Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 v Cryptics C.C. on Sat 29 Mar 2008 at 12.30
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Won by 28 runs

Match report Strong Cryptics side unable to beat in-form Alfas firsts

SACC 1st XI 265-7 (40 overs)
Cryptics CC 237-7 (40 overs)

Having won the toss and decided to bat first, Alfas got off to a typically flying start before Pennick went caught behind for 16 off the rapid Turner in the fifth over with 36 runs already on the board. Shafique Ali looked to be in magnificent form again, but fell for 33 to a good catch on the boundary by Turner off Ward having added 22 for the second wicket with Wasim, who was also dismissed later in the eighth over for 9. The home side then suffered the misfortune of losing Howe, who limped off with a badly damaged toe after being hit on the foot by Turner - retired hurt for 10. Crompton came to the rescue with a timely half century in partnerships with Morgan (15) and Mudassar. When Crompton departed for 51, the home side lost two more quick wickets before Lupson (34 not out) and Mudassar (42 not out) put together an undefeated eighth-wicket stand of 62 with both players each smashing three huge sixes as they steered the home side to a highly-defendable total of 265 that included a generous 44 extras, 33 of which were wides.

The tourists set off like an express train, smashing 47 runs before Jones was caught by Crompton off Lupson in the fifth over for 24. Wood (78) and Hamilton (73) pushed the total along rapidly to 158 during the next 24 overs as they gradually got the measure of the left-arm orthodox spin of Wasim and Taylor. However, they both eventually chanced their arms once too often to end up bowled in consecutive overs by the leg-spin of Crompton, who went on to take two further wickets to finish with 4 for 40 off seven overs, completing an excellent afternoon's work by running out Vadivale for a duck. With 68 runs required off the final five overs with four wickets still in hand, the visitors added 37 before Carter (26) skied one to the reliable Taylor at midwicket in the final over, ending up 28 runs adrift with seven wickets down with Ford not out on 9, and Ward not out 0.

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 7 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Phill Pennick Caught  16 1
M. Shafique Ali Caught  33 1
Wasim Ur- Rehman Caught  9
Graham Howe Retired Not Out  10
Gary Crompton Bowled  51 1 1
John Morgan Caught  15
Mudassar Yousaf Not Out  42
Paul Taylor Caught  0 1
Ian Perrins Run out  11
Sam Lupson Not Out  34
muhammad aslam  

Cryptics C.C. Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
R. White8.013500.004.38

Cryptics C.C. Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
237 (0.0 overs)
T.Jones Caught  24
O.Wood Bowled  78
J.Hamilton Bowled  73
M.Baggs Stumped  10
Vadivale Run out  0
R.White Stumped  1
M.Ford Not Out  9
S.Turner Caught  26
C.Ward Not Out  0

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Lupson7.0046146.006.57
muhammad aslam6.003300.005.50
Wasim Ur- Rehman6.001900.003.17
Paul Taylor7.004400.006.29
Gary Crompton7.0040410.005.71
Mudassar Yousaf5.001300.002.60
Ian Perrins3.0015115.005.00