Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 v Barcelona C.C on Sun 04 May 2008 at 13.00
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Lost by 195 runs

Match report SACC 2´s strong start to the Spanish League Northern Division came to a shuddering halt at the hands of Barcelona CC who in turn notched their first win of the campaign.

Having won the toss for the third straight match, the home skipper´s luck ran out when he chose to field first. Barcelona, recent winners of a national 20/20 Championship at La Manga, started in stand and deliver mode and never looked back. All of the top four batsmen (Khalid, Saqar, Armagan and Aamir) passed fifty at better than a run a ball, setting a platform for the middle and lower order to play an equally swashbuckling game that left the home bowlers on their knees. When the innings finally closed at 395 for 7, SACC 2´s only consolation was the visitors had not managed to overhaul the longstanding record of 406 runs in 40 overs. Brad Seekings 2 for 40 in 4 overs and Mudassar Yousaf´s 2 for 74 from 8 were the standout bowling figures, but in truth too many catches were spilt against one of the League´s most talented lineups.

In reply, SACC 2 were soon in bother as Tanveer (1 for 24 from 5 overs) and Zaka (2 for 36 from 5) removed both openers. A sublime counterattacking 107 from S.Ur-Rehman, his second League century of the season, helped the hosts restore some pride and pick up some useful batting points that may yet prove crucial in the final analysis, but in truth Barcelona´s mammoth total was never under threat. Apart from useful contributions from Muñoz (22) and Fletcher (20), Barcelona were able to comfortably close out a crushing 195 run win, with Khalid (1 for 29 from 8 overs) just about the pick of the bowlers.

Barcelona C.C Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
395 (0.0 overs)
Khalid Lbw  84
Saqar Bowled  65
Armagan Bowled  51
Aamir Caught  53
Qasar Caught  40
Moharram Caught  17
Serfraaz Caught  21
Tariq Not Out  14
Sajad Not Out  12

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Stephen Lewis6.004100.006.83
Jake Sunderland2.003400.0017.00
Steve Cowley6.0061161.0010.17
Christian Munoz8.005100.006.38
Mudassar Yousaf8.0074237.009.25
Shafique Ur- Rehman3.0033133.0011.00
Brad Seekings4.0040220.0010.00
Ben Fletcher3.0041141.0013.67

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 7 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Joe Williams Caught  1
Mudassar Yousaf Caught  5
Shafique Ur- Rehman Caught  107
Brad Seekings Caught  5
Christian Munoz Run out  22
Ben Fletcher Bowled  20
Stephen Lewis Bowled  9 2
Iain MacInnes Not Out  1 1
Jack Hersh Not Out  6 1
Jake Sunderland  
Steve Cowley  

Barcelona C.C Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Brian Pitts & Richard Kew
  • Scorer :
    Ian Perrins