Unfortunately it was another bad day for us on Saturday losing to Falkland Cricket Club by 38 runs on Duckworth Lewis! A combination of big hitting from Davie Gray and some slack fielding allowed Falkland to score over 200, their overs being reduced to 45 due to rain. Our innings had barely started when the heavens opened and a lengthy break ensued. A break of an hour in play had us thinking that the game was all over but the rain stopped and the skies cleared to allows us to start play again. After all our calculations were done for Duckworth Lewis we were asked to chase 159 from 27 overs, a rather difficult target for most teams, as the required rate was 5.8 runs per over. At the end this was well out of our reach! Falkland’s pro took 5 wickets along the way and their new signing from St Andrew’s Uni took a world class catch to dismiss our highest scorer Scott Gourlay who accumulated 42 runs.
I’d like to thank Jock Wallace for all his hard work during the day and Geoff Maine from Falkland for all his assistance with processing Duckworth Lewis on the computer. We hope to do better against SMRH this weekend but there is a change to the team due to myself and brother Scott attending our sister Katie’s wedding.
I’d like to congratulate the 2nd XI on their resounding victory against Penicuik Cricket Club on Saturday, especially Jamie McIntosh who took 6 wickets and Gregor Morris making over 40 runs on his debut! Unfortunately on Sunday they were pipped at the post in the President’s Cup game against Watsonian Cricket Club. Special mention must go to Kenny Crichton who took a hat trick as well as Shane Kennedy who scored 84 not out and played a Captain’s innings. Thanks to Blair Laurie, Chris Hunt and Jamie Blair who stepped in at the last minute due to call offs, and made a very good impression.