Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 204 for 1 beat Madrid 202 for 8
Sporting Alfas totally dominated the second game of the weekend against Madrid CC to cruise to a nine wicket victory and storm to the top of the Division One table.
Madrid, officially the home team for this fixture batted first and were soon in trouble, losing three quick wickets, as the opening bowlers for Alfas immediately found their line and rhythm.
The new look bowling attack for Alfas of Jamie Roper and Mohib Hussein worked well in tandem, taking five of the Madrid wickets between them as the visitors nudged their way to a score just over 200.
Middle order resistance from Hall (56), Wilson (32) and Jon Woodward (37) gave Madrid something to bowl at after the interval but some sublime batting from Spanish internationals Mark Spencer and Christian Munoz effectively put the game out of Madrids reach by the tenth over.
Spencer went on to make 111 and Munoz-Mills ended on 76 not out to send the current champions strolling to a nine wicket victory.
The only blot on the Alfas copy book was not acquiring maximum bowling points, as two evasive Madrid wickets kept the home side to just four points instead of the maximum five. With 19 points in total Alfas end the weekend sitting comfortably on top of the league table, whilst Madrid were left licking their wounds, having accrued only 7 points from their first two games of this years league campaign.
4th May – La Manga (19 points) beat Madrid United (4 points) by 124 runs
La Manga 238 for 6 (Neil Brook 87 not out, Munib Ranjah 84) beat Madrid United 114 all out (F Mahmood 3-14, S Colbourne 3-28)
4th May – Sporting Alfas (20 points( beat Madrid (4 points) by 6 wickets
Madrid 127 all out (J Roper 2-12, M Hussein 2-13) Sporting Alfas 128 for 4 (M Spencer 60)
5th May Sporting Alfas (19 points) beat Madrid 3 points by 9 wickets
Madrid 202 for 8 (Hall 56, J Woodward 37, J Roper 3-25) Sporting Alfas 204 for 1 (M Spencer 111, C Munoz 76 not out)
|Sat, 4th May||SPORTING ALFAS CRICKET CLUB||MADRID CRICKET CLUB||LA MANGA||Rob Dhondai & Brian Pitts (League)|
|Sat, 4th May||LA MANGA CRICKET CLUB||MADRID UNITED CRICKET CLUB||LA MANGA||Tom Halpin & Dave Moore (League)|
|Sun, 5th May||MADRID CRICKET CLUB||SPORTING ALFAS CRICKET CLUB||WOODBRIDGE OVAL||Allan Bacon & Ron Graham (League)|
|Sat, 11th May||SPORTING ALFAS CRICKET CLUB||MADRID UNITED CRICKET CLUB||WOODBRIDGE OVAL||Allan Bacon & Ron Graham (League)|
|Sat, 18th May||LA MANGA CRICKET CLUB||ALCORCON CRICKET CLUB||LA MANGA||Allan Bacon & Dave Moore (League)|
|Sat, 25th May||SPORTING ALFAS CRICKET CLUB||ALCORCON CRICKET CLUB||WOODBRIDGE OVAL||Brian Pitts & Dave Moore (League)|
|Sun, 26th May||MADRID UNITED CRICKET CLUB||LA MANGA CRICKET CLUB||LA MANGA||Allan Bacon & Ron Graham (League)|