Monday’s matches

Disappointingly there were more matches conceded this evening, in both age-group leagues.

However, some matches were played, including a thriller between two of the combined sides playing in the Under 18 League.  Meikleriggs was the venue for the Ferguslie|Hillhead versus East Renfrewshire|Renfrew league match, a match that would go to the wire and eventually end in a tie!  Batting first, the visiting combined team posted just 52 for 8 in the sixteen overs allotted to them in the reduced-overs first innings.  The bowlers being on top was then a feature of the second innings too, as the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined team replied.  This said, a tie didn’t look like the most likely of outcomes as, going in to the final over, Ferguslie|Hillhead needed just 9 to win.  However a crazy sixteenth over saw four run outs in the last four balls, the final run out coming off the final delivery as a second run was attempted to secure the win.

The other match result submitted this evening concerned an apparently far more sedate affair between Clydesdale CC and the Irvine|Kilmarnock combined team in the Under 13 League.  Played at Scott Ellis Playing Fields, the home combination team batted first and posted 49 for 5 in eighteen overs, a total easily passed by the visitors from Glasgow’s southside, the Titwood youngsters winning by ten wickets in the eighth overs, Nikhil Koteeswaran top-scoring with an unbeaten 32.