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Friday's results [posted 24/06/16]
In the Under 11 League this evening there was a win at Titwood for Clydesdale CC against Ayr CC, the margin of victory exactly 100 runs. Also on Glasgow's southside - at Albert Park - the home side was also winning, this time Poloc CC were the losers, hosts Weirs CC taking the points in a 13-run win. Unfortunately two others Friday night winners - East Kilbride CC and Renfrew CC - gained their win points courtesy of concessions, Irvine CC and Kelburne CC the culprits, respectively, Back to the action that did take, and at Glenpark, another home side was vixctorious, Greenock CC's 121 for 7 being a net 10 runs too many for the visitors from Bothwell Castle Policies, Uddingston CC. This just leaves the game at New Williamfield as regards match results submitted on the night, with the only away win being earned by Ferguslie CC who got home by 13 runs in another tight match. In the runs in the games played this evening were Ibrahim Faisal (20*) and Nikhl Koteeswaran (21) of Clydesdale CC, and Moiz Maqsood (21*) of Poloc CC. And impressing with ball in hand were Ferguslie CC's Qasim Khan with 3 for 12, and Andrew Harden of Poloc CC who returned figures of 4-1-8-3.
In the Under 15 League, two matches were completed this evening, both seeing big wins. The match at Shawholm resulted in a ten-wicket win for Poloc CC over the Greenock|Helensburgh combined team who slumped to 47 all out batting first. Nabeel Khan took a "3-for" as the hosts were set just 48 to win. They reached their target for the loss of no wickets, Sohaib Shah top-scoring with 23 not out in the run-chase. At King George V Playing Fields in Renfrew meanwhile, 76 for Prestwick CC's Joe Morrison inspired the Ayrshire side to a big first innings total that their hosts, the East Renfrewshire|Renfrew combined team fell 59 runs shy of. Rafay Khan's 42 was the standout individual contribution from a combined team batter. All of the night's results can be found online.
Kwik Cricket festival rescheduled [posted 22/06/16]
This Sunday's Under 10 Kwik Cricket festival at East Kilbride CC's Torrance House ground has been rescheduled to 17 July 2016.
Monday's results [posted 20/06/16]
There were four Under 13 League match results reported this evening. At Hamilton Crescent on Glasgow's northside, there was a convincing win for the home side - West of Scotland CC - over the visiting Kilmarnock|Prestwick combined team. the home eight-wicket win came about as West of Scotland CC successfully chased down just 80 to beat their opponents. Batting first, the combined team's 79 all out included Joe Morrison's 31 retired. However West of Scotland CC made light work of their run-chase, winning in the fifteenth over, McMillan scoring 31, retired, and John Greene 22. Also winners this evening were Stenhousemuir CC, another home winner. Glasgow Accies CC were the visitors to The Tryst, but would go down by 30 runs. Stenhousemuir CC's 113 all out, batting first, was to much for Glasgow Accies CC who mustered just 83 in reply. Back in Glasgow there were two home wins on the city's southside, Clydesdale CC beating Stirling County CC by 81 runs, and Poloc CC defeating Ferguslie CC by 103 runs. Both matches also saw the losing sides bowled out, as well as some strong individual performances. With the bat, Humza Zulfiqar (33*), Zakir Siddiqui (33*), Sohaib Shah (32*) and Abdul Malik (31*) all retired, and Nabeel Khan chipped in with an unbeaten 24. Ball-in-hand, Hassaan Mehmood was the standout bowler in the two matches, taking 3 for 7 at Shawholm. All of the night's results
can be found online.
Western Warriors Under 15s beaten by the rain [posted 19/06/16]
Tim Hart writes, "Prior to the toss at Meikleriggs (Ferguslie CC) the agreement was made to reduce the match to 35 overs per side, in the hope of beating the rain. Unfortunately, after 35 overs, the rain won. Even more unfortunately, from a Western Warriors point of view, the score was 253 for 2 at the time!
"A slightly revised batting order saw skipper-for-the-day Uzzair Shah (Poloc CC) open with Ross Heginbottom (Clydesdale CC). On another day, both could have been dismissed early on – but both took full advantage and made their innings really count. Heginbottom brought up the 50 partnership, in the ninth over, with Shah then bringing up the 100 partnership in just the thirteenth over. Shah reached his 50 first, before Heginbottom unleashed some destructive blows to pass his 50 and accelerate the total. He was then caught behind for 80 (off just 60 deliveries), including nine boundary 4s and two maximums, with the score on 161. Kess Sajjad (Clydesdale CC) joined Shah and the pair added a further 38 runs in seven overs. Shah was then caught at mid-on for 76 (off 90 deliveries), which included five 4s. Sajjad would go on to finish 41* and Jawad Khan (Clydesdale CC) 19*, as the pair 54 added runs to the total – and the Warriors amassed 253 for 2 off their 35 overs.
"Ultimately the rain did win the day – but the batters can take a lot of confidence from their efforts. Halfway through the fixture programme, the Warriors sit top of the table with 6 points (two wins and two no results) from their four matches."
Friday's results [posted 17/06/16]
First result reported this evening was the win by Ayr CC at New Cambusdoon against Renfrew CC. The winning margin was 36 runs, the home side's 132 for 1 being too many for the visitors. Ayr CC's big total included 50 (retired) from Puskar Bhandari, and Richie Simpson's 49 not out. Then in the Renfrew CC reply there were a couple of individual batters - Majeed and Thuan - who got in to the 30s. In the same age-group the Greenock|Helensburgh combined team ran out winners against Glasgow Accies CC at Glenpark, beating their Glasgow visitors by 86 runs. In another match where the batters were very much on top the combined side posted 159 for 1, Tom Forrest retiring having reached 50, and Jamie Nowell (42) and Bilal Zazai (43*) both making scores in the 40s. In the Glasgow Accies CC reply Ethan Duncanson-Ward top-scored with 22, Zazai making it an all-round performance by returning figures of 4-1-7-2. The final Under 15 league match of the night was at Henry Thow Oval in Ayrshire where Prestwick CC lost by 37 runs to Poloc CC. Again the side batting first - Poloc CC in this instance - posted a big total, the Glasgow side's 140 for 7 owing almost entirely to Amaan Ramzan's 98, an innings that included nine 4s and seven 6s. In reply Prestwick CC would finish those 37 runs short, despite an unbeaten 33 from Fletcher Rao.
In the younger - Under 11 - age-group, Clydesdale CC inflicted a heavy defeat on Kilmarnock CC, winning by 84 runs at Titwood. Meanwhile a much closer margin of victory was being recorded on Glasgow's north-side where Stirling County CC were the winners at New Anniesland, winning by 13 runs. Standout individual performances in this match included 24 not out from Rory Paterson, and "3-fors" for Stirling County CC's Fred Teasdale and Henry Daniels. Heading further east, to Bothwell Castle Policies, Ferguslie CC defeated hosts Uddingston CC by 57 runs, with the Meikleriggs club's Uzzair Ahmad top-scoring with 20 in this match. The closest result of the night was also in the Under 11 League, with Renfrew CC beating Greenock CC by just 2 runs at George V Playing Field. Renfrew CC batted first and lost just the six wickets, Sanghera taking four of them. And though Greenock CC would lose one less wicket, the home side bowlers did just enough to squeeze out the win for their side. All of the night's results can be found online.
West Development Manager update [posted 16/06/16]
Tim Hart has circulated his June update on what's going on in here in the west in community development. His update was sent to clubs' Junior Convenors, and there's a copy here online.
Western Warriors Under 18 match cancelled [posted 16/06/16]
Today's opening Under 18 inter-regional championship match between the Western Warriors and Eastern Knights at New Williamfield fell foul to the weather.
Monday's results [posted 13/06/16]
Only one Under 13 match beat today's wet weather, Glasgow Accies CC winning on the road at Meikleriggs. Batting first, the visitors scored 120 for 2 with Ethan Duncanson-Ward and Lewis Oliver both retiring after reaching 30. The Ferguslie CC reply would eventually finish 33 runs short, this despite Uzzair Ahmad's 19, the only home batter score in double figures. Oliver added to his good night's work with 2 for 10. The night's result
can be found online.
Kwik Cricket festival OFF [posted 12/06/16]
Both this morning's Kwik Cricket festivals - at Uddingston CC and Poloc CC - are off because of the weather.
Friday's results [posted 10/06/16]
Irvine CC again had to concede an Under 11 match this evening, Prestwick CC the opposition left without a match this week. But there were Under 11 matches played: at New Cambusdoon, Poloc CC beat their hosts by 50 runs, thanks to 29 not out from Hassaan Mehmood and Callum Smith taking a "4-for". At Meikleriggs in Paisley it was the home side who came out on top as Glasgow Accies CC, the visitors, were defeated by 129 by Ferguslie CC. In Ferguslie CC's big innings total of 137 for 3, there were runs for Adam Tahir (26), Uzzair Ahmad (23) and Greg Shaw (19). Ahmad then took 3 for 7 as the Glasgow side were restricted to 53 for 12. The final Under 11 match reported on this evening was a much tighter affair, East Renfrewshire CC travelling to Scott Ellis Field and coming away with a 7-run win. Batting first, hosts Kilmarnock CC posted 99 for 5 with Haider Iqbal top-scoring with 26. He was given good support from Jamie Young (17). In reply East Renfrewshire CC scored 111 for 6 to secure the win.
In the Under 15 League Poloc CC managed to complete the double on the night against Ayr CC, winning at Shawholm by six wickets. Amaan Ramzan made 40 not out, and Uzzair Shah 30, as the home side chased 111 for the win with a couple of overs to spare. Also in the runs - albeit in a losing case was Puskar Bhandari (31). The other Under 15 match submitted reported a win for Glasgow Accies CC over the East Renfrewshire|Renfrew combined side, the New Anniesland youngsters winning by 14 runs. Highlight of game was Humza Gardee's 5 for 12. All of the night's results can be found online.
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