Maddy cannot save MCC

Four wickets from Warwickshire’s Darren Maddy proved in vain for the MCC who crashed to a second successive heavy defeat at the hands of Namibia in the latest match on their storm-ravaged tour.

The hastily arranged 50-over match in the coastal town of Walvis Bay replaced the scheduled three-day contest against Nambia in Windhoek, where all the grounds were unplayable following last week’s heavy rain.

Former England batsman Maddy, the tourists’ captain, impressed with the ball by taking four for 27 to restrict Namibia to 175. But that total still proved 99 too many for an MCC side, seven of whom have played first-class cricket.

Maddy was one of five MCC batsman to be dismissed for a duck as the tourists were shot out for just 76 with left arm seamer Bjorn Kotze taking four for 29 in his ten overs.

Only four batsmen, including Gloucestershire pair Jon Batty and Will Gidman, reached double figures in an MCC innings that lasted only 33.4 overs.

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