The Frank Smith Trophy quarter-finals were played this evening, and in the three match returns submitted, news of wins for Ayr CC, Clydesdale CC and Poloc CC was revealed. Ayr CC saw of near-neighbours Prestwick CC at the Henry Thow Oval by 47 runs, 163 6 proving too stiff a total for the home side to surpass. Puskar Bhandaro top-scored with 63 not out for Ayr CC, Lucas Short (33 from fourteen balls) and Jack Lynch (26) also making useful contributions. For Prestwick CC Scott Clelland took 3 for 30. The second innings saw Fletcher Rao make an unbeaten 34, whilst Callum McCormick, Chubb Bhandari and Luca Hall all grabbed “3-fors” for Ayr CC. There was an equally convincing win for Clydesdale CC at Glenpark tonight, eight wickets being the Glasgow southside club’s margin of victory. After restricting Greenock CC to just 47 for 6 batting first, Clydesdale CC then raced to 50 for 2 inside five overs, Ross Heginbottom smashing 40 not out from just eighteen deliveries. Earlier Daniel Cairns had returned figures of 4-2-2-4. The third quarter-final reported on was played at Hamilton Crescent where a third away win resulted. Visitors Poloc CC ran out 95-run winners, comfortably defending 180 for 3, bowling out West of Scotland CC for 95. The Shawholm side’s big total was centered on Amaan Ramzan’s 75 not out (50 balls).
Also played tonight were Under 11 League matches. Glasgow Accies CC took on Ferguslie CC, and it was the Paisley side who ran out 129-run winners. Uzzair Ahmad was the star performer in this game, scoring 45 not out, and taking 3 for 0. Qasim Khan also took a “3-for” for the Meikleriggs club, as Glasgow Accies CC – aided by some kamikaze running between the wickets – lost fifteen wickets. Clydesdale CC were also winners in the Under 11 League tonight, defeating Ayr CC by 40 runs at New Cambusdoon. Shlok Thaker scored 20 not out in this match, for the Titwood team.