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MARAUDERS AND MARSA START WITH WINS

Malta Marauders and Marsa got off the Malta Cricket League with wins over Krishna and Melita respectively.

Match 1: Marsa CC 194 for 6 defeated Krishna CC 192 for 5.

Malta all-rounder Bikram Arora struck 53 off only 30 balls as Marsa defeated Krishna by 5 wickets. Arora received excellent support from Haroon Mughal (45) and John Grima (33).

For Krishna, Les White and Niraj Khanna took two wickets apiece. Earlier Krishna had reached a total of 192 for 5 from their 25 overs with Khanna especially severe with 60 runs off his 30 balls.

Nowell Khosla (40) and Mark Sacco (33) laid the foundation with a 90 run opening stand. Sarfraz Ali was the pick of the Marsa bowlers with 2 wickets.

Match 2: Malta Marauders CC 161 for 4 defeated Melita CC 160 for 3.

Edward Manning (51) and Dean Arnold (40) steered the Marauders to an impressive victory over Melita. Arnold followed up his batting performance by taking two Melita wickets.

For Melita, Sam Aquilina scored an impressive 88 runs off only 45 balls and took 2 wickets to fall. Feroz Ahmed chipped in with a valuable 23 runs.

Scorer: Paula Calleja.

League Standings: Marsa 15, Marauders 12, Krishna 5, Melita 2.

This weekend sees the visit of the University of Nottingham Cricket Club, who will play matches at the Marsa Oval on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.
 
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