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CRICKET ESPANA LEAGUE ROUND UP
 
9th June 2010

CRICKET ESPANA LEAGUE ROUND UP

COSTA LEAGUE 1

 
The premier league on the Costa Blanca coast is shaping up nicely with Sporting Alfas and La Manga in prime position at this moment in time. Both teams remain undefeated and face up against each other for the first time at the Woodbridge Oval on the 17th of July. The return fixture at La Manga takes place on August 1st at the Murcia based complex.
 
Valencia Green still have strong claims for winning the group stage and they have yet to play both the top teams. They are more than capable of raising their game and suprising one of the " big two" on their day. They will play a major part in the run in as to who finishes top in this tightly fought competition.
 
Madrid I have combated the long travelling well and are enjoying their cricket this season. Losses against La Manga and Alfas have been sandwiched in between with a spirited victory over Mojacar. 
 
Mojacar are having a topsy turvy season. Mauled by La Manga in their first game, they came back well with a convincing win against Albox only to lose their third match against Madrid when they had every chance of winning it.
 
Valencia can count themselves unlucky not to have more points. They have played Alfas twice, and came up against the Albir outfit when they were in sparking form. The forfeiture of their match against La Manga means they lie with minus points near the bottom of the league table at the moment, but expect them to finish mid table if they manage to complete the rest of their matches without further hiccoups.   
 
Albox have had a season beset with problems to date and have struggled to put out a team for every game. The forfeiture of their game against Valencia Green means they too are still looking to get their points total into the black column.
 
Results to date, up to and including Saturday 5th June
 
8th May , La Manga (20 points) beat Mojacar (-2 points) by 407 runs
 
8th May, Sporting Alfas (20 points) beat Valencia (1 point) by 10 wickets.
 
16th May, Valencia Green (18 points) beat Albox (-3 points) by 8 wickets.
 
16th May, La Manga (17 points) beat Valencia(-10 points) by forfeiture.
 
22cd May, Mojacar (18 points) beat Albox (4 points) by 7 wickets.
 
29th May, La Manga (19 points) beat Madrid (2 points) by 203 runs.
 
29th May, Valencia Green (17 points) beat Albox (-10 points) by forfeiture.
 
30th May, Madrid (18 points) beat Mojacar (4 points) by 91 runs
 
30th May, Sporting Alfas (19 points) beat Valencia (2 points) by 156 runs.
 
5th June, Sporting Alfas (20 points) beat Madrid (3 points) by 6 wickets
 
COSTA LEAGUE 1
                            P    W    T   NR    L   BP  Pts
Sporting Alfas 1            3    3    0    0    0   29   59
La Manga                    3    3    0    0    0   26   56
Valencia Green              2    2    0    0    0   15   35
Madrid 1                    3    1    0    0    2   13   23
Mojacar                     3    1    0    0    2   10   20
Valencia                    3    0    0    0    3    0   -7
Albox                       3    0    0    0    3    0   -9
 
COSTA BLANCA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
                     

The Costa Blanca Development League is as equally exciting with Alcorcon setting a scorching pace as front runners. This league club is on the outskirts of Madrid and Alcorcon is perhaps most famous for its football team knocking Real Madrid out of the Copa Del Rey this season.

The cricket team have also proved to be a suprise package and are in prime position at the top of the Development league with three consecutive victories.

Due to the fact they have played 5 games the Intellectuals are breathing down Alcorcon´s neck. How the must be rueing the fact they were unable to field a side against San Fulgencio and consequently have had 10 points deducted from their current total.

Sporting Alfas 2 have split the two games they have played so far this season with a win and a loss. Comprising of most of the Junior Academy they are hoping to finish amongst the frontrunners in this highly competitive league.

Madrid United could be another suprise package. Having lost to Alcorcon on the opening game of the season, we have yet to see them on the cricket field again. With a glut of games coming up later in the season they may well become a force to be reckoned with.

San Fulgencio have matched their enthusiasm off the field with some spirited performances on it. Again, relying on youth they have put in fine performances against the Intellectuals and Sporting Alfas respectively, and the 17 points forfeited by the Intellectuals have helped to bolster their league cause.

Madrid II will hope to put the nightmare of last weekend behind them. Scheduled to play two games they were unable to field a team and consequently lost 20 points before their season had effectively started. Their goal this season will now be to complete all their matches and finish with a positive points balance come October.

Results to date, up to and including June 6th.

May 8th, Intellectuals (19 points) beat San Fulgencio (5 points) by 67 runs

May 8th, Alcorcon (20 points) beat Madrid United ( 4 points) by 9 wickets

May 9th, Alcorcon (18 points) beat Alfas II (8 points) by 205 runs.

May 15th, San Fulgencio (17 points) beat Intellectuals (-10 points) by forfeiture.

May 22cd, Alfas II (20 points) beat San Fulgencio (8 points) by 102 runs

May 23rd, Alcorcon (20 points) beat Intellectuals (2 points) by 353 runs

May 29th, Intellectuals (17 points) beat Madrid II (2 points) by 33 runs.

June 5th, Intellectuals (17 points) beat Madrid II (-10 points) by forfeiture.

June 6th, Madrid United (17 points) beat Madrid II (-10 points) by forfeiture

COSTA BLANCA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

                            P    W    T   NR    L   BP  Pts
Alcorcon                    3    3    0    0    0   28   58
Intellectuals               5    3    0    0    2   15   45
San Fulgencio               3    1    0    0    2   20   30
Sporting Alfas 2            2    1    0    0    1   18   28
Madrid United               2    1    0    0    1   11   21
Madrid 2                    3    0    0    0    3    0   -18

 

CATALUYNA LEAGUE A

Cataluyna league A continues to remaun interesting with possibly only Santa Coloma no longer in with a chance of topping the group.

Cataluyna CC and Ali CC have won both their matches to date but Ali have a slight advantage because Cataluyna were deducted two points for only fielding ten players against Bengali CC.

Fondo, Bengali and Barcelona Eagles have all won one game each, so have an outside chance of reaching the finals, although the Eagles have played three games so progress to the next stage looks remote at best.

With Santa Coloma still winless from three games their plight looks even more precarious than that of the Eagles.

With the Cataluyna league using a different points system that has no bonus points on offer, the final standings could well depend on net run rate.

League results Cataluyna League A up to 22cd May.

March 7th, Ali CC (10 points) beat Barcelona Eagles (0 points) by 48 runs.

April 4th, Barcelona Eagles (10 points) beat Santa Coloma (0 points) by 166 runs.

April 10th, Cataluyna (8 points) beat Bengali CC (0 points) by 6 wickets.

May 2cd, Ali CC (10 points) beat Bengali (0 points) by 22 runs

May 9th, Fondo CC (10 points) beat Santa Coloma (0 points) by 60 runs  

May 16th, Bengali (10 points) beat Barcelona Eagles (0 points) by 5 wickets

May 22cd, Cataluyna (10 points) beat Fondo (0 points) by 7 wickets.

 

Pool 1
Team Match Won Lost Tie Points NRR Penalties For Against
Ali CC 2 2 0 0 20 2,8 0 305/50 235/50
Catalunya CC 2 2 0 0 18 4,76 -2 183/33 181/22
Barcelona Eagles CC 3 1 2 0 10 4,72 0 456/70 339/70
Bengali CC 3 1 2 0 10 -0,5 0 303/70 325/72
Fondo CC 2 1 1 0 10 -1,76 0 274/50 215/36
Santa Coloma CC 2 0 2 0 0 -9,04 0 204/50 430/50

       

 

CATALUYNA LEAGUE B

Cataluyna B looks a much close affair with 4 teams all in pursuit of the league B title. It does seem last years winners Falco will not be progressing past the group stages and a new name will be on the SIS Trophy kindly donated this year by Ken Sainsbury  and Andrew Copeland.

Olot, Minhaj and Barcelona Internationals all have two wins each although the International eleven have played a game more than their rivals and Barcelona CC are still in the mix having secured one victory this season.

Cornella are firmly rooted at the bottom of league B with three consecutive losses and along with Falco are currently on minus points for not fielding maximum players in one of their games.

League Results Cataluyna League B up to 22cd May

March 14th, Barcelona Internationals (10 points) beat Barcelona (0 points) by 7 runs

March 28th, Minhaj (10 points) beat Cornella (0 points) by 5 wickets

April 11th, Olot (10 points) beat Cornella ( 0 points) by 1 wicket

April 25th, Olot (10 points) beat Barcelona Internationals by 59 runs

May 2, Barcelona (10 points) beat Cornella ( -4 points) by 2 wickets

May 9th, Barcelona Internatonals (10 points) beat Falco (-2 points) by 17 runs

May 15th, Minhaj (10 points) beat Falco ( 0 points) by 1 wicket

 

Pool 2
Team Match Won Lost Tie Points NRR Penalties For Against
Olot CC 2 2 0 0 20 3,59 0 278/44,2 217/50
Minhaj CC 2 2 0 0 20 2,48 0 230/39,3 227/50
Barcelona Intl CC 3 2 1 0 20 -0,47 0 365/75 400/75
Barcelona CC 2 1 1 0 10 0,37 0 233/45,2 239/47
Falco CC 2 0 2 0 -2 -0,94 -2 249/50 267/49
Cornella CC 3 0 3 0 -4 -4,96 -4 322/75 327/55,3

 


 SOUTHERN LEAGUE

The Southern league probrably is the most exciting of all the leagues with a 3 way battle for league supremacy. Each team as beaten each other once and it is a toss of a coin as to whether Combined Colleges, Malaga or Cordoba will have this years baragging rights. Expect the league to go right down to the wire and the last game in the Southern section.

Southern league results up to June 6th.

4th April, Combined Colleges (18 points) beat Malaga (6 points) by 90 runs

24th April, Combined Colleges ( 19 points) beat Cordoba (6 points) by 3 wickets

May 2cd, Cordoba (18 points) beat Malaga (7 points) by 25 runs

May 8th, Malaga (17 points) beat Cordoba (6 points) by 34 runs

May 15th, Malaga (17 points) beat Combined Colleges (4 points) by 3 wickets

May 23rd, Cordoba (20 points) beat Combined Colleges (5 points) by 147 runs

May 30th Cordoba (19 points) beat Malaga (4 points) by 180 runs

June 6th, Combined Colleges (19 points) beat Cordoba ( 2 points) by 7 wickets

 

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

                            P    W    T   NR    L   BP  Pts
Cordoba                     6    3    0    0    3   41   71
Combined Colleges           5    3    0    0    2   36   65
Malaga                      5    2    0    0    3   31   51

 

LANZAROTE LEAGUE

The Lanzarote league is still in its early stages with only 4 games played to date. Heading the pack are St Georges with two wins and maximum points from both games. Snaping at their heels are Lanzarote and King Arthurs, each with one win from one game.

The four other teams, lost their opening game of the season and will find it hard to break into the top 3 spots, which have historically been held by Lanzarote, St Georges and King Arthurs (formerly The Fisherman´s Inn).

Lanzarote league results received up to June 6th

9th May, King Arthurs (19 points) beat Commitments (3 points) by 160 runs

9th May, St George´s (20 points) beat Spinnaker Dragons (1 point) by 9 wickets

16th May, St George´s (20 points) beat CHB Colts (2 points) by 7 wickets

16th May, Lanzarote (20 points) beat Playa Blanca (4 points) by 180 run

LANZAROTE LEAGUE

                            P    W    T   NR    L   BP  Pts
St Georges                  2    2    0    0    0   20   40
Lanzarote                   1    1    0    0    0   10   20
King Arthurs CC             1    1    0    0    0    9   19
Playa Blanca                1    0    0    0    1    4    4
Commitments                 1    0    0    0    1    3    3
CHB Colts                   1    0    0    0    0    2    2
Dragons                     1    0    0    0    1    1    1