Firstly my apologies for not providing a Captain’s Corner last week, things were very hectic. Very briefly on last week’s games, we were beaten in the league by Corstorphine and unfortunately were also beaten by Falkland in the last over of the Fife Cup Final. The scorecard from the Corstorphine game is here.
The very good news from Saturday last week was we won against Prestwick in a bottom of the league clash! Scorecard here. It was very fitting due to it also being our Sponsor’s Day which was a great success. Thanks to everyone who made it possible and helped out on the day.
Everyone contributed to the game and if we can keep playing to this standard I’m sure we can survive in SNCL Division 2.
Onto Saturday this week and we’re at Falkland, we will be hoping to avenge the early season loss against them, in which Duckworth Lewis played a major part in this defeat!
The 1st and 2nd XI team selections for this coming Saturday are listed below.
|COMPETITON||1st XI League|
|DATE||Sat 9th May|
|FIXTURE||Prestwick Cricket Club|
- R Birrell (Capt)
- D Cowan
- S Gourlay
- S Galloway
- S Birrell
- M Jackson
- S Rowley
- A Sutherland
- J Wallace
- K Crichton
- D Harper
Meet at Freuchie Cricket Club at 9am. Match starts at 1pm in Prestwick.
Any call offs please contact Robbie Birrell on 07960 568376.
|COMPETITON||2nd XI League|
|DATE||Sat 9th May|
|FIXTURE||West Quarter & Redding Cricket Club|
|VENUE||Freuchie Cricket Ground|
- S Kennedy (Capt)
- S Gibson
- A Duncan
- R Wright
- D Cowan (jnr)
- J McIntosh
- G Christie
- B Forrester
- K Glen
- M Brown
- S Munro
- Res – A Travedi
- Res – G Mutch
Meet at Freuchie Cricket Club at 11:45am prompt for a 1pm start.
Any call offs call S Kennedy on 07957 585902.
Here’s hoping for better luck for both teams this week.
These are the words that spring to mind when thinking of Saturday’s first league game against Corstorphine. I’m sad to say that they out played us in every department.
Unfortunately I lost the toss and was put into bat, Its just a pity the cricket wasn’t up to that standard! Other than Steve Rowley there wasn’t many pass marks on the batting front, as again players weakly gave up their wicket through bad shot selection, 166 was never going to be enough to defend on a drying wicket.
This brings us onto the bowling, apart from the opening partnership of Dave Cowan and Scott Gourlay, who again both troubled the batsmen on several occasions and kept runs to a trickle, the bowling was far too short and the lines not tight enough which enabled the batsmen to score freely on both sides of the wicket and made setting the field very difficult.
We will certainly be working hard at training this week, weather permitting!
Saturday cannot come quick enough to try and redeem ourselves and get our first (much needed) win of the season. We welcome Scott Birrell back into the squad after work commitments last week, this will surely strengthen the batting and bowling at Prestwick.
Behind the scenes we are working fervently to get Mario Saliwa, our professional, into the UK and playing cricket for us throughout Scotland. We’ll keep you up to date on the pro situation as it developers further.
Again we must thank Dave Christie for all his efforts as the wicket was exceptional for this time of year. There were a few comments about how good our ground looked from both umpires and players.
Scorecard for Freuchie vs RH Corstorphine
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