United open with friendly win

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Arbroath United v R H Corstorphine

ARBROATH United Cricket Club’s senior side opened their season with a 40-over friendly against Edinburgh side RH Corstorphine.

This gave the Lochlands outfit valuable match practice before commencing their Scottish Cup campaign this week.

The game saw the introduction of Brendon Ford who played for Forfarshire last season and overseas amateur Hamish Bartlett.

Fraser Burnett (52, 3 fours, 3 sixes) and Ford (78, 9 fours) took the total to 147 in the 21st over when Burnett retired and Ford was dismissed by Myer in the following over. Bryce Carnegie (unbeaten 40, 4 fours) and Marc Petrie (37, 3 fours, 2 sixes) saw United close on 246 for 5.

When Corstorphine batted, the early bowlers kept them well behind the required run rate, Euan Small claimed an early wicket and when Ford dismissed Sathig in the 12th over they had reached 19.

Cameron Leader (51, 2 fours, 1 six) and Hatting (36, 4 fours, 1 six) took the total to 100 before Greig Peal (2 for 8) dismissed the latter in the 28th over and Leader fell to Ford (2 for 12) in the following over. United were able to use eight bowlers as the visitors closed on 150 for 6 with McCorkell unbeaten on 40 (5 fours), United winning by 96 runs.

Arbroath United

F W G Burnett retired 52

B N W Ford c R McCorkell b K Myer 78

H B Bartlett st J Yellowlees b C Leader 16

B A Carnegie not out 40

C G Burnett c M Kelly b S Malik 0

M J Petrie c R Hatting b S Malik 37

G E Peal not out 0

C M Cameron, B J McGill, E I Small, C Ramsay, did not bat

Extras 23

Total (5 wickets – innings closed) 246

O M R W

M Barclay 5 0 40 0

J Kinghorn-Grey 5 1 30 0

R Hatting 6 0 43 0

K Myer 8 1 29 1

C Leader 9 1 53 1

S Malik 7 0 45 2

RH Corstorphine

O Malik lbw b B N W Ford 5

A Sathig c M J Petrie b E I Small 4

C Leader c C G Burnett b B N W Ford 51

R Hatting c C M Cameron b G E Peal 36

R McCorkell not out 40

S Malik st M J Petrie b G E Peal 0

M Kelly c C G Burnett b C Ramsay 5

J Yellowlees not out 1

K Myer, M Barclay, J Kinghorn-Grey, did not bat

Extras 8

Total (6 wickets – innings closed) 150

O M R W

B J McGill 3 2 4 0

E I Small 4 0 7 1

C G Burnett 6 1 18 0

B N W Ford 6 1 12 2

C Ramsay 8 0 39 1

H B Bartlett 4 0 31 0

G E Peal 4 1 8 2

C M Cameron 5 0 27 0

Result: Arbroath United won by 95 runs. (Friendly – 40 overs)

Fixtures

Arbroath United v Autoecosse Forfarshire

United open their Scottish Cup campaign with a home fixture against Forfarshire commencing at 12 noon tomorrow (Saturday).

The other two teams in the section are Kelburne and Stirling County. They play each team home and away with the section leaders going forward to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup and the runners-up to the quarter finals of the CS Trophy.

Players who should meet at 10.45 a.m. are: M.J. Petrie (C), R.E. McLean (VC), H. Bartlett, C.G. Burnett, F.W.G. Burnett, B. Ford, B.J. McGill, G.E. Peal, C. Ramsay, E.I. Small, D. Spink. 12th man, B.A. Carnegie. Scorer: H.G. Carnegie.

Autoecosse Forthill v Arbroath United

United make the short journey to Broughty Ferry tomorrow (Saturday) for their opening game in the Clubsport Strathmore & Perthshire Premier Division.

Players who should meet at 11.30 a.m. are: G.S.Swan (C)*, J.A. Burnett, C.M. Cameron, R.D. Cameron, B.A. Carnegie, B.C. Carnegie*, M.A. Fleming, J.C. Plomer, R. Plomer, M.S. Robb*, C.N. Ross. 12th man, H.G. Carnegie.

* - denotes car drivers

Arbroath United v Falkland

United have a friendly against Falkland on Sunday to give players further match practice.

Players who should meet at 12 noon are: B.C. Carnegie (C), M.S. Robb (VC), H. Bartlett, D.C. Bridges, J.A. Burnett, C.M. Cameron, R.D. Cameron, B.A. Carnegie, H.G. Carnegie, M.C.K. Robb, C.N. Ross. 12th man, A.E. McGill.

l The club is having a ‘paintathon’ on Sunday morning between 10 a.m. and 12 noon to give the place a tidy up for the start of the season. They are hoping to paint all the posts etc and anyone interested should just come along and bring a paint brush!