Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 v Barcelona on Sun 13 Apr 2008 at 13.00
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Lost by 19 runs

Match report Sunday, April 13th

Barcelona CC 253-8 (40 Overs)
SACC 2nds 235-7 (40 Overs)

A pulsating affair at the Woodbridge Oval saw the SACC 2nd XI fall just short in a thrilling run chase against Barcelona CC, completing a notable double for the visitors who enjoyed a good weekend.

Having won the toss, the visitors chose to bat and it wasn´t long before S.Cowley (3-52 from 8 overs) made the breakthrough in the sixth over. Barcelona's flamboyant style ensured a brisk scoring rate, despite S.Ali's 2-32
from 4 overs and Marriner's 2-43 from 8 overs, and even though Tanveer (51) was the only batsman to post a half century, useful contributions from Rashid and Tariq helped the guests to a challenging 253-8 in the allotted 40 overs. The home side were able to take great heart from a very composed fielding display that included several fine catches in the deep and a very committed all-round approach.

In reply SACC lost S.Ali, leg before to the bowling of Tanveer (1-27 from 7 overs), in the sixth over, but fellow opener Mudasser (121) proceeded to counterattack with a flourish, freely hitting boundaries either side of the wicket, and with able support from Shafique (25) and Morgan (14), the run chase looked very much within reach. The turning point was to be the visitors' decision to swap wicketkeepers so that Armagan (2-6 from 2 overs) could turn
his arm over - his first ball was enough to have Mudasser caught at the wicket, and the 2nd XI's first centurion of the season was forced to depart with the match at a crucial stage. With 36 still required from the last 3 overs, the home side were finally subdued by some accurate death bowling from a side who promise to make a real challenge for the league title, and ultimately SACC fell 19 runs short of their target.

Whilst defeats are always bitter affairs, the 2nd XI showed that a competitive spirit remains within the team and, against a very useful Barcelona side, no small amount of pride was restored with this performance that augurs well for the forthcoming league fixtures.

Barcelona Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
253 (0.0 overs)
Armagan Caught  31
Zahaullah Caught  13
Rashid Caught  48
Saqar Caught  0
Tariq Caught  43
Tanveer Caught  51
Khalid Not Out  8
Basharat Caught  22
Sajjad Caught  4
Aslam Not Out  1

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Stephen Lewis3.001000.003.33
Steve Cowley8.0052317.336.50
Ian Perrins3.001200.004.00
M. Shafique Ali4.0032216.008.00
Mudassar Yousaf8.0037137.004.62
Ben Marriner8.0043221.505.37
Shafique Ur- Rehman3.002500.008.33
Phil Patterson3.002400.008.00

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

(0.0 overs)
Mudassar Yousaf Caught  121
M. Shafique Ali Lbw  16 2
Phil Patterson Caught  8 2
Shafique Ur- Rehman Bowled  25 1
John Morgan Run out  14
Iain MacInnes Caught  3
Stephen Lewis Caught  7 1
Ben Marriner Not Out  3 1
Joe Williams Not Out  1 1
Steve Cowley  
Ian Perrins  

Barcelona Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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