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9th August 2014

Alcorcon edged a thriller over Madrid United last weekend to remain in contention for the ECCL Premier League title.

Batting first on the Sonseca ground Madrid United posted the formidable total of 240 all out in their innings. The standout batting performance came from Waheed, who made a fine century and he was well supported by Aqueel who contributed 55 precious runs. For Alcorcon the pick of the bowlers were Nisar and Mudassar who ended with figures of 3-46 and 3-48 respectively.

In reply, Alcorcon got off to the required start thanks to a quickfire 66 from Hassam Abbas. When he was back in the pavillion things started to get a little shaky for the home side as they lost wickets at regular intervals.

However, Mudassar excelled with the bat as well as the ball and struck 48 not out to help see his side home with one wicket to spare in a thrilling finale.

The victory gave Alcorcon 19 points and keeps them on the tails of the league leaders Sporting Alfas. The two teams meet up on the 17th of this month in a crucial game that could well determine the whereabouts of this season's title.