Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 v Theale C C on Sun 24 Feb 2019 at 1.00
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Lost Alfas lose by 25 runs after good chase

Match report Theale showed up bright and early for the second match of their tour against the Alfas 2nds looking for a victory that would leave their tour nice and level at 1 win, 1 loss.

Agreeing that Theale could bat first, Byrne marshalled his troops and tried to figure out what to do with 10 players staring at him! After a bit of arranging, the match started and Walker took the first over, including the first wicket. White getting a slight nick behind to the 'keeper and walking without hesitation, even though neither the bowler nor the umpire claimed to have heard the edge. The talented Holder was in next and greeted Wood with a big 6 over the pond but Walker again came up trumps and snaffeled a good C&B to get rid of one of Thele's bigger dangermen. Left Handed opener Cooke welcomed another partner in Morris and the two put on 44 for the next wicket before Harvey got Cooke caught after a good 34 by M. Perman. Harvey did it again the next over, getting Morris caught by Walker. There was time before drinks for one more wicket as Ransom delivered his legendary Long Hop to A. Why only for him to slap the ball straight to Perman who took his 2nd catch of the day.

Drinks and Alfas were well placed at 84/5. However, R. Why and S. Brown came out after drinks with some good couterattacking play and put on 57 for the next wicket until KP got Why to play on going for a deft dab behind. M. Smith and M. Gray came and went without troubling the scorer but Sankaran was in a mood to bat today and with Brown, managed to see out the innings with a great stand of 82 to bring the Thele total to 215.

In reply, Waqer and Ames opened for Alfas with Tim living dangerously, flirting with LBW due to his footwork which finally brought his downfall in the 7th Over as he was trapped plumb in front. Old favourite Antonio Brown joined Waqer at the crease and together, both batsman brought up their 50 (eventually!) and added 90 for the 2nd wicket before Antonio heaved at one just after getting his 50 and was bowled before having to come off. Waqer on 45 by that stage. Ransom joined Waqer at the crease and saw him through to his 50 when Harvey replaced the retiring batsman but the overs were being eaten into by economical bowling from the visitors and the run rate was increasing. As the batsmen started to try and hit out, Ransom was well caught by Holder, the same man taking another catch to dimiss Harvey and with 40 needed off the last 2 overs, the chase made it to 190 before time and Overs got the better of the home side.

An enjoyable game by all and Alfas look forward to Thele's return for another enjoyable weekend's cricket when they wish.

Theale C C Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 15w 1b 1lb 
for 8 wickets
215 (35.0 overs)
J. White ct  I. Byrne Bowled D. Walker 1
C. Cooke ct  M. Perman Bowled P. Harvey 34
M. Holder ct  and Bowled D. Walker 8
J. Morris ct  D. Walker Bowled P. Harvey 14
A. Why ct  M. Perman Bowled A. Ransom 9
R. Why b  K. Perman 29
S. Brown Not Out  52
M. Smith b  K. Perman 0
M. Gray ct  C. Wood Bowled K. Perman 0
R. Sankaran Not Out  47
B. Cooper  

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Darren Walker6.0130215.005.00
Conner Wood7.0141141.005.86
Paul Harvey5.0023211.504.60
Andrew Ransom5.0125125.005.00
Kieran Perman4.011635.334.00
Waqar Ashraf5.004300.008.60
Mark Perman3.003400.0011.33

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 17w 5b  
for 5 wickets

(35.0 overs)
Waqar Ashraf Retired Out  52
Tim Ames lbw  R. Sankaran 14
Antonio Brown b  M. Holder 50
Andrew Ransom ct  M. Holder Bowled B. Cooper 9
Paul Harvey ct  M. Holder Bowled T. White 24
Darren Walker st  R. Why Bowled B. Cooper 3 3
Kieran Perman Not Out  13
Ian Byrne Not Out  2 1
Geoff Evans  
Mark Perman   2
Conner Wood   1

Theale C C Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
R. Sankaran5.0017117.003.40
S. Brown5.002300.004.60
M. Gray5.002700.005.40
M. Smith7.004200.006.00
M. Holder5.0025125.005.00
B. Cooper5.0032132.006.40
J. White3.0018118.006.00