Argentina February 7, 2008

MCC off to winning start

The MCC have won the first three matches of the two-week tour of Argentina





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The MCC have won the first three matches of the two-week tour of Argentina. The opening game was rather one-sided, the MCC easily beating a ten-man Colts side, but the tourists were given a tougher time in the next two games against Argertina. The first match was only settled in the last over. Richard King’s 93 enabled the MCC to post a good score, but Argentina were right in the hunt when they required 20 off the last two overs but it proved beyond them. George Brooksbank took 3 for 26 in both matches. There are three more games, culminating in a two-day contest against the national side.

MCC 207 for 6 (Walker 47, Laidler 35) beat Argentina Colts 107 (Brooksbank 3-26) by 100 runs

MCC 260 for 8 (King 93, Forrester 3-39, Paterlini 3-46) beat Argentina 244 (Barton 71, Walker 4-44, , Bulpitt 3-28) by 16 runs

MCC 268 for 8 (Walker 54, Bedford 50 MacDermott 3-48) beat Argentina 253 (Forrester 86, Bulpitt 4-22) by 15 runs

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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