Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 v Barcelona C.C on Sat 12 Apr 2008 at 13.00
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Lost By Scorers default

Match report Saturday, April 12th

SACC 1sts 205-9 (40 overs)
Barcelona CC 206-8 (40 overs)

On a glorious sunny day, the Barcelona skipper won the toss and stuck Alfas in to bat. In typical style the Alfas openers reached 43 without loss by the 5th over with the opposition captain and Spain opening bowler having gone for 21 off his first 12 balls. However, both openers were undone by straight half-vollies from the replacement bowler, and the home side were left reeling at 95-5 at the halfway stage after a succession of ill-judged swipes at the persisently short-pitched attack. Zaka (three for 32) and (one for 14 off 6 overs) continued to bowl well for the visitors with only Wasim digging deep to score a patient 52 which helped Alfas to 205-9 at the end of their 40 overs.

Barcelona's openers started in positive fashion, reaching 45 for the first wicket, before Lupson struck to take the first of his four wickets - caught by Pennick, who went on to pouch two more victims, in the deep. Aslam and Saghar came and went, through some very tight bowling by Paul Taylor (one for 21 off 8) and Sam Lupson. With the introduction of Muñoz, the Barcelona score moved along slowly with more tight bowling as they reached 91-3 at the drinks break. With Wasim coming on from the top end scoring was just as difficult with only 7 runs being conceded in the following 7 overs before Tariq and opener Khalid started to get on with it. The bowling from the bottom end became less then satisfactory as 66 runs were conceded from only 7 overs. But Sam Lupsom came on at the death with Barcelona needing (according to the scoreboard) 17 runs off the last 4 overs, and bowled his last 2 overs without conceding a run to finish with four for 28 off 8 overs. This left Barcelona needing 6 runs off the last over, and losing a further wicket to a great catch by Sam on the boundary, they still needed 3 from last 2 balls though the Barcelona wicket keeper smashed the next ball in typical cavalier fashion straight into the practice nets for 6. Mention must be made of the innings by Barcelona opener Khalid, who carried his bat for 70 not out, ensuring his side were always in the hunt. There was late drama, however, as the teams walked off, the calculaters came out and it emerged that the scoreboard may have been ten runs ahead of the book. Nevertheless, a fantastic game of cricket, hugely enjoyed by all.

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
M. Shafique Ali Lbw  33 1
Phill Pennick Bowled  4 3
Gary Crompton Caught  10
Mark Spencer Bowled  19
Russell SHIPTON Caught  15
Kevin Laundon Caught  5
Wasim Ur- Rehman Caught  52 2
Christian Munoz Bowled  1
Mudassar Yousaf Caught  17
Sam Lupson Not Out  11 1
Paul Taylor Not Out  1

Barcelona C.C Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Barcelona C.C Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
196 (0.0 overs)
Khalid Not Out  70
Armaghan Caught  15
Aslam Caught  6
Saghar Caught  0
Tariq Caught  39
Tanveer Caught  21
Busharat Lbw  21
Zaka Caught  1
Masharat Caught  4
?????? Not Out  7

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Lupson8.022847.003.50
Kevin Laundon4.5035217.507.24
Paul Taylor8.0020120.002.50
Christian Munoz4.002300.005.75
Wasim Ur- Rehman8.0130130.003.75
Gary Crompton4.003300.008.25
Mudassar Yousaf3.003300.0011.00

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