Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 v Valencia on Sat 26 Apr 2008 at 13.00
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Won by 40 runs

Match report SACC 2 produced arguably their most complete performance of the season to see off Valencia CC by the margin of 40 runs and cement their place at the top of the Northern League in the process.

Having won the toss, the home side batted first and had moved to 41 when Williams (12) was run out in the 8th over. Fellow opener Mudasser (83), however, continued his recent rich vein of form with some excellent strokeplay and crashing anything short to the boundary. With Spencer (27) and S.Ur-Rehman (29) playing useful innings in support, a big score was always likely, and the icing on the cake was a sparkling 69 not out from Climent that lifted SACC 2 to 275-5. Despite opening bowler Faizal´s 0 for 36 in 8 overs and Hasin´s 2 for 50 from 8, the visitors were never able to control the run rate, as SACC 2 collected maximum batting points from the final ball of the innings.

In reply, Lewis (1 for 27 from 5 overs) trapped Akeel (8) in front early on, before Shaid (26) and Safraz (38) begun a charge at the home total that was only halted when the former was undone by a brilliant one-handed catch at mid-on by Mudasser off the bowling of Muñoz (2 for 43 from 7.1 overs). An accurate spell from Spencer (3 for 39 from 8) helped increase the asking rate, but it was the introduction of the left arm orthodox spin of Patterson (4 for 53 from 8) that conclusively turned the match in the home side´s favour, leaving Valencia at 180-9. Credit must go to Babar (60), and tailenders Afzal (33) and Hasin (17 not out) for some tenaciuous batting late on that got Valencia an extra point, but fittingly the innings was wrapped up when young stars Muñoz and Sunderland combined to take the last wicket and hand SACC 2 maximum points.

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 5 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Joe Williams Run out  12 2
Mudassar Yousaf Bowled  83 1 1
Mark Spencer Caught  27
Shafique Ur- Rehman Lbw  29
David Climent Not Out  69
Ben Fletcher Caught  10
Christian Munoz Not Out  9
Phil Patterson  
Stephen Lewis  
John Morgan  
Jake Sunderland   3

Valencia Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Valencia Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
235 (0.0 overs)
Akeel Lbw  8
Shaid Caught  26
Safraz Caught  38
Fisal Caught  12
Babar Bowled  60
Khalil Bowled  7
Khuram Caught  4
Lucky Caught  3
Raman Stumped  10
Afzal Caught  33
Hasin Not Out  17

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Stephen Lewis5.0027127.005.40
Jake Sunderland6.005100.008.50
Christian Munoz7.1043221.506.00
Mark Spencer8.0039313.004.88
Phil Patterson8.0053413.256.63
Ben Fletcher5.001900.003.80