Cricket was the winner at Cazadores yesterday as the home scraped home in a run feast of a game with just 7 runs to spare.
Batting first Cazadores put a mammoth 302 for 5 on the board thanks to a fantastic century by the consistent Kevin Milnthorpe. He was well supportd by D Larkins (87) and I Holmes (55) as the home side accrued maximum batting points.
Torrevieja, fielding a youthful side had their Junior Academy players to thank for keeping the game so close. Teenagers Adam Algar and Michael Carter scored 143 and 67 respectively as the vistors threatened to chase down the required runs. A valiant effort fell just short when they finished their overs just 8 runs shy of victory.
Cazadores took 18 points from the game, but still remain bottom of the ECCL Development league whilst Torrevieja scored 7 points, consolidating their mid table position.
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In other ECCL news, the games requested by Madrid to be rescheduled from May will now not be played because of ground congestion at La Manga.
As a consequence Madrid will forfeit the four Twenty-Twenty games from that time but will not receive any points punishment.
La Manga and Madrid United are the beneficiaries and they will receive maximum points from those games, meaning Madrid have finished their Twenty-Twenty campaign on 17 points. As a result La Manga are now top of the table and look on course to achieve a league and Twenty-Twenty double.
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