Marsa C.C off to a great start to Summer League

On Saturday the Cricket Summer league commenced, this year five teams will be competing, Marsa C.C, Krishna C.C, Melita Betfair C.C, Overseas C.C and new comers POP Mellieha C.C.

8 April 2012, 12:00am
Ronnie Sacco and Tony Slater after their innings
Ronnie Sacco and Tony Slater after their innings
Marsa took on Krishna in the opening game. Batting first, Tony Azzopardi and Sarfraz Ali opened the innings. Ali (four runs) was first to go being bowled by Nowell Khosla who bowled a very good two over spell. Azzopardi went on to make eight runs before being caught by Kevin Krishna after absolutely smashing the ball from the middle of the bat. George Agius made seven runs until trying to guide the ball to third man managed to get a fine nick and was caught behind.

Sunny Krishna  and Simon Lavendar both made twenty one runs, Krishna was caught by Kevin  Krishna (second catch) while Lavendar retired after facing thirty balls (Local rule). Justin Farrin Thorne became Kevin Krishna's third catch of the day, after scoring twelve runs.  Sam Aquilina was caught after making two runs. Ronnie Sacco and Tony Slater batted the remaining overs out making valuable runs for their team. Sacco impressed hitting twenty seven runs from seventeen balls which included a six and a four. Slater scored twelve runs of ten balls.  Ian Pendlebury was the most successful bowler for Krishna taking three wickets while Joy Ghoseroy was the other wicket taker taking two wickets.Aided with seventeen extras the Marsa team totalled 131 runs.

In reply the Krishna team were in deep trouble losing early wickets, Andrew Mitchell (five runs) , Joy Ghoseroy (two runs) and Greg Symons (no runs). Sumair Khan (seventeen runs) and Dhruv Duggal  (twenty five runs) brought their team back into contention. Duggal hitting a massive six and two fours along the way. Robert Krishna made a run a ball twelve runs and three batsmen made one run between them.

Nowell Khosla who was at the other end witnessing all of the goings on tried hard to have his team closer to their target scoring thirty seven runs from thirty balls which included three fours. Thomas Rusher did well giving Khosla the strike and managed to make a single himself. Gordon Hewitt was the pick of the Marsa bowlers taking three wickets and was also in the chance of a hat trick. John Farrugia and Tony Azzopardi both took two wickets each and Ronnie Sacco took one.

The Marsa team earned eight points from the win while Krishna had to contend with one.

Next weekend the Marsa C.C take on new touring team, Wales O 50's in a two game series. On Saturday the Sunoco Cricket academy/nursery will be from 9:00 till 10:30am.