Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st XI beat Madrid United by 3 wickets
Batting first Madrid set about the bowling with a flourish 50 coming up in 9 overs problem was they had also lost 3 wickets in the same time.
The runs kept coming as a change in the bowling found that the Madrid boys enjoy a little bit of leg side spin and the hundred was reached by the drinks break at 15 overs, this 50 run giving SACC an headache as only one wicket had fell. 117 for 4. drinks bought about a change of pace and the bats men decided a more cautious approach might be the order of the day, but as often happens at the Woodbridge Oval the slower run rate suites the home team and wickets fell regullary and at the second drinks break 168 for 7 was the Madrid total.
Three more wickets in two overs and the home team should be able to chase down a below par score of 183. Crompton and Laundon getting three each with Spencer taking two from 2.1 overs and Taylor and Roper 1 each, Muñoz bowled a good spell and was unlucky not to take a wicket.
Chasing down a low total can occasionally phase a team but this SACC side never appear doubtful of their own abillity and openers Pennick and Spencer took the score to 37 from 3 overs befor e Pennick was adjudged LBW. 7 overs gone and Spencer gave a catch to Wazir at mid on 46 on the board, was this going to be a upset for the home team ?
Muñoz and Crompton the took the score up to 84 before an unusually slow scoring Crompton was caught out. Mohammad and Muñoz then looked to be taking the game away from the visitors and 137 was on the scoreboard when Muñoz gave a simple catch to mid wicket, but only 40 more runs were needed so a easy win was still on. 10 more runs are added when Laundon was bowled and Roper then lasted 2 balls to leave the home side reeling on 152 for 7.
Ward and Gomez Brown then steered the side to victory with 13 overs spare and 19 points onto the league total. Madrid getting 6.
Madrid United Batting
10w 13b 1lb
for 10 wickets
183 (32.1 overs)
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 Bowling
Umpire :R Graham /A Bacon
Scorer :DP Myers