Marsa C.C. play Melita Betfair in the winter league
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On Saturday the Marsa C.C took on Melita Betfair C.C in the winter league. Melita won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Ronnie Sacco and Dave Borg opened the batting for the Marsa team. Sacco was the first to go out, he was bowled by Hobbs for one run from twenty balls. Javed Shah was next in and next out, also being by bowled by Hobbs, making seven runs from seven balls including one boundary. Borg went on to top score with eighteen runs before being bowled. The next three wickets (D Grech two runs, John Farrugia two runsand Patrick Brooke no runs) fell to the bowling of Hewitt who was the main wicket taker for Melita, ending with bowling figures of three wickets for three runs from three overs including one maiden. George Roberts was run out for four runs and Eric Brook remained unbeaten on four runs. Mike Caruana was the last batsman who was out making thirteen runs from thirty four balls including two fours. Andy Lenard and Anthony Roberts were also wicket takers for their team. The Marsa team totalled a mere 55 runs and did not face the full twenty overs. This was the lowest score of the tournament beating their previous low score of 64.
It took the Melita batsmen fourteen overs to reach their target with the Marsa bowlers bowling very well. Again Dave Borg and Ronnie Sacco bowled well for their team with Sacco being the only wicket take with three/
Tim Edwards and John Rusher opened the batting for Melita. Rusher was first to go being bowled. Edwards went on to retire making twelve runs. Malcolm Crabbe and Joy GHoseroy both made thirteen runs before going out. Anthony Roberts (one run not out) and Justin Brooke (twelve runs not out including three fours) made sure of the winning runs.
Melita earned eight points for the win which put them on top of the ladder with sixteen points, Krishna C.C second with ten points and Marsa who have finished their games are third with eight points.
The two remaining games are between Krishna C.C and Melita Betfair C.C. Next Saturday the game will be at 10:00 am. Krishna need to win to have a chance to keep their claws on the Winter Shield.
In the morning the Marsa Colts and Krihna Colts met for their second game. The Marsa team batted first and totalled 53 runs with Martina Caruana top scoring with seventeen runs and Adam Caruana fifteen runs. In reply the Krishna made the runs and levelled the series one all. Thomas Rusher top scoring with twenty runs and Freddie May sixteen runs. For Marsa the straightest bowler was Amy Caruana.