Sporting Alfas II returned to winning ways in the league with a convincing victory over a depleted Torrevieja side at the Woodbridge Oval last weekend.
Winning the toss Alfas invited their opponents to bat. A steady start saw the visitors reach 60-2 but a middle order collapse that included three run outs and a stunning catch by Bobby Nix limited the Torrevieja score. They finally ended on 131 all out with veteran Jack Webster top scoring for the visitors. The pick of the Alfas bowlers was the evergreen John Braithwaite who bagged 2-12 from his impressive spell.
In reply Alfas easily chased down the sub par total, largely due to a fantastic 104 not out from Jimmy Amir. He demolished the Torrevieja bowling attack single-handedly hitting nine sixes in his unbeaten century. Alfas ended the day on 134 for 1, taking maximum points from the encounter.
With Alfas, La Manga, Madrid and newcomers Levante all playing good cricket in the new league format this seasons ECCL Division 2 promises to be a tight affair that goes all the way to the last match of the season.
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Sat 27th April Sporting Alfas (13 points) drew with Levante CC (12 points)
SACC 214 for 9 (B Fletcher 65, K Laundon 34, J Braithwaite 32, Hussain 2-33, D Tivey 2-55) Levante 166 for 8 (S Burchill 67)
Sun 5th May La Manga (18 points) beat Sporting Alfas (7 points) by 50 runs
La Manga 183 all out (K Buckley 32) Sporting Alfas 133 all out (J Amir 35, H Phull 4-35)
Sat 11th May Madrid (18 points) beat Torrevieja (5 points) by 3 wickets
Torrevieja 100 all out (M Talbot 36, L Blann 33, M Fernandez 4-7) Madrid 102 for 7 (K Shezut 39, K Wood 3-26)
Sun 12th May Madrid (10 points) drew with Sporting Alfas (11 points)
Madrid 244 for 9 (M Fernandez 108, W Ashraf 4-76) Sporting Alfas 103 for 2 (G Evans 39 not out)
Sun 19th May La Manga (20 points) beat Intellectuals (5 points) by 184 runs
La Manga 286 for 6 (G Singh 128, V Singh 57, P Davis 41 not out) Intellectuals 102 all out (Matt Copperwheat 5-8)
June 3rd Levante (20 points) beat Intellectuals (2 points) by 9 wickets
Intellectuals 101 all out (A Faulkner 26, Samy 26, A Cormack 23, S Burchill 5-25) Levante 104 for 1 (T Little 40 not out, G Hunt 35 not out)
June 3rd Sporting Alfas (20 points) beat Torrevieja (2 points) by 9 wickets
Torrevieja 131 all out (J Webster 33, J Braithwaite 2-12) Sporting Alfas 134 for 1 (J Amir 104 not out)