Forfarshire Complete Warm-Ups with Two Wins
Forfarshire completed their preparations for next Saturday’s start to the CSL season with wins over Tayside & Fife Academy at Forthill on Saturday and against Arbroath at Lochlands on Sunday.
New signings Graeme Beghin and Richard Rennie top scored with 73 apiece on Saturday and along with 48 from Matty guided Forfarshire to 305 for 7 in 40 overs. Two early wickets for Craig (2 for 50) saw the Academy tumble to 11 for 2 before Dale (2 for 13) hit the stumps twice to make it 48 for 4. Three for 32 from Elliot along with two wickets each for Rory and Richard reduced the visitors to 128 all out. scorecard
Rojo (22) and Craig (91) added a comfortable 60 for the first wicket against Arbroath when Rojo advanced against the spin of Ramsay and was stumped. Beghin (25) looked in good touch before misjudging a delivery from Ford that nipped back to remove off stump. A composed 36 from Callum along with a 17-ball 36 not out from Scott took Forfarshire to 247 for 7 after 45 overs.
Brendan hit 103 from 106 balls before retiring after adding 138 with Willemse (72) so set up a close finish. The ball was passed to Jake and Hogi to share the last ten overs with Arbroath in the hunt for a win – and with each bowling tight final overs, the Forfs came out on top by 11 runs in a worthwhile run out for both teams. scorecard
Winning Start for Forthill 3rd XI as James Takes Six
Forthill 3rd XI got their league season off to a great start with a comprehensive eight wicket win over Meigle at Forthill on Sunday. James Sim tore through the visitors batting line-up with career best figures of 6 for 12 from just five overs to see Forthill set 51 for victory which they achieved in the 14th over, Midge hitting 33. scorecard & match report