Defeats for ‘Shire and Forthill

FORFARSHIRE and Forthill suffered season opening defeats at the hands of Arbroath in the respective CSL and SPCU matches.

Arbroath United XI v Forfarshire

At Lochlands, a second wicket partnership of 153 between McLean (97) and new overseas amateur Bartlett (77) put Arbroath in the driving seat, but the Forfs fought back when Ahmed dismissed Bartlett, followed by A. Wallace removing the Burnetts in consecutive deliveries to see the scoreboard read 198 for 4 after 38 overs. A. Wallace completed a well deserved five wicket haul with the wickets of Peal, Petrie and McGill in the remaining overs and limited the scoring to restrict Arbroath to a still challenging 255 for 8.

The Forfs’ response saw both Hogarth and Hancock out early to Ramsay and McGill, leaving C. Wallace (35) and Bailwal (30) to take up the challenge, but when Wallace picked out Ford at long-on with the score on 74 for 4, the run chase petered out and Forfs were bowled out for 110.

Details

Arbroath United XI

R. McLean b Bailwal 97

B. Ford c & b Bailwal 21

H. Bartlett c Parker b Ahmed 77

F. Burnett b A. Wallace 2

C. Burnett c & b A.Wallace 0

G. Peel c & b A. Wallace 5

M. Petrie c C. Wallace b A. Wallace 12

B. McGill st C. Wallace b A. Wallace 9

B. Carnegie no 10

E. Small no 1

Extras 21

Total 8 wickets, 50 overs 255

O M R W

B. McGill 7 0 38 2

E. Small 6 1 14 1

C. Burnett 4 1 11 0

C. Ramsay 8.3 2 23 5

G. Peal 5 0 23 2

Forfarshire

M. Parker b McGill 4

A. Bailwal c Carnegie b Small 30

T. Hancock lbw McGill 0

C. Wallace c Ford b Ramsay 35

J. Hogarth c C. Burnett b Ramsay 7

J. Ahmed lbw Peal 4

C. Robertson c C. Burnett b Ramsay 1

A. Wallace no 14

S. Hill b Peal 5

G. Quinn b Ramsay 2

G. Walker lbw Ramsay 1 Extras 7

Total 10 wickets, 30.3 overs 110

O M R W

A. Bailwal 13 0 59 2

G. Walker 9 0 44 0

G. Quinn 7 0 38 0

S. Hill 5 0 23 0

A. Wallace 11 0 52 5

J. Ahmed 5 0 34 1

Result: Forfarshire lost by 145 runs.

Forthill v Arbroath United XI

In the S&PCU Premier Division match at Forthill, Watson and Findlay were welcomed back into the team after some time out, and Watson opened the attack along with Johnston, the latter conceding just seven runs from his first five overs including the wicket of opener Swan. A third wicket partnership of 76 between Carnegie (65) and Plomer (60) saw the visitors reach 149 for 3 after 33 overs allowing them to push on in the remaining overs to finish on 231 for 7, with Garden taking 2 for 46.

Findlay settled in well at the crease having been asked to open the batting, and his 30 along with 21 from Garden saw Forthill start well, but from 49 for no wicket slumped to 65 for 3 as the game slipped away.

Details:

Forthill

G. Garden b Fleming 21

J. Findlay c Swan b Mohammed 30

C. McConnachie lbw Fleming 0

C. Garden C Carnegie b Fleming 2

R. Johnston b Fleming 0

S. Sim c & b Cameron 13

F. McNicoll b Cameron 0

C. Walker no 5

M. Watson c Swan b Cameron 0

A. Ahmed c Plomer b Cameron 0

B. Walker b Mohammed 0 Extras 40

Total 10 wickets 111

O M R W

M. Watson 8 0 43 1

R. Johnston 9 3 27 1

G. Garden 9 1 46 2

A. Ahmed 9 1 38 1

B. Walker 4 1 27 0

J. Findlay 4 0 27 1

C. McConnachie 2 0 16 0

Arbroath United XI

J. Plomer ro 60

G. Swan c McConnachie b Johnston 8

C. Cameron c Johnston b Ahmed 20

B. Carnegie c Johnston b Watson 65

M. Fleming c Findlay b Garden 30

M. Robb hit wicket b Findlay 22

H. Carnegie b Garden 2

Mohammed ro 1

R. Cameron no 1

Did not play J. Burnett Extras 22

Total 8 wickets, 45 overs 231

O M R W

C. Ross 4 0 28 0

C. Cameron 4 0 19 0

M. Fleming 9 3 17 4

J. Burnett 7 0 32 0

Mohammed 5.5 2 7 2

R. Cameron 4 3 4 4

Result: Forthill lost by 120 runs.

Fixtures

Tomorrow (Saturday), Scottish Cup – Forfarshire v Stirling County, 12 noon; S&PU Premier Division – Meigle v Forthill, Victory Park, 1p.m. Sunday (April 28), S&PU Division One - Forthill 2nd XI v Norwood, 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, friendly – Forfarshire Under-13s v Arbroath Under-13s, 6.15 p.m.