shafter ct  Laundon 0
Banks run out  Laundon 22
Wood run out  Shahzad 24
Adamson ct  Basharat 6
Panchal b  Basharat 3
Oliphant ct  Basharat 0
Wambeek ct  Muñoz 8
Albas ct  Muñoz 0

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jamie Roper4.011500.003.75
Kevin Laundon4.001829.004.50
Faran Afzal6.031600.002.67
Phill Pennick5.001300.002.60
Muhammad Shahzad3.002500.008.33
James Wallington Smith7.003300.004.71
Basharat Ali5.01641.501.20
Christian Munoz0.40020.000.00

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 2w  
for 4 wickets

(27.5 overs)
Phill Pennick Run out  13 1
Joel Brooke b  Abbas 9 1
Christian Munoz ct  Singh 44 2
Ben Fletcher ct  Panchal 13 1
Faran Afzal Not Out  35
Jamie Roper Not Out  7
Kevin Laundon  
Grahame Ward   2
Basharat Ali  
James Wallington Smith  
Muhammad Shahzad  

La Manga CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy