Marauders earn great win

Last Saturday the CRIC HQ MCA Summer league continued with the Marsa C.C taking on the Marauders C.C. It was a low scoring tense game.

Staff Reporter
12 August 2014, 12:02pm
Marauders C.C.
Marauders C.C.
Marsa batted first and had a huge fright with great bowling from Paul Bradley and Ed Manning who took a couple wickets each and had Marsa four wickets down for seven runs. This opening spell of bowling most likely helped in the final result of the game. Mark G.Sacco (seventeen runs ) and Andrew Naudi (twenty six runs) re built the innings for the Marsa team and both retired after facing thirty balls. Mathew White blasted twenty five runs from nineteen balls which included two boundaries. Strangely enough there were only three boundaries in the whole innings the other was hit by Naudi. The Marsa team totalled 102 runs from their overs, a very gettable score.  For the Marauders, Bradley ended with three wickets while Mike Caruana was another wicket taker with three.

The run chase did not start as well as the Marauders would of liked, having Phil Gibbs run out on the second ball of the innings. Aled Griffiths and Owen Jones shortly followed and the Marauders were on the back foot. Sean Byrne  (twenty four runs , and one six) and Garrett Kampff ( sixteen runs, two fours) brought back stability to the batting and both managed to retire. Dean Arnold managed to find the boundary on two occasions on his way to thirteen runs. 

Ed Manning was run out by a good piece of fielding from the bowler Derek Ali who ran picked up the ball turned round and direct hit the stumps which left Manning stranded. This brought together Mike Caruana (sixteen runs) and Paul Bradley (eleven runs) together,  needing twenty four runs from five overs. It took them till the end of the nineteenth over for Bradley to square cut the ball to the boundary which gave the Marauders their first win of the season. Marauders earned thirteen points for the victory while Marsa earned one point.

Next Saturday the CRIC HQ MCA Summer league continues with the Marsa C.C playing Krishna C.C