27th January 2015

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.

New members for all teams and age-groups are always welcome. To request more information, use the Contact page, or just come along to one of the training sessions. 

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Last Day Win for Forthill 3rd XI
4th September 2014

Forthill 3rd XI ended their season with a closely fought 4-run win over Montrose at Forthill on Sunday. Batting first, 72 from Andy along with 27 from Adam saw Montrose set 174 to win and at 100 for 2 after 30 overs the visitors looked to be closing in on an end of season win, but James (snr) triggered a collapse when he broke the 3rd wicket partnership by trapping Soutar LBW. James S took his second 2-wicket haul of the weekend before Priyanaz took control of the game with 4 for 22 in 6 overs to see Montrose bowled out for 169.

Forthill 3rd XI  173 for 7  (A.Cameron 72, A.Hill 28, G.Soutar 3 for 13) 
Montrose  169 for 9  (S.Devnani 41, G.Soutar 26, P.Chatterji 4 for 22, J.Sim 2 for 25)

At Bluebellwood Park on Saturday, Forthill 2nd XI lost to St.Modans. The home side posted a challenging 221 for 7 against a youthful Forthill attack. A captains knock of 45 from Simmy jnr was the highlight of the Forthill response which ended on 112 in the 38th over. match report & scorecard


Forthill 2nd XI v Kinloch
28th August 2014

Forthill 2nd XI traveled to St.Andrews University Playing fields on Sunday to take on Kinloch, and found themselves chasing an imposing 198 but despite a composed 47 for Rory and a quick 47 from Clark fell 25 runs short. match report & scorecard  

Kinloch 198 for 6 (B Shakir 71, N Bruno 50 not out)
Forthill 2nd XI 173 all out (R Johnston 47, McConnachie 45, C Robertson 28)

Forfarshire Finish With a Win
25th August 2014
Forfarshire marked the end of the CSL season with a resounding 45-run win over Carlton at Forthill. After choosing to bat first, a 119-run opening partnership between Craig (70 from 93 balls) and Matty (47 from 88 balls) saw Forfarshire off to a confident start. Rojo faced up well to the experienced attack of Evans (4 for 44) and Drummond (2 for 23) before an Evans yorker brought his innings to an end. Aaron's hard hit 21 from 35 balls took Forfs to 170 for 5 before Liam, Umair and Andy picked up runs late int he innings to see Forfs finish on 195 for 7 after 50 overs.

Carlton had reached 22 when Scott had Allen caught behind by Craig to bring Watts and Gardiner together. Watts fell for 32 when Craig deflected an edge behind off Aman into the safe hands of Scott and backward point. With Gardiner looking in little difficulty, it took a great stop and return throw from Elliot to see Gardiner short of his ground and turn the match towards Forfarshire. The introduction of Umair (4 for 45) saw him extract significant turn and bounce from the wicket, and he ripped through the Carlton lower order as they lost 8 wickets for just 30 runs whilst heading for 150 all out.  scorecard


Forthill 2nd XI Win Over Rossie
21st August 2014

Forthill 2nd XI upset the top of the SPCU Division One league table with a well deserved seven wicket win over league leaders Rossie Priory at Forthill on Sunday.

Batting first, Rossie stalwart Derek McAlpine hit a patient 55 after two early wickets for Andy and one for Craig reduced the visitors to 20 for 3 from 12 overs. The introduction of Iain into the attack in the 31st over brought the innings to a swift end, Rossie tumbling from 74 for 5 to 101 all out with Iain taking a career best 5 for 15 in 7 overs. Forthill 2nd XI’s reply never looked in any trouble and an assured 50 not out from Andy saw victory reached in the 28th over.

A win for Rossie at Glendelvine this coming weekend will secure them the league title, but should they drop points then Forthill 2nd XI, Kinloch and Kinross are all in with a chance of collecting the league trophy.  match report & scorecard

Weekend Results - 9th August 
12th August 2014

Three early wickets for Liam saw Forfarshire off to a good start against Grange at Forthill on Saturday with 
Munsey, Flannigan and McCallum all dismissed inside of 10 overs, however the visitors lengthy batting line-up saw them untroubled by the early losses as they wenton to post a healthy 232 for 9 after 50 overs. Goudie top-scored witha hard hit 43 from 40 balls along with  Brock (34 from 65 balls) and Pillai (32 from 31 balls).

Tight lines from Routray (3 for 20) and Goudie (1 for 31) saw Forfs slump to 36 for 4 before a brief recovery from Scott (22) and Liam took the scoreline to 74 for 5, but Forfs never recovered and were bowled out for 101.

scorecard  photo gallery

Forthill and Forthill 2nd XI both suffered heavy defeats after failing to post defendable totals against Meigle and Perth Doo'cot 2nd XI. 

Meigle v Forthill scorecard 
Perth Doo'cot 2nd XI v Forthill 2nd XI match report & scorecard

Rain Affected Weekend
6th August 2014

Saturday's first and second team matches both fell victim to heavy rain without a ball being bowled, however Forthill 2nd XI at least took to the field on Sunday only for rain to force their match against Kinross to be abandoned at tea.  match report & scorecard

Quarter-Final Win for Under 18s
2nd August 2014

Forfarshire u18s have won through to the Scottish Cup finals day to be held at Boghall (West Lothian CC) on Sunday 31st August.

A strong all-round performance from the young Forfs saw a comfortable quarter-final win over Glenrothes on Thursday night (31st July). Two wickets each for Cameron, Jack and Rory aided by excellent catching and fielding saw Glenrothes all out for 75 which Forfarshire chased down for the loss of one wicket, Scott finishing with 39 not out.

Forfarshire will join Ayr, and the winners of Heriots v Clydesdale and Arbroath v Carlton to compete for the Peacock Salt Scottish Cup. Full details here

Unbeaten Run Continues for Forthill 2nd XI
30th July 2014

Forthill 2nd XI continued their fine form of late with a 22 run win over St.Andrews University Staff on Sunday. Batting first, Forthill battled through tricky conditions to post 119 for 9 and successfully defended that with Christian taking 4 for 3 from six overs to help bowl out the home side for 97.  
match report

Forfarshire Win at Murgitroyd Caledonia Finals Day
30th July 2014

Forfarshire won the regional finals of the Murgitroyd national T20 knockout at Forthill on Sunday to progress to the national finals day at Shawholm (Poloc CC) on Sunday 10th August.
A large crowd witnessed Forfarshire overcome a strong Glenrothes line-up in the first semi-final in a high scoring match that saw Ryan Watson hit an unbeaten century for Glenrothes in their total of 159 for 3. A 98-run second wicket partnership between Craig (71) and Umair (59 not out) took the game away from Glenrothes and set up a local derby final with Arbroath after they bowled out Stoneywood-Dyce for 98 while defending their own 110 in the second semi-final.  scorecard

Tim blasted 41 from 27 balls to set the tempo for the final and along with another superior innings from Craig (79 from 62 balls) added 89 for the first wicket when Tim offered a steepling caught and bowled to Christie. Umair hit 41 from 26 balls to round off the Forfs innings and set Arbroath a challenging 187 to win. Fraser Burnett hit 8 boundaries in an aggressive 42 to give Arbroath an ideal start to their run chase while 32 from 25 balls by Calvin put further pressure on the Forfs but 3 for 28 from Umair saw Forfarshire fight back. A 22-run onslaught in the 19th over brought Arbroath back into the game but Scott held his nerve to bowl a tight final over to see Forfarshire through to the national finals.  scorecard

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CricketEurope: Autoecosse Forfarshire win the Caledonian Murgitroyd T20 final

Maiden Century for Callum in Forthill Win
29th July 2014

Callum hit a superb unbeaten 119 at Forthill on Saturday to setup a second team win over Arbroath United XI in a closely fought game.

Batting first, Forthill posted 226 for 5 with Callum batting through the innings and reaching his first century in 106 balls.

In reply, Arbroath looked to be heading for victory with 5 overs and 40 runs required but two vital wickets for Glenn in the 41st over swung the game back towards Forthill, Christian having earlier taken 3 for 39 including having Cameron caught behind for 71. Arbroath continued to hit out but a third wicket for Glenn and a stumping off Ted saw Arbroath bowled out in the 44th over for 206.  scorecard

Forthill 226 for 5 (C.Garden 119no, A.Hill 19, A.Cameron 18, C.Walker 18)
Arbroath United XI 206 all out (G.Carnegie 3 for 29, C.Robertson 3 for 39, G.Walker 2 for 50)

7 Wicket Win for Forthill 2nd XI
25th July 2014

Forthill 2nd XI returned to league action following success at the Two Counties Cup final with a visit from St.Modans. Three wickets apiece from Andy, Samir and Glenn saw Forthill restrict St.Modans to 115 all out in the 43rd over. A fourth wicket partnership of 93 between Clark (51 not out) and Andy (27 not out) saw Forthill through to victory in the 23rd over after a shaky start saw them 23 for 3 after eight overs.
match report & scorecard  photo gallery

Back to Back Centuries for Craig
20th July 2014

Craig hit 176 not out at Forthill on Saturday - and his second consecutive CSL hundred following 122 not out against Aberdeenshire last Saturday - but his efforts were in vain as rain forced the match to be abandoned before SMRH had the opportunity to bat. scorecard 

Batting first in damp conditions, Forfarshire had reached 87 for no wicket after 19 overs when rain forced a two hour interruption that saw the match reduced to 40 overs per side. Resuming on 60 not out, Wally reached 100 in 105 balls before a blistering finish saw an 18-ball third 50 take him past Ryan Watson's 145 to record the highest national league score by a Forfarshire batsman since the leagues began, and one of few to pass 150. Six towering 6s along with thirteen 4s, eight 3s, seventeen 2s and 30 singles made up the innings that saw Forfarshire finish on 272 for 3 from 40 overs.

Forthill's visit to Huntly was reduced to 30 overs per side due to rain and despite a promising start Forthill could only muster 114 for 6 which Huntly had little difficulty in chasing down in 18 overs for the lost of 6 wickets. 

Forthill 2nd XI Win Two Counties Cup Final
16th July 2014

An excellent performance from Forthill 2nd XI saw them lift the Two Counties Cup at Doo'cot Park on Sunday at the inaugural SPCU Cup Finals day.

Norwood won the toss and invited Forthill to bat first in front of a healthy crowd. Andy edged behind in the second over, but a superb unbeaten 130-run partnership between Clark (65 from 60 balls) and Callum (43 from 53 balls) saw Forthill end their 20 overs on a challenging 136 for 1.

The second innings started in dramatic fashion when Craig trapped opener Shoaib in front with his second ball then bowled Saeed with the next. A third wicket followed later in the over when Singh tried to clear mid-on but instead offered a high catch which was well taken by Simmy jnr to leave Norwood reeling at 2 for 3. Norwood never recovered from their early losses, and two wickets for Morgan along with a wicket apiece for Chris, Jack and Andy saw Norwood all out for 90. 

scorecard and report
   video   photo gallery

Second League Win for Forthill 3rd XI
7th July 2014

Forthill 3rd XI recorded the only win of the weekend when they defeated Gordonians XI by 16 runs at Forthill on Sunday, following losses for Forfarshire and Forthill on Saturday.

Forthill 3rd XI batted first and were bowled out for 130, Greig Gemmell top-scoring with 47 while Cookie hit a useful 26 before following that with three early wickets in an 8 over spell to reduce Gordonians to 23 for 3 after 12 overs. The introduction of debutants James S (2 for 23) and Thomas (2 for 9) saw Gordonians reach 85 for 7 after 25 overs before a flurry of runs saw the visitors creeping towards their target, but the young Forthill team held their nerve to eventually win by 16 runs.

Forfarshire were asked to bat first at Myreside and had reached 30 without loss when Matty was bowled by Nel. Gav followed for a duck in Nel's next over, but with Craig (37 from 49 balls) scoring freely at the other end, the partnership added 20 for the second wicket. Aman (26) and Aaron (17) took Forfs passed 100 before a solid 45 from 50 balls from Liam took Forfarshire up to 160 for 6 with 12 overs remaining. Calum hit a tidy 14 and with useful runs coming from Andy and Dale, Forfs were eventually all out for 214 in 50 overs.

A 99-run opening partnership was ended with the introduction of Andy when he bowled Learmonth for 38, but 90 from 132 balls from Hislop saw Watsonians well on their way to victory and despite three late wickets, Forfs had to be content with two bonus points as Watsonians took until the 47th over to reach their target.

Perth Doo’cot set Forthill 207 to win with Dale (62) and Ferguson (59) top-scoring for the visitors while Ted was pick of the bowlers with 3 for 34. In reply, Forthill started well with Rojo hitting 47 but the run chase fell away to leave Forthill 26 runs short.


Weekend Results - 21st & 22nd June
24th June 2014

Carlton v Autoecosse Forfarshire: Carlton reached 37 for no loss when Liam made the breakthrough that saw Watts well caught by Matty at gulley, and shortly after he trapped Mommsen LBW to leave Carlton 41-2. Liam struck again when McCann edged behind to Neil and just before drinks, a diving catch from Aman while running backwards up the Grange Loan hill saw Carlton in further trouble at 85-4. From there, however, Gardiner took control of the innings and his sparkling 118 from 126 balls led a recovery in the second half of the Carlton innings that saw them post 272 for 9 after 50 overs, Liam finishing with 3 for 43.

The Forfs innings started positively with Aaron striking three early boundaries against the opening attack of Evans and Freshwater but his dismissal for 15 started a frequent fall of wickets, and despite a defiant 22 not out from Andy, Forfs were all out for 113 in 30.1 overs.  scorecard

Autoecosse Forthill v Gordonians: A remarkable spell of 5 for 6 from 9 overs from Howie saw Forthill well on top of Gordonians in the early stages of their North East Championship match but a blistering 50 from Devadas batting at number nine saw a late recovery and a final total of 162 all out. Forthill were reduced to ten men before the game had started after Samir suffered a freak slash to his leg in the warm-up that required stitches and were furthered hampered when Scott pulled a hamstring while bowling. In reply, Forthill were bowled out for 98, Howie hitting 27 and Quinno 16 not out.

Autoecosse Forthill 2nd XI v Kinloch: Forthill 2nd XI's top of the table clash with Kinloch on Sunday saw Forthill post an under par 104, Simmy top-scoring with 18, which Kinloch were able to chase down with the loss of 3 wickets.  scorecard & match report

Montrose v Autoecosse Forthill 3rd XI: A young Forthill team travelled to Union Park on Sunday and were bowled out for 45 which Montrose surpassed for the loss of two wickets, Kailas and Lucas picking up one wicket each.

more news, match reports and photographs from 2014 can be found 


The 2014 fixture list is now available...

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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

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


Older match reports and news can be found in the 2013 Archive Pages

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