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  • Friday’s matches (23rd June 2017)

    There were a number of matches conceded this evening across the two age-group leagues with scheduledgames: East Kilbride CC and Greenock CC in the Under 11 League, and West of Scotland CC in the Under 15 League.  Notwithstanding this though games were played, one of which saw a big win for the Ferguslie|Kelburne Under 15s who defeated Poloc CC in Glasgow’s southside by 53 runs thanks to an unbeaten 101 (64) from Cameron McLean.  Sohaib Shah’s 54 not out in the home side’s reply was then in vain as the away win was secured.  Also in the Under 15 League there was a convincing six-wicket win for Glasgow Accies CC over Ayr CC, the visitors to New Anniesland being bundled out for just 57, a total their hosts chased in seventeen over, four down.  Hamza Gardee was the star in the first innings, his 5 for 10 setting up the low target.  A third convincing win was also reported from Glenpark where the Greenock|Helensburgh combined team beat Stenhousemuir CC by nine wickets.  Chasing just 53 to win, the combination team chased their target inside ten overs for the loss of just the one wicket.

    In the younger age-group Weirs CC came out on top in the Glasgow southside derby with near-neighbours Clydesdale CC, winning by 28 runs at Albert Park.  64 for 4 proved too many for the Titwood youngsters, who lost six wickets in their innings en route to finishing on 46 for 6.  Over in Paisley Ferguslie CC were also running out winners, their big 142-run win over the Hillhead|Renfrew combined side coming courtesy of dismissing their opponents no fewer than eighteen times.  Batting first the Meikleriggs youngsters scored 128 for 5, Uzzair Khan with 33.  Then in the combined side’s reply Qasim Khan returned the remarkable figures of 7 for 4 (including a hat-trick), with Bahadar Esahkiel and Blair Cameron also recording “3-fors”.

  • Under 12 inter-area update (23rd June 2017)

    Tim Hart writes, “Sunday saw the first planned ‘Super Sunday’ of the summer – with Ayrshire due to host Clyde and Lanarkshire (and a Clyde versus Lanarkshire match) in a day of T20 Under 12 inter-area cricket. Unfortunately, Clyde were not able to fulfill either fixture – but Mark Colman has sent this report on the Ayrshire versus Lanarkshire match which did take place at Scott Ellis Playing Fields (Kilmarnock CC).

    ‘After getting off to a shaky start (8 for 2 off three overs), Ayrshire built a big total. There was a sensible partnership between Dylan Neil (Irvine CC) and Nari Bhandari (Ayr CC), who both showed how to select the right ball to play or hit. Harrison Lockwood (Prestwick CC) then joined Bhandari in the middle and both accelerated the run rate with some excellent shots. Both reached their 30 before retiring – although both would later return to bat. This led to a commanding total of 162 for 7 being scored, with Bhandari finishing on 49* and Lockwood with 43.

    ‘After an excellent lunch (and thanks to all for contributing) the game was effectively ended as a contest in the first over when Bhandari took three wickets for no runs with a fine display of away swing bowling! Wickets did then fall at regular intervals, with Cameron Forsyth (Ayr CC) taking two and Findlay Wheeler (Kilmarnock CC) taking a good catch on his debut. The Lanarkshire innings ended after 9.4 overs, all out for 31.’

    “Although the margin of victory was quite big, thanks must go to Lanarkshire, their coaches and their players for fulfilling the fixture – even if they were missing a couple of more experienced players due to the Champions Trophy Final!  Thanks too must go to Mark Colman, and Ayrshire, for hosting. The updated tournament standings are available on-line – with the next round of fixtures being another ‘Super Sunday’, this time being hosted by Lanarkshire, on 23 July.”

  • Monday’s matches (19th June 2017)

    The first match return submitted this evening reported on Glasgow Accies CC’s nine-wicket win over the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined side in the Under 18 League.  After restricting the combined team to 75 for 6 in their twenty overs, Glasgow Accies CC then chased down their target with five overs in hand, Arman Khan scoring an unbeaten 54.  King George V Playing Field was the venue for a clash of two other combination teams, Drumpellier|Victoria beating East Renfrewshire|Renfrew by nine wickets.  Singh took 4 for 16 for the winning combined team, with Hassan Raza (50) and Zeeshan Aziz (55*) then making the biggest contributions with the bat as the nine-wicket win was secured.  Poloc CC were also winners on the night in the Under 18 League, albeit their win came virtue of a concession by the East Kilbride|Uddingston combined side.

    In the younger age-group league however a Poloc CC versus East Kilbride|Uddingston combined team match did take place, Shawholm the venue.  Batting first the home side posted 154 for 1, with 30 not out for both Hassaan Mehmood and Samee Mehmood, with Abdullah Rana chipping in with an unbeaten 24.  The combined side were then bowled out in the fifteenth over for 46, Nabeel Khan taking 3 for 3.  At Glenpark in Greenock meanwhile it was an away win that was recorded as Stirling County CC overcame their hosts by eight wickets.  Greenock CC mustered just 71 for 9 despite Lukas Fischer-Keogh’s 22, with Jones (3 for 15) taking a hat-trick for the visitors.  The New Williamfield youngsters then chased down their target in under twelve overs, Marshall scoring 22 not out.  Also winners “on the road” in the Under 13 League were Glasgow Accies CC who defeated previously unbeaten Ferguslie CC at Meikleriggs by six wickets.  Ferguslie CC, batting first, posted 91 for 7 thanks in the main to Mahapatra’s 30 not out, John Greene taking 3 for 13 for Glasgow Accies CC.  Greene then led the successful run-chase with 31 not out, Lucas Pierotti giving him assistance with an unbeaten 20.  Cameron’s 3 for 13 proved in vain for Ferguslie CC.

  • Western Warriors Under 18s start with a win (18th June 2017)

    The Western Warriors Under 18s started their Inter-Regional Championship campaign today in Linlithgow, at Boghall, with an away game against the Eastern Knights.  Batting first after Captain Taimoor Ahmad (Poloc CC) won the toss, the side’s big total of 312 for 7, on a good batting track, was built around Poloc CC’s Owais Shah’s 145 (145).  Cashing in on a day when his luck was very much in – he was dropped five times, (on 40, 62, 105, 124 and 126, and survived a miss-stumping on 133) – Shah’s innings was given important support from the other batters who batted with him.  Club team-mates Amaan Ramzan and Ahmad chipped in with 33 (42) and 26 (26) respectively, before Clydesdale CC’s Zain Ashraf batted in his usual really positive manner, scoring 35 from just 29 balls, 15 in singles, in an impressive display of how to rotate strike and keep the ‘board ticking over.  The innings then finished with a cameo 15* (5) from Ferguslie CC’s Haroon Tahir who hit three successive 4s from the first three balls of the final over to see the Warriors go past 300, and eventually post 312.

    In reply, though ultimately they would win by 107 runs, it would be fair to say that, save East Kilbride CC’s Kess Sajjad, none of the Warriors bowlers really found any sort of consistency, the Knights‘ wagon wheel reflecting a propensity to bowl “both sides of the wicket”, and too short.  Ahmad would finish with 4 for 25, and Tahir with 3 for 51, however neither bowled as tightly as would have been expected.  Sajjad’s figures of 6-2-14-2 were the clear standout bowling performance in the innings.  If the bowling was below-par, the Warriors‘ fielding was similarly lacklustre, and though a bumpy outfield provided a possible contributory cause, it wasn’t an excuse for some poor execution of the basics.  In closer matches this would cost the side.

    However a win was secured, and the Warriors now look forward to their next outing, against the Caledonian Highlanders, in Glasgow, in early July.

    Scorecard.

  • Friday’s matches (16th June 2017)

    There were Under 11 and Under 15 league matches played across the west region this evening.  In the Under 11 League there was a win for Poloc CC at home against near-neighbours Weirs CC, the Shawholm youngsters winning by 31 runs.  Batting first the home side lost no wickets as they posted 68, and total that the visitors from Newlands couldn’t chase down, losing four wickets en route to finishing on 57 for 4.

    In the older age-group more results were submitted, with wins for the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined side over Ayr CC, Clydesdale CC over the Greenock|Helensburgh combination team, and Poloc CC over West of Scotland CC.  In the match at New Cmbusdoon in Alloway, Ayr CC very nearly chased the 141 needed to beat their visitors, Richie Simpson top-scoring with 80 not out.  However Cameron McLean’s 89 not out in the first innings proved the defining innings as he helped the combined side post 140 for 2, Shazad Ahmad chipping in with 35.  Ayr CC’s reply also included a support act to Simpson’s innings, Callum McCormick making 31.  Clydesdale CC’s win was a four-wicket one, defeating the Greenock|Helensburgh combined side at Titwood.  Batting first the visitors posted 64 for 9, a target Clydesdale CC chased down inside seventeen overs.  The third win, Poloc CC’s success at Hamilton Crescent in Partick, saw the Shawholm side bat first and make 171 for 1, Sohaib Shah with an unbeaten 82, and Abdul Malik scoring 47.  This proved a target out of the reach of West of Scotland CC whose reply ended up 48 for 7.

  • Monday’s matches (13th June 2017)

    Tonight saw two matches cancelled due to weather in the Under 18 League: the matches at Langloan in Coatbridge, and Shawholm in Glasgow.  The only Under 18 League match reported on saw a straight-forward – ten-wicket – win for the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined team over the Greenock|Helensburgh combined side.  Batting first the visiting combined side to Meikleriggs were bundled out for just 28, a total that the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined side easily surpassed, scoring 29 without loss in just three-and-a-half overs.

    There were a few more matches played, and reported on, in the Under 13 age-group.  Stirling County CC entertained West of Scotland CC at New Williamfield and came out on top, securing a six-wicket win by chasing down 57 to beat their visitors.  West of Scotland CC’s total of 56 included 18 from Iain Nonhebel, with Jones taking 3 for 15 for the home side.  Saunders was then 20 not out for Stirling County CC in their successful run-chase.  A 12-run win was, meanwhile, the margin of victory for the East Kilbride|Uddingston combined side over the East Renfrewshire|Renfrew combined team, the winners’ 114 for 5 proving 12 runs more than their hosts could manage at Woodfarm Pavilion.  Another match played on the southside of Glasgow saw the closest match of the night, Poloc CC beating near-neighbours Clydesdale CC at Titwood by just a single run.  The Shawholm side defended 85, both sides losing nine wickets in a game where the bowlers dominated.  Abdullah Rana top-scored for Poloc CC with an unbeaten 30, the only batter to score more than 16.  In defending 85, James Cathcart returned figures of 4-3-5-2, whilst there were also two wickets each for Shahan Raja and Owen Gould for Clydesdale CC, and Nabeel Khan for Poloc CC.

  • Friday’s matches (9th June 2017)

    On another wet day in the west of the country only one match return reported a match that beat the weather, that match seeing the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined side defeat West of Scotland CC by 65 runs.  The match, played at Whitehaugh in Paisley, saw the combined side post 125 for 6 batting first, Scott Glassford top-scoring with 27.  Iain Nonhobel, for the visitors from Glasgow’s West End, took 2 for 16.  In their unsuccessful run-chase, Angus Barrett’s 26 was the standout performance for West of Scotland CC, Logan taking 2 for 13 for the combined team.

  • Monday’s matches (5th June 2017)

    The Under 13 League and Under 18 League both continued this evening with full fixture cards.  In the older age group match returns received reported on wins for Poloc CC and Glasgow Accies CC.  The latter was an 82-run win over the Easr Renfrewshire|Renfrew combined side, and was built on Jack McCamley-Wilding’s 65 and Arman Khan’s 56.  These two batters’ efforts helped Glasgow Accies CC post 158 for 2, a total that the combined side never looked like matching, or surpassing.  They finished 76 for 7.  Ferguslie|Hillhead were Poloc CC’s opponents, and it was the combined side, again, that finished second-best in this match.  Bowled out for just 65, the combined side then could not defend their modest score, with Amaan Ramzan top-scoring with 38 not out as Poloc CC chased down their target inside fifteen overs.  In the first innings, Poloc CC’s Abdullah Malik had taken 3 for 13.

    In the Under 13 League, Poloc CC defeated Ayr CC at Shawholm, in Glasgow, winning by 103 runs.  Hassaan Mehmood scored an unbeaten 33 as the hosts posted 141 for 5 batting first.  Then as Ayr CC were bowled out for just 38, there was a “3-for” for Nabeel Khan.  In the same section, the Irvine|Kilmarnock combined side beat Weirs CC by 73 runs.  Posting 129 for 0 – Jack Hurlford scoring 29 not out, and Wilson retiring after reaching 31 – the Ayrshire combination then restricted Weirs CC to 56 for 3.  The final Under 13 League result notified this evening reported on Ferguslie CC’s nine-wicket win against West of Scotland CC.  The Glasgow West End side batted first and posted 67 for 7 thanks to John Greene’s 31 not out, before Ferguslie CC easily chased down their target inside twelve overs, with Adita Mahapatara scoring 25, and Uzair Ahmad an unbeaten 24.

  • Western Warriors Under 15s make it two wins from two matches (4th June 2017)

    Tim Hart reports, “Sunday the 4th of June saw the Western Warriors Under 15s welcome the Eastern Knights to Glenpark (Greenock CC) – with the hosts, pleasingly, making it two wins from two championship matches.  Skipper Asad Khan (Clydesdale CC) won a very useful toss and elected to bowl on a wicket which certainly should have offered the bowling side some early assistance. However, the Knights then cruised to 40 for 0 off just ten overs – with both batters looking very much ‘in’.  A mix-up then led to both batters being stranded at one end – but it still required wicket-keeper David Sturgess (Clydesdale CC) to show some composure and collect a pretty tricky throw to complete the run out. Rafay Khan (Renfrew CC) then picked up two wickets in one over and the Knights were suddenly 46 for 3 off thirteen overs.

    “Opener McIntosh and number five Campbell re-built well – punishing the odd loose delivery and putting the fielders under some pressure with good, aggressive running. Skipper Khan rotated his bowlers effectively and, immediately after drinks, it was the return of Shahzad Ahmad (Ferguslie CC) which led to both batters being dismissed within three overs of each other. The returning Fletcher Rao (Prestwick CC) then picked up a well-deserved ‘3-for’ and Sohaib Shah (Poloc CC) offered good control from one end, with 5-0-14-0. Shah’s second spell produced the ninth wicket and Ahmad then joined Rao with a ‘3-for” shortly afterwards. The Knights 137 all out – Rao 3 for 24, Ahmad 3 for 27.

    “In reply, Ross Heginbottom (Clydesdale CC) took advantage of a very tough diving catch going down and proceeded to unleash some vicious hits along with a couple of expertly timed punches. One nineteen-ball spell in his innings saw him score 44 runs, reach a much-deserved half century, and dispatch the match ball over the wall for the only 6 of the match!  Meanwhile, opening partner Angus Guy (Clydesdale CC) worked the ball around well and added four boundaries of his own. When Heginbottom (78) was run out, the score was 107 for 1 off just 15.4 overs – and bowlers and fielders understandably looked a little bewildered. Although there was a little moment of concern as 123 for 1 became 124 for 3 as Guy (34) was also run out and Khan fell leg before to one which kept low, Adam Malik (Dumfries CC) and Sturgess saw the side home – with a pull for 4 by Sturgess completing a seven-wicket win, with just under half the overs to spare.

    “The Warriors bowling attack displayed some increased discipline (fewer wides!) than two weeks ago and Khan rotated his bowlers very effectively – although the ground fielding is definitely the ‘next’ area which needs worked on very hard over the next few weeks. With the bat, the opening partnership was a perfect combination of power and touch – and, despite the two run outs, the running between the wickets showed far more intent. Overall, a really good win – but there is plenty of cricket still to be played in this season’s Championship.”

  • Friday’s matches (2nd June 2017)

    Results reported in the Under 11 League this evening included a win by East Renfrewshire CC over Poloc CC at Woodfarm Pavilion in Giffnock.  43 runs was the margin of victory, two home players – Georgia Salmond and Abbas Khan – taking “3-fors” as Poloc CC lost thirteen wickets.  Poloc CC’s Adam Ali did, however, record a “3-for” too as the home were restricted to 84 for 7 whilst still winning comfortably.  Ferguslie CC were also winners on the night, defeating Greenock CC who were the visitors to Meikleriggs.  Uzzair Ahmad again scored heavily for his side, scoring 35, before team-mate Blair Cameron took 3 for 14 in Greenock CC’s reply.  A third comprehensive margin of victory was recorded at the Henry Thow Oval in Prestwick where visitors Clydesdale CC ran out 50-run victors.  Standout individual performances in this game included Shlok Thaker’s 3 for 10, and 18 not out, for the Titwood side, whilst home supporters were entertained by Harrison Lockwood’s 28.  And, Kilmarnock CC complete the entrants in this evening’s winners circle after a 20-run win at Torrance House against East Kilbride CC.

    In the older Under 15 age-group, Clydesdale CC were nine-wicket winners over Stenhousemuir CC, Humza Zulfiqar taking 3 for 13 as the youngsters from The Tryst were bowled out for 78.  Angus Guy (53*) then led the home side to the win inside eight overs.  In the clash of the combined sides at Glenpark, it was the Ferguslie|Kelburne side that came out on top against Greenock|Helensburgh, 33 runs the margin of victory.  Cameron MacLean (67) and Scott Glassford (45) both made meaningful contributions to the visiting side, whilst Lukas Fischer-Keogh made 41 not out in a losing cause.  Clydesdale CC’s nine-wicket win wasn’t the biggest winning margin however, Ayr CC beating West of Scotland CC by ten wickets in their clash at New Cambusdoon.  John Greene’s 31 not out wasn’t enough to prevent the visitors from Glasgow posting just 58 batting first, and Ayr CC raced to their target of 59 in under six overs, Richie Simpson with 35 not out, and Jack Lynch 23 not out.  The final Under 15 League match result reported this evening was the very opposite to the matches at Titwood and New Cambusdoon, Poloc CC and Glasgow Accies CC playing out a tie at Shawholm.  Batting first, Poloc CC posted 78 for 5 with Abdul Malik scoring 48 not out, a total Glasgow Accies CC matched, nine down, with Christopher Holdstock ending up unbeaten on 30.

 

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