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SACC 2’s continue winning ways 

Sporting Alfas Cricket Club welcomed back for the 13th year a strong Cricket World side to the Woodbridge Oval. On a glorious sunny day SACC batted first against a more then useful attack, but the new opening partnership of Pennick and Johnson were patient in their approach, hitting any bad ball to the boundary and running well between the wickets with plenty of quick singles available to them. The 50 run partnership was brought up in the 11 th over without any loss, as the innings progressed so did the partnership with both openers looking more fluent in their stroke play.Pennick was the first to reach his 50 in the 21stover. Reaching that milestone he decided to be more positive and in doing so, his timing and run flow deserted him, and he was finally bowled for 64 with the score on 127.

Munoz made a brisk 33 before being run out by a direct hit off Thewlis who followed this up with another direct hit to dismiss Steve Lewis a few overs later. In the mean time Charlie Johnston scored an impressive 71 before fatigue caught up with him, in what was arguably his best innings for Alfas.

The perserverance of the Nomads bowlers finally got some reward as the rest of the SACC line up were blown away without troubling the scorers too much. Zia was the pick of the bowling with 3wickets for 22 runs as the home side reached 220 for 8.

SACC attack was very ordinary at the start with the ball flying everywhere in the first four overs before a wicket fell and things got back on track for the home side. Wickets continued to fall at timely intervals hampering the Cricket World’s run chase with only Zia making 31 before being bowled of his thigh pad and around his legs , a very unlucky dismissal .The Loughborough University opener looked an exciting prospect and the spectators enjoyed his batting displays all week.

With the Cricket World Nomads not having much luck against the steady bowling attack wickets kept tumbling with young Jaime Roper and Ben Mariner taking three apiece to dismiss the visitors for a total of 129 runs, just two more than the home sides first wicket partnership. With Cowley, Mariner and Roper all taking wickets an all round team performance was the main course for the demise of Cricket World and Alfas look forward for their return and re-match in October.

This Thursday sees the return of Harpenden CC for their 11th year against SACC midweek X1, and Saturday 21st March SACC vs Harpenden CC 12.30pm. Sunday 22ndSACC 2s v Intellectuals 2pm Start. Food and Drinks available all day at the ground for visitors.

Colts Training for all age groups every Sunday morning from 10.30.For more information please visit our website at www.sportingalfascc.com or email chairman@sportingalfascc.com or call 620409173 , We look forward to seeing you soon.

Philip Pennick BA Hons CeMAP


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