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16th April 2010



                                                                         COMBINED COLLEGES PLAY FRIENDLY AGAINST FUENGIROLA

Cricket Match Report Sunday 11th April. 

Newly formed Fuengirola CC, aiming for a league place next season, took on long established Combined Colleges CC in a 25 over match at the Univerity Ground in Malaga and took the game right down to the wire.  Batting first, Combined Colleges reached 177.  Kasun Herath top scored with 34, falling to a catch in the deep while throwing the bat towards the close of the innings.  Previn Menon led a charmed life early on to reach 31 and Sameer Bagewdi opened the innings with a steady knock of 28.  Combined Colleges reached 177 for 7 after their 25 overs. 

Man of the Match Afzal opened the Fuengirola innings and very nearly carried his bat before being bowled near the end in the inevitable run chase.  Fuengirola kept up the run rate helped by a good knock of 19 by the young Spanish International Callum Murphy but were pegged back by a late spell of 3 overs 4 wickets for 9 by Rizmi Latheef. 

Into the final over and six runs were needed with one wicket left and tension in the air.  The tail ender gave a massive swipe, missed and was stumped for Combined Colleges to win by five runs.  A valiant effort by Fuengirola, tremendous stuff from the newcomers. 

Next match: Sunday 18th April, Combined Colleges CC away to Cordoba in the league. 

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