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BOWLER’S DAY AT MARSA CRICKET OVAL

With the World Cup T20 in full swing in India, the Malta cricketers were also eager to play some cricket at the Marsa Sports Club oval last Saturday.

A 25 over match was organised by the Club captain as a warm up for the busy touring teams scheduled for the months ahead.

The Captain’s XI won the toss and elected to field. It didn’t seem like a bad choice with young opening bowler E Xuereb taking 2 early wickets with the batsmen on naught! Following the wickets of D Marks and S Anand the Chairman’s XI innings started to wobble.

N Khosla and N Khanna put on a worthy partnership till N Khosla finally retired having scored 50 runs. N Khanna was eventually out bowled by B Arora for 31 runs. A late burst of good strokes saw S Lucas add 15 runs to his team’s final tally of 138 for 7 wickets.

The Captain’s XI team was confident that the target of 139 would be achieved. The Chairman’s XI bowlers had other ideas and took 3 wickets between them for 46 runs.

An important partnership between B Arora (36) and G Tavilla (14) kept the scoreboard ticking over but both players were dismissed in consecutive balls by S Lucas’s impressive bowling.

The hat trick eluded S Lucas for the second week running but he achieved a career best of taking 5 wickets for 19 runs! The tail didn’t wag for the Captain’s XI team and they were all out for 116.

The Chairman’s XI won by 22 runs.
 
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