Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas mid week v Cryptics C.C on Mon 31 Mar 2008 at 12.30
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Lost by 12 runs

Match report Monday, March 31st

Cryptics 247-5 (40 overs)
SACC MW 235-6 (40 overs)

Fresh from their success the previous day, a confident Cryptics captain had no hesitation in offering the home side first use of the ball on a bright and breezy afternoon. Openers Williams and White got off to a flying start, latching on to anything loose before Williams fell to a sharp catch at first slip by Pakiam for 11 with the score on 29 from the first ball of just the third over. 31 more runs accrued before White also nicked one, to keeper MacInnes this time, having contributed two thirds of the total of 60. Vadivales and Ford continued to push the score along at a healthy rate against some sloppy stuff, especially from the bottom end, though Vadivales departed leg before to Pakiam for 26. Jones (31) struck some lusty blows before playing back to a good length ball from Laundon that splattered his stumps and Ford and Jones were initially made to work hard for their runs with tight spells from Pakiam, Laundon and Mudassar that seemed destined to keep the target down to a manageable level. However, the home side let themselves down towards the end with some further loose bowling, allowing the tourists to post what proved to be a match-winning total of 247

In reply, Laundon and Hersh carried on where they had left off against Merchant Taylors, quickly compiling 53 before the talented young left-hander was trapped in front for 22 by White, who put a crucial brake on the hosts' progress with a match-winning spell of one for 5 off six overs. Nevertheless, Laundon and Hall put on 96 for the second wicket before Hall went in the 30th over for 11 with the score on 149. Agonisingly close to a deserved century, Laundon perished on 96 in the next over, bringing together Mudassar and MacInnes, who have both been scoring freely in recent games. Together they added 58 in quick time, though when MacInnes departed for 17, towards the end of the 37th over, the target was an unlikely 36 off 19 balls. The next significant partnership, also featuring Pakiam (6 not out), added 20 of these before Mudassar (55) skied one to the keeper off the second ball of the final over with still 15 runs required. With every single fielder on the boundary, Alfas finished up 12 runs short and wishing that some of their more experienced performers, who should certainly know better at their age, had bowled better lines and lengths.

Cryptics C.C Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
247 (0.0 overs)
Williams Caught  11
White Caught  40
Vadivales Lbw  26
Ford Not Out  60
Priestnall Caught  4
Jones Bowled  31
Hamilton Not Out  55

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas mid week Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jake Sunderland6.003200.005.33
Ian Perrins7.0158229.008.29
Peter Packiam6.0033216.505.50
Kevin Laundon8.0124124.003.00
Mudassar Yousaf7.002700.003.86
Jeff Bellis3.002500.008.33
Jack Hersh2.001400.007.00
Colin Hall2.002500.0012.50

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas mid week Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Kevin Laundon Lbw  96
Jack Hersh Lbw  22
Colin Hall Caught  11
Mudassar Yousaf Caught  55 1
Iain MacInnes Caught  17 1
Ian Perrins Bowled  0
Peter Packiam Not Out  6 1
Jake Sunderland Not Out  2
Jeff Bellis  
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  

Cryptics C.C Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy