Forfarshire Cricket Club - 2019 Archive

2019 New and Match Report Archive

Forfarshire CC is excited to be welcoming the players, officials and spectators of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 to Forthill. 

The global tournament will decide the final two teams to compete at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup to be held in Australia starting in February 2020. 

After a day of warm-up matches on Thursday 29th August, tournament action gets underway at Forthill and Lochlands on Saturday 31st August with the final taking place at Forthill on Saturday 7th September at 2pm.

Entry is free for all matches!

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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

Match Report: ion8 Forfarshire 1st XI v Stewarts Melville 1st XI - Saturday 22nd June

Ion8 Forfarshire hoped to maintain their top of the league position when welcoming Stewarts Melville FP to Forthill on Saturday. 

An interesting sideshow to the fixture saw the home team’s Craig Wallace playing against his brother Andy who was in the visiting eleven. The visitors batted first and good contributions from Pillay (65), McCallum (55) and Wilkinson (51) helped them to a total of 208 for 8 from their allotted overs. Pick of the home bowlers was once again Brock Ditchmen with 3 for 38. 

The home side batted very sensibly in pursuit of victory and terrific innings came from Craig Wallace (76) and skipper Umair Mohammed (73 not out) who both played beautifully. Callum Garden finished the game in style with six over mid-on, much to the delight of the large crowd who had gathered for the annual beer festival. This win keeps ion8 Forfarshire 1st XI at the top of the league and a vital clash against second placed Grange will take place at Forthill next Saturday (29th June).  
Match Report: ion8 Forfarshire v Stoneywood-Dyce - Saturday 1st June. 

ion8 Forfarshire maintained their unbeaten position in the CSL Eastern Premier League with a comprehensive 8-wicket win over Stoneywood-Dyce at Forthill on Saturday. 

Scott Cameron trapped Stuart Coetzer LBW with the first ball of the match and claimed two further wickets, also LBW, in the first 10 overs to leave Stoneywood 47 for 3. A patient 88 from Liam Lindsay with support from the Stoneywood middle order saw the visitors eventually all out for 177, Jack Hogarth taking 3 for 27 along with two wickets each for Christian Robertson and Brock Ditchmen. 

Forfarshire in reply moved quickly to 50 for 1, Craig Wallace hitting 33 from 27 balls before offering a high catch to mid-on off Kidd. This brought Michael Leask (72no from 38 balls) and Chris Greaves (62no from 47 balls) together, their blistering 120-run partnership saw Forfarshire home in the 20th over, Leask hitting twelve 4s and a 6 while Greaves found the boundary 10 times to finish the game in dominant fashion. scorecard

Match Report: ion8 Forfarshire 3rd XI v Falkland 3rd XI - Saturday 25th May

ion8 Forfarshire 3rd XI drove through steady drizzle all the way to Falkland for their league game on Saturday. With Cammy Walker unwell with a migraine from trying to answer quiz questions the night before, vice captain Liam Latto was in charge. 

Batting first in persistent rain, wickets fell regularly in spite of a good innings from Ross and at 87 for 9 after 27 overs an early finish was on the cards. However Lewis batted superbly and assisted by the perhaps surprise batting figure of Gordon Walker they held up the close of the innings for 8 overs and added valuable runs to take the total to 104.

Tea was taken with the highlight a nice light fluffy sponge cake and the rain got heavier. A surprise and sudden break in the weather saw play resume, but with Michael Watson charging in and slipping when delivering the ball, play was brought to a halt for the day.

Both teams tried hard to get a game played in horrible conditions however the weather ended up the winner.

Match Report: ion8 Forfarshire 3rd XI v Perth Doo’cot 2nd XI - Sunday 19th May

On a rather brisk May afternoon, ion8 Forfarshire 3rd XI played host to Perth Doo’cot 2s at Forthill. Winning his first toss of the season, Forfs captain Cammy Walker chose to field first on what seemed to be a green seamer... at Forthill. 

After a tight opening spell from Liam and Iain which saw Doo’cot going at 3-an-over for the first 10, Callum Walker and Fergus came on. Callum soon realised that one of Doo’cot’s opening batsmen liked the cut shot rather a lot, and bowling even slightly back of a length was punished with a boundary. With Perth racing along to 84/0 from 16 overs Forfs brought Joseph on in desperate need of wickets, Joe soon obliged getting the much needed breakthrough and a second shortly after. With Callum Walker picking himself up a wicket and Lewis Clark getting ‘Fergie’ caught for a very well made 104 right at the end of the innings, Doo’cot finished their 45 overs 217/4. 

This was, again, a total the Forfs batsmen thought was achievable if they batted well and sensibly. However when both openers went cheaply in the first few overs things were not looking great with the bat again for the home side. Gavin, Cammy and Fergus steadied the ship slightly to put the Forfs in a position where the game could be won from going into the last 20 overs. Cameron top-scoring with the bat for the Forfs with 37. Then it seemed the panic button was pushed, Cameron, Fergus, Joseph and Iain all run out and with these wickets chances of victory slipped away from Forfarshire and well into the hands of the visitors. An unfortunate result against what was a good Perth Doo’cot side on the day, on another day our record would be sat at 2-2 rather than 1-3.  

ion8 Forfarshire 3rd XI v Stoneywood Dyce - Sunday 12th May

On the back of 2 defeats out of 2 starts, ion8 Forfarshire 3rd XI made the trip north desperate to come back down the road with a win.

Winning the toss and bowling first the Forfs went in search of quick wickets. The first came when Glenn had their captain for a duck. Stoneywood’s other opener was going well and soon passed 50 but with partners coming and going for not very many runs Forfarshire knew that Lister was the key wicket. When he went caught by James at gully off Glenn for 94, with 10 or so overs to go Forfs knew they could squeeze for every single run from here on in. With Glenn, Liam, Jonathan and Lewis bowling consistent line and length until the end Stoneywood ended 160 all out off the last ball of the innings. 

After a short tea break Forfs went out to bat. On a track that was proving quite difficult to score runs on Forfs found themselves 51/3 at drinks. With the loss of another 2 wickets soon afterwards it was looking like it would an 0-3 Forfarshire team that head back to Broughty Ferry.

However, when Fergus and Steve stabilised proceedings and started to put on some quick runs it looked like a very close finish. When Steve got out for 41 with 7 overs left Forfs needed less than a run a ball. With Fergus at one end hitting out and Jonathan then Liam holding up the other end Forfs soon needed only 6 to win from 7 balls. With the last ball of the 44th over Fergus walked down the track to Kennard and launched him over long on for a 6 to bring home a first victory of the season and bring up his 50 in the process.

A great game of cricket to be a part of all round and even more great to come out on top for the first time this season, hopefully more of the same to follow in the coming weeks starting with Perth Doo’cot at Forthill next Sunday. scorecard

Match Report: ion8 Forfarshire 2nd XI v Perth Doo'cot - Saturday 11th May.

ion8 Forfarshire 2nd XI continued their season with a third home game on the bounce, this time against Perth Doo’cot.

Looking for a first win of the season ion8 Forfarshire 2nd XI won the toss and elected to bowl first on what looked like another good cricket wicket at Forthill. Some tight bowling and overly aggressive batting from the opposition allowed for regular wickets to be taken for the home side with Graeme Black (4-35) the pick of the bowlers. Despite a well crafted half century from Perth Doo’cot overseas player Usman Saeed, Perth ended their innings on 159 all out in 39 overs. 

In reply to what was believed to be an under par score, ion8 Forfarshire 2nd XI started well in the run chase through a first wicket stand of 58 between Graeme Garden (35) and Lewis Robinson (14). However after this partnership ended, a major collapse ensued with only two more batsman reaching double figures as Forfarshire 2nd XI were bowled out for a very disappointing 106. 

This was a hard 53 run loss for a Forfarshire side who will need to step up their game in all departments to start getting wins on the board and gaining momentum for the rest of the season. scorecard

ion8 Forfarshire 1st XI v Arbroath United at Lochlands - Saturday 4th May

Saturday was a chilling day at Arbroath United Cricket Club. Both teams freezing in the warm ups and both teams eager to get the win in the local derby, Forfarshire won the toss and elected to bat. 

They got off to a flyer with Craig Wallace playing lap sweeps off the fast bowlers. They were in a spot of bother though when they stooped to 120 for 6 at the 30 over mark which brought Umair Mohammed and Jack Hogarth to the crease. They combined together with Umair Mohammed making an outstanding captain's knock of 52 and Jack Hogarth compiling a steady 26 not out. Some late hitting from Brock Ditchmen let the team get the total up to a very respectable 226 for 8. 

Forfarshire came out hard and eager to get the win after the tea break. With Christian Robertson taking an early wicket and Scott Cameron and Brock Ditchmen strangling them from the other end. Umair Mohammed continued his man of the match performance by claiming 5 scalps through the middle overs and Michael Leask came on to clean up the tail with 3 wickets.

Arbroath were decisively dismissed for 136 and this resulted in a comprehensive 90 run win for Forfarshire. scorecard

ion8 Forfarshire 2nd XI v Arbroath United XI at Forthill - Saturday 4th May

On a cold day at Forthill, ion8 Forfarshire 2nd XI won the toss and elected to field. After the disappointment of the weather last week, the twos were ready for what is always a highly contested game with local rivals Arbroath. 

Some tight bowling saw early wickets fall. These early breakthroughs and some good fielding helped restrict Arbroath to 186 which was largely scored by Ryan Cameron 55 not out and 43 from Fraser Burnett.

In reply ion8 Forfarshire 2nd XI took the attack to the bowlers but lost early wickets. A big partnership was needed and Craig McConnachie and James Girolami (jnr) managed to work out a plan of how to chase the total set by Arbroath. James (who has come on leaps and bounds over the winter) was unfortunate to mistime the ball and be caught on 38. Craig did not allow this to stop his flow as he managed to score his maiden 50 for the second team, finishing on a well-played 63. 

Despite this effort from Craig and James the tail did not wag, and the seconds were bowled out on the last ball for a total of 183, bringing a 3 run loss. scorecard

ion8 Forfarshire 3rd XI v St.Modans at Forthill - Sunday 5th May

With vice-captain Liam installed as captain for the day, Forfs 3rd XI were at home again, this time to face St Modans of Bannockburn. 

St Modans won the toss and chose to bat as they had players who were stuck in traffic and would be arriving late. Liam and Lewis opened the bowling and kept things very tight first 10. Forfs thought they had a breakthrough off Fergus with an edge behind to Ross behind the stumps however not to be. With some loose bowling being dispatched to the boundary and in all honesty, not the greatest fielding performance from the home side St Modans reached 226 all out from 44.3 overs.

After a much greater spread than last week’s tea, which Dave was much more pleased with, Forfs went out to bat with Callum Walker and Lewis opening up. After the first few overs Forfs were well up with the required run rate however with the loss of both openers in quick succession proceedings rapidly slowed. At 81/3 it looked much less likely that a positive result would come for the home side. With the middle and lower order all seeming to get partnerships started and then ended almost as quickly, Forfs slumped to 163 all out. This is loss 2 from 2 for the 3rd XI but with a first away trip of the season coming next Sunday in the shape of Stoneywood confidence is high that we can return with a positive result. scorecard

Forfarshire completed a 10 wicket win over visitors Poloc in a warm-up match on Saturday 20th April.

New overseas amateur Josh Thompson collected his first wicket in Forfarshire colours and along with a wicket for Christian saw Poloc ease their way to 42 for 2 after 10 overs. Two economical wickets for Brock left the visitors 55 for 4 after 17 before Glenn (4 for 21) and Graeme Black (2 for 14) combined to see Poloc lose their last 6 wickets for just 19 runs on their way to 97 all out. 

Callum Garden (53no from 39 balls) and Rory Johnston (37 from 28 balls) wasted no time in chasing down the visitors target and now look ahead to the first CSL Eastern Premiership next Saturday (28th April) against Grange at Raeburn Place. scorecard 

Sunday saw Forfarshire 2nd XI take to the field for the first time this season when Largo made a welcome return to Forthill. Unbeaten half centuries from Greig Gemmell and Richard Rennie along with a fine 43 from Fergus Duncan helped Forfarshire up to 197 for 6 from their 40 overs. 

Largo’s reply started confidently, reaching 62 for no loss after 12 overs when Fergus collected the first of his 3 wickets and saw the start of a collapse that left the visitors 88 for 4. 52 from Warrender and 31 from Brown kept the game alive for Largo but the challenge eventually folded 26 runs short of their target. 
Opening Day Win for ion8 Forfarshire (Saturday 13th April)

ion8 Forfarshire got their 2019 season off to a winning start on Saturday recording a 7 wicket win chasing 153 in a friendly against Clydesdale at Forthill. 

Scott Cameron and Glenn Carnegie opened the bowling and conceded just 27 runs between them in the first 10 overs, a run out by Jack Hogarth the only early wicket to fall. Umair Mohammed (4 for 17) and James Sim (3 for 21) claimed the remaining wickets as Clydesdale finished on 153 for 8 in 40 overs. Craig McConnachie (32 from 60 balls) and Callum Garden (70no from 65 balls) took ion8 Forfarshire to 87 for 3 in the 18th over before Callum and Umair (37no from 48 balls) saw Forfarshire through to victory with 10 overs remaining - Callum hitting six 4s and two 6s along the way. scorecard

Sunday saw Forfarshire visit Lochlands - losing a useful contest by five wickets having set Arbroath 183 to win in 40 overs. 

Graeme Garden (39 from 72 balls) and Rory Johnston (38 from 65 balls) shared an opening stand of 84 before both fell in quick succession. At 118 for 5 with 7 overs remaining, a total nearer to 150 than 180 looked likely - but Christian Robertson (20 from 15 balls) and Callum Garden (25no from 11 balls) produced an entertaining end to the innings. Christian bowled Matthew Parker with the fourth delivery of the second innings to get Forfarshire off to an encouraging start but later found home skipper Marc Petrie in dominant form - his 106 from 111 balls along with 35 from Daryl Sinclair put on 110 for the third wicket to set up a win for Arbroath with three overs remaining. scorecard

ion8 Forfarshire are back at home on Saturday (20th April) when Poloc are visitors, followed by a 2nd/3rd team friendly against Largo on Sunday 21st April.