Marsa C.C. beat POP MellieħaMonday, May 28, 2012, 18:55
On Saturday only one game was played from the MCA Cricket Summer. The scheduled game between Overseas C.C and Melita Betfair C.C was postponed. The Marsa C.C took on POP Mellieha, both teams unbeaten. The POP team batted first and were looking to continue their good batting performances. Their two main run scorers Haroon Majeed (twenty nine runs) and Usman Khattak (twelve runs) again top scored for their team. The Marsa team bowled well through the efforts of John Farrugia who took two wickets. The POP side were bowled out for their lowest total so far, that of eighty runs. A feature which stuck out in the POP innings was that there were four run outs, an area in which they need to work on. They were all out in the sixteenth over.
The Marsa team made the runs in the fourteenth over with Frank Spiteri scoring thirty three runs from thirty balls faced which included two fours and a six. The Marsa side did not have it all their way when the speedstar Waseem Abbas came on to bowl and took four wickets ( all bowled) from four overs bowled. He was the only wicket taker for the POP team.
From the win the Marsa team earned ten points and are second on the ladder with eighteen points (two games played), POP Mellieha earned one point and still head the ladder with nineteen points (three games).Third are Melita Betfair with seven points, Krishna with four points and Overseas with two points.
Next Saturday the Marsa team take on Overseas C.C in the Summer league.
After the game the national squad will begin the weekend camp in preparation for the European division two championships with coach Dave Carlisle.
The Sunoco Cricket academy/nursery will be from 9:00am till 10:30am.