Forfarshire raced to a 10 wicket win over Stoneywood-Dyce at Forthill on Saturday (13th August) to lie in third place on the Eastern Premiership table.
Two wickets in the second over of the game by Andy - this first an LBW with his first ball and the second aided by an athletic catch by Beghin an mid - left the visitors in difficulty at 0 for 2. Umair twice hit the stumps to make it 56 for 4 before Liam returned with three wickets including opener Coetzer to round off the innings on 97. Michael Leask made a hard hit 70 not out from 51 balls including thirteen boundaries and along with a run-a-ball 28 from Craig the game was wrapped up in the 14th over.
Forthill’s visit to Rossie Priory saw the home side bowled out for 76 with Winker, Hogi and Howie all claiming two wickets. The regular fall of wickets saw a nervy Forthill innings held together by a match winning 33 from Callum that helped Forthill through to 77 for 8 in the 23rd over.
The third match of the day took Forthill 2nd XI to Doo’cot Park where a creditable display with the ball saw them chasing 139, with Kailas and James each taking three wickets. Unfortunately the Forthill batting fell 39 runs short of target despite a fine 23 from James.
A maiden century for Midge (112) saw Forthill 3rd XI record a mammoth 294 for 3 with great contributions from Callum (69 not out), Morgan (45) and Lewis (35). Lucus, Liam and Lewis then all claimed two wickets in a comfortable win.