Cricket season begins with friendlies

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ARBROATH United Cricket Club’s 2011 season gets under way tomorrow (Saturday) with the first XI playing a friendly at Lochlands against Forfarshire in preparation for the National League season which commences on April 30.

On Sunday the second team travel to Largo for a friendly with their season in the Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Premier Division starting on April 23.

Also on Sunday, Lochlands is hosting a regional match between Caledonian Highlanders and East of Scotland Knights.

The draws for various cup competitions have been made and the fixtures are as follows:

Scottish Cup – First XI v Heriots at home, second round; under-18s v Stoneywood Dyce away, first round; under-15s v Forfarshire or Kinross away, first round and under-13s v Forfarshire at home, preliminary round.

Murgitroyd Twenty 20 – First XI v DHSFPs at home, first round.

M Power Cup – Second XI v Forthill at home, first round.

M Power Trophy – First XI v Strathmore away, first round.

Team selections:

1st XI v. Forfarshire, friendly tomorrow (Saturday) at Lochlands. Players who should meet at 10.45 a.m. for a 12 noon start are: M.J. Petrie (C), C.G. Burnett, M.N. Edwards, M.A. Fleming, M.R. Hurst, B.J. McGill, R.E. McLean, G.E. Peal, C. Ramsay, C.N. Ross, M.K. Swan.

Scorer - G.S. Swan.

Meet 10.45pm for a 12noon start

2nd XI v. Largo 1st XI, away at East Drive on Sunday. Players who should meet at 11.30 a.m. are: G.S. Swan (C), D.C. Bridges*, C.M. Cameron, B.A. Carnegie, B.C. Carnegie, J.C. Plomer, R. Plomer, S.R. Plomer, Murray Robb, C.N. Ross, E.I. Small.

Scorer: TBA.

* denotes bus driver.