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Blackheath Rugby CC defeat Marsa Veterans in a thriller

Posted By Sportinmalta On August 4, 2016 @ 9:51 pm In Cricket,Featured,Other | No Comments

Note:This article has been published in both English and Maltese
Nota:Dan l-artiklu ġie miktub bl-Ingliż u bil-Malti

Gavin Muscat

Blackheath Rugby CC were the 19th cricket team to visit Malta this year. Their Veterans team took on the local Marsa CC Veterans team in a 30 over encounter.

Marsa Vets batted first and reached the impressive tally of 168 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Paul Bradley was the shining light with 50 runs off only 36 balls. Tim Wheeler (26), Sarfraz Ali (25), Joy Ghoseroy (18), Subhas Roy (14) and Stephen Lucas (17) made useful contributions. Andy Wolstenholme was the pick of the bowlers for Blackheath with 1 wicket for 17 runs.

In reply, Blackheath’s openers Kevin Acott (38) and Paul Matthews (30) put on a valuable 51 runs for the first wicket and laid the foundation for an exciting run chase. Rick Bodenham (27), Chris Kibble (23) kept the momentum going and with 11 runs required off Chris Belford’s final over, Andy Wolstenholme (20) and Peter Vaughan obliged by clinching victory for Blackheath off the final ball of the match.

On Monday 25th July, the Malta national squad travels to Hungary in a bid to retain the Pan European T20 Trophy which they won in 2014. They will compete against hosts Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and UCT (Dubai).

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Malti

Blackheath Rugby CC jegħlbulill-Marsa Veterans f’logħba missielta.

Blackheath Rugby CC kienu id-19-il tim tal-krikit li żaru Malta f’din is-sena. Il-veterani Ingliżi lagħbu logħba kontra l-veterani tat-tim tal-Marsa CC f’logħba ta’ 30 owver.

It-tim Marsi bbatja l-ewwel u tellgħu 168 ġirja għal 2 wikits biss mitlufa. Paul Bradley kien l-aqwa battitur fost il-Maltin b’50 ġirja minn 36 ballun. Tim Wheeler (26), Sarfraz Ali (25), Joy Ghoseroy (18), Subhas Roy (14) u Stephen Lucas (17) taw sehemhom ukoll. Andy Wolstenholme kien l-aqwa bawler għall-Ingliżi meta laqat wikit filwaqt li kkonċeda biss 17il-ġirja.

Blackheath fetħu b’Kevin Acott (38) u Paul Matthews (30) li bejniethom tellgħu 51 ġirja għall-ewwel wikit u bdew rimonta eċċitanti. Rick Bodenham (27), Chris Kibble (23) komplew għaddejin tant li sakemm ġew għall-aħħar owver ta’ Chris Belford, kellhom bżonn 11-il ġirja biex jirbħu. Andy Wolstenholme (20) u Peter Vaughan kisbu r-rebħa għall-Ingliżi fl-aħħar ballun tal-logħba.

Nhar it-Tnejn, 25 ta’ Lulju, it-tim Nazzjonali Malti tal-Krikit jerħilha lejn l-Ungerija biex jiddefendu t-titlu li kienu rebħu Kompetizzjonijiet Pan Ewropej T20, li kienu rebħu fl-2014. Malta se jilagħbu kontra l-Ungerija, ir-Rumanija, il-Bulgarija u Dubaj.

Blackheath CC


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