Under 12 League, Finals Day, 2019

Clydesdale CC are Under 12 League winners.  “Whitehaugh” (Kelburne CC) was the host venue for the WDJCU Under 12 League Finals Day.  There were two scheduled semi-finals (Group A winners versus Group B runners-up and Group B winners versus Group A runners-up).

Unfortunately, the Group A winners were not able to field a side due to school commitments, so Kilmarnock CC progressed to the final.  In the second semi-final, Clydesdale CC played Uddingston CC.  Clydesdale CC batted first and score 150 runs, led Fizan Rashid (21*) and supported by Samuel Hargie (15*) and Shlok Thaker (15) – with Josh Birch taking two wickets (2 for 14) for Uddingston.  In reply, Keerat Singh scored 23 but spinners Hargie (3 for 7) and Abhi Reddy (2 for 7) helped to ensure that Clydesdale CC completed a good win – with Uddingston CC scoring 71 runs.  With the bonuses added on for taking wickets, the final result was Clydesdale CC, 182, beat Uddingston CC, 83, by 99 runs.

In the final Kilmarnock CC batted first, but they were immediately under some pressure from a relentless Clydesdale bowling attack.  Seven of the eight bowlers took wickets, led by Alexander Ferguson (4 for 4), Rashid (3 for 14), Thaker (2 for 3) and Zayd Khan (2 for 8), as Kilmarnock CC finished on 38 runs.  In reply, Rashid (36*), Thaker (32) and Ben Moulson (28) all scored heavily as Clydesdale CC scored 172 runs – despite Ruari Mavin’s impressive spell of 3-0-6-1.  The final score: Kilmarnock CC, 46, lost to Clydesdale CC, 236, by 190 runs.

Congratulations to Clydesdale CC on their win – and special thanks to the Kelburne CC groundstaff, the umpires (Colin McLardie and Gregg Watson) and all the players, coaches and spectators.