‘Shire under-18s through to finals

‘SHIRE’S under-18s won a closely contested match against Broomhall under-18s on Thursday night to reach the Scottish Cup finals day.

This was due to take place on Sunday, but due to many games being uncompleted, Cricket Scotland have delayed the finals until Sunday, September 9.

On Saturday, Forfarshire lost to Heriots in the Cricket Scotland East League.

Under-18s Scottish Cup

Broomhall v Forfarshire

FORFARSHIRE batted first and Lachlan Tosh and Christian Robertson both performed well against some tight bowling. Craig Morrison came in when Lachlan fell and played some fine shots including a couple of maximums. Unfortunately there was a procession of wickets in the following overs as Robertson, Morrison, Rory Johnston and Marshall MacLeod all got out in fairly quick succession. It was then left to Craig McConnachie to take the score over 100 in the closing overs and the innings closed on 103 for 6.

Samir Hill opened up and took a wicket in the first over and it quickly became clear that Broomhall opener Penman was going to be the key wicket. With five overs left and seven wickets in hand Broomhall needed 33 for victory and with Penman (45) still at the crease the home side were probably slight favourites. McConnachie managed to bowl Penman in the third last over which tilted the game back in Forfarshire’s favour.

With two overs left and 14 needed to win, Johnston bowled a great over which conceded only four runs and with 10 runs required and one over left, skipper Hill bowled a magnificent maiden over which saw the Forfs to victory.

This was a fine all round win for the Forfarshire lads and they now head to the finals day. With a number of games still to be played in the competition it is unclear at this stage who their opponents might be.

Details:

Forfarshire

Team: S. Hill, C. Robertson, C. Walker, C. Morrison, L. Tosh, M. Sargeant, Craig McConnachie, R, Johnston, S. Cameron, M. MacLeod, C. Welsh.

Extras 0

Total 6 wickets, 20 overs 103

Broomhall

Extras 0

Total 7 wickets, 20 overs 94

Result: Forfarshire won by 9 runs.

Heriots v Forfarshire

Details:

Forfarshire

G. Garden c Knox b Morton 39

C. Wallace lbw Farrell 7

M. Parker c Kneebone b Mackellar 14

T. Hancock b Adams 9

S. Galloway c Adams b McLaren 15

B. Ford c Kneebone b Morton 6

S. Cameron c Knox b Farrell 16

J. Ahmed c Weeraratna b Morton 0

D. Sweeney c Kneebone b McLaren 3

L. Sweeney b Weeraratna 7

G. Quinn no 0

Extras 21

Total 9 wickets, 38.1 overs 137

O M R W

G. Quinn 8 2 20 1

B. Ford 4 0 29 0

G. Garden 10 5 11 1

L. Sweeney 10 1 24 2

J. Ahmed 7.5 0 29 2

S. Galloway 1 0 10 0

M. Parker 3 1 9 1

Heriots

S. Knox lbw L. Sweeney 54

D. Ross b Quinn 9

B. Kneebone c Ford b Ahmed 18

K. McLaren c Hancock b Ahmed 2

C. Farrell lbw Garden 11

C. Adams lbw L. Sweeney 4

S. Weeraratna b 18

J. Case no 6

M. Watt no 1

Extras 0

Total 7 wickets, 43.5 overs 138

O M R W

S. Weeraratna 7.1 2 14 1

C. Farrell 6 0 30 2

C. McKellar 8 3 22 1

C. Adams 10 4 15 1

K. Morton 10 1 32 3

K. McLaren 7 2 18 2

Result: Forfarshire lost by three wickets.

Fixtures

Tomorrow (Saturday) Cricket Scotland League East, Carlton v Forfarshire, 12 noon, Grange Loan; S&PU Premier Division, Forthill v Strathmore, 1 p.m.; S&PU Division One, Kinross v Forthill 2nd XI, 1 p.m. Kinross House.

Sunday; S&PU Division Three, Forthill 3rd XI v Gordonians XI, 1 p.m.