Torrevieja Cricket Club

LA MANGA 127 for 7 – TORREVIEJA 82 for 8

Darwen Torrevieja

For the last away game of the season, Torrevieja CC travelled down to La Manga with high hopes of maintaining their winning streak. Having lost several players to other clubs over the winter, La Manga fielded a mixture of youth and experience as did Torrevieja. La Manga won the toss and elected to bat. With the weather overcast and humid, the batsmen were having a torrid time as the Torrevieja bowlers were getting the ball to swing in all directions, and after half of their allotted 40 overs, La Manga had reached 36 for 5.

However, as the skies cleared, and with some patience and application, Rupert James and Tim Walton started to put on the runs and by the time Rupert was out for 23, they had added 71 to the total. Tim was still there at the end and finished on 71 not out, an excellent innings under the circumstances. Pick of the bowlers for Torrevieja, were , not for the first, time this season, Ciaran Guichard ( 3 for 20 ) and Hassan Ullah ( 2 for 31 ).

When Torrevieja went into bat, they soon found out how difficult it was and after the first 20 overs had reached 39 for 4. But there was to be no saving middle order batsman for Torrevieja and although they seemed to be keeping up with the run rate, it soon became obvious that the draw was the best result Torrevieja could hope for, and captain Chris Darwen and Ben Appleby saw out the final over. Chris ( 18 not out ) Ciaran ( 16 ) Hasan ( 17 ) and Kieren Wood ( 13 ) were the only batsmen to rech double figures. For La Manga, David Warwick ( 2 for 8 ) Tim Walton ( 3 for 14 ) and Robin Williams ( no relation ) his 1 over yielded 1 wicket for 1 run. La Manga 14 points, Torrevieja 6 points.

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