Malta Cricket League: Melita stay in touch with massive victory.
Match 4: Melita CC 163 for 7 defeated Krishna CC 39 all out.
Justin Farrin-Thorne bowled Melita to victory over Krishna with an inspired spell of 4 wickets for 8 runs. Earlier his side a 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.