CRICKET ESPANA LEAGUE ROUND UP
COSTA LEAGUE 1
P W T NR L BP Pts Sporting Alfas 1 3 3 0 0 0 29 59 La Manga 3 3 0 0 0 26 56 Valencia Green 2 2 0 0 0 15 35 Madrid 1 3 1 0 0 2 13 23 Mojacar 3 1 0 0 2 10 20 Valencia 3 0 0 0 3 0 -7 Albox 3 0 0 0 3 0 -9
COSTA BLANCA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
The Costa Blanca Development League is as equally exciting with Alcorcon setting a scorching pace as front runners. This league club is on the outskirts of Madrid and Alcorcon is perhaps most famous for its football team knocking Real Madrid out of the Copa Del Rey this season.
The cricket team have also proved to be a suprise package and are in prime position at the top of the Development league with three consecutive victories.
Due to the fact they have played 5 games the Intellectuals are breathing down Alcorcon´s neck. How the must be rueing the fact they were unable to field a side against San Fulgencio and consequently have had 10 points deducted from their current total.
Sporting Alfas 2 have split the two games they have played so far this season with a win and a loss. Comprising of most of the Junior Academy they are hoping to finish amongst the frontrunners in this highly competitive league.
Madrid United could be another suprise package. Having lost to Alcorcon on the opening game of the season, we have yet to see them on the cricket field again. With a glut of games coming up later in the season they may well become a force to be reckoned with.
San Fulgencio have matched their enthusiasm off the field with some spirited performances on it. Again, relying on youth they have put in fine performances against the Intellectuals and Sporting Alfas respectively, and the 17 points forfeited by the Intellectuals have helped to bolster their league cause.
Madrid II will hope to put the nightmare of last weekend behind them. Scheduled to play two games they were unable to field a team and consequently lost 20 points before their season had effectively started. Their goal this season will now be to complete all their matches and finish with a positive points balance come October.
Results to date, up to and including June 6th.
May 8th, Intellectuals (19 points) beat San Fulgencio (5 points) by 67 runs
May 8th, Alcorcon (20 points) beat Madrid United ( 4 points) by 9 wickets
May 9th, Alcorcon (18 points) beat Alfas II (8 points) by 205 runs.
May 15th, San Fulgencio (17 points) beat Intellectuals (-10 points) by forfeiture.
May 22cd, Alfas II (20 points) beat San Fulgencio (8 points) by 102 runs
May 23rd, Alcorcon (20 points) beat Intellectuals (2 points) by 353 runs
May 29th, Intellectuals (17 points) beat Madrid II (2 points) by 33 runs.
June 5th, Intellectuals (17 points) beat Madrid II (-10 points) by forfeiture.
June 6th, Madrid United (17 points) beat Madrid II (-10 points) by forfeiture
COSTA BLANCA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
P W T NR L BP Pts Alcorcon 3 3 0 0 0 28 58 Intellectuals 5 3 0 0 2 15 45 San Fulgencio 3 1 0 0 2 20 30 Sporting Alfas 2 2 1 0 0 1 18 28 Madrid United 2 1 0 0 1 11 21 Madrid 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 -18
CATALUYNA LEAGUE A
Cataluyna league A continues to remaun interesting with possibly only Santa Coloma no longer in with a chance of topping the group.
Cataluyna CC and Ali CC have won both their matches to date but Ali have a slight advantage because Cataluyna were deducted two points for only fielding ten players against Bengali CC.
Fondo, Bengali and Barcelona Eagles have all won one game each, so have an outside chance of reaching the finals, although the Eagles have played three games so progress to the next stage looks remote at best.
With Santa Coloma still winless from three games their plight looks even more precarious than that of the Eagles.
With the Cataluyna league using a different points system that has no bonus points on offer, the final standings could well depend on net run rate.
League results Cataluyna League A up to 22cd May.
March 7th, Ali CC (10 points) beat Barcelona Eagles (0 points) by 48 runs.
April 4th, Barcelona Eagles (10 points) beat Santa Coloma (0 points) by 166 runs.
April 10th, Cataluyna (8 points) beat Bengali CC (0 points) by 6 wickets.
May 2cd, Ali CC (10 points) beat Bengali (0 points) by 22 runs
May 9th, Fondo CC (10 points) beat Santa Coloma (0 points) by 60 runs
May 16th, Bengali (10 points) beat Barcelona Eagles (0 points) by 5 wickets
May 22cd, Cataluyna (10 points) beat Fondo (0 points) by 7 wickets.
|Barcelona Eagles CC||3||1||2||0||10||4,72||0||456/70||339/70|
|Santa Coloma CC||2||0||2||0||0||-9,04||0||204/50||430/50|
CATALUYNA LEAGUE B
Cataluyna B looks a much close affair with 4 teams all in pursuit of the league B title. It does seem last years winners Falco will not be progressing past the group stages and a new name will be on the SIS Trophy kindly donated this year by Ken Sainsbury and Andrew Copeland.
Olot, Minhaj and Barcelona Internationals all have two wins each although the International eleven have played a game more than their rivals and Barcelona CC are still in the mix having secured one victory this season.
Cornella are firmly rooted at the bottom of league B with three consecutive losses and along with Falco are currently on minus points for not fielding maximum players in one of their games.
League Results Cataluyna League B up to 22cd May
March 14th, Barcelona Internationals (10 points) beat Barcelona (0 points) by 7 runs
March 28th, Minhaj (10 points) beat Cornella (0 points) by 5 wickets
April 11th, Olot (10 points) beat Cornella ( 0 points) by 1 wicket
April 25th, Olot (10 points) beat Barcelona Internationals by 59 runs
May 2, Barcelona (10 points) beat Cornella ( -4 points) by 2 wickets
May 9th, Barcelona Internatonals (10 points) beat Falco (-2 points) by 17 runs
May 15th, Minhaj (10 points) beat Falco ( 0 points) by 1 wicket
|Barcelona Intl CC||3||2||1||0||20||-0,47||0||365/75||400/75|
The Southern league probrably is the most exciting of all the leagues with a 3 way battle for league supremacy. Each team as beaten each other once and it is a toss of a coin as to whether Combined Colleges, Malaga or Cordoba will have this years baragging rights. Expect the league to go right down to the wire and the last game in the Southern section.
Southern league results up to June 6th.
4th April, Combined Colleges (18 points) beat Malaga (6 points) by 90 runs
24th April, Combined Colleges ( 19 points) beat Cordoba (6 points) by 3 wickets
May 2cd, Cordoba (18 points) beat Malaga (7 points) by 25 runs
May 8th, Malaga (17 points) beat Cordoba (6 points) by 34 runs
May 15th, Malaga (17 points) beat Combined Colleges (4 points) by 3 wickets
May 23rd, Cordoba (20 points) beat Combined Colleges (5 points) by 147 runs
May 30th Cordoba (19 points) beat Malaga (4 points) by 180 runs
June 6th, Combined Colleges (19 points) beat Cordoba ( 2 points) by 7 wickets
P W T NR L BP Pts Cordoba 6 3 0 0 3 41 71 Combined Colleges 5 3 0 0 2 36 65 Malaga 5 2 0 0 3 31 51
The Lanzarote league is still in its early stages with only 4 games played to date. Heading the pack are St Georges with two wins and maximum points from both games. Snaping at their heels are Lanzarote and King Arthurs, each with one win from one game.
The four other teams, lost their opening game of the season and will find it hard to break into the top 3 spots, which have historically been held by Lanzarote, St Georges and King Arthurs (formerly The Fisherman´s Inn).
Lanzarote league results received up to June 6th
9th May, King Arthurs (19 points) beat Commitments (3 points) by 160 runs
9th May, St George´s (20 points) beat Spinnaker Dragons (1 point) by 9 wickets
16th May, St George´s (20 points) beat CHB Colts (2 points) by 7 wickets
16th May, Lanzarote (20 points) beat Playa Blanca (4 points) by 180 run
P W T NR L BP Pts St Georges 2 2 0 0 0 20 40 Lanzarote 1 1 0 0 0 10 20 King Arthurs CC 1 1 0 0 0 9 19 Playa Blanca 1 0 0 0 1 4 4 Commitments 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 CHB Colts 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 Dragons 1 0 0 0 1 1 1