The Malta cricket national team were off to a winning start when they beat Gibraltar in their opening match from the Valletta Cup that is currently being played at the Marsa Sports Ground.
Four countries are taking part in the tournament with Bulgaria and Switzerland joining Malta and Gibraltar in the competition. The four participating teams will face each other in a round robin stage with the top two teams then progressing to the final with the other teams contesting the third-place play-off.
The Malta national team produced a strong showing against Gibraltar as they completed their 20 overs with a very competitive 213 for five.
Heinrick Gericke was Malta’s leading scorer with 64 runs, hitting five fours and five sixes in the process.
Gibraltar struggled in their run chase and they could only manage 152 for two as Malta won the match by 61 runs.
Louis Bruce top-scored for Gibraltar with 57 runs.
Malta will now be in action on Saturday when they take on Switzerland.