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SPORTING ALFAS WIN ECCL PREMIER LEAGUE WITH A GAME TO SPARE
 
23rd June 2013

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club win low scoring gain that gives SACC the ECCL title.

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 113 for 9 beat La Manga 112 all out

Sporting Alfas traveled to the La Manga resort, La Manga win the toss and bat first in this must win game for both teams. Roper opens and gets Brook with an unplayable delivery, Pennick then gets Williams with the perfect ball hitting the bottom of leg stump 15 for 2 from 5.

Ranja and Gopi then hung around for 7 overs taking the score on to 41 before Pennick bowled Gopi(23), Ranja still playing very cautiously. After drinks (15 overs) wickets began to fall regularly and at 20 overs the score was looking dismal at 75 for 5. Roper and Crompton taking the wickets.

The spin duo of Crompton and Spencer then took the game away from the home side with the last 5 wickets falling for 42 runs La Manga all out for 112, Pennick 2 for 28, Roper 2 for 31, Crompton 2 for 26 and Spencer 4 for 21, Ranja the pick of the batsmen with 29 Akash standing alone after reaching 19 and watching his team mates perish.

Atif and Talat had it all to do in the second half, but the Alfas pair Pennick and Spencer looked in control but in the 7th over Pennick was adjudged LBW with 32 runs scored, Crompton then joined Spencer and the pair took the score to 67 before the introduction of spin took the game to a new level, Crompton chipping the ball to mid off Akash the bowler, Ranja then bowled a magnificent spell that left the SACC middle order in ruins. Shahzad caught, Brown bowled, then a trio of LBW´s that left SACC reeling on 102 for 8, nerves getting edgy in both camps, Spencer mean while reached his 50 and then mistimed a short one from the useful Ranja caught at gully.

106 for 9 could Metcalf and Ali hold on for the last 7 runs, Atif bowled a maiden then Ranja stepped up to bowl his last over, a play and miss by Ali, another play and miss, a leg glance that raced to the boundary, 3 runs needed. another play and miss, another leg glance 2 runs taken all even! no an over throw gives the batsmen the chance to win the game. 113 for 9 and Sporting Alfas win the ECCL league title with a game in hand.

Liga de Cricket del Este y del Centro, Primera Division (ECCL 1)
 
  P W D NR L BP
SPORTING ALFAS            7 7 0 0 0 63 133 
MADRID UNITED 6 2 0 0 4 35 55
LA MANGA 5 2 0 0 3 33 53
ALCORCON 4 2 0 0 2 28 48
MADRID 4 0 0 0 4 19 19

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

4th May - La Manga (19 points) beat Madrid United (4 points) by 124 runs

La Manga 238 for 6 (Neil Brook 87 not out, Munib Ranjah 84) beat Madrid United 114 all out (F Mahmood 3-14, S Colbourne 3-28)

4th May - Sporting Alfas (20 points( beat Madrid (4 points) by 6 wickets

Madrid 127 all out (J Roper 2-12, M Hussein 2-13) Sporting Alfas 128 for 4 (M Spencer 60)

5th May Sporting Alfas (19 points) beat Madrid 3 points by 9 wickets

Madrid 202 for 8 (Hall 56, J Woodward 37, J Roper 3-25) Sporting Alfas 204 for 1 (M Spencer 111, C Munoz 76 not out)

11th May Sporting Alfas (19 points) beat Madrid United (5 points) by 7 wickets

Madrid United 231 for 9 (Waheed 42) Sporting Alfas 232 for 3 (P Pennick 120 not out, B Fletcher 42)

18th May Alcorcon (19points) beat La Manga (8 points) by 5 runs

Alcorcon 232 for 8 (Mazer Abbas 48, Hassan Abbas 40) La Manga 227 all out (F Mahmood 54, M Akmal 3-43)

25th May Sporting Alfas (20 points) beat Alcorcon (6 points) by 6 wickets

Alcorcon 241 all out (T Ali 51. P Pennick 3-23) Sporting Alfas 245 for 4 (M Spencer 88, C Munoz 60)

26th May La Manga (19 points) beat Madrid United (6 points) by 134 runs

La Manga 256 all out (D Williams 57, G Singh 54, A Mohammad 3-35) Madrid United 122 all out (W Aktar 46, Munib 4-31 A Panchal 3-41)

1st June Sporting Alfas (20 points) beat La Manga (1 point) by 10 wickets

La Manga 76 all out (G Crompton 3-8)  Sporting Alfas 77 for 0 (M Spencer 50 not out, P Pennick 23 not out)

1st June Madrid United (18 points) beat Madrid (7 points) by 86 runs

Madrid United 213 all out (Waheed 63, Rizwan Shah 50, A Hakim 4-48) Madrid 127 all out (I Ahmed 3-20)

2cd June Alcorcon (18 points) beat Madrid (5 points) by 7 wickets

Madrid 235 for 7 (S Baker 49 not out) Alcorcon 239 for 3 (Tariq Ali 167 not out)

8th June Madrid United (16 points) beat Alcorcon (5 points) by 54 runs

Madrid United 119 all out, Alcorcon 65 all out 

16th June Sporting Alfas (19 points) beat Madrid United (6 points) by 7 wickets

Madrid United 183 all out (Shah 46, G Crompton 3-39, K Laundon 3-43) Sporting Alfas 184 for 7 (C Munoz-Mills 60, Shah 3-40)

22cd June Sporting Alfas (16 points) beat La Manga  (6 points) by 1 wicket

La Manga 112 all out (M Spencer 4-21) Sporting Alfas 113 for 9 (M Spencer 50, M Ranjah 5-28)