The Intellectuals

4th Nov 2017 - Alicante
Won by 2 runs - NRR = 0.1


Having successfully lost the toss, CIPA CC batted first in the Spanish sun, and Rob Jackson (fellow) quickly demonstrated the captain's misplaced trust by returning shortly thereafter. We then promptly wilted to 15-4 due to the variable bounce from the coconut matting pitch, making batting conditions treacherous for the struggling tourists. James Duffy showed some resistance scoring what turned out to be a respectable 13 - 'relative' being the operative word, given Chris Milton (fellow) was comedically bowled second ball by an octogenarian.

A 9th wicket partnership of 52 between Stuart Lumsden (fellow) and man-of-the-match Bruce Torrance (student) brought some resemblance of respectability to the CIPA score before Bruce chased a wide one to depart for 58. Andy Grant put on more valuable runs at the death with Stuart, who was eventually bowled for 35.

CIPA set the Intellectuals a target of 133 to win. It was immediately clear that the catching practice on the beach the day before had paid off. There were only 2 dropped catches and James 'dead eye' Duffy was unlucky to not run out a batsman from a direct hit. The wickets were evenly shared – everyone got at least one except for Milton. The game was looking like it was slipping away from CIPA with a talented batsman carving boundaries with ease. A half-tracked delivery induced a heave across the line which picked out Andy Spurr (fellow) at full stretch near the square leg boundary. The momentum had shifted firmly in CIPA's favour, but the score crept up to the Intellectuals needing just 2 from the final 2 overs with a wicket to spare. Captain Andy Spurr put himself back to bowl and, to much jubilation, clean bowled the Intellectual's number 11 without troubling the scorebook.



Fielding

PlayerOversMaidensRunsWicketsSREconomy
Andy Spurr
6.4
0
24
2
20
3.6
Mark Jolly
4
0
24
1
24
6
Andy Grant
3
0
16
0
-
5.33
Bruce Torrance
4
0
14
2
12
3.5
Stuart Lumsden
6
2
13
2
18
2.17
Chris Milton
4
0
7
0
-
1.75
James Duffy
4
0
19
1
24
4.75
Dave Prothero
2
0
9
2
6
4.5
Extras
4
0
-
The Intellectuals - 130 for 10 off 33.4
Scorebook

Catches: Andy Spurr, Stuart Lumsden, James Duffy, Rob Jackson,
Drops: Mark Dean, Justin Wilson,


Batting

PlayerRuns scoredHow Out4s6sSR
Rob Jackson
1
Bowled
0
0
20
Justin Wilson
3
Run Out
0
0
30
Bruce Torrance
58
Caught
7
0
100
Mark Dean
1
Bowled
0
0
17
Jon Bailey
Caught
0
0
0
James Duffy
13
Caught
3
0
57
Dave Prothero
Caught
0
0
0
Andy Spurr
1
Caught
0
0
33
Chris Milton
Bowled
0
0
0
Stuart Lumsden
35
Bowled
3
1
83
Andy Grant
9*
1
0
75
Mark Jolly
-
Extras
11
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CIPA - 132 for 10 off 30
Scorebook
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