Arbroath United v Penicuik
ARBROATH United gained valuable match practice with both bat and bowl as they defeated Penicuik by 138 runs at Lochlands on Saturday.
Fraser Burnett (80 from 55 balls, 7 fours, 5 sixes) and Ben McGill (67 from 99 balls, 6 fours) laid the foundation for the batting with a partnership of 149 before Burnett retired after 21 overs. McGill was joined by Matthew Gove (32 from 46 balls) and they added a further 40 runs before McGill was dismissed by Kris Steel in the 30th over.
United closed on 239 for 3 from their 40 overs with Marc Petrie unbeaten on 20 from 27 balls.
When Penicuik batted Ben McGill and Calvin Burnett (2 for 17) took the game away from them as they conceded only 30 runs in the opening 16 overs with three wickets falling. Ryan Plomer claimed a wicket as Penicuik reached 69 for 4 after 26 overs.
The introduction of the spin attack brought the game to a swift conclusion as they were dismissed for 101 in the 35th over with Craig Ramsay taking 5 wickets for 10 runs and Greig Peal claiming the other wicket. Andrew Harrison top scored with 34 from 42 balls (4 fours, 1 six)
B J McGill b K Steel 67
F W G Burnett retired 80
M W Gove st M Foulds b A Pace 32
G E Reisima c M Foulds b S Charleson 0
M J Petrie not out 20
J Salmond not out 6
G E Peal, R Plomer, C Ramsay, B C Carnegie, C G Burnett, did not bat
Total (3 wickets – innings closed) 239
O M R W
C Ashforth 7 1 30 0
C M Cameron 8 0 76 0
A Harrison 5 0 31 0
K Steel 8 0 47 1
A Pace 8 0 28 1
S Charleson 4 0 19 1
S Taylor c G E Reisima b B J McGill 14
S Hassan lbw b C G Burnett 1
M Foulds b C G Burnett 6
K Steel c G E Reisima b R Plomer 3
A Harrison c G E Peal b C Ramsay 34
C M Cameron st M J Petrie b C Ramsay 11
C Ashforth b C Ramsay 5
R Davidson c B C Carnegie b C Ramsay 7
A Pace b C Ramsay 2
S Charleson b G E Peal 0
M Van Hip not out 0
Total (34.1 overs) 101
O M R W
B J McGill 8 3 12 1
C G Burnett 8 1 17 2
R Plomer 5 0 16 1
G E Reisima 5 0 23 0
C Ramsay 4.1 0 10 5
G E Peal 4 0 21 1
Result: Arbroath United won by 138 runs (friendly – 40 overs).
Arbroath United v Forfarshire
United’s senior team completed their pre-season friendlies when they defeated Forfarshire by three wickets in a close encounter at Lochlands on Sunday.
Again the players got a good work out with all six bowlers claiming at least one wicket as Forfarshire were dismissed for 141 in the 38th over, the innings being highlighted by a partnership of 53 for the fifth wicket by Craig Wallace (41 from 60 balls, 4 fours) and Dean Fearn (23 from 43 balls).
When United batted they steadily lost wickets and after 25 overs were 78 for 6 with Ross McLean unbeaten on 35. McLean who batted throughout (unbeaten 75 from 121 balls, 5 fours) was joined by Matthew Gove (20 from 39 balls) and they added 62 before on the verge of victory Gove was caught by Callum Walker from Matthew Parker’s bowling. United went on to win by three wickets with 11 balls remaining.
M A Parker c M J Petrie b E I Small 9
J S C Galloway c M J Petrie b B J McGill 16
C D Wallace b C G Burnett 41
A Bailwal c G E Peal b B J McGill 0
C Walker b E I Small 2
D Fearn b G E Reisima 23
T Hancock st M J Petrie b G E Peal 15
A Hill b C G Burnett 2
D Sweeney b R E McLean 14
G M Quinn b R E McLean 2
S Hill not out 1
Total (37.3 overs) 141
O M R W
B J McGill 8 1 26 2
E I Small 8 1 28 2
G E Reisima 6 0 28 1
C G Burnett 8 1 26 2
G E Peal 5 0 21 1
R E McLean 2.3 0 7 2
R E McLean not out 75
G E Peal b M A Parker 1
F W G Burnett b G M Quinn 4
G E Reisima lbw b A Bailwal 3
M J Petrie c C D Wallace b A Bailwal 0
M N Edwards lbw b D Sweeney 12
B J McGill lbw b D Sweeney 0
M W Gove c C Walker b M A Parker 20
B A Carnegie not out 0
E I Small, C G Burnett, did not bat
Total (7 wickets – 38.1 overs) 142
O M R W
M A Parker 7 0 34 2
G M Quinn 8 2 16 1
A Bailwal 7.1 0 33 2
S Hill 7 1 23 0
D Sweeney 6 1 18 2
J S C Galloway 3 0 13 0
Result: Arbroath United won by three wickets. (Friendly – 40 overs)
The intended third team friendly against Strathmore X1 at Forfar fell victim to the adverse weather during the week.
Season under way
Arbroath United v Prestwick
United open their Scottish Cup campaign when they entertain Prestwick who this season play in the Western Conference Championship Division.
The match, at Lochlands tomorrow (Saturday), is sponsored by the Round Table and commences at 12 noon.
Players, who should meet at 10.30 a.m., are: F.W.G. Burnett (C), M.J. Petrie, C.G. Burnett, B.A. Carnegie, M.W. Gove, B.J. McGill, R.E. McLean, G.E. Peal, C. Ramsay, G. Reisma, H.E. Vithana. Scorer: I.H. Chisholm.
Arbroath United 2nd team v Largo
This is the second team’s only pre-season friendly before they commence the Clubsport Strathmore & Perthshire campaign the following week. The match, at Lochlands on Sunday, commences at 1 p.m.
Players, who should meet at 11.45 a.m. are: G.S. Swan (C), C.M. Cameron, R.D. Cameron, B.A. Carnegie, B.C. Carnegie, M.A. Fleming, J.C. Plomer, R. Plomer, F.A. Riddler, M.S. Robb, C.N. Ross. Scorer: I.H. Chisholm.