TORREVIEJA CC 95 for 9 PINATAR PIRATES 63 all out. (Torrevieja win by 32 runs)
Despite fielding five juniors, Torrevieja CC got a fine home win over top of the table Pinatar Pirates last weekend. The visitors won the toss and put Torrevieja into bat who found life difficult against some accurate bowling, struggling to 7 for 1 after 7 overs. Torrevieja were then reduced to 15 for 3 after a very toiling 16 overs, but then Jahid Ullah and Michael Wareing steadied things somewhat and pushed the score up to 45, with Jahid finishing with 18. Junior players Vishav Thakur (26) and Tommy Knowles (5) put together a stand of 41 before both were out in the last over with Torrevieja making 95 for 9. Pinatar bowlers Lee Brown, Akash Panchall, and Vikash Singh finished with two wickets each.
Pinatar found batting just as difficult and although they pushed up the run rate, the fall of wickets increased as well. Only Akash Panchall reached double figures (38) against some excellent bowling from Torrevieja led by their man of the match, Michael Wareing(pictured getting his award), who took 5 for 27 off his 10 overs, backed up by good spells from Hasan Ullah and Vishav Thakur. The result gives Torrevieja a big confidence boost ahead of their next fixture which is away to La Manga on Saturday August 22nd. Anyone wishing to join Torrevieja CC should call Graham on 605 319 889 or visit torrevieja-cricket.com or cricketspain.es.