Monday’s matches

Tonight saw two matches cancelled due to weather in the Under 18 League: the matches at Langloan in Coatbridge, and Shawholm in Glasgow.  The only Under 18 League match reported on saw a straight-forward – ten-wicket – win for the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined team over the Greenock|Helensburgh combined side.  Batting first the visiting combined side to Meikleriggs were bundled out for just 28, a total that the Ferguslie|Hillhead combined side easily surpassed, scoring 29 without loss in just three-and-a-half overs.

There were a few more matches played, and reported on, in the Under 13 age-group.  Stirling County CC entertained West of Scotland CC at New Williamfield and came out on top, securing a six-wicket win by chasing down 57 to beat their visitors.  West of Scotland CC’s total of 56 included 18 from Iain Nonhebel, with Jones taking 3 for 15 for the home side.  Saunders was then 20 not out for Stirling County CC in their successful run-chase.  A 12-run win was, meanwhile, the margin of victory for the East Kilbride|Uddingston combined side over the East Renfrewshire|Renfrew combined team, the winners’ 114 for 5 proving 12 runs more than their hosts could manage at Woodfarm Pavilion.  Another match played on the southside of Glasgow saw the closest match of the night, Poloc CC beating near-neighbours Clydesdale CC at Titwood by just a single run.  The Shawholm side defended 85, both sides losing nine wickets in a game where the bowlers dominated.  Abdullah Rana top-scored for Poloc CC with an unbeaten 30, the only batter to score more than 16.  In defending 85, James Cathcart returned figures of 4-3-5-2, whilst there were also two wickets each for Shahan Raja and Owen Gould for Clydesdale CC, and Nabeel Khan for Poloc CC.