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27th February 2012

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 248 for 7 beat City Lions C C 193 for 10

Asked to bat SACC got off to an awful start Munoz falling for 0 and Spencer following shortly after for 11. Pennick and Crompton steadied the innings and 63 was reached before Crompton was bowled for 23. Fletcher joined Pennick and set about the second rebuild of the day. At 139, Pennick(40) was well caught in the deep.

Howe went about business with the air of a true batsman before falling LBW. Laundon followed in the same way as the umpires decided to even things up a little. 205 for 6 and only the tail left. Fletcher who had batted for 25 overs and reached his century went about the last few overs with a sadistic smile sending missiles to all corners and with the help of two home grown youngsters took the score to a par 248. Brown (4) bowled and a not out from Ashraf (6). Ben Fletcher ending unbeaten on 122.

Home team bowlers got to grips quickly and gave the City Lion batsmen a bit of a going over taking wickets regularly, with an attacking field set the ball was either a 0 or a 4 with a flurry of 6's from Naveed. As usual SACC fielders played a massive part in the demise of City Lions as 8 players fell to catches with an equal amount missed. Ben Fletcher rounded of an excellent day with 2 good catches in front of the home crowd, Chris Munoz also taking a brace. Brown, on debut behind the stumps, also claimed 2.

Crompton was the pick of the bowlers taking 3 for 37 from eight fizzing overs. Pennick and Laundon both helped themselves to a pair.
Sporting Alfas would like to thank City Lions for coming down from Barcalona, and also welcome back the spectators who returned in good numbers for the first elevens opener at the Woodbridge Oval.
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club have games Saturday and Sunday next week so please come down to the ground to support cricket in Spain.

Kevin Laundon