Melita Betfair C.C. win MCA Winter League
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On Saturday the MCA Winter League came to an end. Melita Betfair C.C were crowned the winners when a walkover was taken over four time winners of the League Krishna C.C. Melita were by far the most consistent side in the competition and did not lose a game.
The league did not produce the amount of runs which are normally associated with the twenty twenty cricket. In fact the highest score was of 130 runs by Krishna C.C against Marsa C.C. There were only two other scores of over 100 runs, 105 runs and 101 runs both surprisingly by the wooden spooners Marsa C.C. The Marsa side also made two of the lowest scores as well that of 55 and 64 both against the champions Melita Betfair who on both occasions won easily.
With the league coming to an abrupt end a thirty over warm up game was played between the Chairman’s XI v Captain’s XI in preparation for next weeks big game where the champions Melita Betfair C.C take on the combined strengths of the other two teams in a forty over game.
The Chairman’s team batted first with Sarfraz Ali opening the batting and making five runs before being caught. Anthony Roberts batted well for twenty three runs. Justin Brooke (forty one runs) and Andy Lenard (forty two runs) played their personal best innings of the year. The Chairman’s team totalled 155 runs from their allotted overs. For the Captain’s team Malcolm Crabbe was the main wicket taker with three while Nowell Khosla and Derek Ali took a wicket each.
The Captain’s team made the runs with relative ease with runs flowing from the bat as early as the first over where Andy Naudi and Malcolm Crabbe took eleven runs from it. Naudi made eighteen runs and Crabbe top scored with an impressive fifty two runs including four fours and three sixes. Nowell Khosla scored forty six runs with five fours and a six. Derek Ali made twenty three runs including two sixes and a four. Robert Krishna made nine runs and Robert Scerri made the winning runs scoring four runs with a glorious lofted cover drive.
Next Saturday’s game will start at 10:30. The nursery/academy will be from 9:00 till 10:30am.