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LA MANGA EASILY BEAT LEVANTE TO GO TOP OF DIVISION TWO
 
30th June 2013

Match report courtesy of Levante CC

The second game of the weekend promised to be the most difficult for a much depleted Levante side and that was how it proved to be.

Skipper Noon won the toss and asked La Manga to set a score believing his teams best chance of success would be with their strong bowling attack. They were on the defence fairly early on though as La Manga took advantage of a very flat pitch to race to 70 off just 11 overs. Singh was the man causing most of the damage, scoring runs aplenty whilst at the other end Buckley was setting himself in for a long innings. Singh reached his 50 quickly but went soon after when one of his wild swings finally fell into the hands of a Levante fielder, John Howden with a good catch on debut off the bowling of Tivey.

This slowed down the run rate somewhat as Levante's pairing of Tivey and Burchell took control of the game. Wickets were difficult to come by however and sensing a long day in the field with only ten men, Noon kept on the two bowlers as they bowled 34 overs between them.

It worked too as the frustration at the slowing down of the run rate showed in the dismissal of Safdar(46) off the bowling of Burchell and the Buckley (29) was run out by Noon. When Vikash Singh was caught behind off Tivey for a fine 49, Levante were right back in the game.

Three more wickets fell quickly as Agnew (1-15) took his first wicket for the club and Burchell and Tivey both chipped in again.

La Manga declared soon after tea for 202/7d off 52.4 overs. A fine effort by Levante on a flat track with ten men. Special mentions to Tivey (3-70) and Burchell (2-48) for bowling such long spells and keeping control of the game. Also to Craig Matthews on debut for wicket keeping for the first time so brilliantly and to all the guys for a great effort in the field.

The Levante response started with their sixth different opening partnership in as many games as Tivey, fresh from his near 19 overs, joined skipper Noon at the crease. They played very watchful innings and just when they thought they had got over the new ball Noon played all around a slow delivery off the clever Copperwheat for a 22 ball duck.

Tivey followed soon after for 1 and Levante were in all kinds of trouble at 6/2. Rhys Hoy and Rich Graham came to the crease in unfamiliar positions but went about the task well and looked to be getting LCC back in the game. The score had reached 42 when Hoy (16) was caught out and Rich (15) soon followed. Levante's last real hope was with Scott Burchell but when he was adjudged LBW for 6 the writing was on the wall. Two debutants were at the crease but Matthews offered a chance back to the bowler for 0 whilst Rich Agnew played well to finish the game unbeaten for 10. He ran out of partners quickly as Miller, Pilkington and Howden all went in quick succession as Levante had fallen to 73 all out.

Ironically they had scored 73 the day before which had helped them to a rather more pleasing performance.
With pretty much their entire top order batsmen unavailable for the game the collapse perhaps wasn't exactly surprising but their players would have hoped to have done better on a flat track. The defeat leaves them with no room for error if they wish to win the league in their first season.

Thanks as always to the umpires and to La Manga.

Next weeks match between Madrid and Intellectuals as been awarded to Madrid as The Intellectuals are unable to field a team.

CRICKET ESPANA LEAGUE MATCH REPORT FORM 2013      
             
MATCH (Home Team) LA MANGA 2nd Team VERSUS (away team) LEVANTE   CC
Date        30/06/*2013   Venue   LA MANGA  
Toss   won by    Levante CC                 who elected to Bowl First Umpires Dave   Moore/Gordon Ashford
 INNINGS OF        La Manga CC2nd    Scorer        
Name of Batsman How out Bowler     Total   Score
(give initial first)            
1  K Buckley Run  OUT       29  
2  G SINGH Ct Howden D Tivey     53  
3  A Safdar Ct  S Burchell   46  
4  Vikash Singh ct WK D Tivey     49  
5 P Davis Bowled Agnew     4  
6 H James ct  S Burchell   0  
7 Bev Buckley Not Out       5  
8 G Oliphant Bowled D Tivey     5  
9 Matt   Copperwheat D N B          
10 Harmit   Phull      D N B          
11 G   Wambeek  (Capt) D N B          
EXTRAS Byes 1 Leg Byes 2  Wides5      nb 3 No Balls Penalty Runs        
      TOTAL SCORE (for wickets)     202/7 Dec
      BOWLING ANALYSIS      
Fall of Wickets Name of Bowler   OVERS MAIDENS RUNS WICKETS
1     61 1 A Pilkington   4 1 9 0
2     126 2 R May   10 0 50 0
3     153 3 D Tivey   18.4 1 70 3
4     160 4 R Graham   3 1 7 0
5    175 5 S Burchall   15 0 48 2
6    194 6 R Agnew   2 9 15 1
7 7          
8 8          
9 9          
10 10          
             
RESULT     Penalty Run    
             
Home team total points 19  points      Away Team Total Points   4   points  
             
Points deducted and reasons   why    Points   deducted and reason's why
             
Points   awarded and agreed between both captain and Points awarded and agreed between both   captain        
umpires                                                        POINTS and umpires     POINTS
             
Form   completed by (BLOCK CAPITALS) John Howden, CE Secretary        
    Calle Eucaliptus 9, Buzon   2827  
    03724 Moraira      
    Alicante        
             
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CRICKET ESPANA LEAGUE MATCH REPORT FORM 2013      
             
MATCH (Home Team) LA MANGA  2nn )))  and AWAY TEAM VERSUS (away team) LEVANTE   CC
Date        30/06/*2013   Venue   LA MANGA  
Toss   won by    Levante CC                 who elected to Bowl First Umpires Dave   Moore/Gordon Ashford
 INNINGS OF        LEVANTE CC   Scorer        
Name of Batsman How out Bowler     Total   Score
             
1  J Noon Bowled M Copperwheat   0  
2  D Tivey Bowled M Copperwheat   1  
3  R HOY Ct P Davis G WAMBEEK   16  
4  R Graham ct Adeel P davis     15  
5  S Burchall LBW P davis     6  
6  R Agnew Not Out Not  Out     10  
7  C Matthews ct @ Bowled G WAMBEEK   0  
8  A Miller Bowled G Singh     1  
9  A Pilkington Bowled M Copperwheat   3  
10 J   Howden  Ct Vikash M Copperwheat   0  
11 DNTU          
EXTRAS Byes 7 Leg Byes 2  Wides 8      nb 4 No Balls Penalty Runs        
      TOTAL SCORE (for wickets)     202/7 Dec
      BOWLING ANALYSIS      
Fall of Wickets Name of Bowler   OVERS MAIDENS RUNS WICKETS
1     5 1 H Phull   7 6 4 0
2     6 2   M Copperwheat 9 5 14 4
3     42 3   Vikash Singh 4 0 12 0
4      46 4 G Wambeek   8 1 16 2
5     52 5 P Davis   5 1 17 2
6     52 6 G Singh   2 9 15 1
7     53 7          
8     65 8          
9    73 9          
10 10          
             
RESULT     Penalty Run    
             
Home team total points 19  points      Away Team Total Points   4   points  
             
Points deducted and reasons   why    Points   deducted and reason's why
             
Points   awarded and agreed between both captain and Points awarded and agreed between both   captain        
umpires                                                        POINTS and umpires     POINTS
             
Form   completed by (BLOCK CAPITALS) John Howden, CE Secretary        
    Calle Eucaliptus 9, Buzon   2827  
LA   MANGA CC 202 for 7 Dec, 53 overs 03724 Moraira      
LEVANTE   CC   73 All out in 35 overs Alicante        
             
complete and post or e-mail   to    jhowden999@yahoo.co.uk