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SPORTING ALFAS DO THE DOUBLE OVER LA MANGA
 
26th September 2007

Sunday 23 September    Sporting Alfas 2nd XI 218    Ibiza C.C. 129

The Sunday game was a twenty over affair and Alfas again batted first. The first three wickets were lost for only twenty-five runs, before Pennick and Muñoz took the score to 173 with an exciting fourth wicket stand of one hundred and forty eight. Ibiza's fifth bowler, Makepeace, came on to claim three wickets, including Pennick (90) and Muñoz (34), but at a considerable cost, as Alfas raced to an impressive 218.

After Muñoz claimed two early wickets, only Way, with a well struck forty-six was able to make a major contribution. I the latter part of the innings the experience of Pennick and A. Fletcher, saw Alfas to a comfortable eighty-nine runs victory as they both claimed two wickets.

The next time the two Clubs will be in opposition will be in November, when Ibiza C.C. will make it annual visit to the Columbus Oval to compete for the Andrew Bond Ibiza C.C. Memorial Trophy.

Saturday 22 September    Sporting Alfas 2nd XI 225-6    Ibiza C.C. 206-7

Batting first in a thirty-five over match, Alfas was given a good start by Pennick who scored a rapid forty-five. Little further contribution was made by the other early batsmen and the score slipped to 96-5 before some order was restored. Crompton, who was in good form with the bat, was given splendid support by Sunderland, and these two featured in a sixth wicket partnership of one hundred and thirteen, to give their team a reasonable, if not excessive total. Crompton was unlucky not to complete his century, falling nine runs short. The pick of the Ibiza bowlers was Burden who returned the excellent figures of 5-15 from his seven overs.

Although Ibiza lost two early wickets, Feasy (65) and Gourlay (45) threatened to take the game away from Alfas as they added ninety-eight for the third wicket. With a close finish always in prospect, Gillett score an unbeaten twenty-five as the Ibiza side fell just twenty runs short if its required target.