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ALFAS II EKE OUT VICTORY ON AN EMOTIONAL DAY FOR SPANISH CRICKET
 
20th June 2011

ALFAS 2 WIN ON AN EMOTIONAL DAY FOR SPANISH CRICKET

Match report

Two years ago today a much loved Alfas player, Steve Lewis, tragically died on the cricket pitch. This match was very much a tribute to his memory and was certainly one that he would have relished playing in.

Winning the toss Alfas asked Orihuela to bat first and were immediately rewarded with two quick wickets from a powerful opening spell from Lupson (2-34). With the opposition at 6-2 SACC were looking at an early finish - but the Oriheula captain Haymes (109) had other ideas!

Skillfully rebuilding the Orihuela innings and well supported by Brooker (62), Singh (30), and Mahmood (27), Orihuela finished on 251-5.

Looking at a big run chase SACC set about their task steadily with openers Evans (72) and Cowley (47) providing an excellent platform. The first wicket fell at 151 in the 23rd over, leaving exactly 100 runs for the remaining batsmen to get and plenty of overs to do it.

Although there were a couple of nervous moments Dawes (25), Lupsom (27), and a rather high extras count (50) took Alfas to victory with 3 overs to spare.

This was a great win and a real tribute to the memory of Steve Lewis. My thanks to the Orihuela players for their sportsmanship and support of SACC on what was a difficult and emotional day.

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Orihuela Batting

251 for 5
Player name Runs
M Copperwheat Caught  Lupson 0
D Haymes Caught  Cowley 109
J Kent Bowled  Lupson 0
A Brooker Caught  Cowley 62
M Copperwheat Caught  Brown 8
V Singh Not Out  30
S Mahmood Not Out  27
R Rachit    
M W-Pestral    
J W-Pestral    
     

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Lupson 8.0 1 34 2 17.00 4.25
Spencer Dawes 8.0 0 35 0 0.00 4.38
Steve Cowley 8.0 0 48 2 24.00 6.00
John Braithwaite 8.0 0 25 0 0.00 3.12
Ben Marriner 4.0 0 31 0 0.00 7.75
Chris Cooper 2.0 0 37 0 0.00 18.50
Antonio Gomez Brown 3.0 0 26 0 0.00 8.67

 

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 2nd X1 Batting
252 for 8
Player Name RunsCatchesStumpingsRun outs
Steve Cowley Lbw  Copperwheat 47      
Geoff Evans Bowled  Haymes 72      
Spencer Dawes Caught  Copperwheat 25      
Ben Marriner Bowled  Haymes 9      
Bob Nix Bowled  Copperwheat 4      
Sam Lupson Caught  Copperwheat 27      
Chris Cooper Caught  Copperwheat 9      
Antonio Gomez Brown Caught  W-Pestral 4      
Ray Robinson Not Out  0      
John Braithwaite Not Out  0      
Ian Byrne          

Orihuela Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M Copperwheat 8.0 0 69 1 69.00 8.63
D Haymes 8.0 0 28 2 14.00 3.50
S Mahmood 5.0 0 44 0 0.00 8.80
V Singh 4.0 0 36 0 0.00 9.00
R Rachit 2.0 0 12 0 0.00 6.00
M W-Pestral 6.0 0 38 1 38.00 6.33
J W-Pestral 2.0 0 15 0 0.00 7.50
M Copperwheat 4.0 0 21 3 7.00 5.25