Sporting Alfas got back to winning ways after yesterday´s losses against Levante with two back to back victories against Intellectuals of Alicante.
Alfas batted first at the picturesque Bonalba ground and accrued the impressive score of 189 for 5 from their twenty overs. Christian Munoz Mills made 45 and Faran Afzal 41 but it was the 48 extras that really made the difference to the total. Ismail and Nadeem both bagged a couple of wickets each for the home team.
The Intellectuals put in a good shift to try and overtake the large total but ended their innings on 157 for 8. Ismail showed his all rounder potential by hitting 38 with the bat, whilst Kyle Roper took four wickets for just 30 runs in a fine spell of bowling by the teenager. However, the most telling statistic was that the Alfas bowling attack only conceded 11 extras. That discipline alone helped to secure the first match the way of the visitors.
Match two saw the Intellectuals struggle with the bat and they were all out for 98 in the eighteenth over. Javed and Faisal score 25 and 24 respectively, but the nine other batsmen could only muster 30 runs between them in total. All six bowlers used by Alfas took at least one wicket for the visitors in what was a fine all round fielding exhibition.
Alfas chased down the low total with relative ease, scoring the winning runs in the fourteenth over for the loss of just five wickets. An unbeaten partnership between Jamsaid (28) and Christian Munoz Mills (22) saw their team home, after Faran Afzal had given Alfas a good start with a quickfire 20 runs.
Next weekend sees the top of the table clash between La Manga/Torrevieja and Sporting Alfas which will go a long way in determining who will be heading to the National Finals from the ECCL League.
Updated League Tables up to and including September 27th
Alfas P 14 W 9 L 5 Pts 18 ORR 8.79
Levante P 10 W 7 L 3 Pts 14 ORR 9.39
LMT P 6 W 4 L 2 Pts 8 ORR 8.96
Intell P 6 W 0 L 6 Pts 0 ORR 6.95
Madrid P 4 W 0 L 4 Pts 0 ORR 5.24
Match One – Sporting Alfas 189 for 5 beat Intellectuals 157 for 8 by 32 runs.
Match Two – Sporting Alfas 99 for 5 beat Intellectuals 98 all out by 5 wickets.