Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 128 for 4 beat Madrid 127 for 10
First League match of the season and the first team started well. Visitors, Madrid Cricket Club, won the toss and elected to bat first, SACC bowlers got into gear very quickly with newcomer Mohib(6-13-2) and Roper(6-12-2) starting excellently.
Twelve overs gone three wickets taken. The evergreen Taylor came on and again looked comfortable against a team determined to knock him out the attack, his 3 wickets for 27 from 9 taking out the middle order. Spencer also claimed 3 wickets from his 5.3 over spell.
Laundon the other wicket taker with 1 for 12 from 3. Langhams(10), Hall(20), Wilson(15), Daniel(10)and Hakem (18) all got starts but failed to stay at the crease long enough to carry a better score, mainly because SACC have a long bowling line up that includes both fast and slow paced bowling. great start to the day 5 bonus points scored.
Chasing a low total can upset the mind set of players but today SACC opener Spencer got on with the job reaching a well struck 60 and seeing the job through. Whilst he was amassing his runs wickets fell steadily at the other end Muñoz(13), Shahzid(13), Fletcher(8)and Roper for a duck. Laundon stopped the fall of wickets and stayed until the end reaching 17. 5 more bonus points and 10 for the win.
Maximum 20 points from the first game this season, whilst Madrid take away 4 points from the game.
What will tomorrows return match bring to the Woodbridge Oval.