Luxembourg celebrate series win over Malta.
The Malta Cricket team hosted the Luxembourg national team over the weekend, in which the visitors sealed a series win. After recent victories over Hungary, Russia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic; the Malta team were in confident mood but missed chances would prove costly in all three matches. Proceedings began with Friday’s opening ceremony as both teams stood for their respective national anthems and were greeted by Hon. Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport.
The series saw Frank Spiteri become the first Maltese batsmen to pass 1500 international runs while Andrew Naudi became Malta’s most capped international cricketer with 55 caps, overtaking Malta’s all-time great all-rounder Michael Caruana (53 caps). At the presentation ceremony, Luxembourg captain Tony Whiteman received the Winner’s Trophy, while Chris Fry was voted the Player of the Series with 77 runs and 7 wickets.
Fri 14 Oct – T20:
Luxembourg 164 for 3 (Heath 67, Vijh 48; Agius 1-24) defeated Malta 99 all out (Khosla 27; Fry 4-18). Player of the Match: Chris Fry (Luxembourg).
Sat 15 Oct – 30 overs:
Luxembourg 271 for 9 (T.Barker 83, Vijh 56; Ahmed 2-36) defeated Malta 158 for 9 (Khanna 65; Dacic 2-21). Player of the Match: Niraj Khanna (Malta).
Sun 16 Oct – 45 overs:
Luxembourg 266 for 7 (Fry 72, Cope 40; Marks 2-48) defeated Malta 248 for 7 (Spiteri 95, Khosla 70; Kamal 2-28). Player of the Match: Frank Spiteri (Malta).
Umpires: Les White, Joy Ghoseroy, Kevin Krishna, Subhas Roy.
Scorers: Eric Balakrishnan & Paula Calleja
Photography: John Rusher.