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SPORTING ALFAS GIVE THE FORMER SPANISH CAPTAIN GRAHAM HOWE A FAREWELL TO REMEMBER
 
12th March 2012

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 383 for 4 beat Tottenhoe CC 68 for 10

Tottenhoe returned for the 13th year and met with a formidable SACC team. Spencer and Munoz got Alfas off to a flyer. 100 up in the 11th over, Both Spencer(53) and Munoz(54) retired. Crompton and Hall carried on Crompton though after reaching 52 popped one up and was Tottenhoe's first wicket the score 190.

Hall reached 53 and retired, Ex Spanish and Club Captain Graham Howe, playing in his last game, he leaves for the Scotish Highlands on monday, Hit the quickest 57 off only 23 balls. 301 up and 10 overs to go, run feast time, unluckily Fletcher(20),Morgan (5) and Waqar(7) fell to the weary Tottenhoe bowlers, Brown 33 and Fell 27 saw the home side to a 383-4 total.

Tottenhoe Batsmen obviously fully Benidormed and 8 of them having to bowl never got to grips with the SACC attack. Howe opened and showed why we will miss him claiming a wicket in his only over. New player Jonathan Hall looks useful and claimed 3 for 5 of 4 overs.

Waqar looked more relaxed on his second first team outing and was unlucky not to get a wicket, Our own Blues brother John Billy Morgan rolled his arm over for the first time this year and returned a creditable 1 for 16 from 4. Fell on his return from the winter in UK found his line and figures of 3 for 5 from 6 overs. Crompton 1 for 14 from 3 and Fletcher 1 for non from 4 balls finished of the game. 68 for Tottenhoe.

After the game we thanked Tottenhoe for the game and the fact that they kept going through out the match.
A good crowd had arrived to watch the game and wish Graham Howe all the best for his future, a presentation was made and food and drink for all, yet again summing up why SACC are the team to play for, watch regularly or just visit once.
We are one big caring family. Come down and join us Friday,Saturday, Sunday or Monday when the Nomads visit. All will be welcomed.

Kevin Laundon Chairman SACC