Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 v Goose Green C C on Sat 23 Mar 2019 at 1.00
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Won great bowling display gives an easy win

Match report Goose Green opted to bat on their first visit to the Woodbridge Oval, the first 6 overs from Abdul and Ahmad made the visitors rue the decision, Ahmad claiming his first with his first ball Taylor edging one that Laundon took comfortably. Abdul not to be out done had Glassey reaching to place the ball into the hands of Shenkman at point. 10 for two. from three. The next three overs put the match securely in the hands of SACC skipper Laundon who caught Lawton and Twiss for zero and Bispham for 4 leaving the visitors stumbling on 10-5 from 6 overs. A great start for SACC openers, Abdul 3 overs 2 for 10 and Ahmad with the days best figures of 3 overs 2 maidens 3 wickets for 4 runs. New batsmen Ward and Wallace enjoyed the change bowlers and started to rebuild the Goose Green innings, reaching 67 when for some reason Ward decided to run out the extremely hard hitting and set batsman Wallace on 39 runs gifting K Roper a run out off his own bowling. A,Ward who up to this point had appeared uncomfortable at the crease had to dig deep joined by J Ward, took the score too 130 when 5th change P Harvey nipped one off the seam to give Laundon hit fifth catch and remove J Ward(17). When Faran Afsal removed Burke (14) and Atkinson(0). Ward decided to up the run rate which although giving him the highest score on the day 64 also meant taking chances and when he basically missed a full ball from Harvey which left Yates not out. 168 for 10 a good recovery by Goose Green Cricket Club.
A great tea was enjoyed by both teams sitting together under the trees at the fabulous venue that is SACC´s home in Av de la Musica L'Albir.
SACC openers went out to face what should be a relative easy chase but the GGCC bowlers had not read the script and G Evans lost his stumps to J Ward as did number 3 batsman T, Beety. Afsal at the other end had reached 14 by the time Alger joined him. The two Spanish international players went about the task set with relish taking the score to 108 when Faran Afsal gave Ward an easy catch when on 47 off the bowling of Burke on for his second spell. Alger did the same thing in Burke´s next over this time though it was the other Ward who took a easy catch at point. 113 for 4 from 17 overs would SACC batsmen collapse in the same style as the GGCC. When Harvey fell for 9 Abdul for 0 and Ahmad for 0 a real threat of defeat loomed, but overseas student R; Shenkman took the home side to the win as he and K, Roper chased down the last 26 runs to give SACC the win with 3 wickets and 7 overs to spare. Thanks go out to Goose Green CC who made the day a great one with suburb eagerness when the team could have capitulated, the supporters on both sides had a good and entertaining day followed by some light refreshments and a fair deal of gossip in the Cabin.

Goose Green C C Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
5nb 18w 5b 5lb 
for 10 wickets
168 (32.1 overs)
Taylor ct  Laundon -Ahmad 1
Bispham ct  Laundon-Ahmad 4
Glassey ct  Shenkman-Abdul 4
Lawton ct  Laundon-Abdul 0
Twiss ct  Laundon-Ahmad 0
Ward b  Harvey 64
Wallace run out  K Roper 39
Ward ct  Laundon Harvey 17
Burke b  Afsal 14
Atkinson ct  Alger Afsal 0
Yates Not Out  0

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Abdul Wajid3.001025.003.33
Jamshaid Ahmad3.02431.331.33
Kyle Roper5.003500.007.00
Alfie Vila Frederick Court5.006000.0012.00
Paul Harvey6.1136218.005.84
Faran Afzal6.011728.502.83

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 7 wickets

(28.0 overs)
Faran Afzal Caught  47 9
Geoff Evans Bowled  0
Tony Beety Bowled  0
Adam Alger Caught  47 8 1 1
Robert Shenkman Not Out  30
Paul Harvey Caught  9
Abdul Wajid Caught  0
Jamshaid Ahmad Caught  0
Kyle Roper Not Out  6
Alfie Vila Frederick Court  
Kevin Laundon  

Goose Green C C Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Mr Vinvent O´Reilly
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