Torrevieja Cricket Club beat Madrid in La Manga



After a disappointing loss last week, Torrevieja Cricket Club travelled to La Manga to take on Madrid 2nd team in an away match.

Yes, having lost the use of their home ground in Madrid, the home team have to play their home matches on any available ground, hence the necessity of the long trip to La Manga.

Winning the toss, Torrevieja decided to field, struggling to contain the Madrid batsmen until the 22nd over when the first wicket fell, Luke Clarke going for 34.

Sumon continued to punish any bad balls and had scored a magnificent 115 before being caught at mid wicket going for another big hit.

After that, only Dinesh (27) and Angappan (20 ) managed any score of note and eventually Madrid were all out for 241.

Captain Kieran Wood, 4 for 48 and Ciaran Guichard 2 for 18 were the pick of the bowlers.
Torrevieja started their innings steadily but lost their first wicket in the 5th over. Kieran Wood and Paul Powell took the score to 53 when Paul had to leave the field with severe cramp.

Hein Muller came in and with Kieran started to push the score along. In the 31st over, Hein was caught at deep mid on having scored 74. Rahul Maini joined Kieran and scored a quick 25 Paul Harvey came to the wicket with Torevieja still needing 51 runs to win off 6 overs.

Kieran, still batting well was unlucky to be bowled by Murari for 68. Paul Powell returned after easing his cramp and he scored the winning runs in the penultimate over.
Madrid gained 6 points, Torrevieja gained 20 points.

Man of the match was Captain Kieran Wood with 4 wickets and 68 runs, who praised his team for their never say die attitude.

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