Melita back on track for title

The third round of the Cricket Winter league came to an end this weekend with the Melita C.C team playing against the Marsa C.C.

10 February 2013, 12:00am
Justin Brooke playing an Off Drive
Justin Brooke playing an Off Drive
Melita needed to win this game to have any hope of winning the title. It is going to be tough to topple the Krishna team who are going for their fifth title.

The Melita team batted first and disaster struck. Daniel Galea bowled probably one of his best balls to date which bowled Simon Lavendar in the first ball of the game. Justin Brooke and Matt Mckeogh steadied the ship with Brooke top scoring with thirty runs from twenty balls which include two fours and a six. Mckeogh went on to make a contribution of seventeen runs.

Sumair Khan played a good innings blasting three fours on the way to twenty three runs and Andy Naudi remained unbeaten on twenty four runs as the Melita team were bowled out for 125 runs. Tony Azzopardi and George Agius both took two wickets while Derek Ali took one for the Marsa team. 125 runs is very attainable and the Marsa lads were confident of making the runs.

A fine bowling spell from Andy Naudi spoiled their party taking three wickets , all LBW, of the main Marsa Batsmen, Frank Spiteri (nineteen runs), George Agius (twelve runs 0 and Derek Ali (forty two runs).  Joy Ghoseroy chipped in with twelve runs as well as the Marsa team were bowled out for 106 runs. Sumair Khan and Robert krishna were the other wicket takers for Melita.

The Melita team earned nine points for their win  which keeps them in touch with the league leaders Krishna. The Melita team will need to win both of their last two games , starting next Saturday against the Krishna team. The Marsa team earned two points from the game.

Saturday morning the Sunoco cricket academy will be from 9:00 am till 10:30am.