On Saturday 13th April Torrevieja CC took on San Fulgencio AECC Select in a charity cricket match.Watched by a crowd of over fifty people, the Mayor of Torrevieja, Edwardo Dolon, faced the first ball bowled by Carlos Ramirez Sansano, Mayor of San Fulgencio. It was decided that San Fulgencio A team would play San Fulgencio B, and then Torrevieja first Team would play Torrevieja second team, the winners of both matches to play each other in the final.
In match one, San Fulgencio A struggled to reach 69 in their 15 overs. Only Chris L (13 ) and Chris F (19 ) helped by 29 extras kept the score going.San Fulgencio B used 10 bowlers the pick of who were Angus (4 for 7 ) and Bashir (2 for 6). In the 2nd innings, San Fulgencio made a good start but tight bowling by Gaz ( 1 for 4 ) Jason (1 for 0 ) and Neil ( 1 for 7 ) meant after 15 overs, San Fulgencio B fell short by 3 runs.
In match two Torrevieja`s first eleven scored 72 for 4 with G Oliphant scoring 19. Kieron Ward ( 2 for 12 ) was the pick of the bowlers.Torrevieja 2nd team made a good attempt falling short by 1 run. Mark Talbot (25) and Stephen Thompson (11 ) giving the first team a scare.
In the final, San Fulgencio reached 98 off 20 overs mainly because they used 16 batsmen. (It was a charity match after all ) Kieron Ward ( 2 for 12 ) and Jahid ( 3 for 2 ) the pick of the bowlers. Torrevieja slowly losing 2 wickets for 11 runs, but Dave Reid (15 ) and Kark Talbot (24 ) enabled Torrevieja to reach the target with 3 overs to spare.
A trophy and medals,donated by San Fulgencio town hall were presented by Samantha Hull(San Fugencio town hall representative) to the winners and runners up. Aided by a local radio outside broadcast van and a burger bar, the day was a great success with the overall winners being AECC who benefitted by receiving a much needed donation.