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.