23rd April 2014


Forfarshire CC - 2014

Autoecosse Forfarshire CC is located at Forthill Sports Club in Broughty Ferry and the Forthill ground has been the clubs home since it was founded in 1880. 
In 2014, four senior and five junior teams will compete in national and local leagues and cups, along with occasional friendlies. 

In 2013, Autoecosse 
Forfarshire gained promotion to the Cricket Scotland Eastern Premiership to see top level cricket return to Forthill in 2014. Autoecosse Forthill finished mid-table in the Premier Division of the Strathmore & Perthshire Cricket Union while Autoecosse Forthill 2nd XI brought more silverware to the club by winning SPCU division one and the club's development team, Autoecosse Forthill 3rd XI, finished a creditable third in SPCU Division 2 North.
Junior cricket is a major part of the club and the hard work of recent years was rewarded when the under 15 team won the 2013 Scottish Cup, the first time in nearly 30 years that this trophy rests at Forthill. Our thriving junior section provides training sessions organised by qualified coaches all year round, with participation in local leagues and national cups from the under 10s age-group upwards throughout the summer. The current winter training schedule can be found here.
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28th February 2014
Awards for Craig and Samir
Samir and Craig are pictured with the members of the club's u12 development squad after receiving Saltire Awards certificates to mark the completion of 200 hours of coaching for the club.


28th January 2014
2014 Kit Available to Order

The 2014 range of club kit is now available to order direct from All Rounder Cricket. The range is based on last years Adidas kit with some re-styling for 2014 and features additions including a new design hoody and long sleeve tops and jerseys. 

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The kit will include the logo of sponsor Autoecosse on the front of the playing shirt and the back of the polo shirt. Members are asked to place orders now to ensure delivery in plenty time for the start of the season.

New: All Rounder Cricket are also offering club members 5% discount on all cricket equipment purchases - click All Rounder Cricket to obtain a discount code.
The Christmas and New Year holiday season saw two 'old friends' of Forfarshire return for short visits.

Congratulations are due to Robert and Abigail Cannon following their Scottish wedding reception held at Fingask Castle on Saturday 28th December, and a few days later Peter Drinnen paid a short visit with his family.

The reception saw six of Drinno's protege's reunited for the first time in several years as friends and families from both sides of the Atlantic gathered to celebrate Robert and Abi's wedding prior to their return to New York the next day.

Twenty cricket seasons have passed since Peter Drinnen first arrived at Forfarshire to undertake a Youth Development role that ultimately saw him spend nine seasons in the area before moving on to coach Scotland and latterly The Netherlands national sides. Peter, Linzi, Samuel, Noah and Emme returned to Brisbane on 11th January and we wish them all well as they settle in Australia. 

2013-14 Office Bearers

The following office bearers were appointed at the 2013 AGM that took place at Forthill on Wednesday 27th November.  

President - Rae McLelland
Vice President - Gordon Walker
Forfarshire Captain - Craig Wallace
Forfarshire Vice-Captain - Matthew Parker
Forthill Captain - Graeme Garden
Forthill Vice-Captain - to be decided
Forthill 2nd XI Captain - David Sim
Forthill 2nd XI Vice-Captain - Steven Sim
Forthill 3rd XI Captain - James Girolami
Match Secretary: Dave Thomson
Fixture Secretary: Ian Potts

Management Committee:
Dick Auchinleck, Graeme Garden, Clark McConnachie, Graham McLelland, Rae McLelland, Diane Salisbury, David Sim, Steven Sim, Dave Thomson, Gordon Walker, Paul Whitehead

Selection Committee:
Graeme Garden, James Girolami, David Sim, Dave Thomson, Craig Wallace
9th September 2013
Junior Prizegiving & Trophy Winners
The Forfarshire junior section prizegiving took place at Forthill on Friday evening (6th September) in front of a full house of players and parents. The evening got underway with a general knowledge quiz followed by the main business of a brief review of each of the age-groups and the presentation of trophies.

All of the club's u10 Kwik Cricketers received certificates to mark their participation in a fun-filled season that saw lots of cricket played under the guidance of Susan and Richard. Samir reported on an u11 mini-hardball season containing several encouraging performances and Paul spoke of an u13 season that saw the team progress hugely over the course of the summer with a battling performance at Largo one of the highlights.

Ted took to poetry to pay tribute to the under 15 squad that won the Scottish Cup - read Ted's poem here - and the dominance of the team's performances were evident in the end of season averages that included the statistic that no less than 28 batsman retirals had taken place throughout the season. Rojo thanked everyone who had helped the team along the way and paid tribute to Ted's efforts before the team made the splendid gesture of presenting a signed Forfs playing top to their emotional coach!

Dick recounted the u18 season which saw a limited number of matches played with just Arbroath and Perth Doo'cot running similar teams before James spoke enthusiastically of the 4th team season which finished mid-table with 90% of the team comprising u18 age-group players.

2013 Trophy Winners
Under 13 Batting - Callum Garden
Under 13 Bowling - Kailas Narayanan
Under 15 Batting - Paul Kidd
Under 15 Bowling - Rory Johnston

Thistle Trophy for Most Improved Player - Blair Walker & Fraser Ross

JD Adams for Most Promising Player - Callum Garden

Broughty Ferry Round Table Shield for Representative Honours - Scott Cameron and Rory Johnston

JR Auchinleck Shield for Merit - Craig McConnachie

2nd September 2013
Two League Titles in Forfarshire's Super Saturday

Autoecosse Forfarshire were crowned CSL Eastern First Division champions and promoted to the Premier Division after a 78-run victory at Penicuik while Autoecosse Forthill 2nd XI's 10-wicket home win over Breadalbane sparked a double celebration at Forthill on Saturday as they leap-frogged Dalnacraig to take top spot in Division One of the Strathmore & Perthshire Union.

Needing two points to keep ahead of title challengers Falkland, Forfarshire chose to bat first at Kirkhill and reached 13 for no wicket after four overs when Wally adopted an aggressive approach to get off the mark, hitting a four and a straight six as he and Matty took Forfs to 50 for no wicket in ten overs. The first wicket fell in the 14th over when Wally appeared slow to turn for a second run and was run out by a distance, and two balls later Matty hit a high full toss from Steel to mid-on, and in his next over Steel deceived DCT who left a turning delivery that hit off stump. Scampi and Galzo came together at 78 for 3 and settled the innings for a short while before a straight full toss accounted for Scott C. Aman joined Galzo and together worked the ball well around the ground as the Forfs total recovered slowly from 91 for 4, and a total of 200 looked a possibility as the partnership developed, but with the total on 144 a rising delivery took the edge of AB's bat and was well caught by the Penicuik keeper, 53 being added for the fifth wicket. Tony and Tim fell in consecutive overs and after a brief partnership with Andy, a mis-judged second run by Galzo saw him short of his ground as the Forfarshire innings headed towards an under par 172 all out.

The opening attack of AB and Tim searched for the early breakthrough that was needed and it was a nervy wait until the seventh over when a short ball from AB found the top edge of Steel's bat to give Wally a high catch. Matty held a sharp gulley catch three overs later to remove Ashforth off the bowling of Tim and another wicket for Tim in his next over saw Pencuik 23 for 3. AB quickly followed that by bowling Steel for a duck to give Forfs the ideal start. The introduction of Andy saw Penicuik fall behind the required run rate, and two wickets in two overs including another excellent gulley catch from Matty put the game and promotion well within Forfs grasp. The home tail hung around longer than expected after two more wickets for Andy and one for Dale left Forfs needing a wicket for victory - and eventually it came from Tim who beat the defences of Scott to shatter his stumps and spark scenes of celebration.  scorecard

SPCU Title Win for Forthill 2nd XI
Forthill 2nd XI had made an almost un-noticed charge up the SPCU Division One league table in recent weeks to set up a final weekend scenario of a win for Forthill over Breadalbane and a defeat for Dalnacraig at Coupar Angus would see the Forthill collect the league title. Breaalbane batted first and 3 for 16 from Rory and 3 for 30 from Andy C saw the visitors all out for 138. With an array of batting talent in the line-up, hopes of victory were high and it was Christian (75 not out) and Callum (40 not out) that continued their fine form of late to knock off the required runs without loss. Attention then turned to events at Larghan Park and a series of phone-calls revealed that Coupar Angus had successfully chased down Dalnacraig's 180 and Forthill 2nd XI were Division One champions.

Forthill 3rd XI Finish With a Win
Forthill 3rd XI rounded off the season with a tightly contested encounter with Arbroath United 2nd XI. Kailas returned his season's best figures of 3 for 16 while two wickets each for Cameron, Andy C and Rory saw the visitors finish on 166 for 9 after 40 overs. Rory (69) and Andy (31) got the run chase off to a great start before Arbroath fought back through two wickets each for Carnegie and McGill but Callum restored order with 27 not out to complete a fine three wicket win.

15th September 2013
Forfarshire Win Falkland Sixes
Forfarshire rounded off a successful season by winning the annual Falkland CC six-a-side competition on Saturday 7th September. Wins over Dunfermline and Falkland second team set up an existing final against the hosts.

Tim smashed 18 from the first over from Ditchmen and was joined in the second over by Howie with both going on to reach 30 retired to see Falkland set a challenging 71 for victory. Bychov spoiled Andy's opening over with a maximum from the fifth ball to see 15 scored, but a tight over from Scott conceded just 5 runs to leave the game even after two overs. Howie's over went for 15 followed by 16 from Andy's to see 19 needed from the last over from Tim. The first ball went for four and forced Tim to abandon his off-spin and return to his long run which saw just three scored from the remaining deliveries.  photo gallery  video

Dunfermline 45 for 4 (A Wallace 2 for 6)
Forfarshire 50 for 1 (S Cameron 24 not out)

Forfarshire 77 for 1 (S Cameron 30 retired, G Garden 25 not out)
Falkland 2's 43 for 2 (S Cameron 1 for 7, T Scoular 1 for 10)

Forfarshire 70 for 2 (T Scoular 31 retired, G Garden 30 retired)
Falkland 61 for no wicket (G Gallagher 31 retired)

Forfarshire under 15s were crowned Scottish Champions at Myreside on Sunday after a 10 wicket win in the Scottish Cup semi-final over Largo and a fantastic team effort in the final against Grange saw the young Forfs win by 42 runs.

Largo 55 for 6  (Jack 3 for 10, Blair 2 for 9)
Forfarshire 59 for no wicket  (Rory 35no, Christian 18no)

Forfarshire 137 for 5  (Rory 43, Connor 27no, Cameron 22no)
Grange 94 all out  (Jack 6 for 15 in 10 balls including a hat-trick)

Forfarshire last won the u15 Scottish Cup in 1984, so nearly thirty years later, wins over Aberdeenshire u15, Arbroath u15, Largo u15 and Grange u15 sees the Forfarshire name back on the trophy.
Well played lads! 

Video: Hogi's hat trick        Match Reports        Photo Gallery



27th August 2013
Forfarshire and Forthill 2nd XI Keep Title Hopes Alive
Forfarshire took a step closer to a return to Premier Division cricket through a 178-run win over DHSFP at Forthill on Saturday while Forthill 2nd XI's win at Coupar Angus on Sunday keeps them in the hunt for a league title, both with one game of the season remaining.

Forfarshire chose to bat first in the Dundee derby with Wally and Matty facing the opening attach of Strachan and Milne. Seven tight overs from Strachan conceded just 14 runs but still the Forfs made good progress - reaching 50 without loss in the 14th over as a century partnership developed. The introduction of Singye accounted for Matty, LBW for 58 at 129 for 1 in the 31st over. Scott C made his intentions clear by hitting 10 from Singye's next over, and his 39 saw the Forfs pick up the run rate heading into the last 10 overs having come to the wicket just as High School had slowed the scoring rate. Wally fell for an excellent 92 and it took a superb 44 from Scott G to maintain the Forfs scoring rate in the final overs to see Forfarshire post 274-7.

A series of single figure scores from the visiting batsmen quickly had Forfs well in control of the game with Dale (4 for 30) bowling a lively spell eight over spell that included the wicket of dangerman Stra
chan. Liam's introduction in the 23rd over saw two wickets in as many overs to reduce High School to 67 for 8 and only the resistance of Horne (39 not out) saw the visitors up to a final total of 96.

Forthill 2nd XI visited Coupar Angus on Sunday and three wickets for Ted (3 for 27) along with two apiece for Morgan (2 for 19) and Rory (2 for 30) saw the home side all out for 190 in the 45th over. The Forthill run chase saw Christian out early after edging Oswald to Thorne in the slips, but a superb 92-run partnership between Rory (69) and Callum (39) saw Forthill recover well which allowed Hogi to play some attacking shots and record a fine 50 not out as Forthill reached their target with eight overs and seven wickets in hand.
scorecard and match report

20th August 2013
Forthill 2nd XI Winning Run Continues
Saturday's rain forced the cancellation of Forfarshire's visit to Freuchie and Huntly's visit to Forthill however much improved conditions on Sunday saw Forthill 2nd XI chase down Kinloch's 199 for 9 in an entertaining fixture at Forthill while Gordonians were too strong for Forthill 3rd XI at Counteswells.

An opening partnership of 132 between Bowman (69) and Shakir (43) saw Kinloch look set for a high total at Forthill but a late innings fightback from Forthill starting with the introduction of Ted (4 for 30) and Glenn (3 for 42) saw wickets tumble as the visitors innings faltered to 199 for 9 after 45 overs.

After the early loss of Christian, Callum (75) and Hogi (36) added 99 for the second wicket to put Forthill well in control of the game with Callum posting his highest score in the senior teams to date.

23 not from Glenn saw Forthill through to victory with 5 overs remaining to see the third team hard on the heals of Dalnacraig for the league title. 

scorecard and match report
  photo gallery

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.

29th July 2013
Forfarshire Overcome Glenrothes 
Forfarshire welcomed Glenrothes to Forthill on Saturday and swept aside the visitors in a crushing 251-run victory.

Craig called correctly at the toss and opted to take first use of a good Forthill wicket. Some movement through the air and off the pitch gave the visiting attack early encouragement but Matty (75 from 120 balls) and Craig (60 from 54 balls) soon settled at the crease to post a century opening partnership - the 100 coming up in the 20th over. The introduction of Wright brought immediate rewards for Glenrothes when Wally offered a catch to mid-on and next ball Galzo fell to a good catch by Greaves in the covers to see Forfs 112 for 2 after 23 overs. Watson was bowling a tight line at the other end forcing Matty and Howie to bat cautiously as they steadied the innings, and just 22 runs were added in the next 7 overs. From 136 for 2 after 30 overs, the run rate picked up quickly and Matty was unfortunate to drag a delivery from Crichton onto his stumps with the total on 211 on the 41st over. This brought Aman to the crease and his outstanding 63 not out from just 31 balls including seven 4s and two 6s helped propel the Forfs score to 299 for 3 after 50 overs, Howie finishing unbeaten on 72 from 77 balls.

The Glenrothes reply saw Greaves join Hopcroft in the 2nd over after Wright was bowled by Aman (5 for 17) and the pair looked set to attack the Forfs bowling whenever possible however with the total on 20 from 5 overs, Aman trapped Greaves in front to halt the scoring. Hopcroft followed soon after, bowled by Aman, as did Evason very next ball to leave Glenrothes struggling at 27 for 4. A lively delivery from Tim found the edge of Watson's bat and a Howie held a head high slip catch to make it 27 for 5.

Aman's fifth wicket saw Rakshit out LBW before Tim hit the stumps twice in two balls the very next over - and miss a hat-trick by the smallest of margins - before sealing victory for the Forfs in the 17th over with another two wickets to finish with figures of 5 for 25.  scorecard  video

30th July 2013
Forthill Lose to Gordonians
Autoecosse Forthill lost their SPCU Premier Division match at Countesswells at Saturday after being bowled out for 103 by Gordonians with only Elliot, Dale and Quinno making double figures. Gordonians took just 24 overs to secure their win but not before Rory took two catches off the bowling of Sam in the only wickets to fall. scorecard

Autoecosse Forthill 103 all out (P Prattapatti 4 for 20)
Gordonians 105 for 2 (S Tilston 2 for 19)

23rd July 2013
Forfarshire Dominate Weekend Matches
Forfarshire maintained their position at the top of the Eastern First Division with a six wicket win over West Lothian at Boghall on Saturday and followed that with a Cricket Scotland Trophy win over Ayr on Sunday to qualify for the Semi-Finals, and a trip to Uddingston on Sunday 4th August. Forthill put up a good performance against Mannofeild at Forthill but lost by 5 wickets and on Sunday, Forthill 2nd XI lost a high-scoring encounter with St.Modans.

West Lothian reached 92 for 3 from 28 overs through a 48-runpartnership from Denby and Raven but the introduction of Liam saw the game change dramatically as the home side slumped to 118 all out with Liam taking 6 for 26. Denby sparked the collapse with an attempted slog sweep over mid-wicket that saw a leading edge fly high to Tim at extra cover and along with a wicket apiece for Blackie and Scott, West Lothian lost seven wickets in the space of twelve overs. The Forfs response saw Matty and Galzo out early against the pace of West Lothian's Thomson, but 67 not out from Craig saw Forfarshire through to a comfortable victory in the 23rd over.  scorecard

Forthill posted 214 for 5 against league leaders Mannofield with Howie once again leading the way with 77 while Rojo hit an assured 40 not out and Andy adding a quick 29 at the end of the innings. Mannofield looked in command of the run chase at 160 for 2 after 32 overs but Forthill fought back when Andy took a sharp return catch to dismiss Nanthkumaran for 85 and Glenn did similar to see Jamieson fall for 65. Another wicket for Glenn however was not enough to turn the game and Mannofield reached their target in the 41st over with 5 wickets remaining. scorecard

Forfarshire travelled to Ayr on Sunday and chose to bat first in hot and sunny conditions. Craig (70) and Galzo (44) laid the foundations for a big score as the Forfs passed 100 in the 22nd over for the loss of just one wicket. Howie joined Wally after Galzo was out stumped and the pair looked in little difficulty as the score raced along towards 200 with Howie scoring freely. A flurry of wickets followed at the end of the innings as Forfs push for runs, the last wicket falling with the total on 247.

Forfarshire were on top quickly in the second innings with two wickets for Winker, both caught behind by Craig, and a wicket for Dale inside of ten overs. There was further drama when Winker hit the stumps twice in two balls as the Ayr batting line-up crumbled to 54 for 6 with Winker taking 4 for 36 from 9 overs and Dale 3 for 33 from eight overs. Liam completed a fine weekend's work with two late wickets to see Forfarshire win by 133 runs and qualify for a Semi-Final trip to Uddingston on Sunday 4th August. scorecard

St.Modans hit 240 for 8 at Forthill on Sunday with Andy, Adees and Morgan each taking two wickets. Glenn and Craig saw the score move along well early in the Forthill innings and despite 57 from Clark and a late 26 from Priyanaz Forthill finished 50 runs short of target. scorecard and match report


16th July 2013
Winning Weekend for Forfarshire and Forthill
Autoecosse Forfarshire qualified for the quarter-finals of the Cricket Scotland Trophy after finishing second in group B of the Scottish Cup after an 8 wicket win over Kelburne at Forthill. At Lochside Park, Autoecosse Forthill overcame Strathmore by 53 runs after fighting back with both bat and ball when their hosts twice had the upper hand. On Sunday, Autoecosse Forthill were in action again, and a 29 run win saw them move further up the SPCU Premier Division table.

Kelburne chose to bat first and made effective use of the fast outfield and powerplay field in the opening overs and raced to 85 for no wicket after 17 overs when Quinno found the edge of McMillan's bat and Wally took a good catch standing up to the wicket. Winker was a late addition to the Forfs squad and his wholehearted 12-over spell included the dismissal of dangerman Sheikh, well caught by Wally diving to his left.

Winker, and along with Scampi fought to keep the run rate in check and the Forfs struck again at 145 for 3 in the 32nd over when Bennett was stumped off Liam for a well made 78. Forfs bowled well in the later stages to restrict Kelburne to 255 for 8 at the end of 50 overs.

Matty and Craig looked at ease against the Kelburne attack and comfortably took the total past 100 in the 19th over with both reaching 50. A ten wicket victory was not out of the question as 200 approached, but Matty chased a wide delivery from Arbuckle and offered a simple catch to Hussain to end the partnership on 190. Craig reached a well deserved 100 and along with a quick 15 from Tim and similar from Elliot, Forfs reached their target in the 44th over, Craig finishing on 117 not out.

Forthill were reduced to 95 for 5 after 22 overs when Rojo (63) and Hogi (33) responded well and both batted beautifully to add 82 for the 6th wicket, Adam having earlier hit a quick 33 and Midge 24 as Forthill reached 177 for 6 over 40 overs. 18 not out from Dale, including two maximums, saw Forthill finish on a competitive 219 for 9 after their 45 overs. 
Gourlay (46) and Hewitson (29) gave Strathmore a good start and were well placed at 77 for 1 after 15 overs but the introduction of Ted saw two wicket fall in his first over, including the run out of Gourlay. Glenn came into the attack and ripped through the home line-up to take 5 for 35 from just 6.3 overs and ensure that Forthill took full points from the game.

12th July 2013
Callum and Midge Star for Forthill 2nd XI at Breadalbane
Forthill 2nd XI travelled to Aberfeldy on Saturday 6th July and took first use of the Victoria Park wicket. Christian (69) and Callum (17) got the innings off to a good start and with Clark adding 35 in the middle order, Breadalbane were set 185 to win. Much hinged on dangerman Winmberley but when he was caught and bowled by Midge, the game turned in Forthill's direction with Midge completing a seven over spell that returned 5 for 24 to see Forthill win by 39 runs.  scorecard and report

10th July 2013
Saturday Wins for Forthill and Forthill 2nd XI
Three senior teams were in action on Saturday – and both Forthill and Forthill 2nd XI took full points in their SPCU matches but Forfarshire came up 2 runs short in their Scottish Cup tie at Stirling.

Stirling got off to a solid start with 41 on the board before Tim beat the defences of Carswell followed shortly by Andy trapping Carswell LBW with the total on 49. Elliot held an aerial drive from Gelderbloem and a good running catch from Andy at mid-off saw the Forfs in a dominant position after 30 overs when Stirling had reached 116 for 4. A dogged 36 from Shaw along with 31 from Tweedie frustrated the Forfs before a wicket for Galzo and the return of Tim brought two quick wickets as Stirling headed for a final score of 199 for 7 in 50 overs.

Elliot and Matty opened the batting and played a watchful game to take Forfs up to 21 for no loss in 10 overs. From there the pair pushed ahead and at drinks Forfs were in command of the game at 113 for 1. The century partnership was broken when Elliot looked to hit over the in-field but found Cordner to give Shaw the first of five wickets. Galzo looked in no trouble and had reached 26 when a delivery from Shaw rose sharply to offer Gelderbloem a simple catch at slip and Forfs were 156 for 2 with 15 overs remaining. With no scoreboard pressure the run chase should have been comfortable but Shaw (5 for 33) and Hewage (4 for 39) ripped through the Forfs batting line-up with six wickets falling for just 21 runs. Ten runs were needed from the final two overs and the equation came down to three needed from the last ball with Andy on strike - but alas he found the safe hands of Sutton at mid-on to turn the game on it’s head. video scorecard


2nd July 2013
Summer Festival Thriller at Forthill
Autoecosse Forfarshire welcomed Arbroath United to Forthill on Saturday for a Scottish Cup tie, and the large crowd swelled by Forfarshire’s inaugural ‘Summer Festival’ witnessed a thrilling encounter that saw Arbroath secure a one wicket victory with just one ball to spare.

Matty and Craig opened the batting for the Forfs, and adopted a cautious approach in the early stages of the innings – bringing up the team fifty in the 13th over – with Matty leading the scoring and reaching his half-century from 63 balls. Craig too passed 50 (82 balls) and a century stand was reached while the increasing run-rate suggested a score approaching 300 was likely. A reverse sweep from Wally failed to clear the in-field with the total on 166 allowing F.Burnett to take a simple catch and get Arbroath on the scoreboard. Galzo then fell quickly while trying to maintain the scoring rate to see DCT join Matty with the total on 184 with 11 overs remaining. Matty reached a well-deserved century from 124 balls but the home run-rate failed to accelerate in the final overs and a flurry of wickets hindered progress once Matty (130) and Dave (24) departed within the space of five balls and the Forfs conspired to lose a remarkable seven wickets in the last three overs of the innings.

A short delivery from Tim caught McLean by surprise with the first ball of the second innings and Tony accepted a simple catch at square leg. Bartlett struggled early in his innings but as time passed he looked more assured and his half-century along with a 105-ball 90 from F.Burnett saw Arbroath recover from a shaky start which also saw Ford caught behind off Tim. At 224 for 4 with 7 overs remaining, Arbroath looked favourites for a comfortable win but a great fightback from Forfarshire started with Galzo dismissing Burnett through a sharp chance caught by Dave followed by Andy’s dismissal of Petrie when he failed to clear Tim at mid-off. Peal then found the safe hands of Andy C and in the next over Andy W struck twice in two to leave Arbroath needing eight runs with one wicket remaining. The last over saw five needed which was secured with a boundary from the penultimate delivery.


Older match reports and news can be found in the 2013 Archive Pages
The first ever Forfarshire Summer Weekend Festival of Cricket has been declared a resounding success - with thanks due to all who supported it.

Read more about the weekend here
2014 Kit Available to Order

The 2014 range of club kit is now available to order direct from AllRounder Cricket. The kit is the same Adidas style that was used in 2013 but with new items added including a new design hoody and long sleeve tops and jerseys. 

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The kit will include the logo of sponsor Autoecosse on the front of theplaying shirt and the back of the polo shirt. Members are asked to place orders now to ensure delivery in plenty time for the start of the season.

All senior team players are required to wear the new playing shirt during matches, and first team members are also required to wear club polo shirts (any type, old or new) before and after games.

Gordon Hermiston

All at the club are sad to learn of the passing of ex-Forfarshire player Gordon Hermiston. Gordon's funeral takes place at Dundee Crematorium on Monday 13th May at 1.15pm. 

Golf Outing Victory

Forfarshire's golfers won a friendly contest with neighbours Arbroath and Dundee HSFP over the fairways of Alyth Golf Club on Sunday.

The eleven teams of three players were faced with wintry conditions as they gathered at the first tee to see Simmy drive off for the Forfs in a round that earned a half. Baz's first drive suggested it might be long round, but his form improved to gain a well-earned half over Burno while losing to Andy. Third out saw Duke secure a clean sweep over father Howard and Peter to see the scoreline sit on Forfs 4.5 / DHSFP 3 / Arbroath 1.5.

Wally looked to be playing a captains role but his early surge was short lived however he was able to take a point from Shep while John Bennett won both his matches to see the High just a point behind overall. Hoggy impressed off the tee, so it was a surprise he failed to register a point in his matches with Sparky and Atholl - and it was Atholl's win over Sparky that transferred the lead to DHS after five groups.

Nothing separated McGill, Kyles and Crooks after the first nine but a win and a half for Kyles saw DHS edge further in front of the Forfs in the overall standings while Crooksy's win over Ben limited the damage. Buts and Arbroath president Geoff took to the 18th all-square and it was Buts who putted his way to a point in addition to a win over Gavin secured in an earlier hole to take the scoreline to an intriguing Forfs 8.5 / DHSFP 8.5 / Arbroath 4 after seven matches.

Spider, DC Bridges and Galzo saw an even contest - with reports of most playing golf in the same manner as they bat circulating on reaching the clubhouse. Fleming wrapped up two points for Arbroath early in the back nine in the performance of the day while a point for James pushed the Forfs back out in front by the smallest margin. Petrie and Jinglis all succumbed to Dinesh after he re-gained his touch with the driver in the later stages of the round to hand advantage back to DHS with just one group left on the course. Forfs 11 / DHSFP 11.5 / Arbroath 7.5.

Ted was drafted into the Forfs team late in the build-up to the match and the snow did not meet with his approval, but his self confessed 'tactic' of using the trees for cover saw the Vice-President deliver the vital point from a win over Daniel to see the Forfs collect the silverware in what was an excellent outing, the final scoreline reading Forfs 12 / DHSFP 11.5 / Arbroath 9.5.  photo gallery

Indoor Sixes Success

Forfarshire won a tense encounter with Kinloch on Wednesday 27th March to collect the Clubsport Indoor Sixes trophy at Mayfield.

The seventh playing of the tournament saw Kinloch finish the regular season top of the table with 11 wins from 14 starts, while Rossie Priory were runners-up with 10 wins. Also reaching the play-offs were Strathmore and Forfarshire - but it took until the last round of league matches to decide these positions. Forfarshire reached the final after a comfortable win over Rossie, while Kinloch overcame Strathmore.

New signing Tim gave Forfarshire a great start, conceding only four from the first over and taking a wicket (minus four runs) in the first over to see the Forfs on top early in the match. The first Kinloch pairing of Bowman and Shakir managed only a net 17 from their four overs but the remainder of the innings saw a recovery and Kinloch finished on 68 which, although slightly under par, was thought competitive given Kinloch’s disciplined bowling attack.

Blackie and Hogi recorded 25 in the first three overs, so the game was evenly poised as Tim and Simmy jnr took to the crease. Their four overs added 19 to the total leaving Howie and Andy with 25 to get. From ball one Howie looked in command of the chase, and ably supported by Andy the pair saw the total up to 70 with one over left - and there was little doubt over the result as Howie solidly blocked the last six balls in a tense conclusion that was undoubtedly a great final.



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