|12pm||San Agustin, Ibiza||35 overs||Incogniti CC||Map||Ibiza CC won by one run||View|
Ibiza batted first, and scored steadily with Andy Holmes (25) and Chris Prentice (32) looking solid in the first match of 2019. After they both fell, Ken Johnston (45) and Robin Parmenter (30) continued accumulating runs at 5 per over. When they departed however, Ibiza collapsed from 138/3 to 146/8 and a modest target seemed inevitable. But Paul Cruttwell struck a defiant 22 not out, enabling the hosts to finish on a competitive 181 all out in the last over. Incogniti constantly tested the Ibiza batters with varied and accurate bowling, especially Afghan Imran Khan (really!) who skittled the lower order with 5/24. Phil Arnould contributed 2 wickets, while Ben Wakeford and Nav Saeed got one each.
The visitors, the third oldest touring side in the world who were established in 1861, then batted and struggled early on the slow pitch against accurate seam bowling from Jim Harvey (2/15) and Paul Cruttwell. They had only reached 63/2 at the mid-point of the innings, still needing 119 off 18 overs at over a run a ball, when Phil Arnould opened up with some robust boundaries in his rapid 62, well supported by opener Ben Birtels (48). When they departed however, Incogniti lost several wickets and still required 43 runs off the last 5 overs, so Ibiza felt confident. But then allrounder Imran Khan struck 3 sixes in one over before being bowled, bringing the target down to 9 off the last over. Bowler Jonathan Dudding kept calm however, not conceding a boundary, so the last wicket pair could only scramble 2 runs off the last ball, and Ibiza scraped home by one run in a pulsating contest. While Ibiza spinner Mike Amos achieved his best figures for the club with an impressive 6/19, this was a great team effort against a good touring side.
|12pm||San Agustin, Ibiza||35 overs||Incogniti CC||Map||Incogniti CC won by 107 runs||View|
Incogniti batted first today, with skipper Kaps Kapilan immediately starting aggressively with a rapid 30. Ibiza struck back with several wickets, reducing the visitors to 57/5 in 13 overs, but then allrounder Seb Eyre dominated the bowling with multiple boundaries in a spectacular undefeated 136, setting up a 122 run stand with Perry Pearce (40). The injured Steve Starost added 19 not out and the visitors finished on an imposing 251/6. Ibiza bowler J. Dudding stood out with 3/34, while P.Cruttwell, R.Parmenter and P.Slater added a wicket each.
Ibiza then batted, needing 7 runs per over, and were constantly put under pressure by accurate bowling from Incogniti. Skipper S. Gooda (20) and K. Johnston(18) started well, but after falling, it was left to J.Dudding(27) and P.Cruttwell (25) to add some respectability to the score, the hosts finishing on 144 all out and losing by a comprehensive 107 runs. Pakistani Nev Malik recorded 3/14 in his spell and once again Imran Khan finished things off with 4/6.
Incogniti showed their all-round league cricket talent and teamwork to record this impressive win and share the weekend results, but they also demonstrated their friendly and sporting spirit. Thanks go to fixtures secretary Ben Wakeford for bringing them all to Ibiza for the first time, and we look forward to welcoming them back soon!
|12pm||San Agustin, Ibiza||30 overs||Holmbury St Mary CC||Map||HSM CC won by 8 runs||View|
Holmbury St Mary, a village league cricket side established in 1892, batted first and lost a wicket first ball! But then Dan Russell (25) and Brad Cooper (50 retired) consolidated steadily at 5 runs per over. Matt Evans (15) and Paul Seligman (31) continued after the previous two batters had departed, but with wickets falling regularly and the run rate still under a run per ball, at 152/9 off 29 overs, Ibiza felt they could restrict the visitors to a below par score. However, the in form Brad Cooper returned and hit 23 off the final over, which went for 31 runs and Ibiza’s target expanded to a more imposing 184! Ibiza opening bowlers Harvey and Cruttwell obtained a wicket each, as did Parmenter and Dudding, while Kiwi Ben Morris and the consistent Amos contributed 3 wickets and 2 respectively.
Ibiza began their chase and opener Holmes (21) looked set when he was caught in the deep. As so often happens, several wickets fell and the hosts looked in trouble at 55/3 after 15 overs, still needing 129 runs. However, Parmenter (49) and skipper Gooda (43) combined well to reduce the deficit, and, in spite of both departing before, Dudding hit a couple of boundaries to bring the runs required to 9 off the last over. Then he fell and last batsman Amos needed 2 boundaries to win, but was clean bowled and the visitors had won another tense finish! HSM bowler Geoff Finch stood out with an impressive 5/11 and accounted for the last 2 wickets too.
|12pm||San Agustin, Ibiza||30 overs||Holmbury St Mary CC||Map||HSM won by 2 wickets||View|
Ibiza went in first and scored positively with opener Paddy Mills (51 retired) batting well, supported by Gooda (34), leaving the hosts on 88/2 off 15 overs. Although they then lost a few wickets, the experienced Makepeace (28 not out) combined with Cruttwell (29) to keep the score ticking along, allowing Ibiza to finish on a decent 178/5 off 30 overs. HSM bowlers Seligman, Cooper, Russell and Finch all contributed 1 wicket apiece.
Holmbury then batted and openers Dan Russell (50 retired) and Nick Menzies (52 retired) were rock solid in their 128 run stand. Once they retired, a clutter of wickets fell, and they still required 30 runs off 2 overs, setting up another tense finish. However, opener Russell returned and, with Cooper, scored the 21 runs needed off the last over, consigning Ibiza to a consecutive final over defeat.
The Ibiza bowlers gave a great effort throughout, with Amos (4 wickets) standing out, along with veteran J. Parmenter (4 wickets), while it was the latter who was unfortunately not able to stop the flow of runs in the final over.
Our thanks go to Dan Russell and Paul Seligman for organising Holmbury St Mary’s first tour for many years and for choosing Ibiza (or Ibzia as they call it!) along with a friendly and talented group of Surrey Downs league cricketers, including 5 Saffers! RPHood
|12pm||San Agustin, Ibiza||35 overs||Sporting Alfas CC||Map||Ibiza won by 97 runs||View|
Ibiza batted first and openers Sam Gooda and Paddy Mills saw off some accurate pace bowling before opening up to score runs steadily. The latter retired on 76, and Skipper Gooda then followed on 53 not out, while Kiwi Chris Prentice consolidated by recording his maiden half century for the club, and then retired on 53, with the score on a solid 195/2. The hosts then lost several quick wickets, with only Charles Bromley (18) reaching double figures, so Mills returned to finish on 90 not out, and help Ibiza to an imposing 251/8 off 35 overs.
Alfas bowlers Rob Shankman(3), Jake Sunderland(3), Ben Marriner (1)and Rich Stephens (1) were the wicket takers.
SACC then batted and struggled to score at the required 7 runs per over, not helped by Skipper Phil Pennick departing early. All rounders Sunderland (27), Ben Fletcher (30) and Shankman (27) hit some rapid boundaries to up the scoring rate, but once they fell, only George Metcalfe (13) and Ben Marriner (13 not out) stood out, along with solid batting from veteran John “JB” Braithwaite. The visitors finished on 154/9, Ibiza coming out winners by 97 runs.
Ibiza bowlers Jim Harvey (2), Mike Amos (2), Steve Hadlow (3), Paul Cruttwell (1) and Chris Prentice (1) contributed to the wickets.
|12pm||San Agustin, Ibiza||30 overs||Sporting Alfas CC||Map||Sporting Alfas won by 15 runs||View|
SACC batted first and progressed to 45/3 off 10 overs with Braithwaite(12) and Pennick (17) hitting several boundaries. Then the run scoring increased with useful innings from Sunderland (20), Metcalfe (26), Stephens (38), skipper Fletcher (14) and the evergreen Geoff Evans (10 not out) to push the score up to a competitive 177/9 off 30 overs, aided by several misfields from the hosts.
The Ibiza bowlers to take wickets were J. Parmenter (2), Dudding (2), R.Parmenter (3), Partridge (1) and Amos (1).
Ibiza began their reply with skipper Andy Holmes changing around the batting order to give everyone a turn. Thus Hadlow struck a rapid 33, supported by Partridge (14), before the hosts lost several wickets going for big hits straight to fielders. At 70/5 off 13 overs, things looked bad for Ibiza, but Stacey hit a defiant 54, supported by R.Parmenter (24). They added 80 together, but with 28 runs still needed off 2 overs, the former was caught and the latter allowed several dot balls to make the task even harder! As it was, Ibiza fell to 162/8, 15 runs short.
SACC bowler Phil Pennick stood out with 4 wickets, along with Rob Shankman(2) and Rich Stephens(1) in a topsy turvy and good natured encounter.
Thanks as ever go to tour organisers Phil Pennick and Ben Fletcher for bringing over their friendly group of players, not forgetting the ever present veterans Geoff Evans, John Braithwaite and Neil Mckinstry.
|1pm||Menorca||40 overs||Balearic Cup 2019 - Menorca CC||Map||Menorca beat Ibiza by 9 wickets||View|
Skipper Sam Gooda won the toss and chose to bat first in the 31st edition of the Balearic Cup competition held at the picturesque ground of Biniparrell in Menorca. Unfortunately, however, Ibiza’s batsmen were unable to adjust to the livelier pitch, as well as probing pace bowling and lively fielding from Menorca, and soon lost wickets to collapse to a lowly 18/4! Menorca maintained the pressure on the visitors and it was only Chris Prentice (10) and allrounder Jim Harvey (33) who showed some resistance, followed by an undefeated 26 from the dependable Paul Cruttwell, that allowed Ibiza to struggle to a minimal 98 all out in 37 overs.
All the Menorca bowlers were in wicket taking form, with Julian Hagger (3) standing out, supported by Grant Wilson (2), Tim Hayden (2) and veteran Dave Catterall (2).The latter also excelled with 7 maiden overs!
It was always going to be hard to defend a target of 99 at less than 3 runs per over with Menorca batting at home and so it proved. Allrounder Julian Hagger scored an assured 44 not out, and impressive teenager Jake Cockcroft recorded an undefeated 50, to take the hosts to a comfortable 9 wicket victory in 21 overs. Ibiza bowler Jim Harvey took the only wicket to fall.
|1pm||Menorca||40 overs||Balearic Cup 2019 - Mallorca CC||Map||Mallorca beat Ibiza by 9 wickets||View|
Ibiza once again batted first, but could not even improve on their under par batting performance the day before against a varied and accurate Mallorca bowling attack. Only opener Adam Johnston held his end up with a stylish 53, but found no support at all, with Ibiza subsiding to a paltry 77 all out off 33 overs.
Mallorca bowler Sasha had the most success with 5 wickets, with Rizwan(2) and Vickers (2), also contributing, although the latter unnecessarily chose to bowl bouncers to the Ibiza no 11!
Mallorca did not waste time in chasing their easy target, and lost only one wicket when batting, opener Barnes (22 not out) combining with ex county player Vickers (45 not out) to knock the runs off in 10 overs!
Ibiza, coming to defend the Balearic Cup this year, had hoped to be more competitive than it turned out, but came up against captain Simon Cotton’s well organised and motivated Menorca team, and a diverse group of high level Mallorca (Palma CC) cricketers, captained by Saffer allrounder Wes Walker, so it was not to be. They will need to regroup and reorganise their efforts to perform better next year, which given the problems to find a pitch in Mallorca, would be scheduled to take place in Ibiza.
|1pm||Menorca||40 overs||Balearic Cup 2019 - Menorca CC||Map||Match tied - Cup shared!||View|
Mallorca elected to bat first. Menorca's bowling attack once again very accurate although Mallorca's batsmen went hard at the ball from the off and had racked up a pretty impressive 72 from 12 overs when Vickers was caught for 48 off the bowling of Hagger. The Menorca bowlers turned the screw as wickets fell regularly, Hagger taking 4/27 and the irrepressible Catterall continued his rich vein of form with 2/19. Mallorca's 139 would be described as below par under normal circumstances.
However, Menorca's reply got off to the worst possible start Hagger trapped in front offering no shot to one that bent back in from Vickers and Catterall leaving a straight one which clipped the top of off reducing the hosts to 3/2. There was dogged resistance from the estate agent pairing of Sturgeon and Tysoe who put on a partnership of 42 to help get the locals back on track. Both Vickers and Walker bowled with good pace and accuracy to make every run hard earned. Menorca's middle order floundered somewhat and despite Tysoe's valiant attempt to see them over the line, he was dismissed in the final over with 3 required to win.
That left Brayne and Hayden with 3 runs to score from 3 balls Brayne squeezed a 2 to bring the scores level before Walker bowled a dot ball with the penultimate delivery. The tension around Biniparrell was incredible, Brayne made contact with the final delivery but Hayden was harshly adjudged to have not made the ground. Scores tied at 139.
Following lengthy consultation with both captains and umpires, the game was declared a draw and the intricacies of the laws to find a winner overlooked. This was a fitting and very sporting conclusion to a wonderful weekend of Balearic island cricket. The mutual respect amongst the teams and shown to the officials most commendable.
With kind permission of Menorca CC member Jeffrey Barker.
|1pm||Sant Agusti||20 overs + 14 overs||Staplefield Village Idiots||Map||Staplefield win by 5 wickets/Ibiza win by 8 wicket||View|
Ibiza skipper Gooda welcomed a few of his previous league cricket teammates, posing as the Staplefield Village Idiots, to Sant Agusti for a festival of cricket, comprising 2 shorter games in one day! Ibiza batted first in a 20/20 game to start off, and with the visitors´ skipper Will Fyffe giving everyone a bowl, the hosts were able to rack up a competitive 147/8. A. Johnston(39 not out), Prentice (27) and Slater (25) all made useful contributions.
The visitors´ bowlers English (2), Ponsford (2), Drew Fyffe (1),the skipper’s brother, Wiseman (1), Bentley(1), and Dobbs (1) took the wickets to fall.
Staplefield then showed their batting depth with a well timed run chase to finish on 151/5 in the last over, Wiseman (45 retired) and Drake (41 retired) were the main run scorers but several contributed cameos, and it was fitting that skipper Will Fyffe scored the winning runs in a sporting and sociable contest.
Ibiza bowlers Dudding (2), R.Parmenter (2) and Prentice (1) were the wicket takers.
10 x 8 ball overs match
In the second, shorter game of 80 balls, the visitors batted first, striking the ball around the ground to end on an impressive 117/8, or over 10 runs per over. Dobbs (28), Ponsford (24), Wiseman (18), Drake (24 not out) and Will Fyffe (15) all scored aggressively to set up this total. Ibiza bowlers Slater (3), Dudding (2), R.Parmenter (2) and J.Parmenter (1) all contributed wickets.
In their reply, Ibiza lost star batsman A. Johnston early, and it seemed they would struggle, but skipper Gooda (38 retired), and Slater (41 retired), having a good day with bat and ball, scored runs freely against the visitors´ “mixed bag” bowling attack and the target came down rapidly. Ken Johnston (15 not out) hit the winning runs in the 9th over, Ibiza finishing on 122/2.
2 games of cricket was a challenge, especially Ibiza, after their lack lustre efforts in Menorca the weekend before, but skipper Sam Gooda nevertheless managed to field a Friday team against his very congenial friends from Staplefield, Surrey. Thanks go to Will and Drew Fyffe and Matt Dobbs for bringing their teammates to Ibiza for the first time, and we hope to see them return soon!
|12pm||San Agustin||30 overs||Joe90's Select XI||Map||Ibiza won by 100 runs||View|
Ibiza agreed to bat first and openers Stacey and Holmes began their innings against accurate opening bowling. The former fell early, but Holmes settled in and scored a deserved 53 before retiring. R.Parmenter (42 retired), Prentice (18), Saffer Reid (20) and the ebullient Partridge (33 retired) all scored runs, allowing Ibiza to close on a challenging 239/4 off 30 overs.
The visitors’ bowlers did well for the first half, but then some loose overs cost them, due also to skipper and stag Joe Bettell giving several teammates a go. Drew(2), Walsh(1) and Gadston (1) got the wickets to fall.
The locals had a strong total to defend so stand in skipper Andy Holmes set an aggressive field and gave some seasonal Ibiza players a bowl. The visitors had a few players who had not batted before, so were given a chance to hit out, resulting in a defiant 38 from Kieron Davies and 18 from Trevor Smith. Others scored some useful boundaries, with Ibiza player Gooda also batting for the opposition and scoring a rapid 26. After his departure, the visitors managed to finish on a creditable 139 all out, Ibiza coming out winners by 100 runs.
Ibiza bowlers Shahid (2), Reid (2), Slater (3) took the wickets, with Amos (1) and Partridge (1) also contributing.
Congratulations go to stag Joe Bettell for his fast approaching wedding and let’s hope his wife to be supports cricket! Thanks go to Ben Walsh for organising this trip with a few Old Wimbledonians, as well as Lyn Carpenter (as always!) for her wonderful teas and to Disco Dave Reynolds for coming to score on a Sunday.
|12pm||San Agustin, Ibiza||30 overs||Treasury Valuers CC||Map||TVCC beat Ibiza by 7 runs||View|
TVCC batted first and scored steadily at 4 runs per over, facing accurate bowling from Ibiza, and thanks to good innings from Nick Yeo (39), supported by Skipper Sean Beynon (27), and a rapid 23 from Aussie Dave Maplestone, they finished on a par score of 140/8. This was also thanks to 4 dropped catches and some rusty fielding from Ibiza, which proved crucial at the end. For the hosts, bowlers S.Hadlow (2), J.Dudding (1), P.Slater (1), newcomer Rory Thomson (1) and M. Amos (1) were economical and got wickets.
Ibiza began their innings by losing a wicket in the first over, but then Shahid Hanan (21) and C.Prentice (13) consolidated to see off tight spells from TVCC’s opening bowlers. However, their lack of match practice showed with not enough singles being taken when possible, to keep the score moving along. Thus Ibiza were on a below par 47/2 off 14 overs, with the run rate climbing, when Skipper Sam Gooda came in. He immediately upped the scoring rate with a typically robust 44, and was supported by R. Parmenter (26) to get the target within range, but was then well caught on the boundary. This slowed the rate again, and despite a useful 14 from J.Harvey, the visitors’ all rounder Nick Yeo bowled a tight last over, with only 1 run scored and 2 wickets falling to leave Ibiza short by 7 runs.
TVCC bowlers Mark Williams (3), Nick Yeo (2), and Dave Maplestone (1) contributed to the wickets. This is the third last over finish between the two sides, with TVCC pipping Ibiza each time, so we look forward to reversing this trend on their next visit!
|12pm||San Agustin, Ibiza||30 overs||Treasury Valuers CC||Map||Ibiza Renegades won by 19 runs||View|
The Renegades, skippered by former Ibiza captain Graeme Cooper, batted first and Paddy Slater (notching 56, his maiden ½ century!) with the experienced Stuart Browne (39) kept the score ticking over well, reaching 74/1 off 15 overs, and adding 90 for the second wicket before the latter departed. Graeme Cooper (19), Ken Johnston (27) and Johnny Leighton (24 not out) all added useful boundaries to allow the hosts to post a challenging 200/7 off 30 overs.
TVCC bowlers Bert Welch (2), Dave Maplestone (1), Mark Williams (1) and Nick Yeo (1) all took wickets.
The visitors then batted and opener Graham Clarkson looked settled in a composed 49, but did not receive much support until no.5 Sean Beynon (34) joined him. They kept in line with the run rate at 69/3 off 15 overs, but once they departed, it climbed to over 9 per over. Skipper Nick Yeo (16) and Matt Mayes (23 not out) added important boundaries but it was not enough and TVCC finished on a creditable 181/7, losing a highly entertaining match by 19 runs.
For Ibiza Renegades, Jonathan Dudding stood out with 4/20, supported by Cooper, Johnston and Leighton with a wicket each.
TVCC visit Ibiza every 2 years since 2013, so our thanks go to tour organisers Simon Yeo and Mark Williams for bringing their West country team back to Ibiza once more.
|12pm||San Agustin||30 overs||Tongham CC||Map||View|
Brad Castleman brings over his team which is situated on the Surrey/Hampshire border
|12pm||SAn Agustin||30 overs||Tongham CC||Map||View|
2nd tour match
|12pm||San Agustin, Ibiza||30 overs||LNZCC||Map||Ibiza won by 11 runs||View|
LNZCC skipper Richard Brooks put Ibiza in to bat, and they found scoring hard against the wide variety of seam bowling from the visitors. Thus Ibiza struggled to 46/4 off 15 overs, with only local Kiwi Chris Prentice (28) looking solid. But wickets continued to fall with the hosts slumping to a precarious 75/9, and 8 overs still to go, when last wicket pair Robin Parmenter and Mike Amos came together. They managed to bat out the overs, with the latter scoring a crucial 42 not out in an unbeaten 10th wicket stand of 60 runs, which allowed Ibiza to close on a defendable 135/9.
The visitors used 8 bowlers, with the experienced Sam Martin taking 2 wickets and the others sharing the rest, while their standard of fielding was as high as ever and maintained constant pressure on the batsmen.
LNZCC then batted and faced the same type of accurate bowling from openers Paul Cruttwell (4/14) and Paddy Slater (1/24). They fell to 29/5 and looked down and out, but once again the game turned! Batsmen Brogan McCulluck (60) and Nick Toulas (21) struck numerous boundaries in their 78 run stand, and reached 107/5, with only 29 runs required off 13 overs to win. They then fell in consecutive balls, followed by 2 more wickets, so that on 113/9, any result was possible! Last batsmen Brooks and Robertson added 11 runs, but it was star Ibiza bowler Amos who broke their defiance, fittingly getting the last wicket, enabling Ibiza to win an excellent contest by 11 runs.
For Ibiza, along with their opening bowlers mentioned, R. Parmenter (3) and M. Amos (2) contributed to the wickets.
|12pm||San Agustin, Ibiza||30 overs||LNZCC||Map||LNZCC won by 26 runs||View|
LNZCC batted first and were determined to improve on their performance the day before. Skipper Sam Martin (31) and Vance Thompson (34) got them rolling, and with Henry Blackwell adding a classy 42, they reached a solid 94/1 off 15 overs. Even after their departure, the visitors’ lusty batting continued with Ryan Allan (25), Raina (41) and Josh Wright (19 not out) all pitching in to allow them to finish on an imposing 220/9.
The Ibiza bowlers and fielders tried hard to contain them, with Slater(2), Parmenter(2), Morris (2), Hadlow (1) and Cruttwell (1) all contributing wickets, but the fielding and bowling was not as alert overall as the previous day.
So Ibiza needed to score at more than 7 runs per over, and Paddy Mills attacked the bowling with an aggressive 68, supported by Shahid (13). But once the former was well caught on the boundary, wickets started to fall, Ibiza reaching 94/4 off 15 overs. The locals continued to lose wickets with only skipper Sam Gooda showing typical defiance in his robust 54, once again supported by last man Mike Amos with 15 not out. But it was not to be and when Gooda was caught going for another big hit, LNZCC ran out deserved winners of another sporting contest.
The visitors’ bowlers Sam Martin (2), Vaughn Robertson (3) and Raina (2) stood out, but all their fielding and bowling was of a high standard, and made Ibiza’s task all the harder. This is the seventh consecutive annual fixture of friendly and competitive cricket against LNZCC, and we thank Gerard Walsh, Sam Martin and Josh Wright for returning year after year. Roll on 2020!
|12.30||San Agustin, Ibiza||30 overs||Surrey Seniors||Map||Surrey Seniors won by 3 wickets||View|
Ibiza were asked to bat first by Surrey Senior’s captain Peter Fielding and scored steadily to reach 76/2 off 15 overs, openers Gooda (16) and especially Shahid Hanan (79) looking in form. But once the Ibiza skipper departed, wickets continued to fall regularly, no batsman reaching double figures other than Tim Stacey (13). Overall, the visitors’ bowling was very disciplined and only one extra was given away in 30 overs! Thus Ibiza finished on a respectable 158/9, which was felt to be 10/15 runs short.
Surrey Seniors’ bowlers John Hall (3) and Steve King (2) had the most success, with Mead, Fielding and Reedman adding a wicket each.
The visitors then batted and looked composed in the first wicket partnership of 48. Openers Keith Milton (21) and Nigel Angus (54), then Andy Stokes (45) scored runs steadily, the latter two being gifted lives by missed run outs or dropped catches. These Ibiza errors allowed the opposition to reach 132/2 off 22 overs, thus only needing 27 runs off 8 overs to win. However, Ibiza bowler Amos then bowled a miserly spell of 4/11, reducing the visitors to 149/7, before they composed themselves to score the winning runs with 2 balls to spare.
R.Parmenter (2) and B.Morris (1) obtained the other wickets to fall, but Ibiza only had themselves to blame for not winning this entertaining contest since their bowlers also gave away 19 extras, which along with those fielding mistakes, allowed Surrey Seniors to win by 3 wickets.
|11.30||San Agustin, Ibiza||30 overs||Surrey Seniors||Map||Surrey Seniors won by 2 wickets||View|
Ibiza batted first again, and openers Paddy Mills (55) and Shahid (14) set a solid platform with the score on 63/1 off 15 overs. When the former was well caught in the deep, skipper Gooda continued scoring runs with a bustling 33, but wickets kept falling against the visitors’ accurate bowling. Ibiza finished on an under par 149/9, thanks to Surrey bowlers John Hall (3), Barry Hall (2) and Chris Evans (2).
Surrey Seniors batsmen Steve King (41) and Chris Evans (21) got them going well, supported by Ken Tushingham (13), Andy Stokes (23) and Peter Fielding (14), and at 109/4 off 20 overs, they only needed 41 off 10 overs to win. However, they stuttered again, losing several quick wickets to fall to 145/8 and needing 5 runs off the last over. This became 3 off the last ball and, in a tense finish, batsman Hall squeezed a boundary through mid wicket to seal another win for Surrey Seniors!
Ibiza bowler Amos (3) had the most success, supported by Mills (1), Slater (1) and Thomson (1), but once again Ibiza leaked too many extras, and, despite a better fielding performance, this proved crucial in both results against an experienced and sporting group of league cricketers.
Many thanks go to tour organisers Roly Walton and Roger Jarvis for bringing the largest group of cricketers, supporters, umpires and scorers ever seen to visit Ibiza cricket club and enjoy the other attractions of the white isle! Everyone was treated to exciting games going to the last over, followed by social get togethers afterwards, exactly how it should be! Ibiza hope to welcome them back in the future!
|11.30||San Agustin, Ibiza||30 overs||New Victoria CC||Map||Ibiza CC won by 7 wickets||View|
New Victoria was asked to bat first and the visitors started off watchfully against the hosts’ opening bowlers, with Ibiza determined to be more disciplined all round, after 2 consecutive losses. Batsman Barry Mills (23) played some good shots before falling to a shooter, and then several wickets fell, leaving New Victoria on 62/4 off 15 overs. Paul Sawbridge (14) upped the run rate with a few boundaries, followed by Owen Jamieson (27), but Ibiza kept chipping away with wickets, and at 103/7, it seemed that the end was near. However, David Jamieson (15) and Joe Sawbridge (23) had other ideas and added crucial runs to get the visitors up to a defendable 146 all out in the 29th over.
Ibiza bowlers Hadlow (3), R.Parmenter (3), Dudding (2) had the most success, with Prentice and Amos also getting a wicket each.
The locals then batted and very soon found themselves on a flaky 15/3 in 4 overs, a situation this writer has witnessed often in the past! However, opener Shahid Hanan put his head down, as in the previous week, and set out to stabilise the innings, well supported by island newcomer Rory Thomson, batting at 5. They not only saw off the opening bowlers, but then proceeded to increase the run rate as the visitors’ bowling faltered, reaching 84/3 off 15 overs, then 119 off 20, leaving 31 runs to win off 10 overs. They ended up with an unbeaten 135 run partnership, Shahid scoring 73 not out and Thomson 64 not out, allowing Ibiza to win convincingly by 7 wickets.
Of the visitors, all rounder Barry Mills impressed with 2/14 and skipper Kieron Rigby contributed the other wicket.
Many thanks to tour organiser Owen Jamieson for bringing his team of genial Merseysiders to Ibiza and we look forward to welcoming them back soon! Ibiza now has a week off before their last 2 home matches, while the Southport lads have a double header against the Surrey seniors to come.
|12.30||San Agustin, Ibiza||30 overs||New Victoria CC v Surrey Seniors||Map||Surrey Seniors won by 39 runs||View|
Surrey Seniors 226/3, (Milton 20, Angus 44, Tushingham 93, Evans 42) beat New Victoria CC 187 all out (J. Sawbridge 39, Mills 33, P.Sawbridge 29, Jamieson 30) by 39 runs.
|12.30||San Agustin, Ibiza||30 overs||Surrey Seniors v New Victoria CC||Map||New Victoria CC won by 4 wickets||View|
New Victoria CC 163/6 ( R.Style 64 not out, P.Sawbridge 32, Mckeating 33) beat Surrey Seniors 161 all out ( Reedman 31, Stokes 43, King 24, Fielding 27, P.Sawbridge 5/26) by 4 wickets.
|12.30||San Agustin, Ibiza||30 overs||Battersea Badgers||Map||Ibiza won by 14 runs||View|
Ibiza batted first and newcomer Rupert Styles (35) was watchful and patient against disciplined fast bowling from the visitors, while the hosts lost regular wickets at the other end. At 71/5 off 14 overs, Ibiza seemed to be struggling, but Tim Stacey steadied the ship with a classy 57, supported by Robin Parmenter (31 not out), and they added 70 runs together. Ibiza thus managed to post a competitive score of 178/7 off 30 overs. Battersea bowlers Alli Craig(2), Rich Dollymore (2), Pete Cade (2) and Robin Mackrell (1) all contributed with wickets, although they also conceded over 30 extras, which helped to inflate Ibiza’s final score.
Battersea Badgers began their innings cautiously against the unfamiliar pitch and accurate pace bowling from Ibiza bowlers Cruttwell and Dudding, who only allowed openers Warman (16) and Jinks (12) to score 21/0 off the first 10 overs.The visitors now needed 8 runs per over, but in came Aussie Ben Cornish who proceeded to hit a muscular 73, greatly increasing their run rate. However, when he was well stumped off Amos’ bowling, the score was 123/5 off 25 overs, and the Badgers still needed 56 runs off 5 overs to win. Dollymore hit a determined 22, but they fell just short by 14 runs, finishing on 164/9, Ibiza running out winners in a good humoured and sporting contest. Of the Ibiza bowlers, Amos stood out once more with 4 wickets, returning veteran J. Parmenter got 2, and Dudding, Slater and R. Parmenter chipped in with one each.
|12.30||San Agustin, Ibiza||32 overs||Battersea Badgers||Map||Battersea Badgers won by 14 runs||View|
Battersea Badgers opened the batting this time and began aggressively, scoring at over 7 runs per over, with openers Pete Cade (23) and especially Ben Cornish striking the ball to all corners. He went on to score an unbeaten 120 in a destructive display rarely seen in Ibiza and then retired, only allowing 2 hard chances to send him back. The scoring continued with Robin Mackrell (45) and skipper James Hamblin (29), and the visitors finished on a daunting 247/5 off 32 overs. For Ibiza bowlers and fielders, it was hard work to contain the flow of runs, while Mills (3), Harvey (1) and R. Parmenter (1) contributed wickets.
Ibiza began their innings positively, with Mills scoring rapidly in his 49, supported by Prentice (29), but the hosts faltered when the former was out. However, Dudding then hit out in an entertaining 68, his maiden ½ century, and skipper Gooda hit a determined 42, to bring the locals to within 29 runs of the target with 3 overs left, when both were out going for big hits. Ibiza finally managed a creditable 234/9, falling short by 13 runs with the Badgers winning a high scoring contest totally different from the previous encounter!
The visitors’ most successful bowlers were Mackrell (3) and Shone (3), while they took some good catches to restrain Ibiza at important moments.
This is the first visit to Ibiza by the enthusiastic and sociable Battersea Badgers, and so many thanks to tour organiser Stuart Barker and skipper Jimbo Hamblin for bringing them here with family supporters. We look forward to their return in the near future!
|1pm||Albir||30 overs||Sporting Alfas CC||Map||Ibiza won by 43 runs||View|
Ibiza batted first and opener Tim Stacey (23) looked solid, and along with a exuberant 71 from the returning Johnno Gordon, they put on a stand of 92 runs in the first 11 overs. After them, Chris Prentice (48 not out) settled in well with ex Ibiza skipper Graeme Cooper (52) in another good partnership of 99 runs, enabling the visitors to close on a healthy 217/4 off 30 overs.
The Alfas bowlers tried hard, but today witnessed an unusually prolific Ibiza batting performance, with Ben Marriner, Antonio Brown and Sam Lupson contributing a wicket each.
Sporting Alfas then batted and were immediately put under scoreboard pressure from useful pace bowling from Dudding and Gordon, managing only 25/2 off 10 overs, well behind the required rate. Veteran Kevin Laundon (43 retired hurt) played a typically robust innings, as well as skipper Christian Muñoz (25), but when the latter holed out, the asking rate had climbed to 10 runs per over. Antonio Brown (39) and Darren “Cyclops” Walker(25) both batted well, but it was not enough and Ibiza were able to restrict the hosts to 174/7, a good overall team performance allowing them to come out winners by 43 runs.
Ibiza bowlers Cooper (2) and Gordon (2) stood out, with Amos and Dudding chipping in with a wicket each.
|1pm||Albir||30 overs||Sporting Alfas CC||Map||Sporting Alfas won by 122 runs||View|
Sporting Alfas batted first and lost no time putting runs on the board, scoring freely to reach 106/1 off 15 overs. Opener Faran Afzal hit a rapid 57 before retiring, and newcomer Simon Barker (45) was also in the runs. Another newcomer from Pinatar, Paul Hennessy, contributed a classy 51, and accompanied by Ravi Panchal (45), increased the scoring rate to 8 per over, getting the hosts to an imposing 240/6 off 30 overs.
The Ibiza bowlers tried hard to stem the flow of runs against a strong Alfas batting side, but all conceded runs, with Prentice (2), Browne (1), Gordon (1) and R.Parmenter (1) in the wickets.
Ibiza began their innings, and in a reversal of the situation the day before, were always up against it, facing a pacey Alfas bowling attack, including several Spanish one day players. After 15 overs they were on a shaky 34/4, but eventually struggled to 118 all out, with the consistent Prentice (31), skipper Sam Gooda (20) and Amos adding some runs in the second half. The hosts’ fast bowlers were a handful to face on a bouncy pitch, and opener Ken Johnston even received a blow to the head for his efforts! All their bowlers picked up wickets, notably Bashir (2), Panchal (2), and Perman, Hennessy, and Brown getting one each.
As always, thanks go to Kevin Laundon and Geoff Evans for their club’s hospitality and welcome on this long standing annual visit to Albir, and we look forward to seeing them back on the slower Ibiza pitch in 2020!