Weekend Results - 28th/29th April
Forthill got their season off to a winning start on Saturday (28th April) with an 80-run victory over Meigle at Forthill, while in Aberfeldy, Forthill 2nd XI lost by 5 wickets to Breadalbane despite a spirited performance. Forfarshire's Scottish Cup match against Freuchie fell victim to last week's rain. Forthill 3rd XI made their debut against St.Modans XI at Forthill on Sunday, and were involved in a last over thiller – St.Modans sneaking home with just one ball to spare.
Forthill batted first on a soft wicket, and the steady Meigle opening attack of Leese and Morrison were rewarded with an early wicket apiece. Scott G (64) and Scott C (13) took the total up to 100 before both fell in quick succession before a restrained 24 not out from Callum along with good support from Hogi saw Forthill up to 150 before the last wicket fell. At 40 for 2, Meigle were making good progress in their run chase but the introduction of Dennis had an immediate effect and a flurry of wickets saw Meigle collapse to 70 all out, Dennis taking 4 for 12. scorecard photo gallery
In Aberfeldy, Forthill 2nd XI were inserted on a very soft Victoria Park wicket and the combined efforts of Bryce (41), Scott (31), Clark (27no) and Glenn (26) saw 168 for 6 scored in 45 overs which was thought above average given the conditions. The talented batting of Wimberley (77) took the game away from Forthill 2nd XI but his innings was halted when Blair trapped him LBW for the first of his two wickets. A wicket apiece for Glenn, Christian and Craig completed the Forthill rewards, and Breadalbane won by 5wickets - but with just 3 overs to spare. Read more of the day's events here: match report
Forthill 3rd XI chose to bat first, and posted a creditable 172 with Callum (35), Abdullah (27) and Andy (25) the top-scorers. St.Modans reached 83 for no loss when a miss-judged single saw Finlay's pick-up and throw effect a run-out that sparked two further quick wickets to leave St.Modans 89 for 3 after 24 overs. The young Forfs stuck to their task well in bitterly cold conditions and economical spells from Callum, Scott and Rory set up a thrilling finish with 14 required from twelve balls which St.Modans achieved with one ball to spare. scorecard