Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 v Harpenden C.C on Sat 16 Feb 2008 at 12.00
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Won

Match report Fancying that they had a strong side, Harpenden won the toss and chose to bat first. Run-scoring, however, was far from easy in the face of some accurate SACC bowling, and when the first wicket fell with the score on 62, it had taken the visitors 18 overs of their allotted 40 to compile. If credit must go to chairman Pennick for breaking the partnership, greater praise was due to Crompton, who ripped the heart out of the Harpenden batting line-up in the very next over with two quick wickets. Further tight bowling saw Harpenden settle on 184-7 in 40 overs, with an honourable mention for opener Sprowson, who carried his bat for a fine 85. SACC bowling honours were shared between Crompton (3-42) and returning club member J.Catala (3-37).

In reply, S.Ali and Pennick made steady progress, bringing up the 50 partnership in the 10th over. From that point onwards, the home side's batsmen began to make hay, swiftly taking the score on to 102 in 16 overs before Pennick was trapped in front by the bowling of Makower for 40. Despite Makower quickly snapping up a second wicket, S.Ali and new batsman Howe added 42 runs in quick time before Ali was run out having just brought up his century, a fine knock in typically bullish fashion. Victory was by now all but guaranteed, and Howe together with Crompton closed the match out, reaching the target inside 27 overs, despite the best efforts of Makower (2-30).

Having lost the game, Harpenden then took to the bar in determined fashion and emphatically trounced the home side with an awesome display of tinny sinking, accompanied by a fine selection of family favourites sung in good voice by the entire squad. Many thanks must go to the visitors from everyone at the club, and we look forward to their 11th year of touring in 2009!

Harpenden C.C Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
184 (0.0 overs)
Spowson Not Out  85
Howard Caught  32
Fettes Caught  4
Whiteley Bowled  0
Hooper Caught  11
S. Arnold Caught  19
Darwin Caught  1
Wade Stumped  15
C. Arnold Not Out  2

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Lupson6.002900.004.83
Stephen Lewis8.021900.002.37
Gary Crompton8.0042314.005.25
Phill Pennick5.0031131.006.20
Jaime Catala7.0137312.335.29
Wasim Ur- Rehman6.002200.003.67

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 3 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Phill Pennick Lbw  40 1
M. Shafique Ali Run out  100 1
Wasim Ur- Rehman Caught  1 1
Graham Howe Not Out  23 1
Gary Crompton Not Out  9
Kevin Laundon   1
Mudassar Yousaf   1
John Morgan  
Stephen Lewis  
Sam Lupson  
Jaime Catala  

Harpenden C.C Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Allan Bacon and Ron Graham
  • Scorer :