OVERSEAS - TEAM PREVIEW - FANCODE ECS MALTA ENCORE
Our final event of another action-packed year, FanCode ECS Malta Encore provides an opportunity for ten leading Maltese teams to showcase their skills on the magnificent island of Malta, contesting 47 games over 12 days. Every game will be live streamed worldwide on the European Cricket Network and on FanCode - a multi-sport aggregator platform, from the house of Dream Sports for the Indian Sub-Continent.
Originally founded in 1946 after WW2, Overseas CC is one of the oldest clubs in Malta. After a brief hiatus in recent years, driving force Lee Tuck was sounded out by the Overseas Rugby Club to rejuvenate its cricket team and amalgamated the teams of Marauders CC, St Johns CC and Gozo Knights CC.
After a modest showing in 2020, Overseas were transformed earlier this year and following a serious improvement, marched all the way to the final, only to lose to the unstoppable Super Kings. Overseas will fancy their chances of going deep again from Group A.
Captain: David Marks
Wicketkeeper: Frank Spiteri
Projected Opening Bowlers: David Marks, Ethan Xuereb
Spin Options: Jurg Hirschi, Kivian Johnson
OVERSEAS Key Players:
Jurg Hirschi, right-arm leg-spinner, unorthodox but highly effective, leading wicket-taker for OVR in the FanCode ECS Malta 2021 picking up 12 wickets in 11 games with a best return of 4-13.
Charl Kleine-Punte, left-hand opening batter, has the ability to bat through the innings. Also a left-arm medium-pacer who can swing it and extracts plenty of bounce off the pitch, top scorer for OVR at FanCode ECS Malta 2021 mustering 177 runs in just seven games.
Frank Spiteri, all-time leading run-scorer for Malta, coming back to competitive cricket after an extended layoff due to injury and will be keen to perform.