Cricket match report Marsa C.C and RMG C.C friendly

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 16:06

One must mention a friendly game which was played late in August between the Marsa C.C and the RMG C.C. The twenty over game was played on a Wednesday afternoon where the RMG batted first and made a worthy 123 due mainly to inconsistent bowling from Marsa. Danny Holland was the pick of the batsmen who top scored with nineteen, Chris Rickards made twelve runs and three batsmen, Andy Holland, Nigel Stibbs and Dick Crossley made seven runs each. Young Alexander Jacobsen from the nursery/academy made three runs. For Marsa Les White and Malcolm Crabbe took two wickets each while Will Nicholls, Tony Slater and Luke Bradley took a wicket each.

In reply the Marsa team made the required runs in the last over with Tom Newell and Will Nichols seeing the Marsa team to victory. Earlier Slater had made ten runs, as did Luke Bradley. Marc Freedman made six. The Marsa openers had set the tone with Malcolm Crabbe (twenty nine runs ) and Phil Gibbs (twenty runs). For RMG Dick Crossley, Nigel Stibbs,Andy Holland, Danny Holland and David Allsopp all took a wicket. A good and entertaining game which the Marsa team won.

With the last touring team last week, we can take a look at how the Marsa team faired. There were twenty seven teams who toured Malta this year mainly from England bar one which was from Catalunya (Spain). Fifty nine games were played in which the home team won twenty six, drew one, no result one and lost thirty one. As for the series, Marsa won eight drew nine and lost ten. The Marsa team need to do better.

From the players, Nowell Khosla (thirty games) scored the most runs, 717 including the highest individual score of 120, he also scored three fifties. Frank Spiteri 694 runs (seventeen games) also scored three fifties and made two centuries. Bikram Arora 487 runs (twenty three games) including two fifties. Sarfraz Ali (twenty three games ) took the most wickets with thirty four. Mike Caruana (fourteen games) took twenty eight and Kevin Krishna (twenty seven games) took twenty. The best individual performance also came from Nowell Khosla who had taken seven wickets in an innings. John Grima took thirteen catches and twenty one stumpings behind the stumps while Sam Aquilina took nine catches and eleven stumpings.

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