Match Report: Forfarshire 3rd XI v Rossie Priory - Sunday 30th June.
A warm Sunday afternoon at Forthill saw the ion8 Forfarshire 3rd XI play host to Rossie Priory.
Winning the toss and bowling first, Liam and Lewis C opened the bowling, Rossie's openers were in no mood for hanging around however and set about playing shot after shot and punishing anything that wasn't on the spot. At drinks, Rossie were still without loss at 93/0. Forfs knew they needed some wickets and eventually Craig provided two of them in two balls. Regular wickets fell from that point onwards with Steve Bedford and Tom Bruce picking them up. Rossie eventually ended their innings 184/7.
After a break for sausage rolls to be eaten Forfs went out to bat. Steve Bedford and Cammy Walker opening and set about putting the bad ball away and scoring at a decent rate. Cammy was the first wicket to fall for 27. Steve was joined by Craig who hit a quickfire 14 before being caught at cover. When Steve was bowled for 32, Harry and Callum continued to score although a bit slower for a while as Callum appeared to have done something to his knee, for what must be the first time in 3rd XI cricket a runner was called for in the form of Craig. Callum eventually fell for 10 and James joined Harry. The pair put on a very decent stand together and laid into the bowling attack to get Forfs close to the target, when Harry fell there was about 20 runs to get, Clark joined James at the crease and continued where Harry had left off and the runs came in next to no time at all, James hitting the winning runs with a 4 through deep backward square and in the process bringing up his 50.
Another good win for the 3rd XI and a third on the bounce, attention turns to another triple saturday next weekend when the 3s go up against Glenrothes in Fife. scorecard