Marsa beat H.M.S. Lancaster in twenty over game

Friday, May 21, 2010, 11:44

Over the weekend the Marsa C.C played against touring team Brampton Bryan & Leintwardine C.C from the U.K.

On Saturday the forty over scheduled game was over within forty overs. BBLCC won the toss and elected to bat first. The Marsa bowlers were well on top and only one player made it into double figures, Stan Barnett who made twenty one runs. His side was bowled out for 55 runs. Gordon Hewitt and John Rusher were the main wicket takers for the home side. Hewitt took two wickets and no runs were taken from his four and a half overs. Rusher took his two in consecutive balls and remains on a hat trick the next time he bowls against a touring team.

The H.M.S Lancaster team

The Marsa opening batsmen John Grima and M.G.Sacco made the required runs within ten overs. Sacco made most of the play scoring forty three runs including four fours. Grima made eight runs while there were five extras. An excellent win for the Marsa team.

With plenty of game time left in the day a twenty over game was played. This time players from both sides were mixed into two teams. The Marsa mixed team batted first and scored 120 runs from their twenty overs. Ronnie Sacco top scored with fifty seven runs and Derek Ali made thirty six runs. Mike Caruana was the main wicket taker with three. In reply the BBLCC fell short by twenty seven runs with Mike Caruana top scoring with twenty eight runs and John Grima making eighteen runs. For the Marsa mix seven bowlers took a wicket each and there were three run outs.

On Sunday a glorious game of cricket was played. Again it was decided to keep mix selection. The BBLCC batted first. Nowell Khosla played one of the best opening innings any opener has played in a long while. He scored a massive 151 runs from a total of 234 runs. He scored eleven fours and four sixes along the way. Javed Shah was next top scorer with thirty one runs. For the Marsa Mix Stan Barnett was the main wicket taker with four wickets while Graham Bunting took three.

The Marsa mix reply started of reasonable with Frank Spiteri and Robert Wells making thirty three runs each and John Grima making twenty runs.

With thirteen overs to go the Marsa side needed 109 runs for victory, no easy task. Alas they had Andy Lenard batting with them who took the game away from the BBLCC. Lenards personal score was 108 not out including ten fours. The target was reached with two balls remaining. A great weekend of cricket.

Last Thursday another great game of cricket was played this time the Marsa C.C played the H.M.S Lancaster in a twenty over game.

The Marsa team batted first and totalled 120 runs . Andy Naudi scored half those runs and Andy Lenard made nineteen of them. For the HMS Smith was the main wicket taker with three wickets.

In reply the HMS Lancaster batsmen made the required runs of the last ball of the innings, with Bryan scoring twenty seven runs, Hart twenty two runs and Smith top scoring with thirty nine runs not out. The main wicket takers for Marsa were Andy Lenard and Gordon Hewitt with two each.

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