SWU vs MTD

Author : A Smith | Created : 2022-07-01 06:42:00

SWU vs MTD

Introduction

Swieqi United struck early to put themselves in a commanding position over Mater Dei, winning the toss and opting to bat first on a pitch that looked like it would offer help for the fast bowlers.

Swieqi elected to bat on winning the toss but with a top-order collapse, they soon found themselves in trouble.

Swieqi United elected to bat on winning the toss but with a top-order collapse, they soon found themselves in trouble. Their middle and lower order batsmen tried to save the day with some good scores but still ended up falling short by 14 runs.

For Mount Pleasant, this win was their first in the top flight and it came about due to a disciplined bowling performance where they restricted Swieqi United's batsmen from getting away, especially when their openers got out early on.

A partnership is a key part of the game and refers to two or more batsmen batting together. It usually involves two batsmen, but can also involve three or four at times.

In this case, Mikey Vassallo was partnered with Jake Grech who played some outstanding shots to help Swieqi get past the 100 mark as they closed their 40 overs on 121 for 8.

In reply, Mater Dei were soon in a spot of bother too as Swieqi made inroads into the Mater Dei batting line up.

Swieqi United made inroads into the Mater Dei batting line up. An excellent spell of bowling by Shoaib Salhi and Paul McCrohan reduced them to 128 for 7, at which point they were 15 runs short of their target.

In reply, Mater Dei were soon in a spot of bother too as Swieqi made inroads into the Mater Dei batting line up. An excellent spell of bowling by Shoaib Salhi and Paul McCrohan reduced them to 128 for 7, at which point they were 15 runs short of their target

Despite the fall of wickets, Mater Dei kept chugging along but they were 15 runs short of the target at 127 for 7.

Despite the fall of wickets, Mater Dei kept chugging along but they were 15 runs short of the target at 127 for 7.

In their chase, Swieqi made inroads into the Mater Dei batting line up as they took wickets at regular intervals.

However, despite losing a few wickets in quick succession, Mater Dei managed to keep their run-rate up and ensured that they would not be bowled out before reaching their target.

Swieqi United won by 15 runs!

The match was played at the Swieqi Ground on Saturday, 14th February 2019. Swieqi United were led by captain Mikey Vassallo. Mater Dei were led by captain Ryan Grech.

The final score was SWU: 60/5 (15 overs) vs MTD: 45/10 (10 overs).

Conclusion

Despite the loss, Mater Dei can take a lot of positives from this game. Batting first, they managed to score 127 on a difficult batting track and their bowling attack was effective in restricting Swieqi United to 121 for 8. Both teams will be looking forward to the next round of matches and hopefully we'll see more exciting cricket in future!