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29th July 2010

SPAIN UNDER 17´S V FRANCE UNDER 17¨S

Pre-game Report

Spain play their last match of the Division 3 ICC Europe Championship today when they battle with France for the 3rd/4th play off spot. Spain hung on to second place in group B by the narrowest of margins, edging out the Swiss courtesy of a superior net run rate.

France will prove tough opponent, the associate nation have only lost to high flying Italy during the course of this tournament. The game will be played at Cronkbourne Cricket Club with a start time of 11 am GMT. 

Post Game Report

Spain were once again involved in a tight finish against another associate side. Cronkbourne was the venue for Spain to take on France in the 3rd-4th play off. France won the toss and put the Spanish in. Despite the early loss of Brook Spain had a solid start and were looking good at 83 for 1 off 25 overs with opener Charlie Johnston batting well.

By the 30th over things had changed and Spain were pegged back to 100 for 6 with Johnston back in the pavillion for a well crafted 37. Momentum swung back the Spaniards way towards the end of the innings and they finally finished on a challenging 158 for 9 off their 40 overs.

France started cautiously but lost only one wicket in the first 10 overs. Several quick wickets put Spain again in control but William Smati was playing a dangerous innings for the French and he was instrumental in pushing the France innings into three figures by the 30th over before finally falling for an excellent 64.

Needing 29 off the last five overs with 4 wickets intact, the game was mirroring the German game from the day before.The game continued to stay in the balance and with two overs to go the French had two wickets remaining and 12 runs to find. Unfortunately, France kept their composure to win the game with one wicket and one ball to spare.

Spain can be proud of their performance in this tournament, in which they came an highly respectable 4th out of 10 teams.

France v Spain at Cronkbourne.
France beat Spain by 1 wicket
 Spain 158-9 (40 overs) Johnston 37 Z Zahir 3-15
 France 159-9 (39.5 overs) Smati 64

 

Spain U-17 Vs France U-17
1-Innings Match Played At Cronkbourne CC, 29-Jul-2010, ICC European U-17 Division 2
France U-17 Win by 1 wkts
Toss won by France U-17
Umpires Mike Rawle (Malta); Dermot Ward (Ireland)
Scorers J. Jones; W. Buisson

 

Spain U-17 1st Innings 158/9 Closed (Overs 40)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
J Brook*   b A Zahir 13 14 2 0
C Johnston+ c W Smati b Z Ali 37 66 3 0
J Cobb c A Zahir b Z Ali 28 79 1 0
S Singh c A Liyanaarachchi b A Zahir 6 13 0 0
A Harris run out D Davidson   2 4 0 0
T Vine c Z Ali b A Parvez 15 22 1 0
C Cook   b A Zahir 0 1 0 0
r Panchal c C Beauclerk b A Parvez 10 14 1 0
B Girling not out   10 13 1 0
A Danish c W Smati b T Liddiard 9 12 1 0
C Murphy not out   2 4 0 0
extras   (b6 lb4 w14 nb2) 26      
TOTAL   9 wickets for 158      

 

FOW
1-15(J Brook) 2-54(J Cobb) 3-93(C Johnston) 4-98(A Harris) 5-99(S Singh)
6-100(C Cook) 7-116(r Panchal) 8-127(T Vine) 9-151(A Danish)

 

Bowler O M R W wd nb
T Liddiard 7 0 28 1 - -
A Zahir 8 1 15 3 1 -
A Liyanaarachchi 7 0 38 0 5 1
Z Ali 8 1 22 2 1 -
C Beauclerk 6 0 32 0 3 1
A Parvez 4 0 13 2 1 -

 

France U-17 1st Innings 159/9 Closed (Overs 39.5)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
H Collins+ lbw b S Singh 8 35 0 0
W Smati   b B Girling 64 77 8 0
D Davidson lbw b A Danish 4 17 0 0
Z Ali lbw b C Murphy 6 20 0 0
A Liyanaarachchi c C Cook b C Murphy 0 6 0 0
T Liddiard* c B Girling b T Vine 31 44 4 0
Z Zahir   b A Danish 8 19 0 0
F Latif   b T Vine 3 6 0 0
A Zahir   b S Singh 14 12 2 0
C Beauclerk not out   0 2 0 0
A Parvez not out   1 1 0 0
extras   (b3 lb8 w8 nb1) 20      
TOTAL   9 wickets for 159      

 

FOW
1-22(H Collins) 2-40(D Davidson) 3-55(Z Ali) 4-62(A Liyanaarachchi) 5-118(W Smati)
6-127(T Liddiard) 7-137(F Latif) 8-147(Z Zahir) 9-158(A Zahir)

 

Bowler O M R W wd nb
B Girling 8 1 27 1 2 -
T Vine 8 0 34 2 3 -
S Singh 6.5 0 34 2 1 1
A Danish 5 0 12 2 - -
C Murphy 6 1 27 2 - -
r Panchal 6 0 14 0 2 -

 

 

  • The two squads for todays game
Spain
  • Joel Brook
  • Jim Cobb
  • Charlie Cook
  • Abdullah Danish
  • Ben Girling
  • Alfie Harris
  • Charlie Johnston
  • Faisal Muhammad
  • Callum Murphy
  • Ravi Panchal
  • Jamie Roper
  • Sandeep Singh
  • Tom Vine
  • Neil Brook (Manager)
  • Armaghan Khan (Coach)
   France
  • Thomas Liddard 
  • Zika Ali 
  • Cameron Beauclerk
  • Daniel Davidson 
  • Henry Collins
  • Fahad Latif 
  • Avishka Liyanaaachchi 
  • Asad Parvez 
  • Haroon Rashid 
  • Shahzoor Sadiq 
  • William Smati
  • Zain Zahir 
  • Ammar Zahir 
  • Christophe Bartlett (Coach)
  • Michael Selig (Manager)

 

  

Cronkbourne Cricket Ground - Isle of Man