February 7, 2008

Argentina

MCC off to winning start

Martin Williamson





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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

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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