With first blood to Menorca, Andorra entered game two of their three match tour in determined mood to re-address the balance and square the series.
Unfortunately, they found Menorca, and in particular, batsman James Davies in fine form. A knock of 147 that included 22 fours and four sixes contributed to a final total of 306 for 4 for the home side off their forty over allocation. He was well supported by Andy Tysoe, who scored 12 fours in his 82, in an opening stand of 229, and then just for good measure, Andy Cockcroft chipped in at the end with a score of 49 not out.
Andorra battled hard in their innings but were not helped by a couple of run outs and were finally all out for 199. Ian Carrington scored 44 and Mike Shaida scored 43 but it was the Menorca bowling that made the most impressive reading. Jeff Barker ended with figures of 3-9 and Simon Cotton also took three wickets at a slightly more expensive rate. The 107 win victory made it two wins out of two for the hosts.
Game three saw Andorra exact some revenge and go home with a win from the tour. In the 30 over game the visitors batted first and scored 191 for 5. T Carroll top scored with 55 not out and there were useful contributions from M Shaida (51) and H Cull (37). James Davies starred with the ball for Menorca taking 2-32 and Joe Brayne also bagged two wickets at a cost of 40 runs.
In response Menorca scored 168 for 9. Davies followed up his century from the day before with another fine half century and John Brayne also hit a half century. For Andorra Carroll, Cull and P Lucas took two wickets apiece as the visitors scrapped home by a 23 run margin. Another great few days of cricket at Biniparell.
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Wednesday 27th May
Menorca v Andorra T20
Ian Carrington 30, N. Hossan 3-18 James Davies 2-16
Vince Wooley 43* Archie Day 21*
Menorca won by 7 wickets
Saturday 30th May
Menorca v Andorra 40 overs
James Davies 147 (22×4 4×6) Andy Tysoe 82 (12×4) Adam Cockroft 49*
Ian Carrington 44 Mike Shaida 43
Jeff Barker 3-9 Simon Cotton 3-25
Menorca won by 107 runs
Menorca v Andorra 30 overs
T Carroll 55*, M Shaida 51,H Cull 37
James Davies 2-32 Joe Brayne 2-40
James Davies 55 John Brayne 54*
P Lucas 2-17 T Carroll 2-26 H Cull 2-25.
Andorra won by 23 runs .