A successful series of warm-up games concluded yesterday with Forfarshire winning at Arbroath and the 3rd XI winning at Mackays Forthill against Glenrothes 3rd XI.
Batting first at Lochlands, an excellent 103 from Callum along with Umair (43), Brock (31) and 30 from Matty in opening partnership of 60 saw Forfarshire post a healthy 268-9 from 50 overs. A wicket apiece for Liam and Scott with the total on 16 removed both Arbroath openers before 39 each from Waller and Cameron took the home side to 104 for 4 in the 28th over. Two wickets for Christian followed by three from Umair wrapped up the game as Arbroath finished on 170 for 9.
Back at Mackays Forthill, a half-century from Cameron along with 32 from Lewis saw the 3rd XI off to a good start. Harry hit 26 before claiming 3 for 6 in the second innings that also saw three wickets hauls for Ted and James, Glenrothes being bowled out for 112.
Saturday saw the traditional Captains XI v Presidents XI match, and a fine century from Rory (103 from 77 balls) led the Captains XI to a 7 wicket win chasing down the Presidents XI’s 220 for 7.