Forfarshire won a tight game with Carlton at Forthill on Saturday to sit level with them on three wins from four starts in the CSL table. Forthill lost to Meigle but there were wins for Forthill 2nd XI over St.Andrews University Staff by 47 runs and Forthill 3rd XI over Montrose by 11 runs.
Early morning rain cleared in time for a 1pm start with Forfarshire opting to bowl first. A swinging delivery from Begs clipped the off stump of MacPherson in the 7th over and set the tone for the Forfs bowlers - with Matty, Christian, Liam and Umair all hitting the stumps to leave the visitors 132 for 6 in the 33rd over when Umair fought back well against Evans who hit a quick 22. With Drummond running out of partners he took the attack to the Forfs but a well flighted delivery from Hogi found the safe hands of Christian on the deep square boundary that saw Carlton all out for 180 in the 45th over.
Matty and Craig played a watchful game to start but an uncharacteristic mix up saw Matty run out in the 7th over with 37 on the board. Beghin (59 from 86 balls) and Wallace (39 from 51 balls) added a comfortable 65 before a mis-judged quick single and sharp fielding saw Craig also run out. Umair (20) and Beghin both fell within the space of eight balls to bring Carlton back into the game with Forfs on 149 for 5. Short stays by Christian and Rennie left Scott (20 not out) and Andy to scamper the final required runs amongst mounting pressure from the Carlton attack.
At Meigle, Forthill suffered a 5 wicket reverse after being bowled out for 114, Callum top scoring with 24 and Midge 22. The combined efforts of
Drummond (31 not out), Farmer (30) and Clark (24 not out) saw Meigle through to victory with 7 overs remaining. scorecard
Forthill 2nd XI raced to 252 for 4 against St.Andrews University Staff with Adam blasting 83 while Craig hit 56 along with useful contributions from Cammy (34), Midge (33) and James (20no).
In reply, St.Andrews reached 205 for 7 with Ted taking 3 for 29 in a fine home victory. match report
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