Friday’s matches

All five scheduled Under 15 League matches were played this evening in a gloriously clear early Summer weather across the west district.  The first result reported was the Ferguslie|Kelburne combined side’s win over Glasgow Accies CC at Whitehaugh, the Paisley youngsters completing a comfortable nine-wicket win, by chasing down 101 to beat their visitors with six overs to spare.  Glasgow Accies CC’s total reaching three figures was almost entirely due to Jack McCamley-Wilding’s 57, Reiss Wylie taking a “3-for” as 100 for 9 was posted.  In the successful run-chase, there was a second half century record, Shahzad Ahmad scoring 50 not out.  Over in Glasgow’s West End, another comibined side – this time Greenock|Helensburgh – was also recording an opening day win, beating West of Scotland at Hamilton Crescent by two wickets in a more closely-fought encounter.  Batting first, West of Scotland CC posted 105 for 9, a target surpassed by the combined side with eleven balls in hand, six wickets down.  Also in Glasgow, Clydesdale CC were winners over Ayr CC, this game seeing the second nine-wicket winning margin of the evening.  Ayr CC’s 61 for 6 was never likely to be enough, and so it transpired as the Titwood youngsters knocked off the runs required for the win inside ten overs, David Sturgess with 29 not out.  The final match played was at The Tryst, and saw Poloc CC beat Stenhousemuir CC by 14 runs, having posted 94 for 5 batting first.  Sohaib Shah top-scored with 32, and Abdul Malik contributed late innings runs with an unbeaten 30.  Then in their defence of their total, the visitors from Glasgow’s southside nipped out eight home batters – including four in four balls – to see Stenhousemuir CC finish on 80 for 8.  Two Poloc CC bowlers took “3-for’s”: Hassaan Mehmood (3 for 8) and Nabeel Khan (3 for 22).  All the results can be seen online, as can league tables.