Marsa beat Melita Betfair to go top

Monday, December 13, 2010, 23:09

On Saturday the Cricket Winter league continued with Marsa C.C taking on Melita C.C.

The Marsa team batted first with Sarfraz Ali and Javed Shah opening the batting. Ali was the first to go scoring fifteen runs from twenty four balls while Shah scored at a run a ball being caught after making twenty one runs. He also scored three fours. Derek Ali scored twenty two runs from thirty balls faced. Jai Kumar (eleven runs) and Ronnie Sacco (ten runs) were the only other batsmen to make it to double figures. The bowling of Melita was not at its best and managed to give twenty extras which took the Marsa to a 108 runs. Still a moderate score and Melita Betfair were confident to knock the runs off. For Betfair the main wicket takers were Bikram Arora and Justin Brooke who both took two wickets each.

So for the second consecutive week Betfair needed just over 100 runs to win and just as the previous week fell apart and could only total 70 runs. Malcolm Crabbe was the main scorer with sixteen runs and Shawn Dowden was the only other batsmen to make it into double figures with eleven runs. The Marsa bowling also gave eighteen extras. Jai Kumar bowled well taking three wickets while Derek Ali took two. With this win the Marsa team earned nine points to leap frog Krishna (eighteen points) top first position with twenty one points. Melita Betfair remain bottom.

Next Saturday Marsa C.C take on Krishna C.C in the battle for top spot at the end of round two.

Next Sunday the Malta Cricket Association is taking part in “Gurnata Sports Mill-Qalb”. So come down and learn how to play from 1:00 pm till 3:00pm at the Marsa Sports Club cricket ground. All proceeds will be going to Strina

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