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MADRID UNITED JUST MISS OUT AT LA MANGA
 
3rd May 2011

La Manga squeeze past Madrid United.

Winning the toss and electing to bat Madrid United only managed 114 runs against the La Manga bowling attack. Talat (4wkts), Vine (3wkts) and Wambeek (2 wkts) shared the spoils although Sajid and Farhat bowled 14 economical overs between them.

In reply to this modest total La Manga found themselves in trouble at 29 for 5 at tea, Shabaz’s prodigious inswing accounting for 4 of the La Manga lineup. After tea,Talat and Alfie Harris hit some lusty blows before getting out in the twenties. 42 for 6 became 74 for 7 and then 97 for 8.

The evergreen George Wambeek joined Tim French at 103 for 9 needing 12 runs to win. Sensible, unflustered batting saw La Manga over the line in an exciting finish bespattered with numerous hopeful appeals. La Manga 16 points; Madrid United 5 points.