Forfarshire won a reduced overs match at Peoples Park on Saturday to sit with six wins from seven matches and lie 8% ahead of Watsonians in the CSL table.
Persistent rain delayed the start but a brief dry spell saw Stoneywood bat first in a 30-over match. After a calm first four overs, overseas player Brayden Stepien found his range and despatched the Forfs attack repeatedly into Aberdeen airport surrounds, hitting 115 from 83 balls including twelve 6s and four 4s as Stoneywood raced along to 211 for 6 in increasingly damp conditions. Graeme taking 3 for 36 and Aman 2 for 69.
Craig and AB got the Forfs off to a promising start but on reaching 26 in the third over, AB was dismissed to a very sharp catch at backward point. Craig responded by despatching Ninan for two 6s and two 4s in the next over before falling for 63 caught and bowled low to Coetzer’s right in the 11th over with Forfs on 102. Graeme and Umair added 75 for the fourth wicket to take Forfs within sight of victory which was secured in the 25th over, Graeme finishing 59 not out in his fifth score over 50 in seven CSL innings.
All other weekend matches were cancelled due to rain, including the under 13’s trip to Inverleith for the Natwest ECB semi-final and finals day which has been rescheduled for this coming Sunday, 19th June.
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