Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 v Harpenden C.C. on Sat 18 Mar 2017 at 1.00
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Won

Match report A fixture with much promise after last seasons crushing defeat by a Harpendon team full of talent, SACC put out the strongest team they could muster. The visitors elected to bat first in a mutually agreed ´toss´. Ali steamed in for the first over and ripped Reeves in half with his first ball again with his second and the shocked opener nicked the third ball to Ward SACC´s keeper. First blood to the home team, Aussie pro Climent was the next in and although playing the rest of the over out never looked steady. Waqar took the second over and his mix of swing and slow balls unnerved the Harpendon team further. A couple of mighty blows took the visitors to 31 from 3 overs but Ali had claimed his second wicket Morgan taking an half chance from the dangerous looking Climent(8). Pankhurst(11) strode out and went after Waqar with a glorious display of hard hitting for 3 balls then fell to Ali again caught by Morgan at short midwicket. Waqar getting rewarded for his consistent lines and Tuck nicked one again well held by Ward. First change Bowler Alger took two quick wickets and Ali finished a good spell with an excellent return of 8-3-3-30. Byrne(14) and Washington(53) held things together for a few overs before Crompton tempted Washington and Ali caught him at mid off, a great knock in the circumstances from the Harpendon player. Watson spanked a couple of boundaries in his quick fire 20, then played at a fierce lifting ball from Faran and Ward took another. Crompton finishing off the innings getting Smith caught at backward square leg by Alger then Card at mid-off caught by Ali Great figures from Spain's manager 6.5-3-14-3 . All out for 138 which included 22 wide's.
An early tea was taken whilst the shell shocked Harpendon team tried to grasp what had just happened to the star studded batting line up.
Morgan joined Crompton to open the innings as Crompton´s fourth partner this season, and the pair raced along to 64 before Morgan on on 11 played on. Alger hit a few glorious shots before again playing on, Muñoz joined Crompton and Spain´s Captain and manager looked to finish it quickly but Muñoz on 23 was caught in the deep. Crompton read the script and reached 50 and chipped one to mid-off.Leaving Faran and Perman to finish of the required 30 runs. A good victory to SACC which no one really expected.
This coming week Gloustershire seniors arrive playing in 4 matches, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. Please pop down and pay us a visit on any off the days, you will be made very welcome.

Harpenden C.C. Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
138 (24.0 overs)
Reeves ct  Ward Ali 0
Washington ct  Ali Crompton 53
Climent ct  Morgan Ali 8
Pankhurst ct  Morgan Ali 11
Tuck ct  Ward Waqar 1
Randel ct  Faran Alger 4
Finch ct  Ward Alger 4
Bryne Not Out  14
Watson ct  Ward Faran 20
Smith ct  Alger Crompton 1
Card ct  Ali Crompton 0

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Basharat Ali8.0330310.003.75
Waqar Ashraf6.0153153.008.83
Adam Alger5.0229214.505.80
Gary Crompton6.031434.672.33
Faran Afzal2.0012112.006.00

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 4w 4b 1lb 
for 4 wickets

(21.3 overs)
Rhys Morgan Bowled  11 2
Gary Crompton Caught  50
Adam Alger Bowled  15 1
Christian Munoz Caught  23
Faran Afzal Not Out  24 1
Jack Perman Not Out  4
Darren Walker  
Basharat Ali   2
Waqar Ashraf  
Grahame Ward   4
Kevin Laundon  

Harpenden C.C. Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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  • Umpire :
    Rob Dhondai
  • Scorer :