‘Shire drop to third in table

FORFARSHIRE have dropped to third in the Scottish National League Premiership after the cancellation of their away fixture against Greaves Clydesdale on Saturday as Titwood was unplayable following heavy rain.

Only four Premiership matches managed to beat the weather on the day and one of these saw Arbroath United leapfrog ‘Shire into second place with a 24-run victory over last season’s champions Grange at Lochlands.

Forthill’s home match with Arrowdawn Gordonians in the Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division One and Forthill XI’s home fixture against Clackmannan County XI in the Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division Two on Sunday were also cancelled, making it a blank weekend for the Broughty Ferry club.

In a home friendly last Wednesday evening, July 13, Forthill XI defeated St Andrews University Staff by 30 runs. Forthill XI posted 170 for seven, then restricted the visitors to 140 for six in reply.

This weekend’s fixtures are: Tomorrow (Saturday) - Forfarshire v Aberdeenshire, Scottish National League Premiership; Rossie Priory v Forthill, The Priory, Inchture, Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division 1. Sunday - Almond Valley v Forthill XI, at Doo’cot Park, Perth, Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division Two.

Scottish National League Premiership

P W T L BP Pts %

Carlton 7 7 0 0 0 70 100.00

Arbroath United 7 6 0 1 0 60 85.71

Forfarshire 5 4 0 1 2 42 84.00

Heriot’s 7 5 0 2 4 54 77.14

Aberdeenshire 8 5 0 3 4 54 67.50

Watsonians 8 5 0 3 4 54 67.50

Clydesdale 6 3 0 3 4 34 56.67

Grange 8 4 0 4 2 42 52.50

Stoneywood/Dyce 7 3 0 4 2 32 45.71

*Dunfermline 10 4 0 6 4 43 43.00

Uddingston 8 3 0 5 4 34 42.50

West 7 2 0 5 6 26 37.14

Stirling County 7 2 0 5 4 24 34.29

Greenock 6 2 0 4 0 20 33.33

**Ayr 7 1 0 6 8 16 22.86

Drumpellier 6 1 0 5 2 12 20.00

* one point deducted, ** two points deducted

Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division One

P W T L BP Pts %

Forthill 6 6 0 0 0 150 100.00

Rossie Priory 4 4 0 0 0 100 100.00

Gordonians 5 4 0 1 7 107 85.60

St Modans 4 3 0 1 8 83 83.00

Norwood 7 4 0 3 17 117 66.86

Mayfield 6 3 0 3 19 94 62.67

Breadalbane 7 2 0 5 26 76 43.43

Coupar Angus 8 1 0 7 35 60 30.00

Northern 7 0 0 7 22 22 12.57

Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Union Division Two

P W T L BP Pts %

Dalnacraig 9 8 0 1 4 204 90.67

Arbroath United XI 9 7 0 2 7 182 80.89

Forthill XI 10 7 0 3 27 202 80.80

Glendelvine 7 5 0 2 15 140 80.00

Clackmannan XI 10 5 0 5 26 151 60.40

Strathmore XI 10 4 0 6 45 145 58.00

Strathearn XI 9 3 0 6 26 101 44.89

Rossie Priory XI 8 2 0 6 36 86 43.00

Almond Valley 8 2 0 6 27 77 38.50

Montrose 8 1 0 7 24 49 24.50