Match report by Sporting Alfas Cricket Club ..
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Sporting Alfas 1st X1 v Pinatar CC
Sporting Alfas Cricket Club Lost by 14 runs
On a hot summers day a friendly was arranged versus the nearly formed Pinatar Pirates Cricket Club. SACC skipper Pennick lost the toss and ended up fielding in the 35 degree heat and as a supporting gesture let PPCC play with 12.
An Early breakthrough brought together the Spanish Internationals Mohib and Sajed which also quickly got the visitors to 50 before Sajed fell to a straight one from Mohib on 18. Pennick and Taylor stemmed the run flow before the old pro suckered the Pirates into picking out Munoz in the deep on two occasions.
On came Shazard and had the Pirates all over the place with Farat wafting at a few before creaming one to Pennick and to the disbelieve of everyone, including the incoming Batsman at eight claimed a Bump Ball ?????? Farat’s second inningsdDid not fair much better producing nothing except a good catch from Mohib.
SACC all over the Pirates until Brook dropped a dolly and then decided to see how far he could throw it,which turned the innings round with thirty runs coming off the next two overs before the introduction of Crompton who bowled with a great control in taking two wickets for just 5 runs.
Roper came back at the top end to clean up the rabbits with two straight deliveries. 159 all out was a good strong performance in the field and Alfas came back well when the game was slipping away.
With skipper Pennick exhausted at barking his orders out , mainly at Taylor to stop talking to every person as he goes from gully at both ends, a new look opening pair of Brook and Alger didnt go as well as expected, with Alger out early blaming the opening bowler for bowling a slower ball.
Brook soon followed trying to walk an easy single before stopping twice and getting run out . Crompton easily the man of the match put on 50 with Munoz , before Munoz was caught of his arm guard and blaming the bat for it doesnt sweep as well as his last one ?
Gary Crompton scored a classy 50 and the game looked won with three an over needed before he gave his wicket away. Four overs of blocking then saw the SACC batsman give catching practice to the opposition .
Fireman Ward hobbled in, then got the 999 call so dashed back off, sadly little dashing in his innings though as he snicked off. With too many needed and the home captain coming in at nine, the game was a long way off and despite a few blows and a six was not enough to get his side home. A very poor display from a top order that was not good enough. Alfas lost by 14 runs .
Umpire :Brian Pitts