Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 v Philistines C.C. on Sun 25 Oct 2009 at 12.00
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Won

Match report On avery hot sunny day in october and having to wait ages for a golf tournament as the last pair were so poor , one of the ladies teed off hit a tree and the ball went passed her much to the delight of the cricketers , obviously a moment where you had to be there, anyway eventually starting at 1.30 , so game was reduced to 32overs , and Alfas skipper lost the toss again , in the field we go, Skipper is not a liked man at this stage. The Philistines started quietly ,loosinga wicket in the first over , and at 35 for 2 off 9overs in a shortened game thouht we was doing very well , then Tipping and Turcan started to take the atack with some improvised shots from tipping reaching a very quick fifty with the score on only 68, Turcan batted around him and punished the bad ball to good effect , with the Philistine pair putting on a 150 run partnership in 18overs before Tipping came off after scoring a productive hundred, Turcan soon followed after hitting 61 and being bowled by Catala. Philistines reached a massive 215 for 3 off 32overs Peter Packiam the pick of the bowlers .Some better positive fielding and bowling may have helped the alfas course a bit more with 26extras.
Needing 6.896 an over from the start things were going to be tough for the local boys , even more so once the first 2 overs were knocked back for for 1run which was a wide.4th over MArriner closed his eyes and charged guest player Bainbridge only to knock it straight to point, in came Pennick with only 8 on the board and 28overs to go , who tried to know the ball around more and rotate the strike along with Robinson , before a m,atch winning runout , what sore the Philistines runout Robinson in a tight cool , before the celebrations were short lived when they realised Afzal was walking in , and proceed to loose ball after ball with some huge hits off some very short bowling and good counting to keep Pennick off strike.. reachinga very impressive 105 off 16overs with 160 partnership with Pennick who was Lbw for 49 much to the shock of the bowler , batsman,fielders crowd the list goes on.... 30 needed off 10over left the young lads hitting a few runs and a few more wickets lost before the ever improving Tim Marshall scoring the winning runs with 40vers to go , a great all round performance from a weakend Sunday side with all the players batting or bowling .

Philistines C.C. Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 3 wickets
215 (0.0 overs)
T Nott b  Pennick 1
M.Smith ct  Catala Bowled Packiam 9
G.Tipping Retired Out  100
D.Turcan b  Catala 61
R.Day Not Out  16
M.Pelster Not Out  6

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Steve Cowley4.001900.004.75
Phill Pennick6.0032132.005.33
Peter Packiam6.0024124.004.00
Robert Norton5.004200.008.40
Tim Marshall2.002800.0014.00
Faran Afzal5.003000.006.00
Jaime Catala4.0031131.007.75

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 5 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Ben Marriner ct  Pelster Bowled Bainbridge 5
Ray Robinson Run out  14
Phill Pennick lbw  Bowled Torcan 49
Faran Afzal Retired Not Out  105
Antonio Gomez Brown Run out  7
Jaime Catala Not Out  6 1
Harry Marshall ct  Webb Bowled Howden 0
Tim Marshall Not Out  2
Peter Packiam  
Steve Cowley  
Robert Norton  

Philistines C.C. Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Brian Pitts And Richard Kew
  • Scorer :
    John Howden and J Catala