La Manga v Levante Cricket Club Levante Lightning T20 on Sun 28 Jun 2015 at 11.00am
Match was Drawn

Match report Sunday dawned bright and sunny, another hot and energy-sapping match
promised. Levante were pleased to be asked to take the field (at 11am
the day had yet to become scorching) and set about the task of
restricting the La Manga batsmen to a beatable score and improving on
the poor wicket haul of Saturday. La Manga, however, batted with great determination and patience, opener brook eventually reaching a
well-deserved half century before being smartly stumped by alternative w/k Cesare off Pete´s beguiling spin bowling. Wickets were, once again, hard to come by, the Levante bowlers repeatedly seeing their best efforts rewarded by spilled catches (Harsha, for example, missed out on 2 scalps), only Pete taking more than 1 wicket as the home side crept to 100 for only 2 down.
Wickets at 101 and 122 gave Levante hope in the growing heat, Sunny showing himself to be a bowler of potential, but at 30 overs, with 5 wickets in hand, La Manga began a charge which netted them over 70 runs from the last 10 overs, to finish (just 2 runs short of a fourth batting point) on 198 - beating the Levante total of the
previous day.
Faced with a stiff test, the Levante batsmen got off to their worst
start of the season, losing 3 wickets for 6 runs in the first 4 overs
from La Manga opening pace bowlers Vine and Williams. Cesare fell to a superb one-handed diving catch at gulley, Ali and then Lofty also to close catches and the match appeared unwinnable. Harsha and Martin saw out the spells of the rapidly overheating openers and, after Martin gave an easy catch in the 12th over (25 for 4), Harsha (a very determined 23) and Sunny (a dashing 28 runs) attempted a surge, adding 46 runs for the 5th wicket. After their dismissals, with Jaggi having been stumped on 1, Levante were at 83 for 7 with 15 overs remaining. Despite the oppressive heat, the La Manga team appeared supremely confident of achieving a win, but they had not reckoned with the 8th wicket partnership between Rich and Pete. First target, 100 up, next - keep on until the 30 over drinks break. finally, see off the returning openers to deny La Manga a fourth bowling point and, to the ever-loudening cheers of their teammates, bring up the 150 (surely the hardest-won batting point in the history of
the club). Pete finished with 18 and Rich with a splendid half-century, both not out and applauded back to the dugout by all and sundry.
Respect to La Manga for two fine performances, to them went the lions
share of the points (24 to Levante´s 19) but Levante kept their unbeaten record and returned home exhausted but unbowed, with a budding new all-rounder - Sunny - and an 8th wicket stand of 83 for the club record book.

La Manga Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
17w 3lb 
for 5 wickets
198 (40.0 overs)

Levante Cricket Club Levante Lightning T20 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Harsha Sri10.0144144.004.40
Martin Taylor10.015100.005.10
Richard Harris7.002500.003.57
Pete West6.0129214.504.83
Sunny Prince7.0039219.505.57

Levante Cricket Club Levante Lightning T20 Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 7 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Cesare Giulietti ct  R Williams 10
Ali Zaib ct  Vine 4
Andrew Lofthouse ct  P Williams 0
Harsha Sri b  Simkins 23
Martin Taylor ct  Hunt 4
Sunny Prince ct  Simkins 28
Jagi Singh st  Williams 1
Richard Harris Not Out  50
Pete West Not Out  17
Pradeep Manogaran  
Dan Tickel  

La Manga Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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