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Arbroath United v Cricket Scotland President’s Select

AS PART of the celebrations of 125 years at Lochlands, Cricket Scotland sent a representative side for a 45 over match to Lochlands on Friday.

They won the toss and elected to bat Graeme Garden and Bradley Kneebone made a quick start reaching 46 in the seventh over before the former was caught by Mark Edwards from the bowling of Matthew Hurst. The introduction of Ben McGill into the bowling attack slowed the run rate as they reached 85 in the 20th over before Kneebone (48 from 58 balls, 6 fours) was caught by McGill from the bowling of Craig Ramsay.

Glenrothes pair of Chris Greaves (31 from 71 balls) and Ryan Watson added 35 before Greaves was trapped lbw by Ramsay. Greig Hopcroft (21 from 22 balls) scored quickly before being caught by Hurst from the bowling of Calvin Burnett. Gordon Drummond was dismissed shortly afterwards caught by Bryce Carnegie from the bowling of Burnett.

Watson (56 from 67 balls, 5 fours, 1 six) became one of three wickets to fall in the last three overs as the Select closed on 211 for 8 with Calvin Burnett (4 for 34) claiming a further two and Euan Small the other.

In reply, United lost Ross McLean in the opening over to Gordon Allan. However, Mark Edwards and Calvin Burnett took the total to 69 in the 12th over when Edwards was stumped by Alex Steele from the bowling of Watson who also quickly claimed the wicket of John Salmond.

Calvin Burnett was joined by Fraser Burnett (24 from 32 balls) and they took the total to 113 in the 24th over when Greaves had Fraser caught by Craig Wright. This signalled a slump in United’s fortunes as they slipped to 143 for 9 in the 36th over including Calvin Burnett (51 from 82 balls, 6 fours) who was eighth out as Greaves (3 for 15) and Wright (3 for 25) caused problems.

Spirited resistance came from the final pair of Euan Small (unbeaten 22 from 27 balls) and Matthew Hurst (20 from 25 balls) as they added 44 before Hurst was caught by Kneebone in the 43rd over from the bowling of Watson (3 for 26), United being dismissed for 187 and losing by 24 runs.

A highly entertaining game saw a presentation made at the tea interval by Bob McFarlane, past president of Cricket Scotland, to Arbroath United Cricket Club in recognition of the 125 years they have been at Lochlands.

Cricket Scotland President’s Select

G H R Garden c M N Edwards b M R Hurst 14

B V Kneebone c B J McGill b C Ramsay 48

C N Greaves lbw b C Ramsay 31

R R Watson c F W G Burnett b C G Burnett 56

G W Hopcroft c M R Hurst b C G Burnett 22

G D Drummond c B A Carnegie b C G Burnett 11

C M Wright c B C Carnegie b E I Small 5

R McFarlane not out 4

A K Farooq c M N Edwards b C G Burnett 3

G M Allan not out 1

A Steele, did not bat

Extras 16

Total (8 wickets – innings closed) 211

O M R W

M R Hurst 9 1 44 1

E I Small 8 0 42 1

C G Burnett 9 0 34 4

B J McGill 9 1 27 0

C Ramsay 8 1 43 2

R E McLean 2 0 17 0

Arbroath United

R E McLean c B V Kneebone b G M Allan 4

M N Edwards st A Steele b R R Watson 16

C G Burnett c R R Watson b C N Greaves 51

J Salmond b R R Watson 1

F W G Burnett c C M Wright b G N Greaves 24

B J McGill lbw b C M Wright 6

B A Carnegie c G M Allan b C M Wright 1

B C Carnegie c C N Greaves b C M Wright 5

C Ramsay b C N Greaves 1

E I Small not out 22

M R Hurst c B V Kneebone b R R Watson 20

Extras 36

Total (43 overs) 187

O M R W

G M Allan 7 0 46 1

A K Farooq 8 0 41 0

G D Drummond 4 1 12 0

R R Watson 8 0 26 3

C M Wright 9 1 25 3

C N Greaves 7 2 15 3

Result: Arbroath United lost by 24 runs. (125 years at Lochlands, 45 overs).

Arbroath United Veterans v Forfarshire Veterans

UNITED completed their playing celebrations of 125 years at Lochlands with a 30 over friendly involving their ‘weel kent’ names from an earlier era, although some have continued to play this season.

Forfarshire provided the opposition at Lochlands on Saturday and a good competitive match was enjoyed by all.

The United innings was built on an opening partnership of 61 between Jeff Petrie (26) and George Salmond (42). Murray Clark (24) and Chris Plomer (23) both made telling contributions as United reached 177 for 8. Despite Graeme Garden hitting 63 Forfarshire were always slightly behind the run rate and ended on 161 for 8 with Euan Ritchie claiming two wickets. The match was sponsored by Myra Watson and friends.

Arbroath United

J J Petrie 26

G Salmond c b J Girolami 42

M J Clark c b J Girolami 24

D C Bridges 7

C S Plomer 23

G T Robb run out 7

K M Robb 8

H J McLoughlin run out 10

C A Easson not out 6

K Ritchie, K Thomson, did not bat

Additional players (bowlers)

S R Plomer, M S Robb, N W Burnett, E B Ritchie, C L Parfitt.

Extras 24

Total (8 wickets – innings closed) 177

J Girolami 2 for 23

Forfarshire

G H R Garden c K M Robb b K Ritchie 63

R McFarlane b M S Robb 14

S R Garden c H J McLoughlin b E B Ritchie 9

J Girolami b E B Ritchie 1

D McAlpine c G Salmond b K Ritchie 10

A Wallace b G Salmond 8

G McLelland run out 8

B Robertson b K Thomson 8

B Stewart not out 11

A G Walker not out 5

G M Quinn, did not bat

Extras 24

Total (8 wickets – innings closed) 161

O M R W

K Thomson 5 0 25 1

S R Plomer 3 0 10 0

M S Robb 3 0 13 1

N W Burnett 3 0 15 0

C L Parfitt 3 0 11 0

E B Ritchie 4 0 27 2

K Ritchie 3 0 20 1

G T Robb 3 0 15 1

G Salmond 3 0 14 1

Result: Arbroath United Veterans won by 16 runs. (125 years at Lochlands, 30 overs).

National League Championship

The CHAMPIONSHIP play-off was won by Watsonians (Eastern) who defeated AMP Dumfries (Western) by three wickets at Grange Loan on Saturday with 11 overs remaining.

AMP Dumfries 125, Watsonians 126 for 7.

National League play-off

The CLUBSPORT Strathmore & Perthshire representative Dundee High School FPs were defeated in the semi-final by Glenrothes (East) by 134 runs at Scroggie Park, Falkland on Saturday.

Glenrothes 219 for 9, DHSFPs 84.

Glenrothes went on to qualify for the National league when again at Falkland on Sunday they defeated Edinburgh Accies.

Glenrothes 255 for 9, Edinburgh Accies 62.

Fixtures

Arbroath United President’s Select v Arbroath United Captain’s Select

Tomorrow (Saturday) sees the traditional closing fixture of the season for the Steven Easson trophy at Lochlands. The fixture is sponsored by Wilson Gove.

All available players should report to the club for 11 a.m. so that a prompt start can be made at 12 noon. If you turn up, you are guaranteed a game.

Final Positions

Eastern Conference - Premier Division

P W T L Pts %age

Watsonians 8 6 0 2 62 77.50

Barclays Wealth Grange 10 7 0 3 72 72.00

Carlton 8 5 0 3 55 68.75

Stoneywood/Dyce 9 6 0 3 59 65.56

Arbroath United 10 4 0 6 46 46.00

Heriots 10 4 0 6 42 42.00

Aberdeenshire 8 3 0 5 30 37.50

Forfarshire 9 1 0 8 14 15.56

Clubsport Strathmore and Perthshire Cricket League

Premier Division

P W T L Pts %age

DHSFPs 10 9 0 1 231 92.40

Arbroath United 12 9 0 3 246 82.00

Perth Doo’cot 12 8 0 4 226 75.33

Huntly 6 4 0 2 109 72.67

Arrowdawn Gordonians 10 6 0 4 172 68.80

Strathmore 11 5 0 6 151 54.91

Forthill 13 5 0 8 173 53.23

Mannofield 8 3 0 5 93 46.50

Meigle 11 2 0 9 98 35.64

Stoneywood/Dyce 9 2 0 7 74 32.89

Caledonian Academy 4 0 0 4 25 25.00

Second Division

P W T L Pts %age

St Andrews University Staff 13 11 0 2 287 88.31

Strathmore XI 12 9 0 3 243 81.00

Arbroath United XI 11 7 0 4 204 74.18

Clackmannan County XI 10 4 0 6 136 54.40

Glendelvine 11 5 0 6 146 53.09

Perth Doo’cot 3rd XI 13 5 0 8 157 48.31

Rossie Priory XI 12 4 0 8 144 48.00

Guthrie Park 10 1 0 9 63 25.20