Marsa C.C too good for Pimlico Strollers

Over the weekend the Marsa C.C entertained a two game series against new touring team. Pimilco Stollers C.C.

Pimlico CC
Pimlico CC

On Saturday the Marsa Team won the toss and elected to bat.Nowell Khosla and Malcolm Crabbe opened the innings.  Crabbe was first to go trying to pull the ball, getting a bottom edge and the ball falling onto the stumps.Crabbe scored five runs. Tony Azzopardi was next man in. He scored twenty five runs before being stumped.

Andy Naudi  now joined Khosla, who together put on a match winning partnership of seventy nine runs. Khosla was caught and had made sixty ruuns which included four fours. Naudi went on to top score with eighty nine runs and included ten fours. Sam Aquilina made four runs, Sunny Krishna three runs and Joy Ghoseroy seventeen runs. Aided with twenty one extras the Home team totalled 224 runs from their forty overs. For the Pimlico team, S,Boughey was the main wicket taker with three, G.Brown took two and G.Richardson one.

At the break, the break, the rain came and the second innings was reduced to thirty overs and the target was revised to 169 runs for the Pimlico team to win.

The visitors managed 128 runs with S.Fowler top scoring with forty two runs. Including two fours and a six, M.Morgan scored twenty five runs and T.Sturm twenty two runs as the main run scorers. For Marsa Adam Krishna , Gordon Hewitt and Joy Ghoseroy were the wicket takers. Marsa win the game.

On Sunday the visitors batted first in the twenty over encounter. They totalled 103 runs. T.Sturm was their main scorer with thirty one runs. C.Deavin twelve runs and D.Couldrey eleven runs. For Marsa Mike Caruana and Stuart Clarke were the main wicket takers with two wickets each. Darren Grech, Robert Krishna and Richard Rogers took a wicket each.

The Marsa team were struggling to keep up with the run rate until the seventeenth over when twenty two runs were taken from it which then paved the way for the win by the locals. Mark G Sacco opened the batting and almost batted through to the win, he made thirty one runs, Frank Spiteri top scored with a fine thirty four runs. For the visitors, J.Gillies and C.lucas took two wickets each while G.Brown took one.

Next Saturday the 20 Over Summer League begins with Marsa C.C playing Krishna C.C, starting at 9:45am. The Marsa team will then be playing against HMS St.Albans in a twenty over game at 1:30pm.

Saturday morning will also have the Sunoco Cricket academy/nursery which will be from 9:00am till 10:30am.

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