Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 v Torrevieja on Sat 20 Feb 2016 at 1.00
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Won Alfas post too high for Torre to chase

Match report The start of a new season saw the battle of the home teams as Torrevieja arrived to Alfas, in a fixture where the away side have not won against the other in a number of matches. Torre had a few new faces in their side and Alfas had awarded the new Chairman a place in the mighty 2nds as a suitable reward for his new position.

Alfas took the opportunity to set a total and Nix strode out with K. Perman to set about starting off matters. Nix was first to fall getting caught LBW off Harris which saw Mr. Chairman flaunt his newfound status and come in at a Vertigo inducing No. 3. Together with Perman they found a liking to the Torre attack, Perman hitting the ball to all parts of the boundary while the Chairman showed his negotiating skills by practising his golf shots at the crease incase the Golfers were paying attention!

Perman was next to go, tiredness getting to him and dragging one on to his stumps, goodd reward for Harris getting both openers, working well with Wareing who kept both batsmen honest with his tidy bowling. Abdul took up the fight with Fletcher until the Chairman was eventually called in having hit his 50 to bring back memories invoke the battling display of......well, none of the team were actually around the last time he did hit but he assured us he had done so before! The rest of the Alfas struggled to add anything of note to the score apart from Anton Bodnarec who grafted, edged, swung and battled to a handy 18 before the overs ran out and Alfas ended on 195 from their 35.

The Torre reply did not get off to the best start as the top 3 only managed 11 between them, Abdul catching a nice edge off "Opener" Wood before Bodnarec followed up his batting heroics with 2 wickets.

New man Raul started battling back and with Hasan and then Wareing put on some runs in the middle order before Abdul again found the edge, Byrne taking his 2nd of the day. With Wareing and Guichard both finding some scores out in the middle, skipper perman changed things and brought on the left arm of Dell. Dell managing to get both batsmen to send up catches with Pennick and Perman took with ease. Dhondai at the other end picked up 3 wickets, sending all 3 batsmen waddling back to the pavillion with their ducks and finally, K. Perman returned to get the last wicket of Neville, Bodnarec ending a fine day with his 2nd catch of the day. Torre all out for 129 and the home side prevailing in this fixture once again.

Torre will look to get revenge when Alfas visit them later in the season as the hunt for an away win continues.

Alfas MOM - A. Bodnarec - 18*, 2 wickets and 2 catches.

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 4w 7b  
for 7 wickets

(35.0 overs)
Bob Nix lbw N. Harris 11 1 1
Kieran Perman b N. Harris 48 9 1
Ben Fletcher Retired Not Out  59 9 1
Abdul Wajid lbw Raul 24 3
Ian Byrne ct and Bowled Darwin 5 1 2 1
Anton Bodnarec Not Out  18 2
Kyle Roper b C. Wood 0
Rob Dhondai ct Hassan Bowled Angus 9 2
Andy Dell b C. Guichard 4 1
Phill Pennick Not Out  3 2
Mark Perman  

Torrevieja Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C. Wood4.0019119.004.75

Torrevieja Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
14w 3b  
for 10 wickets
129 (33.3 overs)
C. Wood ct I. Byrne Bowled Abdul 9
L. Beann ct B. Fletcher Bowled A. Bodnarec 2
C. Darwen ct P. Pennick Bowled A. Bodnarec 0
Raul ct I. Byrne Bowled Abdul 24
Hasan b Abdul 7
M. Wareing ct P. Pennick Bowled A. Dell 15
C. Guichard ct K. Perman Bowled A. Dell 30
Rahman ct A. Bodnarec Bowled R. Dhondai 0
Angus st I. Byrne Bowled R. Dhondai 0
Connor ct B. Nix Bowled R. Dhondai 0
Neville ct A. Bodnarec Bowled K. Roper 25

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Abdul Wajid7.012237.333.14
Anton Bodnarec4.001728.504.25
Kyle Roper5.3129129.005.27
Rob Dhondai6.021434.672.33
Andy Dell7.0126213.003.71
Kieran Perman3.001800.006.00
Ben Fletcher1.00100.001.00