On the 28th April newly formed Pinatar Pirates were entertaining the Worcester Police, a touring side from the Uk, at their home ground at Pinatar Arena.
he Police batted first and aided by an attacking 93 from opener S.Wright, they finished their 35 overs with a decent score of 217. G.Wambeek 6-20-3 and H Phull 4-16-3 taking the bowling honours.
In reply, after a bad start, Pirates G2. Singh (38), G Singh (35), B Singh (47) and V.Singh 58 not out, all scored quickly to keep the host ahead of the run rate and on top.
With V Singh losing yet another ball, smashing it over the fence for six, the tourists decided that the Pirates, with several wickets in hand and only a handful of runs needed by this stage had won the game and thought it would be an idea to hit the bar.
The decision was probably assisted by the groundsman turning some of the water sprinklers on in preparation for an important football match which was to be played after the cricket.
Momentos were exchanged by the skippers and Vikash Singh was selected as Man of Match by the opposition team.
It was a throughly enjoyable match played in a fantastic atmosphere. The tourists enjoyed a menu del día at the venue and a few more vino tintos, and you’ll be pleased to know they did not drive back to base!!
C Phull – Pinatar Pirates CC
Pinatar CC v Worcester Police CC