Glasgow Accies CC have progressed to the semi-finals of the Frank Smith Trophy after an independent coin toss decided the quarter-final tie with Ayr CC in the favour of the Glasgow West End club.
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- Frank Smith Trophy (17th August 2018)
- Western Warriors Under 16s – update (16th August 2018)
Tim Hart reports, “CSE Dubai completed their tour of Scotland with an ODI fixture against the Western Warriors Under 16s, at Titwood. The Warriors won the toss, elected to field first and Fletcher Rao (Prestwick CC) and Faizan Rauf (Clydesdale CC) made key early breakthroughs – both with the help of stand-in wicket-keeper Ross Heginbottom (Clydesdale CC)! Rauf picked up another key wicket with the score on 53 but Shah and Ali then built a dangerous looking partnership for the fourth wicket. Drinks came at great time for the Warriors and allowed the bowlers to come up with a plan. The plan then worked perfectly as Shah was caught for 50 off the second ball after the re-start. This was the first wicket of an incredible ‘man of the match’ spell from Junaid Rauf (Clydesdale CC), as he finished with figures of 7-2-32-6! Despite an aggressive 42 from guest player Akram Shakoor of Stirling County CC, CSE Dubai finished 153 all out off 36 overs.
“In reply, despite the loss of an early wicket, Shahzad Ahmad (Ferguslie CC) and Muhaymen Majeed (Renfrew CC) built a very good partnership of 115 for the second wicket. The right/left partnership worked perfectly from a Warriors perspective, as the CSE Dubai bowlers struggled to find consistency – and the batters took full advantage to rotate the strike, as well as profiting from 24 wide deliveries! Although Ahmad (35) was dismissed just after the third rain break, skipper Daniel Cairns (Clydesdale CC) added a busy 18* and he and Majeed saw the side home. Majeed would deservedly finish 62* – his runs coming off 99 deliveries and including seven boundaries.
“Thanks to CSE Dubai for offering some competitive cricket during their tour, to the umpires who have stood and to both Clydesdale CC and Kelburne CC for their support with hosting matches.”
- Frank Smith Trophy (14th August 2018)
Stenhousemuir CC saw off the challenge of Uddingston CC tonight in the third of the Frank Smith Trophy quarter-final ties to join Clydesdale CC and Greenock CC in the semi-finals, and where they will face the Glasgow southside club.
- Frank Smith Trophy (13th August 2018)
In this evening’s first two Frank Smith Trophy ties there were wins for Greenock CC over Poloc CC, the Glenpark club winning by seven wickets in Greenock. Batting first Poloc CC posted 142 for 9 with Hassaan Mehmood (43) and Hasan Malik (35) top-scoring. The home side’s successful run-chase – completed with two overs to spare – was built around opener Tom Forrest’s 64 (38), an innings that included eight 4s and three 6s. Clydesdale CC were the other winners on the night, and, like Greenock CC, progress to the semi-finals. The Titwood youngsters saw off the challenge of Renfrew CC, winning by nine wickets. Rafay Khan (25) scored almost half of his side’s runs as Renfrew CC mustered 56 for 8 batting first, before David Sturgess (29*) successfully steered Clydesdale CC across the finish line inside seven overs.
- Western Warriors Under 16s – update (10th August 2018)
Tim Hart reports, “CSE Dubai’s tour continued with the Western Warriors Under 16s hosting a 40 overs-a-side match at Whitehaugh (Kelburne CC), on Thursday the 9th of August. Batting first, the Warriors posted 289 all out – despite being bowled out in the 38th over! The main contribution to the innings came from a blistering innings of 66 from Ross Heginbottom (Clydesdale CC) – and included five 4s and five 6s. However, the biggest strike of the innings came from Reiss Wylie (Kelburne CC) as part of his 22 – and Muhaymen Majeed (Renfrew CC) and Tom Forrest (Greenock CC) played very effective supporting roles, with 49 and 39 respectively.
“In reply, although Taha Khan (Clydesdale CC) struck with the third delivery of the innings, CSE Dubai opener Panoly came out hitting hard – including very impressive use of his feet to manipulate the length of deliveries. While Khan took some early punishment, fellow opener Faizan Rauf (Clydesdale CC) returned some quite outstanding bowling figures. He got the reward an excellent spell deserved, as he utilised his normal ‘death’ options wells and produced a quite brilliant delivery to clean bowl Panoly who looked extremely well ‘set’. However, CSE Dubai then fought back well – with Aamir and wicket-keeper Aravind building a very good partnership for the third wicket. With their partnership approaching 100, the introduction of Humza Zulfiqar (Clydesdale CC) steered the direction of the match totally towards a Warriors win – with his first over seeing both batters being caught behind by skipper Asad Khan (Clydesdale CC). Zulfiqar quickly picked up a third wicket, before Fletcher Rao (Prestwick CC) picked up two wickets in his second spell and Khan returned to take three wickets as he ran through the bottom order. CSE Dubai 187 all out: Khan 4 for 40, Zulfiqar 3 for 23, Rao 2 for 38, Rauf 5-0-11-1,…and, although he didn’t pick up any wickets, Junaid Rauf (Clydesdale CC) produced a very tidy spell of slow left-arm spin (8-2-30-0) at a point when the runs were flowing very freely (71 of them!) at the other end.
“Overall, a very good win – and the Warriors can look forward to a re-match next Thursday.”
- National Girls Kwik Cricket festival (9th August 2018)
- Western Warriors Under 16 – update (8th August 2018)
David Hinchliffe reports, “The Western Warriors Under 16s took on touring side, CSE Dubai, at Kelburne on the 8th of August. The visitors recorded a comfortable five-wicket victory in the T20 match. Batting first, the Warriors made a strong start with 40 runs in the power-play. Richie Simpson (Ayr CC) led the charge with 37, 14 in his first seven balls. However, CSE Dubai turned to spinners, using the conditions well. This slowed the rate and the Warriors were 82 for 4 from fifteen overs. Some aggressive late inning batting (17*) from Donald Obre (Uddingston CC) helped the final score to 108 for 6.
“CSE Dubai replied with an aggressive start, scoring 17 from the first over. Jonny Chalmers (Glasgow Accies CC) took a key wicket in the second over, finishing with 1 for 6 from two overs. Debutant Junaid Rauf (Clydesdale CC) took pace off the ball, keeping the Warriors in the hunt with 2 for 27. At 36 for 3, CSE were wobbling.
“Unfortunately, three dropped catches then combined with a composed innings of 48* from Wasi Shah for CSE. For the Warriors, Tarun Koteeswaran (Clydesdale CC) bowled a tight spell with 1 for 11 at 3.3 runs per over. But it was not enough as the visitors got over the line in the seventeenth over, five wickets down.
“Western Warriors Under 16s 108 for 6 (20 overs). CSE Dubai 109 for 5 (16.3 overs). CSE Dubai win by five wickets.
- Western Warriors Under 13s – update (7th August 2018)
Tim Hart reports, “The Western Warriors Under 13s were left to reflect on what might have been after an agonising 8-run loss to Belfast in the final of the triangular festival, held at Prestwick CC.
“Batting first Belfast scored 157 for 8 in their 30 overs. Their innings was based around a couple of early partnerships (32 for the first wicket and 19 for the second wicket) and then a big partnership of 65 for the fourth wicket. During this partnership the Warriors will have been disappointed with their effort in the field – particularly as this has been a recurring theme and because it happened at a crucial point when the bowlers needed some support to try and build pressure on the batters. However, when Hunter (35) became the first of three victims for Uzair Ahmad (Ferguslie CC), it triggered a mini collapse – with 118 for 3 becoming 135 for 8. Ahmad’s wickets in a very encouraging spell of 5-1-9-3 were backed up by two run outs from Bahadar Esakhiel (Ferguslie CC) and, although the bowling figures don’t reflect it, Ibrahim Faisal (Clydesdale CC) was actually the pick of the Warriors bowling attack, with Hassaan Mehmood (Poloc CC) also bowling a very tidy set of overs.
“Needing 158 to win, the top order was challenged not to lose early wickets but also to judge the pace of the chase effectively. Wickets were kept in hand well – but another recurring theme (dot balls) became a problem. The early dots left the team needing to double their score in the final ten overs. Despite a very positive and fluent innings from Nikhil Koteeswaran (Clydesdale CC) the task proved just too much – with only 71 runs coming in a very good effort in the final ten overs. Koteeswaran’s 48* was supported by Ahmad (42) and Faisal (18).
“Ultimately a loss in a very close match – but the Warriors can reflect on having played some very good cricket for large passages of play during the match and tournament. Thanks to Prestwick CC for hosting, the umpires for standing and congratulations to Belfast on their victory.”
- Western Warriors Under 13s – update (6th August 2018)
Tim Hart reports, “The Western Warriors began the Under 13 Triangular Festival at Prestwick CC with a very good win over the Eastern Knights. Skipper Nikhil Koteeswaran (Clydesdale CC) won a very useful toss, elected to field first and he would have been very pleased with the application from his bowling attack. All six bowlers used picked up wickets – with seven of the ten wickets being bowled, as the stumps were attacked very effectively. There were two wickets each for Nari Bhandari (Ayr CC), Ollie Jones (Stirling County CC), Koteeswaran and Shahan Raja (Poloc CC), and one each for Hassaan Mehmood (Poloc CC) and Zain Rashid (Clydesdale CC). When the fielders were called into action, Bahadar Esakhiel (Ferguslie CC) and Ibrahim Faisal (Clydesdale CC) held on to good catches and there was a smart caught behind from wicket-keeper Owen Gould (Clydesdale CC). Knights 59 all out, in 16.3 overs.
“In reply, the Warriors found themselves 3 for 2 after two overs! However, Uzair Ahmad (Ferguslie CC) and Jones built an important 25-run partnership for the third wicket, before the 29-run partnership between Jones and Koteeswaran saw the side almost all the way home. Koteeswaran top scored with 15 and Jones finished 14* as the Warriors completed the six-wicket win, in 15.3 overs.
“With Belfast going on to defeat the Knights in the second match of the day, Tuesday’s Warriors v Belfast fixture will be a tournament decider!”
- Frank Smith Trophy, 2018 – draw (6th August 2018)
WDJCU Secretary Ann Hargie has released the draw for this season’s Frank Smith Trophy, played at Under 16 age-group. The full draw can be seen below.
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