Forthill go down by two wickets

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FORTHILL lost a closely contested match against Stoneywood-Dyce at Forthill on Saturday and on Sunday, Forthill 2nd XI were comfortable winners over Kinross, but Forthill 3rd XI lost at Falkland.

A magnificent bowling performance from the Ferry Forfs under-15s gave them a quarter-final win over Huntly last Wednesday and got them through to the Under-15 Finals Day at Shawholm (Polock CC) on Sunday, July 8, to play alongside Drumpellier, Prestwick and Carlton or Grange.

The Ferry Forfs made the long journey to Huntly after four previous attempts had been postponed and re-arranged due to rain. The visitors won the toss and asked Huntly to bat on a wet, but playable wicket. Huntly started brightly with 22 off as many balls until Jack Hogarth caught and bowled dangerman Squire for 13.

The introduction of Rory Johnston into the attack brought a flurry of wickets with him taking five wickets for only two runs and with two wickets each for Christian Robertson and Marshall MacLeod, Huntly were bowled out for 40 in 13 overs.

The Forfarshire coaches decided to give the lower order batsmen a go, but this backfired spectacularly when the Forfs slumped to 14 for 5 in 7 overs, but Scott Cameron (23 not out) helped to score the runs needed, to the relief of the players and coaches.   

Huntly under-15s 40 all out: Johnston, 5 for 2; Robertson, 2 for 10; MacLeod, 2 for 2.

Forfs under-15s, 41 for 5: Cameron, 23 not out.

On Thursday, the Forfarshire under-18s v Arbroath under-18s and Forfarshire under-15s v Brechin Buccaneers under-15s matches were cancelled, as was the Cricket Scotland League, Stoneywood-Dyce v Forfarshire match on Saturday.

S&PU Premier Division.

Forthill v Stoneywood-Dyce XI

Batting first, Forthill lost the wickets of Graeme Quinn, Lachlan Tosh and Stephen Bedford quickly, but a good partnership between Graeme Garden (86) and Callum Walker (31) helped Forthill reach 190 for 5 after 45 overs.

In response, Stoneywood made steady progress towards their target, but Garden’s 3 for 38 saw the game head towards the last over, with Stoneywood securing the win with one ball and two wickets remaining.

Details

Forthill

Team: G. Garden, L. Tosh, S. Bedford, J. Hogarth, C. Robertson, A. Ahmed, G. Quinn, A. Cameron, C. Walker, G. Carnegie, G. Walker.

G. Garden 86

C. Walker 31

F. Murray 3 for 37

Extras 0

Total 5 wickets (45 overs) 190

Stoneywood-Dyce XI

K. Davies 55

F. Murray 31

G. Garden 3 for 38

Extras 0

Total 8 wickets (44.5 overs) 191

Result: Forthill lost by 2 wickets.

S&PU Division One

Forthill 2nd XI v Kinross

On Sunday, Forthill 2nd XI’s bowlers made Kinross work hard for their runs, and at the end of 45 overs they had been restricted to 113 for 8. Best for Forthill were Andy Cameron (3 for 18) and Chris Welsh (3 for 22). with Craig McConachie and Glenn Carnegie getting a wicket each. Despite the early loss of Steven Sim, Forthill looked on top throughout, and Clark McConnachie’s 51 along with 27 from Bryce Robertson saw Forthill 2nd XI on their way to collect 25 points.

Details

Kinross

J. Ross b Cameron 19

C. Watson b Cameron 12

F. Gosse b Welsh 2

M. Robson c D. Sim b Welsh 20

J. Ross c Wilson b Welsh 9

A. Peterson b Cameron 5

P. McDonald b McConachie 10

L. Peterson c S. Sim b Carnegie 13

C. Emslie not out 3

A. Collins not out 1

Did not bat T. Gosse

Extras 19

Total 8 wickets (45 overs) 113

O M R W

J. Ross 9 2 26 0

F. Gosse 5 2 8 1

John Ross 6 0 32 0

L. Peterson 2 0 9 0

C. Watson 7.5 2 33 2

Forthill 2nd XI

A. Cameron lbw 19

S. Sim b 0

Clark McConnachie not out 51

B. Robertson retired out 27

J. Hogarth b 2

G. Carnegie no 0

Did not bat Craig McConnachie, D. Sim, C. Wilson, C. Welsh, R. Johnston.

Extras 17

Total 3 wickets 116

O M R W

C. McConnachie 9 2 27 1

A. Cameron 9 1 18 3

G. Carnegie 8 2 17 1

C. Welsh 9 1 22 3

J. Hogarth 6 0 8 0

R. Johnston 4 0 14 0

Result: Forthill 2nd XI won by 7 wickets.

Falkland v Forthill 3rd XI

Details

Falkland

Total 3 wickets 186

Forthill 3rd XI

Team: M. MacLeod, M. Sargeant, J. Stewart, J. Cannon, F. McNicoll, P. Kidd, B. Walker, C. Walker, C. Garden, R. Lloyd, F. Ross.

Total 10 wickets 101

Result: Forthill 3rd XI lost by 85 runs.

Fixtures

Tomorrow (Saturday), Scottish Cup, Stenhousemuir v Forfarshire, 12 noon, The Tryst; S&PU Premier Division, Forthill v DHSFP, 1 p.m.; Division One, Dalnacraig v Forthill 2nd XI 1 p.m. Dalnacraig.

Tuesday, July 3: Murgitroyd 20/20 National Knock-out, Caledonian Section semi-final: Falkland v Forfarshire at Scroggie Park.

Ferry Forfs: today (Friday): Alan Hill Memorial Tournament - Under-11s, home tbc. Wednesday, July 4: Under-13 League – Strathmore Under-13s V Under-13s, 6.30 p.m., Lochside Park.