Rain interrupts play but Forthill play out an easy win

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FORFARSHIRE arrived in Ayr on Saturday at the same time as heavy rain, so no play was possible, but Forthill overcame visitors Breadalbane in quick-time to dodge the approaching wet weather.

And on Sunday, Forthill XI visited The Arns, Alloa, losing to Clackmannan County XI by four wickets.

Saturday’s blustery conditions at Forthill saw the mainly young Breadalbane side offer little resistance with only opener M. Bax (37) and the elder J. Bax (37) spending long at the crease. A wicket each for Gordon Walker, Elliot McCandless, Dennis Petrie and Jaylees Ahmed paved the way for Callum Walker to clean up the lower order and return figures of four for 7 in 3.4 overs.

The early finish to the first innings saw the captains agree to 15 overs before tea, but when Graeme Garden and Steven Bedford dispatched the first two overs for 22 and 17, it became clear they might not all be needed. With one eye on the approaching rain, Steven fell for 14 trying to push the score along as did Gavin Martin for 15. Graeme passed 50 after seven overs in the middle and fell for 58.

Forthill XI went to Alloa on Sunday for their first league game with Clackmannan County XI.

Batting first on an artificial wicket, Forthill XI were reduced to 18 for three after eight overs, but Adam Hill (67 from 87 balls) and Clark McConnachie (40 from 60 balls) added 76 for the fourth wicket to rescue the situation and the visitors were eventually all out for 158.

Clackmannan opener Sultan hit 45 from 28 balls, including five 6s and two 4s. After he was caught behind off Scott Cameron, Forthill XI fought back with Glenn Carnegie, Craig McConnachie and Scott all claiming two wickets each, but the early onslaught gave the home side the advantage and they won in the 37th over.

Scottish National League Premiership

P W T L BP Pts %

Carlton 4 4 0 0 0 40 100.00

Forfarshire 2 2 0 0 0 20 100.00

Watsonians 4 3 0 1 2 32 80.00

Grange 4 3 0 1 2 32 80.00

Arbroath United 3 2 0 1 0 20 66.67

Stoneywood-Dyce 3 2 0 1 0 20 66.67

Heriot’s 4 2 0 2 4 24 60.00

Aberdeenshire 4 2 0 2 2 22 55.00

Greaves Clydesdale 3 1 0 2 2 12 40.00

McCrea FS West 3 1 0 2 2 12 40.00

Drumpellier 3 1 0 2 0 10 33.33

Uddingston 3 1 0 2 0 10 33.33

Greenock 3 1 0 2 0 10 33.33

Dunfermline 4 1 0 3 2 12 30.00

Stirling County 2 0 0 2 2 2 10.00

*Local Life Ayr 3 0 0 3 4 2 6.67

* two points deducted

Arbroath United XI v Forthill

Forthill

G. Garden b. Burnett 41

R. Watson c. Carnegie b. Cameron 5

G. Martin b. Cameron 7

S. Cameron b. Swan 2

D. Fearn c. and b. Burnett 23

A. Cameron b. Burnett 0

A. Hill b. Burnett 3

D. Sweeney not out 14

S. Hill run out 0

G. Walker not out 0

Extras 16

Total eight wickets (20 overs) 111

O M R W

R. Plomer 4 0 18 0

C. Cameron 4 0 14 2

M. Swan 3 0 20 1

A. Pedgrift 2 0 23 0

C. Burnett 4 0 12 4

J. Bowick 3 0 13 0

Arbroath United XI

J. Plomer not out 85

C. Burnett not out 19

Extras 8

Total no wicket (11 overs) 112

O M R W

D. Sweeney 4 0 19 0

G. Walker 2 0 27 0

R. Watson 3 0 37 0

A. Cameron 1 0 15 0

G. Garden 1 0 6 0

Result: Arbroath United XI beat Forthill by 10 wickets, MPower Three Counties Cup.

Forthill v Breadalbane

Breadalbane

M. Bax c. Findlay b. C. Walker 37

J. Thompson b. McCandless 0

Shreyash lbw b. G. Walker 20

Harsha b. Petrie 0

J. Bax c. Findlay b. C. Walker 37

L. Burize b. C. Walker 0

P. Burke run out 0

M. Blanchett b. Ahmed 1

D. Grace run out 0

D. Walker not out 0

G. Pirie b. C. Walker 0

Extras 14

Total all out (33.4 overs) 109

O M R W

A. Cameron 6 2 11 0

E. McCandless 7 1 30 1

D. Petrie 5 1 12 1

G. Walker 6 1 13 1

J. Ahmed 6 1 31 1

C. Walker 3.4 1 7 4

Forthill

G. Garden c. Thompson b. Blanchett 58

S. Bedford c. Harsha b. Burke 14

G. Martin b. Blanchett 15

S. Cameron not out 4

E. McCandless not out 10

Extras 9

Total three wickets (9.2 overs) 110

O M R W

P. Burke 2 0 33 1

M. Bax 2 0 25 0

M. Blanchett 3 0 21 2

Shreyash 2 0 24 0

D. Grace 0.2 0 6 0

Result: Forthill, 25 points, beat Breadalbane, 5 points, by seven wickets, Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division One.

Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division One

P W T L BP Pts %

Forthill 3 3 0 0 0 75 100.00

Rossie Priory 2 2 0 0 0 50 100.00

St Modans 1 1 0 0 0 25 100.00

Norwood 4 3 0 1 4 79 79.00

Gordonians 2 1 0 1 7 32 64.00

Mayfield 2 1 0 1 6 31 62.00

Coupar Angus 2 0 0 2 10 10 20.00

Northern 4 0 0 4 18 18 18.00

Breadalbane 2 0 0 2 9 9 18.00

Clackmannan County XI v Forthill XI

Forthill XI

S. Sim b. McCann 5

S. Hill b. Kay 4

S. Cameron c. Sultan b. McCann 3

Cl McConnachie c. Ashraf b. Shangir 40

A. Hill c. Kay b. Ashraf 67

G. Carnegie c. McCann b. Ashraf 12

C. Welsh c. Alamgir b. Ashraf 3

S. Carnegie c. McCann b. Campbell 6

D. Sim c. Rasul b. Ashraf 0

Cr McConnachie not out 2

P. Chatterji b. Campbell 0

Extras 16

Total all out (44 overs) 158

O M R W

W. Kay 7 0 24 1

S. McCann 6 1 16 2

B. Campbell 9 0 35 2

T. Sultan 7 0 28 0

N. Shangir 7 0 30 1

R. Ashraf 8 3 15 4

Clackmannan County XI

T. Sultan c. D. Sim b. Cameron 45

A. Rasul c. S. Sim b. Craig McConnachie 13

B. Campbell b. Cameron 7

A. Alamgir c. Cl. McCon’chie b. Cr. McCon’chie 37

S. Bisid b. G. Carnegie 0

S. McCann not out 22

K. Ali c. Cameron b. G. Carnegie 5

N. Shangir not out 16

Extras 15

Total six wickets (36.4 overs) 160

O M R W

S. Hill 4 0 25 0

A. Hill 7 1 33 0

S. Cameron 7 0 28 2

G. Carnegie 9 3 19 2

Craig McConnachie 5 1 25 2

P. Chatterji 2.4 0 9 0

C. Welsh 2 0 19 0

Result: Clackmannan County XI, 25 points, beat Forthill XI, 8 points, by four wickets, Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division 2.

Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division Two

P W T L BP Pts %

Dalnacraig 4 4 0 0 0 100 100.00

Arbroath United XI 3 3 0 0 0 75 100.00

Forthill XI 5 3 0 2 19 94 75.20

Strathearn XI 4 2 0 2 16 66 66.00

Glendelvine 4 2 0 2 15 65 65.00

Clackmannan XI 4 2 0 2 10 60 60.00

Strathmore XI 4 1 0 3 31 56 56.00

Rossie Priory XI 3 1 0 2 10 35 46.67

Almond Valley 4 1 0 3 18 43 43.00

Montrose 3 0 0 3 13 13 17.33

Fixtures: Tomorrow (Saturday) - Forfarshire v Barclays Wealth Grange, Scottish National League Premiership. Sunday - Forthill XI v Strathearn XI, Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division Two. Tuesday - Forfarshire v Dunfermline Knights, Murgitroyd National 20/20 Knock-out.