Tim Hart reports, “Sunday the 23rd of July saw the second scheduled ‘Super Sunday’ in the Under 12 Inter-area tournament – and, pleasingly, all three matches were able to take place.
“Match one saw South Glasgow struggle early on against the hosts, Lanarkshire. However, an excellent innings of 50 from Moiz Maqsood (Poloc CC) took the total to 128 all out, off the final delivery of the innings. In reply, despite a very good 33* from Abhi Reddi, batting as the ‘last man stands’, Lanarkshire finished 82 for 7.
“Match two was the Glasgow ‘derby’. South Glasgow batted first once again – and once again scored 128! Only three wickets were lost on this occasion with both Nikhil Koteeswaran and Shlok Thaker (both Clydesdale CC) reaching the retirement score – with 26* and 27* respectively. In reply, Hamish Aspinall (Glasgow Accies CC) got his side off to a quick start – but they could not keep up with the required scoring rate as the bowlers from the south put the ‘squeeze’ on very effectively. North Glasgow 64 for 5 off their twenty overs.
“Following a brief – but heavy – rain shower, match three did take place as planned. Lanarkshire batted first and were immediately on the ‘backfoot’ as Aspinall took two early wickets with his slow left arm spin. Despite 22 from Alvin Reji (Uddingston CC), Lanarkshire finished 57 all out – with Aspinall claiming 3 for 6 from his three overs. In reply, Rory Paterson (Glasgow Accies CC) and Aspinall ensured that North Glasgow would complete a comfortable win – Aspinall retiring for 30 and Paterson finishing 24*.
“Special thanks must go to the parents, coaches and scorers for their support on the day – but especially to Uddingston CC and their Junior Convenor Ann Hargie who put on a great tea and helped to ensure that the matches ran smoothly and that the players had an enjoyable day.”
The updated Under 12 Inter-area tournament table is online here.