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