Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 232 for 3 beat Madrid United 231 for 9
This week´s opposition Madrid Utd first team gave the SACC players a bit of a scare amassing 61 runs from the first 10 over´s. As always the spin of Alfas´s cooled things down and wickets started to fall at a steady rate, Tayloy removing the top three in yet another memorable display his 9 overs getting rid of Waheed(53), Khasif(42), Asif(10) and a poor bit of cricket allowing Dhabyana a easy run out.
18 Overs and the score card a more realistic 118 for 4. Crompton unplayable in his first over got a wicket in his second and and Madrid looked a little wobbly at 120 for 5 from 20. Madrid then sensible decided to have some time at the crease and took up the next 18 overs reaching 173 before Laundon trapped Ittifaq in front.
Spencer then joined in and took 3 wickets before the close of the Madrid innings on 231 for 9. 4 points to Alfas and 4 to Madrid. Pennick and Spencer opened for SACC and looked in control as runs came at a steady 4 an over until Spencer played around one in the 9th over with 36 on the board. Shahzad and Pennick then took the score to 152 before Shahzad chipped one to backward square leg out for 38.
Fletcher and Pennick took the score to the finishing line when Fletcher on 42 attempted the big finish and was held at mid wicket. Pennick then finished the game reaching 120 not out. Yet another display of the depth of player´s SACC have in the stable. SACC take 19 points from this game and Madrid United 5.