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KRISHNA GO 12 POINTS CLEAR

The Malta Cricket Association Winter League continued last weekend with Krishna winning a thrilling encounter against Melita to open a 12-point lead at the top.

Krishna won the toss and elected to bat first. Sumair Khan (33), Harsh Khan (42) and John Grima (31 not out) were the major contributors with the bat.

Their total of 156 all out was a respectable score given the fast outfield. For Melita, Zubair Raja captured his first 5 wicket haul (5 for 28) and he was well supported by junior Blake Scott (2 for 15) and Tony Slater (2 for 9). Joy Ghoseroy had his best ever day as wicket-keeper with 3 stumpings and a catch.

In reply, Melita lost regular wickets but a 66 run partnership between Haroon Majeed (26) and Zubair Raja (37) brought them back into the game.

Ultimately it was down to the final pair, Chris Belford and Subhas Roy, who required 21 runs for the final wicket.

They fell tantalisingly short when Roy was well caught by Amar Gorania with only 4 runs needed for victory. Kevin Krishna was the main wicket taker for Krishna with 3 wickets for 24 runs. Melita’s 3 run outs included a superb throw from junior Ethan Xuereb.

Match Summary:
Krishna CC 156 all out (H.Khan 42, Z.Raja 5 for 28) beat Melita CC 153 all out (Z.Raja 37, K.Krishna 3-24) by 3 runs.
Player of the Match: Zubair Raja.
Scorer: Eric Balakrishnan.

Winter League table: Krishna CC 50; Melita CC 38; Marsa CC 20.
Batting: H.Majeed 133.
Bowling: Z.Raja 8 wickets.
Catches: G.Tavilla 5.

This coming Saturday at the Marsa Sports Club sees the Junior Academy at 09:00, followed by the clash between Marsa and Melita at 10:30.

Report: F. Spiteri

 
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