‘Shire youngsters shine for Scotland

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FORFARSHIRE’S Aman Bailwal and Ruaidhri Smith helped Scotland’s under-19 World Cup team to victory over Ireland in Brisbane by claiming three wickets each as the Irish were bowled out for just 185.

Craig Wright’s young Scots side, which quailified as top associate nation, defeated Zimbabwe, but also suffered two heavy defeats against Afghanistan to finish in a creditable 11th place and had Wright declaring their World Cup campaign a qualified success.

The under-15 Scottish Cup semi-finals and finals are now confirmed as taking place at The Tryst, Stenhousemuir Cricket Club, on Sunday (September 2).

The order of play has changed from previous weeks. Forfarshire will play Drumpellier starting at 11 a.m. A bus is again being run, and will leave Forthill at 8.30 a.m.

Any spectators wishing to travel on the bus should contact Bryce Robertson on 07799 678613 quickly to book a seat.

As is customary, Forthill 2nd XI are having an event to mark the end of the season and this year it takes the form of a single wicket competition starting at 6 p.m. tonight (Friday) at Forthill. Everyone will get two games.

After the on-pitch activities, curries will be served and the annual player of the season award presented. Costs are a very reasonable £10 for adults and £5 juniors.

In the event of bad weather, a mini games night starting around 7.30 p.m. will be arranged. Watch the website Twitter feed for announcements on the day. Please contact either David or Steven Sim if you intend to come along.

Cricket Scotland League East

Carlton v Forfarshire

Details:

Forfarshire

Team: C. Wallace, M. Parker, G. Garden, L. Sweeney, J. Ahmed, B. Ford, S. Galloway, S. Cameron, G. Black, S. Hill, G. Quinn.

Extras 0

Total 10 wickets, 30.4 overs 80

Carlton

Extras 0

Total 0 wickets, 7.5 overs 53

Result: Match abandoned.

S&PU Premier Division

Forthill v Strathmore

Details:

Strathmore

Extras 0

Total 10 wickets 103

Forthill

Team: D. Petrie, G. Walker, A. Cameron, S. Sim, M. Watson, C. Robertson, R. Johnston, D. Fearn, M. Chatterji, G. Carnegie, A. Ahmed.

Extras 0

Total 9 wickets 104

Result: Forthill won by one wicket.

Fixtures

Tomorrow (Saturday), Cricket Scotland League East, Forfarshire v Stoneywood-Dyce, 12 noon; Friendly, Largo v Forthill 2nd XI, East Drive, Largo, 1 p.m.

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

Ferry Forfs: Under-15s, Scottish Cup semi-final and final - Under-15s v Drumpellier, The Tryst, Stenhousemuir, 11 a.m.