Marsa C. C. play against 2 teams from the UK

Friday, October 28, 2011, 11:17

George Agius Captain of the Sunday team of Abbots Langley

Over the weekend, the Marsa C.C entertained two teams from the United Kingdom, Abbots Langley C.C who are on their first tour and The Forty Club who are on their second tour.

On Saturday  the first game against Abbots was played. The planned forty over game had to be reduced to a thirty five over game. The visitors batted first. After losing their first wicket early D.Solanki (twenty eight runs) and Jack Reed (eighty five runs), set up a solid base for their final score. Reed hit four fours and six sixes along the way. P.Metcalfe did not bother the scorers at all. M.Parkins scored fourteen runs, D.Carlisle nine runs, A.Woodard four runs and K.Parkins six runs. The Abbots totalled 172 which included twenty three extras. For the Marsa team Kevin Krishna and Ronnie Sacco both took two wickets each while Derek Ali took one.

The Marsa reply did not get off on the right foot and kept that way. An innings by Andy Naudi of thirty six runs and twelve runs from Joy Ghoseroy were the only highlights of the batting innings. The others did not make it into double figures.  The local side only managed 99 runs.There was highlight in the bowling department of Abbots, M.Parkins took four wickets while George Agius took two, D.Smith,W.Graves,D.Carlisle and A.Woodard all took one.  Abbots Langley go one up in the two game series.

On Sunday three games of twenty overs were played. The first between, Marsa and Abbots Langley, the second between the two touring teams and the third  between Marsa and The Forty Club (report next week)

Again the Abbots batted first. This time they were rattled by Mike Caruana (three wickets) and Mike Grima (one wicket). Which put them on the back foot early and had to work hard to get back into the game. Will Graves top scored withtwenty eight runs, Craig Smith thirteen runs, Matt Parkins seventeen runs, Dave Carlisle thirteen runs and Andy Woodard ten runs. In all the visitors totalled 97 runs from their overs. For Marsa, other bowlers who took wickets were  Ronnie Sacco with two wickets and Sarfraz Ali one wicket.  The Marsa bating prevailed with Steve Britto leading the way with thirty eight runs, Bikram Arora thirty four runs, Frank Spiteri and Andy Naudi nine runs a piece. For the Abbots D.Solanki and D.Carlisle were the only wicket takers.

Next Weekend the Marsa team play the Forty Club in two more games.

On Saturday the Sunoco Cricket academy/nursery will be from 9:00am till 10:30am.

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