A very enjoyable tour with a welcome large party mostly of youngsters played disappointingly on Saturday and Sunday when Sporting Alfas put out competitive sides. A fit Thewlis would no doubt have made a difference and a few more sober heads on Saturday morning.Short of bringing some teetotal Antipodeans I presume we must always live with that uncertainty.
Nomads won two matches and lost two.
The tour party:Michael Blumberg,Ranjit Latchman,Michael Thewlis,Simon Barter,James Barter(sat/sun only),Vince Gavin & Helen Cooper(weds to tues),James While(thurs to sat),Graham Whitworth & Graham Watson(Ashington CC),Zeeshan Sialvli,Yusef Ramzam, Adam Taylor,Graham Anderson, Patrick Kelly and Sam Foster, Paul Stanfield
Full Scorecards, Report and more Photographs
All matches played at Woodbridge Oval Albir L'Alfas Del Pi
On Friday March 13th Sporting Alfas Mid Week XI 125,36 overs(Evans 33,Cooper 28, Blumberg 4-24,While 2-21) lost to Nomads CC 129-1-3,26 overs(Latchman 59*,While 42*,Gavin26) by 9 wickets
On Saturday March 14th Nomads CC 173,39.2 overs(Thewlis 72,Latchman 35,Abbas 3-23,Spencer 2-25) lost to Sporting Alfas 1st XI 174-2,22 overs(Spencer 78*,A Ali 49,Munoz35) by 8 wickets
On Sunday March 15th Sporting Alfas Sunday XI 220-8,40 overs(Pennick 64,Johnson 71,Munoz 33,Sialvi 3-22,Blumberg 2-45) beat Nomads CC 124,25 overs(Sialvi 33,S Barter 26,Rofoe 3-14,Mariner 3-41,Cowley 2-19) by 96 runs
On Monday March 16th Forty Club Of Spain 191-8 dec,39 overs(Laundon 88*,Dovaston 26,Ramzan 4-22,Whitworth 2-55,Foster 1-12) lost to Nomads CC 195-1,33.2(Latchman 100*,Sialvi 78,Taylor 14*) by 9 wickets