Friday’s matches

A mixed bag of weather across the west region this evening claimed one casualty, when the Under 11 League match between Ayr CC and Poloc CC was abandoned near the midpoint of the second innings, the Alloway club having posted 109 for 8 batting first, Devraj Bandopadhyay having taken 3 for 13 for Poloc CC.  However other matches in this the youngest hardball competition did beat the rain, Glasgow Accies CC defeating Greenock CC by 48 runs at New Anniesland, Uddingston CC sneaking past Stenhousemuir CC by just 5 runs, and Kilmarnock CC beating East Renfrewshire CC by 32 runs.  In the first of these, Glasgow Accies CC’s Rory Paterson scored 19 not out, with team-mates Faatima Gardee and Vishruth Joshi both taking a brace of wickets.  There were also however, disappointingly, two concessions on this the first night of Under 11 League action: East Kilbride CC conceding to Clydesdale CC and Vale of Leven CC doing the same to Ferguslie CC.

In the Under 15 League, there were wins for Ayr CC, Clydesdale CC and Stenhousemuir CC.  Ayr CC’s win came at Shawholm on Glasgow’s southside, the visitors winning by seven wickets with two balls to spare.  The batters dominated in this match with Sohaib Shah (75*), Rafay Khan (53) and Richie Simpson (76*) each making half centuries.   Conversely, Clydesdale CC’s win at Titwood against the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined side was much more comprehensive, the margin of victory of ten wickets being achieved inside eight overs.  For the victors, Struan Walker scored 52 not out from just 21 deliveries, this after Cameron McLean had anchored the combined side’s innings with 44 not out.  The third result reported in the Under 15 League saw West of Scotland CC lose out to Stenhousemuir CC at Hamilton Crescent, the win coming with just three balls left for the visitors.  West of Scotland CC’s 123 for 8 centered on Edson McCall’s 54 and John Greene’s 34, Stenhousemuir CC’s Davie Drysdale taking 4 for 2.  In the Stenhousemuir CC reply, their successful run-chase included contributions from Sahil Thakur (28) and Calum Grant (27).

Updated league tables are online.