Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 v Milan C.C on Sat 22 Mar 2008 at 12.30
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Won by 4 wickets

Match report Saturday, March 22nd

Milan CC 228-8 (40 overs)
SACC 1st XI 229-6 (36 overs)

On an afternoon that started brightly, but clouded over to reduce visibility significantly during the final overs, the visitors won the toss and elected to bat. Krisna and Dawson flourished initially against the pace of Lupson and Muñoz before falling in consecutive overs to the left-arm orthodox spin of Wasim (2 for 31 off 8), but only having posting an extremely useful opening partnership of 125 off 19 overs. Wasim was ably supported from the bottom end by his right-arm spin-twin, Mudasser, who put in another good spell to end with the fine figures of 3 for 29 off 8. Ross-Gower Senior ended up not out on 31 and there were also useful contributions from Vikram (18) and Lawrence (15) as the visitors posted a very respectable total of 228-8 at the end of their allotted 40 overs. Perrins chipped in with a couple of cheap wickets at the end to finish with 2 for 10 off 2 and there was also an encouraging spell from fellow 1st XI debutant, Aslam, who did not take a wicket, but bowled tidily, conceding just 12 runs from his three overs with the run-chase very much on.

In reply, Shafique Ali and Pennick got the innings off to its habitual fine start, smashing 79 off the first 12 overs before the Spain glove-man was pouched in the deep off Vikram for 58. Pennick and Wasim added 46 for the second wicket before the Chairman was caught plum in front off Kumar for a well-crafted 44 in the 21st over with 125 on the board. In the failing light and with no apparent need for the rest of the middle order to get padded up, Howe (52) and Wasim (55) seemed to have everything in control having steered the total to 207 with eight overs still remaining. However, Wasim's well-intentioned though ultimately unwise decision to retire having reached his fifty led to a degree of panic within the home ranks as a flurry of quick wickets tumbled. Notwithstanding, Muñoz and Perrins each scored a single to clinch the victory in the gathering gloom with four overs still remaining and the same number of wickets in hand. Another fine display behind the stumps from young Glenn Coppack and credit also goes to young Jack Ross-Gower, who bowled a beguiling late spell of loopy leg-spin to end with 2 for 18 off 3.

Milan C.C Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
228 (0.0 overs)
Krisna Lbw  62
Dawson Caught  49
Suni Caught  9
Vikram Caught  18
Ramesh Lbw  2
Laurenco Caught  15
Ross-Gower Not Out  31
Kumar Caught  7
G. Coppack Bowled  0
Cooke Not Out  1

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Lupson8.0024124.003.00
Christian Munoz6.003600.006.00
Wasim Ur- Rehman8.0231215.503.87
Kevin Laundon5.003700.007.40
Mudassar Yousaf8.002939.673.63
muhammad aslam3.001200.004.00
Ian Perrins2.001025.005.00

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Phill Pennick Lbw  44 1
M. Shafique Ali Caught  58 2
Wasim Ur- Rehman Retired Not Out  55 1
Graham Howe Stumped  52 1
Kevin Laundon Run out  6
Christian Munoz Not Out  1
John Morgan Caught  0
Ian Perrins Not Out  1
Mudassar Yousaf  
Sam Lupson  
muhammad aslam  

Milan C.C Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J. Ross-Gower3.001829.006.00