La Manga just fell short against Valencia Stars in a tense finish in the latest ECCL Division Two encounter.
Batting first Valencia Stars made 210 all out. There were two notable performers for La Manga with the ball. Former Spanish Junior International Tom Vine took two wickets for 18 runs, and current Spanish Junior academy player Rupert James also bagged two wickets for a cost of 31 runs.
In reply, it was nip and tuck all the way to the fall of the last wicket but eventually it was the Stars that prevailed to the tune of 17 runs.
David Williams top scored with 36 and Chad Harper made a major contribution with 35. Rupert James added to his fine bowling performance by adding 30 runs with the bat to earn the La Manga "man of the match award" albeit in a losing cause.
May 8th 2016 - Valencia Stars (19 points) beat La Manga (8 points) by 17 runs
Valencia Stars 210 all out (T Vine 2-18, R James (2-31) La Manga 193 all out (D Williams 36, C Harper 35, R James 30)