Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 v Barcelona on Sat 03 May 2008 at 13.00
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Won by 2 wickets

Match report Saturday, May 3rd

Barcelona CC 177 all out
SACC 1st XI 179-8

Cricket España League game sponsored by Fandangos restaurant (Albir)

On a gorgeous sunny day the Barcelona captain won the toss and surprised no-one by choosing to bat first. In typical fashion the Barcelona opener took a good look at the first ball before trying to smash the second out of the country only to top edge it to Shafique, who took a magnificent catch.The Alfas bowling attack continued to bowl tight lines, and, with some great catches, the top five had gone with just 35 on the board. Tariq and Tanveer came to the crease to steady the ship and steered the Barcelona total to 95 before Tanveer played a poor shot to be caught by Pennick for 27. Qasar came to the crease to hit some huge sixes before falling to another good catch in the deep off Mudassar. Barcelona finally reached 177 all out, with Mudassar (14-4) and Lupson (29-2) the pick of the Alfas bowlers.

In the face of some accurate, full-pitched fast bowling, Alfas lost quick early wickets. Wasim Ul-Rehaman dug deep to keep Alfas in the game with the scores at 24-4 and Mudassar smashed a quick 16 in the space of two overs before being given out for handling the ball. When Wasim also went, leaving SACC at 75-6, Spencer and Fletcher put together a partnership of 55, leaving the ninth wicket bowling duo of Muñoz and Lupson to compile the final 44 required and take Alfas to a good team win. For Barcelona Tanveer and Zakulla both bowled well, taking 6 of the wickets between them.

Barcelona Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
177 (0.0 overs)
Saghar Caught  0
Khalid Caught  4
Aramaghan Caught  1
Muharram Caught  5
Sarfraz Bowled  10
Tariq Lbw  38
Tanveer Caught  27
Qesar Caught  34
Zakulla Caught  11
Asim Stumped  7
Mirza Not Out  4

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Lupson8.0029214.503.63
Christian Munoz7.0053226.507.57
Wasim Ur- Rehman8.0233133.004.13
Paul Taylor8.0224124.003.00
Mudassar Yousaf3.301443.504.00
Mark Spencer1.001100.0011.00
Phill Pennick2.001000.005.00

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 8 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Phill Pennick Lbw  8 1
M. Shafique Ali Lbw  4 2 1
Gary Crompton Bowled  4
Wasim Ur- Rehman Caught  25 2
Kevin Laundon Caught  0
Mudassar Yousaf Handled Ball  16 1
Mark Spencer Caught  33
Ben Fletcher Caught  22
Christian Munoz Not Out  23 1
Sam Lupson Not Out  20
Paul Taylor  

Barcelona Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    billy morgan