Bonalba based club the Intellectuals have travelled to La Manga and Alfas del Pi in consecutive weeks and have come away with consecutive victories on both occaisions to surge up the development league table.
On Sunday 17th June the Intellectuals took 18 points from La Manga, losing only four in return, as they easily disposed of La Manga by 5 wickets.
Tanveer Ahmed was the star with both bat and ball as he scored 43 in the Intellectuals total of 158 for 5, before returning figures of 3-23 with the ball as his team bowled a youthful looking La Manga second string out for just 124.
The following weekend the Intellectuals went to the Woodbridge Oval and chased down a total of 196 for 5. A daunting total, that in the past would have seen the visitors fold but this season the Alicant club are a major force in the development league.
All the Intellectual batsmen contributed and they achieved their total with five runs to spare. 17 more points to their teams league tally, whilst Alfas gained 5 points towards their league cause.
Intellectuals report on the game at Alfas,many thanks to Laurence MacGarry for his contribution.
A picture tells a thousand words – although two words help to complete the story: Intellectuals Win!
25 June 2012
The Intellectuals put in an outstanding performance (with a little help from dropped catches) to chase down the Sporting Alfas score of 197 to win an exciting match by five wickets and just an over and 3 balls to spare.
Intellectuals Man of the Match: As this was very much a team effort it is only just that the MoM award should be shared between Faisal for his 39 runs and his tight bowling of 8 overs for 33 runs and Khaliq for his 47 not out and 4 overs 22 for 1 and not forgetting Tanveer for doing all Khaliq’s running due to his injury sustained when stopping a boundary destined ball with his shin