Marsa C.C. play against Australian over 60′s team

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 15:45

Another unbelievable weekend filled with cricket. On Saturday, the Summer league continued with two games and on Sunday the Marsa C.C played against the Australian over 60’s team who are on there way to play three test games against England. The tour which has been organised by Rob Wilson.

On Saturday Melita C.C played Overseas C.C where the later batted first and totalled there highest score of the tournament, 115 runs. Mike Caruana scored twenty five runs, Austin O’Malley twenty two runs and Roger Bradley eleven runs as the main scorers. For Melita three bowlers took two wickets each, Steve Mault, Andy Naudi and Greg Symons. The game went into the last over with one ball remaining for the Melita team to make the runs. Andy Naudi scored twenty eight runs, and David Eyons and Nowell Khosla both scored twenty three runs each. The Melita team earned seven points from the game while Overseas earned one point.

In the second game the Marsa team overpowered the Krishna team bowling them out for 51 runs. Sam Aquilina was the only batsmen to get past double figures with eighteen runs. Derek Ali bowled his team into the winning position by taking five wickets. Ronnie Sacco (sixteen runs) and Mark G.Sacco (fourteen runs) where the main run scorers for Marsa in their win. The Marsa team earned ten points for their win while Krishna earned one point.

On Sunday the Australian team who had two teams, one to play the twenty over game and  another for the forty over game. The biggest touring squad we have had with over forty people.

In the first game the visitors batted first and totalled a mere 96 runs. Greg Lott top scored with twenty six runs, Clive Wundersitz and Alan Stephens, both scored fifteen runs , being the main run scorers.  Adam Krishna was the main wicket taker for Marsa with two wickets. The Marsa team were going along nicely until Chris Naudi had to retire when on twenty four runs. The Marsa team were bowled out for eighty five runs  with only George Agius making thirty runs in the cause. For the Australians, Bill Dobson took three wickets while Dave Welford, Alan Stephens, and Rob Wilson took two wickets each.

In the second game the Australians batted first and totalled 127 runs with Ian Fraser top scoring with forty three runs. Chris Toben and Dave Axelby both scored seventeen runs and Arthur Pritchard fourteen runs. For the Marsa team Sarfraz Ali was the main wicket taker with two. The Marsa team were able to make the runs with Paul Bradley top scoring with thirty seven runs. George Agius scored twenty nine runs, Nowell Khosla seventeen runs,Sam Aquilina fifteen runs and Pierre Naudi twlve runs. For the Australians Arthur Pritchard took three wickets and Dave Axelby took two. The series ended one all.

Next Saturday Melita take on Marsa and Overseas play Krishna in the Summer league.





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