Martlets vs M.C.C.

Date: 12 May 2024

Venue: Arundel Castle

Time/Result: Lost by 8 wkts

Match Manager: Michael Murray

Umpire: Richard Young

Scorer: Adrian Swift

Match Report

Sussex Martlets vs MCC

Venue: Arundel Castle

Date: May 12, 2024

Match Summary:

In a masterclass of batting prowess, MCC showcased their dominance with a commanding eight-wicket victory over Sussex Martlets at Arundel Castle. Led by notable contributions from Barratt, Nandra, and Vickers, MCC chased down the target of 214 set by Sussex Martlets with clinical efficiency, asserting their superiority in the contest.

Opting to bat first, Sussex Martlets faced a disciplined bowling attack from MCC but managed to post a competitive total of 214 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 45 overs. D. Rebbetts top-scored with a well-crafted 53* off 67 balls, supported by contributions from Wergen (30) and Ferro (34). Ferro’s dismissal, caught spectacularly, added an element of flair to Sussex Martlets’ innings.

Chasing a target of 214 runs for victory, MCC’s batsmen approached the task with confidence and purpose. Openers Barratt and Nandra set the tone with a solid partnership, laying a strong foundation for the chase. Barratt’s aggressive strokeplay saw him notch an impressive 74 runs, while Nandra anchored the innings with a composed unbeaten knock of 78 runs. Their partnership effectively took the game away from Sussex Martlets.

As the target drew nearer, T. Vickets joined Nandra at the crease, and the duo continued MCC’s charge towards victory with a flurry of boundaries and calculated running between the wickets. Vickets’ unbeaten half-century ensured that MCC reached their target comfortably, with eight wickets in hand and 6 overs to spare, underlining their dominance in the match.

MCC’s comprehensive victory was a testament to their batting depth and clinical execution. Barratt, Nandra, and Vickets led the charge with their exemplary performances, guiding their team to victory with authority and style.

MCC’s emphatic win served as a statement of intent, reaffirming their status as a formidable force in cricket. Their batsmen’s clinical display left Sussex Martlets struggling to find the breakthroughs they needed to push some pressure on the incoming batsmen. MCC emerged as deserving winners at Arundel Castle and we look forward to next year’s contest.

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