Friday’s matches

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”.