Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas mid week v Westminster School on Fri 11 Apr 2008 at 13.00
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Lost by 102 runs

Match report Friday, April 11th

Westminster 270-9 (40 overs)
SACC MW 169-8 (40 overs)

The tourists from London won the toss and batted first. Holt (41) and Rankine put on 87 for the first wicket before Rankine fell to Pennick for 54. The next major partnership, featuring Patel (55) and Hadcock (26), took the score from 130 to 203. With wickets tumbling, and with Jack Hersh chipping in with four wickets from his late three-over spell, the visitors continued to score freely to end up posting a very challenging 271 run target with late-order contributions from Fitzsimons (14), Clancy (21), and Stewart (15). All the Alfas bowlers and fielders stuck to their task gamely though Hickie (three fine catches in the deep), Pennick (a low diving catch at point and a run out) and Rose (two catches) were particularly outstanding. In reply, Pennick and Hersh were pegged back by accurate spells from the burger-fuelled tourist openers, but put on more than fifty for the first wicket before first Hersh (21) then Pennick (65) fell to the excellent Wheeler, who ended up with the fine figures of 2 for 21 off his seven overs. When guest batsman Ireland went for 23 with the home side still requiring around 15 from each of the final ten overs, the rest of the MW middle order struggled, especially against the rapid leg-spin of Scott, whose six overs from the bottom end yielded three wickets and cost just 13 runs. Ending up just over a hundred runs short, it was left to the undefeated Howden and Bellis to ensure that the home side at least managed to bat out their overs. A deserved victory to the lads from Westminster School, and good luck to them for the coming season.

Westminster School Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
270 (0.0 overs)
Holt Run out  41
Rankine Caught  54
Scott Caught  26
Patel Caught  55
Hadcock Caught  26
Fitzsimons Caught  14
Clancy Caught  21
Johnson Stumped  8
Stewart Caught  15
McNeill Adams Not Out  0
Wheeler Not Out  1

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas mid week Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
John Howden5.003700.007.40
A.N. Other6.003300.005.50
Phill Pennick8.0049149.006.12
Don Rose6.0043221.507.17
Jeff Bellis4.0051151.0012.75
Jack Hersh3.002746.759.00

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas mid week Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 8 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Phill Pennick Caught  65 1 1
Jack Hersh Caught  21
Don Rose Run out  3 2
Ian Perrins Stumped  23
A.N. Other Caught  5
James reflex Hickie Caught  5 3
John Howden Not Out  0
Jeff Bellis  
Tim Marshall  
Jeff Bellis  
Tim Marshall  

Westminster School Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy