Win puts ‘Shire top of the table

Forfarshire bowler Tim Scowler
Forfarshire bowler Tim Scowler

Autoecosse Forfarshire overcame Penicuik at Forthill on Saturday to sit top of the CSL Eastern First Division at the midway point.

Along the road at Lochlands, Autoecosse Forthill recorded a 79 run victory over Arbroath United XI.

Cricket Scotland League

Forfarshire v Penicuik

Penicuik were invited to bat first at Forthill, and the new ball pairing of Scoular and Dale Sweeney once again had wickets on the scoreboard early.

Scoular was first to strike when a leading edge from Ashworth flew to Cameron at cover from the fourth ball of the game. Dale Sweeney found the edge of Foulds’ bat in the fourth over and Craig Wallace completed a regulation catch behind the wicket.

Two wickets in three balls in the fifth over twice saw Scoular and Parker at second slip combine to reduce the visitors to 8 for 4 and the partnership was soon back in action in the 13th over when another edge gave Scoular his fifth wicket and a third catch for Parker.

It seemed no surprise that in Scoular’s next over the same method saw Penicuik slump to 38 for 6 before a final wicket for the bowler saw him record the excellent figures of 6 for 20 from 13 overs.

Andy Wallace, 3 for 26, rounded off proceedings after the Penicuik tail hung around long enough to take the final total to 70 and also saw Parker back in action to take his tally of catches to five with a sharp diving chance taken in the gulley.

With rain clouds looming, Craig Wallace took on the visiting attack and his 20 from 11 balls saw the Forfs off to a flying start before a good catch from Steel at mid-off brought his innings to an end.

Parker, 21 not out, and Galloway, 17 not out, then also wasted little time in taking Forfs to the winnings Duckworth Lewis score of 70, in just 6.3 overs.

Details:

Penicuik

M. Foulds c C. Wallace b D. Sweene y 1

C. Ashforth c Cameron b Scoular 0

K. Steel c Parker b Scoular 0

C. Steel lbw A. Wallace 24

E. Potts c Parker b Scoular 0

S. Taylor c Parker b Scoular 12

Z. Khalil c Parker b Scoular 2

R. Liddle c C. Wallace b Scoular 0

C. Crawford c Parker b A. Wallace 15

S. Charleson b A. Wallace 0

A. Pace no 1 Extras 15

Total 10 wickets, 24 overs 70

O M R W

C. Ashforth 3 0 36 1

C. Crawford 3 0 26 0

Z. Khalil 0.3 0 7 0

Forfarshire

M. Parker no 21

C. Wallace c K. Steel b Ashforth 20

S. Galloway no 17

Did not bat - T. Weed, S. Cameron, L. Sweeney, D. Sweeney, T. Scoular, J. Ahmed, D. Colin-Thome, A. Wallace. Extras 12

Total 1 wickets, 6.3 overs 70

O M R W

T. Scoular 11 2 20 6

D. Sweeney 5 1 20 1

A. Wallace 7 2 26 3

L. Sweeney 1 0 3 0

Result: Forfarshire won by 9 wickets D/L.