Cricket affected by rain

FORFARSHIRE Cricket Club concluded their pre-season programme with friendlies against Dundee University and Falkland. A third match against Stoneywood-Dyce at Forthill on Saturday was abandoned after 27.4 overs due to rain.

The club’s first taste of league action for the season came on Sunday when the third team, Forthill XI, lost by six runs at home to Dalnacraig in the Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division Two.

Set 234 to win, Scott Cameron hit his highest score in senior cricket with an excellent 82, and combined well with Adam Hill (34), Andrew Cameron (20) and Kevin Singh (17) to see Forthill XI reach 150 for three after 30 overs. However, as wickets started to fall in the final push for victory, the required rate crept up and with five overs remaining 51 were needed. This proved just too many and Forthill XI finished on a creditable 227 for eight.

Forfarshire v Dundee University

Forfarshire

B. Ford caught b. Sidhant 8

A. Cameron not out 32

G. Carnegie run out 17

A.N. Other (1) caught b. Marsh 2

S. Cameron caught b. Syed 0

J. Janjua caught b. Khan 38

T. Muhammad caught b. Shakir 3

A.N. Other (2) not out 0

Extras 24

Total six wickets (20 overs) 124

O M R W

M. Jones 4 0 18 0

B. Shakir 4 0 23 1

S. Sidhant 1 0 6 1

A. Syed 4 0 17 1

A. Marsh 4 0 26 1

T. Vallini 1 0 20 0

K. Khan 2 0 11 1

Dundee University

A. Nisanth c. Janjua b. Berry 20

K. Khan stm. Wallace b. S. Cameron 11

V. Moiz run out 0

S. Gall caught b. Carnegie 9

A. Paul b. A.N. Other 6

S. Sidhant caught b. Janjua 13

B. Shakir b. A.N. Other 11

A. Marsh not out 31

M. Jones not out 6

Extras 19

Total seven wickets (18.5 overs) 126

O M R W

T. Muhammad 3 0 12 0

S. Cameron 4 0 18 1

G. Carnegie 3 0 18 1

A. Berry 2 0 24 1

J. Janjua 2 0 23 1

B. Ford 2.5 0 16 0

A.N. Other 2 0 12 2

Result: Forfarshire lost to Dundee University by three wickets, Friendly.

Falkland v Forfarshire

Falkland

S. Marco lbw b. A. Wallace 0

M. Cachia c. Petrie b. Galloway 34

S. Campbell c. Janjua b. A. Wallace 1

B. Hall run out 9

D. Gray b. Petrie 50

R. Hepburn b. Petrie 23

R. Manson not out 11

G. Gallacher not out 3

Extras 11

Total six wickets (40 overs) 142

O M R W

B. Ford 8 3 13 0

A. Wallace 8 1 18 2

D. Petrie 7 0 27 2

J. Janjua 4 0 18 0

G.G. Black 5 0 24 0

S.J.C. Galloway 5 0 21 1

G.H.R. Garden 3 0 15 0

Forfarshire

G.H.R. Garden b. Hamilton 8

D. Fearn b. Hamilton 1

S.J.C. Galloway run out 33

C.D. Wallace not out 60

U.A. Mohammed lbw b. Hepburn 0

G. Martin lbw b. Hall 12

D. Petrie not out 11

Extras 18

Total five wickets (33.3 overs) 143

O M R W

A. Hamilton 5 1 27 2

J. Brunton 4 2 20 0

R. Hepburn 4 0 12 1

N. Cunningham 6 2 16 0

B. Hall 8 1 33 1

S. Marco 4 0 21 0

D. Gray 2.3 0 12 0

Result: Falkland lost to Forfarshire by five wickets, friendly.

Forfarshire v Stoneywood-Dyce

Forfarshire

G.H.R. Garden lbw b. Redhead 33

R.R. Watson lbw b. Willemse 2

S.J.C. Galloway b. Willemse 0

C.D. Wallace caught b. Redhead 31

B. Ford not out 28

A. Bailwal b. Redhead 0

U.A. Mohammed c. Ninan b. Leask 17

G.N. Quinn not out 2

Extras 15

Total six wickets (27.4 overs) 128

O M R W

E. Willemse 5 0 27 2

J. Stander 5 2 13 0

J. Stinson 6 0 26 0

S. Redhead 6 0 34 3

N. Ninan 3 0 12 0

M. Leask 2.4 0 10 1

Result: Match abandoned due to rain, Friendly.

Forthill XI v Dalnacraig

Dalnacraig

A. Parker caught b. C. Walker 53

D. Lindsay b. Singh 16

K. Ancell caught b. G. Walker 75

D. Hunter caught b. G. Walker 37

R. Hopkins stumped b. G. Walker 13

M. Saghir stumped b. G. Walker 17

D. Bruce b. A. Cameron 0

F. Saeed caught b. G. Walker 7

A. Saeed not out 0

G. Hopkins not out 0

Extras 15

Total eight wickets (45 overs) 233

O M R W

S. Hill 5 1 18 0

K. Singh 7 0 26 1

C. Walker 8 1 32 1

G. Carnegie 7 0 47 0

G. Walker 10 0 40 5

S. Cameron 4 0 30 0

A. Cameron 4 0 37 1

Forthill XI

A. Cameron c. and b. Saghir 20

S. Cameron c. Parker b. R. Hopkins 82

K. Singh b. Parker 17

A. Hill c. Ancell b. A. Saeed 34

G. Carnegie stm. F. Saeed b. Ancell 7

R. Lloyd stm. F. Saeed b. Ancell 6

S. Sim run out 8

C. Walker not out 13

S. Carnegie run out 22

S. Hill not out 6

Extras 12

Total eight wickets (45 overs) 227

O M R W

A. Saeed 9 0 49 1

R. Hopkins 9 0 44 1

A. Parker 9 2 20 1

M. Saghir 9 0 48 1

K. Ancell 6 0 40 2

G. Hopkins 3 0 24 0

Result: Forthill XI, 11 points, lost to Dalnacraig, 25 points, by six runs, Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division Two.

This week’s fixtures

Tomorrow (Saturday) - Forfarshire v Heriots FP, Scottish National League Premiership; Coupar Angus v Forthill, Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division One. Sunday - Strathmore XI v Forthill XI, Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division Two. Thursday - Forfarshire v Meigle, Murgitroyd 20/20 Knock-out.