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MELITA STAY IN TOUCH WITH MASSIVE VICTORY

Melita maintained the pace with the Malta Cricket League leaders Marsa with a massive victory over Krishna.

Meanwhile Justin Farrin-Thorne bowled Melita to victory over Krishna with an inspired spell of 4 wickets for 8 runs.

Earlier his side reached a respectable 163 runs, thanks largely to Derek Ali (37*) and Frank Spiteri (25*). Farrin-Thorne also chipped in with a valuable 21 runs, while Ben Aquilina made a valiant 15.

Jayden Rossouw was the pick of the Krishna bowlers with 2 wickets for 21 runs. A calamity of batting errors saw Krishna reduced to just 18 runs for 3 wickets from their opening 6 overs.

It went from bad to worse for them as they were dismissed for a paltry 39 runs in only the 12th over.

Farrin-Thorne’s astonishing match was made complete as he threw down the wickets from the mid-wicket boundary for a run out that sealed victory for Melita by a massive 124 runs. Jain Ganapathy and Zubair Raja took the other wickets to fall.

Main Umpire: John Grima
Scorer: Eric Balakrishnan

League Standings (after 2 matches): Marsa 29, Melita 19, Marauders 13, Krishna 7,

Next weekend sees the completion of Round 1 of the Malta Cricket League with Krishna CC v Malta Marauders CC (Sat 10:30am) and Marsa CC v Melita CC (Sun 10:30am).

On Thursday 14th, The Malta national squad faces a Malta Select XI in the first of two warm-up matches before competing in the Pan European T20 International Tournament in Hungary later this month.
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