LCC wishes to thank the visitors for coming to Valencia and playing their part in a fantastic weekend.
Match One – Levante CC welcomed the touring Triskel Taverners to Moncada on a breezy, sunny day in Valencia ahead of a Saturday/Sunday double header. Levante were welcomed to set a score by visiting captain Woody and duly set about the task ahead. Openers Morgan and Kakkad batted with confidence and whilst the latter played carefully, Rhys went after the Taverners bowlers.
After tea and beers the Taverners openers made their way onto the fielders but didn’t last long as Pilkington took two wickets in his first over. When Tivey took another wicket the Taverners were in big trouble. However, that brought John to the crease who smacked the Levante bowlers around the ground, showing his class and temperament with some beautiful looking shots. He eventually retired to great applause after hitting his half century. The Taverners eventually fell for 116 having been invited by Levante to bat for 25 overs and bring back a couple of guys who were already out. The LCC bowlers put in a good all-round display as Pilks and Abid both took two wickets, Tivey, Rich, Little and Johnny Mc all chipped in too.
Levante win by 31 runs and everyone looks forward to the game tomorrow.
Amazingly, the team again finished with 147 runs on the board.
A quick turnaround after drinks and the Taverners openers made their way to the crease. Hamza took a wicket with his first ball, Tickel took a beauty that spun a mile and Adam got a deserved wicket after a fine opening spell. But the Taverners had reached 50 in the 8th over and were welcoming in John the danger man. However this time he was sent back to the pavilion for a duck after a great catch from Tivey off the bowling of Burchell. Three more ducks followed as Tivey and Noon took wickets to finish off a spirited display from the visitors.
LCC showed great squad depth with two great performances with two almost completely different sides. They go into the league on Saturday on the back of three straight wins and feel confident ahead of their trip to Alfas.
Levante CC wishes to take this opportunity to thank the visiting Taverners for a great weekend of cricket and for two games played in fantastic spirit. We wish them well for the future and hope they come back to Valencia soon.
The weekend was rounded off perfectly with paella and beers before the Taverners made the long journey back to Madrid.