As part of the Tour for Ashford U18’s they played la Manga on the Sunday. Monday was their last game and faced a team mixed from both La manga & Torrevieja C.C.
K.Wood, C.Wood, S.Khan, A.Khan, R.Singh, P.Harvey and A.Alger all represented Torrevieja.
Batting first A.Alger opened the batting and looked to continue his form from saturday and took the battle to the bowlers. Other opener R.James from La manga was dismissed early after a pulled hamstring ended his day. P.Harvey went in and failed to face a ball before A.Alger reached his 50 in the 8th over from 24 balls only to be retired after. K.Wood came in only to see P.Harvey caught at midwicket for Ashfords first wicket.
C.Hunt came in and pushed some runs before eyes lighting up and being caught at deep midwicket. A.Khan came in to join K.Wood and with 10 overs left and 80 on the board. This would be a crucial few overs. Both players nudging singles and 2’s around and hitting a few boundaries along the way made a decent score and made it to the 17th over before losing the next wicket. A.khan being caught at mid on. D.Warrick came in and looked to help the team on the way to a bigger score. Nudging more singles and 2’s but a 3 was to much for D.Warrick as his bat didnt ground in time. New player of La manga came in for the final over whilst K.Wood pushed a Valuable 43* not out and the team finished 133/4 in 20 overs.
Opening the bowling A.Court started off but had taken a liken to the batsmen as they attacked alot of the balls to the rope. S.khan was on the other end and caused problems for the batsmen and got the opening batsmen caught at covers by A.Khan. his 3rd over saw a hat trick chance opportunity when he got 2 caught behind for C.Hunt to take comfortably.
R.Singh came on for A.Court and started off abit costly but found his line and length and kept the economy stable. A cut shot in his 3rd over flew past A.Court at gully but a good chase as the batsmen went for a second run made an easy run out to his name. The very next ball saw R.Singh clean bowl the batsmen. A.khan replaced S.Khan and kept a good economy rate but failed to take any wickets. New player Steve of La manga turned his arm over and got a wicket caught by A.Court at Mid On. C.Wood came on to the attack as the death bowler once again and kept the runs down.
A.Alger came on for the Penultimate over defending 18 and managed to earn himself a caught and bowled wicket for the loss of 8 runs. K.Wood got involved in the fielding too when he got himself a runout to his name. C.Wood to defend 10 in the last over.
1st ball top edged over gully for 2.
2nd ball BOWLED OUT
3rd ball Dot through to the keeper
4th ball pulled straight to long on and run out as A.court threw the ball back to C.Wood !!!
Another close finish in the weekend but this one a victory for the boys of torre.
Torrevieja Cricket Club