Cricket: Alleyne anger at wides

NZ Cricket Academy 183-9 England A 184-4 England A win by six wickets
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MARK ALLEYNE hit a defiant half-century to guide England A to a six-wicket victory as they opened the New Zealand leg of their winter tour here yesterday.

However, he was unhappy with the way his side bowled - giving away 51 runs in extras - and demanded an improvement. Alleyne said: "The wicket was fairly helpful and we should have had the other side out for no more than 120. We gifted them 30 wides. The ball was doing a bit but it was very untidy."

The hosts made 183 for 9 as England enjoyed a helpful pitch, a novelty after the low turners of Bangladesh. The tourists worked their way through the Academy until Tama Canning, batting at No 8, halted the flow of wickets, scoring a brisk 43.

Michael Gough and Marcus Trescothick were at ease at the start of England's innings before Gough (11) was out to Canning who then dismissed Trescothick (29) and Vikram Solanki (12). Alleyne joined Aftab Habib (46) and the pair shared a stand of 108 in 20 overs as England raced towards victory.

One day; England A won toss


H J H Marshall b Silverwood 7

T McIntosh run out 8

N R Parlane c Solanki b Trescothick 40

M N McKenzie b Sheriyar 1

M H W Papps c Sales b Alleyne 9

*J E C Franklyn c Turner b Alleyne 3

P D McGlashan c Turner b Trescothick 4

T Canning b Silverwood 43

B E Jansen not out 8

H J Shaw c Sales b Alleyne 2

E Thompson not out 7

Extras (b1 lb13 w30 nb7) 51

Total (for 9, 50 overs) 183

Fall: 1-13, 2-30, 3-40, 4-75, 5-93, 6-107, 7-117, 8-166, 9-175.

Bowling: Silverwood 10-0-33-2; Franks 9-0-25-0; Sheriyar 8-3-27-1; Alleyne 9-0-43-3; Trescothick 7-1-17-2; Davies 7-0-24-0.


M A Gough c McIntosh b Canning 11

M E Trescothick c McGlashan b Canning 29

V S Solanki c Franklyn b Canning 12

A Habib not out 46

*M W Alleyne b Jansen 53

D J G Sales not out 2

Extras (b10, lb8, w7, nb6) 31

Total (for 4, 39 overs) 184

Fall: 1-42, 2-60, 3-68, 4-176.

Did not bat: R J Turner, P J Franks, C E W Silverwood, M K Davies, A Sheriyar.

Bowling: Thompson 7-0-40-0; Shaw 7-1-30-0; Franklyn 6-0-23-0; Canning 10-2-19-3; Jansen 5-0-23-1; Marshall 4-0-31-0.