Scottish Cup win for ‘Shire

FORFARSHIRE finally got their competitive season under way at Forthill on Saturday and wasted little time in overcoming Ayr in a Scottish Cup tie.

Forthill went down to Dundee High School FP by two wickets at Dalnacraig in a game that either side could have won.

On Sunday, Forthill 2nd XI lost to Dalnacraig by 49 runs while the fourth team’s match at Montrose was cancelled due to heavy rain.

Forfarshire v Ayr

An understrength Ayr side got off to a useful start with openers Smith (39) and A. McElnea (25) taking the total to 64 before Samir Hill picked up his first Scottish Cup wicket in the 17th over.

The introduction of Graeme Black and Jalees Ahmed put a strangle hold on the visitors scoring rate, with their combined 20 overs conceding just 45 runs.

Aman Bailwal (4 for 37) returned to the attack and the visitors struggled to 157 for 7 after 46 overs before a late charge from S. McElnea and Leck saw them up to 194 for 8 in 50 overs.

Tim Hancock was promoted to open the batting with Brendan Ford, but a mis-judged leave saw his innings end with just one run on the board.

From then on, Brendan (104 not out) and Craig Wallace (78 not out) produced a faultless display of batting that saw Forfarshire race to a 9 wicket win in the 27th

Details:

Ayr

N. Smith c Bailwal b Black 39

A. McElnea b Hill 25

Mitchell st Wallace b Galloway 10

M. Renny Lbw  Bailwal 31

Johnstone st Wallace b Bailwal 25

R. Borland ro Wallace 0

S. McElnea no 20

E. Spiers c Hancock b Bailwal 0

C. Leck c Sweeney b Bailwal 17

R. Henderson no  1

Extras 26

Total: 8 wickets (50 overs) 194

O M R W

S. McElnea 7 0 42 1

E. Spiers 4 0 33 0

C. Leck 3 0 25 0

D. Johnstone 6 0 32 0

A. McElnea 2 0 18 0

R. Borland 2 0 17 0

R. Henderson 2 0 21 0

R. Mitchell 0.3 0 10 0

Forfarshire

R. Mitchell no  104

T. Hancock b S. McElnea 0

C. Wallace no 78

S. Galloway, A. Bailwal, G. Black, D. Fearn, S. Hill, J. Ahmed, T. Weed, D. Sweeney did not bat.

Extras 15

Total: 1 wicket (26.3 overs) 197

O M R W

A. Bailwal 10 1 37 4

B. Ford 5 1 26 0

S. Hill 6 0 24 1

J. Ahmed 10 3 26 0

G. Black 10 2 21 1

S. Galloway 5 0 21 1

D. Sweeney 4 0 26 0

Result: Forfarshire won by nine wickets

DHSFP v Forthill

Forthill took first use of a soft and slow Dalnacraig wicket and reached 164 for 9 in 45 overs thanks to a patient 67 from Graeme Garden, 33 from Adam Hill and 21 from Dennis Petrie.

High School’s reply started well but a fightback from Forthill saw the scoreboard swing from 90 for 2 to 104 for 7 thanks to a great 5-wicket haul by Adees Ahmed. The hard-hitting Zeed cleared the ropes five times to take the game away from Forthill with 4 overs remaining.

Details:

Forthill

G. Garden b Milne 67

J. Hogarth c  b Fitzgerald 2

L. Tosh c  b Waters 8

D. Petrie b  Perera 21

C. Walker b  Bailwal 1

A. Hill ro  33

L. Garden b Waters 3

S. Sim b  Waters 3

G. Carnegie no  4

G. Walker b  Waters 0

A. Ahmed no  1

Extras 21

Total: 4 wickets (45 overs) 164

O M R W

G. Garden 9 4 9 1 D. Petrie 4 0 17 0

G. Walker 8 1 48 1

C. Walker 7.4 1 43 0

L. Tosh 3 0 16 1 A. Ahmed 9 2 31 5

Dundee High School FP

Details:

D. Hunter b Garden 2

R. Horne c & b AG Walker 13

S. Perera c & b Ahmed 38

R. Rennie c Tosh b Ahmed 33

J. Landwehr c Petrie b Ahmed 4

M. Waters c C Walker b Tosh 1

D. Bailwal c G Garden b Ahmed 0

J. Fitzgerald no  11

Zeed b Ahmed 41

L. Milne no  16

D Milne did not bat

Extras 9

Total: 8 wickets (40.4 overs) 168

O M R W

J. Fitzgerald 8 0 29 2

J. Landwehr 6 0 10 0

M. Waters 9 0 20 4

D. Milne 4 0 18 0

S. Perera 9 1 30 1

D. Bailwal 6 0 27 1

L. Milne 3 0 19 1

Result: Forthill lost by 2 wickets.

Forthill 2nd XI v Dalnacraig

Dalnacraig brought a strong team to Forthill on Sunday, and 93 from K.Ancell along with 39 from R.Horne saw a useful total of 200 scored. Gavin Martin (26) and Scott Cameron put on 39 for the first wicket to give the run chase a good start, and further good work followed from Adam Hill (22) and Clark McConnachie (22), but when both fell in consecutive overs, the chase fell away and Forthill 2nd XI ended 49 runs short of their target.

Details:

Dalnacraig

Total five wickets (45 overs) 200

Forthill 2nd XI

Team - D. Sim, Clark McConnachie, Craig McConnachie, C. Robertson, G. Carnegie, A. Hill, C. Welsh, S. Cameron, G. Martin, G. Hussain, R. Lloyd.

Total 7 wickets (45 overs) 151

Result: Forthill 2nd XI lost by 49 runs.

Under-15s

Ferry Forfs v Dundee HSFP

Details:

Ferry Forfs

P. Kidd retired 33

C. Robertson 28

F. McNicoll no 24

Total 4 wickets 125

Dundee HSFP

Total for two wickets 98

Result: Ferry Forfs won by 27 runs.

National Knock-Out Cup.

Under-13s

Arbroath v Ferry Forfs

Ferry Forfs under-13s were put into bat on a cold, damp night at Lochlands. Rory Johnston retired after a well made 32, and Callum Garden and Fraser Ross took the score to a very respectable 125. Despite an early run out, Arbroath batted steadily against some good bowling, two batters making 30 before retirement.

Details:

Arbroath

Total two wickets 127

Ferry Forfs

Total 10 wickets 125

Result: Ferry Forfs lost by eight wickets.

Fixtures

Tomorrow (Saturday) - Cricket Scotland League, Forfarshire v Watsonians, away, Myreside; Forthill v Gordonians, home: Sunday (May 13) - Forthill 2nd XI v Kinloch, home; Forthill 3rd XI v St Modans XI, away, Bluebells Park Bannockburn: Wednesday, May 16 - Fothill 2nd XI v Dalnacraig, away Dalnacraig.

Ferry Forfs, Tomorrow (Saturday) - Under-10s v Guthrie Park, home: Wednesday, May 16 - Under-15s v Brechin Buccaneers, home: Friday, May 18 - Under-11s v Strathmore, away.