Krishna CC 197 for 6 (B George 44; W Khan 2-40) defeated Marsa CC 142 (N Khosla 71; Z Rais 3-22)
Krishna are all but confirmed as Winter League Champions following a convincing 55 run victory against Marsa. Batting first, Krishna reached the highest team score of the league with 197 runs for 6 wickets from their allotted 25 overs. Basil George 44, Amar Sharma 37 and Al Ameen 28 were the major contributors. Of the Marsa bowlers, Waseem Khan was the most successful with 2 wickets.
Marsa’s opener Nowell Khosla was in search of quick runs however a chain of wickets at the other end saw them restricted to 43 runs for 4 wickets from the first 8 overs. Haroon Mughal joined Khosla and struck a quick-fire 28 but his dismissal effectively saw Marsa’s demise as they were finally dismissed for 142 runs. Khosla was the last man out for a gallant 71 runs, the highest individual score of the season. For Marsa, Ameen, Rais and Player of the Match Basil George took three wickets apiece. The latter being a recruit from Malta Cricket’s Social Inclusion Project, the Tape Ball Cricket League.
This Saturday sees the Malta Cricket Academy training from 9am followed by Game 7 of Winter League between Krishna CC and Melita CC at the Marsa Oval. Krishna can seal the Winter League Title with victory.
Player of the Match: Basil George
Umpire: Subhas Roy
Scorer: Eric Balakrishnan
Winter League table (after 6 matches) – Krishna 61, Melita 24, Marsa 23.
Batting: Amar Sharma 139 runs; Bowling: Varun Prasath 7 wickets.
Fielding: Amar Sharma 4 catches.
Photo: Player of the Basil George, a recruit from the inaugural Malta Tape Ball Cricket League