Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 v Harrow School C.C on Sat 10 Apr 2010 at 1pm
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Won SACC 1st X1 245-7 Harrow School 195-10

Match report On yet another sunny day at the Woodbridge Oval the first eleven entertained Harrow, the UKs finest all boys school. After winning the toss Alfas batted first hoping for a big score after watching the school side in a 20-20 the previous day set 164.
Spencer and Howe the opening SACC batsmen faced up to a very hostile attack from Harrow opening bowlers Pratt and Bose, the first 2 overs being maidens, slowley but surely the SACC lads took charge, the 50 partnership coming in just 9 overs. In the 11 over Howe(22) hit one back at O´Bunting who took one for the lads and unluckely had to retire, Witrow came on to finish the over and Howe hit his 1st ball straight to deep cover and was caught. Pennick joined Spencer in the middle and the pair carried on scoring at a good rate until Pennick on unlucky for some 13 let one go through his legs and was bowled by Pearson Jones the Harrow skipper. Crompton walked out to join Spencer and yet again looked in good form, Harrow cleverly bought back the opening bowlers and it worked a treat, Spencer(64) well beaten by Pratt, who´s second spell was as quick as any we have watched at the Oval, Pratt also got Ur Rehman(5). Bose also got in on the fun having Crompton(17) caught at cover point, when Climent(8) was bowled by MacIntrye a SACC collapse looked on. Shaf Ali coming in at number 7 and Skipper Laundon played out a few overs to stem the flow of wickets until Laundon was runout in the 38th over with the score on 172. Lupson joined Ali in the middle and the pair set about a 7 over run chase which added 73 entertaining runs, Ali finishing on 68 and Lupson 24 setting up a total of 245, not a massive total and certainly only just par on this ground.
Harrow batsmen found life in the middle a little tough as Laundon seamed the ball around and watched the ball fly of edges through to the boundry, 9 off the first over, in the 3rd over Castleman nicked one and was well taken by Climent the SACC keeper. After 9 overs Crompton was given the ball, replacing the injured Lupson, who maybe should have rested a side strain, and struck with his 3rd ball getting opening bat Patel caught by Taylor at gully. 55 for 2 from 11 overs. Cousins joined the fun but found Laundon´s bowling a bit of an handfull and nicked one through to Climent, 57 for 3 from 12. SACC begining to take control. Wilce and White had other ideas though and took the score to 95 before White misread one from Crompton and gave Taylor his second catch of the day. Whilce still looking good belted one back at Taylor who cleverly helped it onto the stumps getting Harrow skipper Pearson Jones runout with out facing a ball. Wilce attacked Crompton once to often, missed the ball and was stumped by Climent, this followed by Bose´s runout, a Lupson´s throw from the deep. The classy looking Baird spanked one at Crompton at short cover off evergreen Taylor´s bowling and Ur Rehman tempting MacIntrye to a mistimed drive well taken by Spencer in the slips changed the look of the game, 158 for 9 the game surely finished but as always cricket turns into a fantastic game, the last pair looked to turn the game on its head, taking the score to 195 before Witrow(39) spanked Spencer into the hands of Laundon at deep mid on, Pratt finishing not out on 11.
Yet another great day enjoyed by the crowd and players, thanks to Harrow for coming over and we are looking forwards to seeing you again next year.

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 7 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Mark Spencer Bowled  64 1
Graham Howe Caught  22
Phill Pennick Bowled  13
Gary Crompton Caught  17 1
Wasim Ur- Rehman Bowled  5
David Climent Bowled  8 2 1
M. Shafique Ali Not Out  68
Kevin Laundon Run out  2 1
Sam Lupson Not Out  24 1
Paul Taylor   1 1
anthony brown  

Harrow School C.C Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Pearson Jones7.0034217.004.86

Harrow School C.C Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
195 (0.0 overs)
Patel Caught  21
Castleman Caught  8
Wilce Stumped  42
Cousins Caught  1
White Caught  14
Pearson Jones Run out  0
Bose Run out  24
Bairds Caught  13
MacIntrye Caught  6
Witrow Caught  39
Pratt Not Out  11

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Kevin Laundon9.0156228.006.22
Sam Lupson4.002500.006.25
Gary Crompton9.0055318.336.11
Paul Taylor9.0122122.002.44
Wasim Ur- Rehman6.0029129.004.83
Mark Spencer1.2013113.009.75

  • Umpire :
    Mr R Graham Mr A Bacon
  • Scorer :
    Mr D Myers