Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas mid week v Milan C.C on Fri 21 Mar 2008 at 15.00
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Won by 11 runs

Match report Friday, March 21st

SACC MW XI 170-6 (25 overs)
Milan CC 159-6 (25 overs)

On a blustery, overcast day requiring at least one sweater, Captain Bellis won the toss and elected to bat first with the match reduced to 25 overs owing to the late start. An unusual first over saw 1st XI skipper Kevin Laundon smash 16 runs before departing to a smart catch in the gully off the final ball. The home side's final total of 170 was built around another fine knock by 17 year old Spain all-rounder Christian Muñoz, who amassed 66 before retiring in the 20th over, with useful contributions from Marriner (10), Pennick (15), Perrins (26) and Cowley (17 not out). Special mention goes to Milan's young keeper, Glenn Coppack, who put in an immaculate performance behind the stumps, that included a catch and a very sharp stumping. His 13 year old sister, Katie, who bowled three very respectable overs from the top end and held onto a sharp catch, also had a very good day.

Between them, Howden, Packiam and Cowley accounted for Milan's top three to leave the score standing at 51-3 after 11 overs. Vikram, who was dropped twice on the boundary off Marriner on his way to a rapid 77, and Cooke (27), added 90 for the fourth wicket to set up a thrilling finish with a highly-gettable target of 30 runs off the last 24 balls. However, a frugal last few overs from Perrins (1 for 11 off 4 overs) and Pennick, who found his radar after an expensive first eight balls that went for 23 to end with 1 for 29 off 18 balls, steered the MW XI to their first victory of the season by the narrow margin of 11 runs.

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas mid week Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Kevin Laundon Caught  16
Christian Munoz Retired Not Out  66
Ben Marriner Bowled  10 1
Phill Pennick Caught  15 1
Jack Hersh Caught  4
Ian Perrins Stumped  26
Steve Cowley Not Out  17
Harry Marshall Not Out  4
John Howden  
Peter Packiam  
Jeff Bellis  

Milan C.C Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
K. Coppack3.001900.006.33

Milan C.C Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
159 (0.0 overs)
Ross-Gower Bowled  24
Krisna Caught  4
Sweetman Caught  8
Vikram Caught  77
D. Cooke Bowled  27
G. Coppack Run out  3
Kumar Not Out  5
J. Ross-Gower Not Out  0

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas mid week Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
John Howden4.0116116.004.00
Peter Packiam4.0121121.005.25
Steve Cowley4.0032132.008.00
Ben Marriner4.002100.005.25
Jeff Bellis2.001900.009.50
Ian Perrins4.0011111.002.75
Phill Pennick3.0029129.009.67