13th July 2013
Glorious Winning Weekend for Forfarshire CC
In what turned out to be a glorious winning weekend for the club, Autoecosse Forfarshire faced fellow promotion hopefuls Corstorphine at Forthill on Saturday and a recorded a 125 run win to extend Forfarshire's lead at the top of the CSL Eastern First Division. Autoecosse Forthill secured a 44 run win at Dyce while the third team rounded off super Saturday by overcoming Dalnacraig by 6 wickets. Autoecosse Forthill 3rd XI brought up the fourth win of the weekend by way of an 81 run win against Strathmore XI on Sunday while the under 15s were starring at the Scottish Cup finals day.
Forfarshire's final total of 244-9 looked a long way off at 69-4 after 16 overs having been given a solid start by Wally and Matty. 53 from Aman along with a timely 47 not out from Tony rescued the innings and set Corstorphine a challenging total.
A superb diving catch from Matty in the gulley off Tim started thevisitors downfall and a catch behind shortly after saw both openers back in the pavilion. A devastating 18-ball spell from Aman then produced five wickets for just one run to put the result beyond doubt. A third wicket for Tim saw the scoreboard read 39-8 although Hattingh then played with some freedom to hit 73 out of a final total of 118.
After a shaky start (7-2) against Stoneywood, Christian (59) and Simmy (39) led the Forthill fightback to see 185-7 scored at the end of 45 overs. Umair made a welcome return to the Forthill line-up and his 4 for 16 along with 3 for 29 from Ted saw Stoneywood all out for 141.
Hogi (5 for 23) ripped through Dalnacraig's middle order and along with 2 for 15 from Morgan sent them tumbling to 148 all out. 50 for Callum set up a Forthill win while Hogi finished the job off with 42 not out to complete a good day's work with 7 overs remaining. match report
Andy hit a career best 86 and Craig (40) out of Forthill 3rd XI's 234-8 against Strathmore XI. This proved too many for the visitors and three wickets apiece for Andy (3 for 27) and Chris (3 for 36) along with 2 for 10 from Morgan bowled Strathmore out for 153.