Friday’s matches

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.