SACC XI 288 for 10 off 34.1 overs
(Faran; 104 ret., Jack Perman 55 ret., Waqar 34; Nadeem 7.2-1-41-4, Faisal 6-0-46-2)
INTELLECTUALS CC 209 for 9 off 34.5 overs
(Faisal 61, Hassan 52, Nadeem 46; Mark Perman 7-1-44-3, Abdul 5-1-26-2)
SPORTING ALFAS WON BY 79 RUNS
In an eventful match where striking out was prevalent the Alfas openers gave their team a sound start, their No 1 Faran scoring 14 fours and 6 sixes on his way to an impressive 104 off 11 overs. Nevertheless, the Intellectuals gained some success with Nadeem claiming 4 of the 8 wickets as well as a catch.
The early loss of their opener Noman for nought and No 3 Husnain for 4 soon after did not bode well for the Bonalba side. But Faisal and Nadeem rallied round and with a partnership of 75 gave the visitor’s some hope, albeit distant and despite the efforts of Hassan 53 and Chander 16 it was indeed a bridge too far.
Man of the Match: Nadeem 46 runs, 4 wickets, a catch and helping hand for the skipper. Indeed, mention should be made of the Faisal, who not only put in a sound team performance batting, bowling and fielding but also supported the team with his sound and supportive captaincy.
Special thanks to Alex Cormack for keeping an immaculate scorebook!
Next match: Sunday 12 May. First league match vs Levante CC 2XI at Bonalba.
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