Levante’s unbeaten run came to a crashing halt at La Manga yesterday when Madrid Star completed a comfortable eight wicket victory against the current league leaders.
Batting first Levante managed just 136 all out. Struggling at 28 for 3 a fourth wicket partnership of 72 between Scott Burchill and Ravishanker helped the club from Valencia reach three figures but then the last six wickets fell for just 36 runs to ensure an early lunch for both sides. Ali Cheema took three wickets for his team which included a fine opening spell that bagged the scalps of Garvey and Hunt.
Stars never looked in any trouble in chasing down the low total with the openers Mussafa and Khan putting on hundred for the first wicket. Mussafa finally retired on 63 and Khan ended up 46 not out. However, two quick wickets fell just before Stars got over the line to give Levante a solitary bowling point..
Stars got a maximum twenty points from the game and their first league win of the campaign whilst Levante took just three points in total from the match.
Madrid Stars 140 for 2 beat Levante 136 all out by 8 wickets.