A Sporting Alfas II side including numerous youngsters hung on for a draw to forestall La Manga II in the latest development league game to take place.
La Manga II, who included several players with first team experience, batted first and scored a strong total with major contributions from several players. Top scorer for the home side was Vikash Singh who scored 94 and he was well supported by Elliot Banks (64) and Gopi Singh (47).
La Manga II finally declared at 267 for 8 off 38 overs. Tyler Brown, Whajo and Waqas Ashraf took two wickets apiece for Alfas II.
In reply, Alfas II set out in a conservative mode and played for the losing draw in the same vein as their match with Torrevieja a few weekends ago. Their gritty approach saw the La Manga II bowling attack becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of wickets falling. Runs were at a minimum but Alfas II managed to hang on, posting a final score of 95 for 8 off the 47 overs they had to face.
La Manga II scored 17 points whilst Alfas II picked up 7 points for their endeavours. Next up for La Manga is the top of the table clash with Torrevieja, a match that could go a long way in determining the destination of this years ECCL Development League Trophy.
La Manga Cricket Club La Manga CC 2nd Eleven Batting
12w 9b 2lbfor 8 wickets
|Kevin Buckley||Run out||3|
|S Abbas||Not Out||5|