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by: conrad_a_bedford


The Albir based club rounded off a perfect weekend as the second string XI eked out two consecutive wins against Cazadores, erasing memories of the league defeat from their Turre opponents the week before in the process.

In Game One Alfas won the toss and elected to field. The visitors were soon on the back foot when Purvis was bowled by Braithwaite with the score on 3,but then a steady stand of 23 between Milnthorpe and Olyphant eased their worries somewhat.

Roper finally made the breakthrough having Milnthorpe caught and although the middle order contributed with runs, they did so at a rate that gave the visitors a final below par score of 111 for 5 off their 20 overs.

Alfas made the worst possible start with Dawes, promoted up the order for the first time this season, holing out to gully on the very first ball of the Alfas innings. Nix played on to his stumps soon after and Alfas were wobbling in the early stages of their innings.

Two substantial partnerships between Evans and Marriner, and then Marriner and Roper swung the game back the way of the home side, and Alfas finally surpassed their target with six wickets and ten balls to spare. Marriner remained unbeaten on 32 as Alfas clocked up 15 points and Cazadores de Turre scored 4.

In game 2 Alfas batted first and Dawes went a long way to making amends for his earlier failure by cracking 88 in double quick time. This was the cornerstone for a strong score by the home side who finally secured maximum batting points, ending on 193 for 2.

Turre struggled from the word go in trying to chase down such a daunting score and Alfas remained in total control, taking wickets at regular intervals. Turre finally finished on 121 for 5 giving the home side their second win of the day and a convincing 72 run victory.

Alfas took away 17 points from the game whilst Turre headed South to the Almeria coast with 3 more points to their Twenty/20  tally for the season.

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