Dunfermline v ion8 Forfarshire Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 22 May 2010 at 1pm
ion8 Forfarshire Cricket Club Lost 7 wickets

Match report
After winning the toss Howie and Wally got us off to a great start. Sharif bowled a mightily impressive opening spell and counted for both openers. Tony looked a bit short of practice and soon found himself trapped in front. Dougie once again batted well and looked very assured at the crease. AB wasn’t able to control a pull shot and was caught at mid-wicket from a top edge. The fielder did particularly well to hold the catch after colliding with another fielder in the process.

Umi got a start but couldn’t go on, edging behind. With only 89 on the board for the loss of 5 wickets it was going to be a big job to put a reasonable total on the board. The outfield was very fast and the pitch pretty good, although there did appear to be a bit of variable bounce at times. A par score looked to be around the 240 mark. Kelbey continued his good form and together with Dougie put on forty odd.

Henry then got his head down and kept Kelbey company for a while, putting on another partnership of forty odd. The return of Sharif proved decisive and it was a disappointing end to Henry’s innings. There were only another 14 runs added for the last 3 wickets with Kelbey left 40 not out with an over left to bowl.

There is no more deplorable behaviour than an opposition player cheering on the boundary edge when a catch is dropped by the opposition, but you can expect nothing better from some. It was noted that this particular player offered nothing else to the game as he didn’t bat or bowl.

A poor start to the innings let them get too many easy runs and it was difficult to recover. Henry settled into a good spell after a few bad balls in his first over or two. Blackie bowled well in his spell but Umi too didn’t quite find his rhythm. Gray once again eased hi way to a fifty and by the time Q had him ‘caught’ well by Wally down leg it was too late.

It was a disappointing performance all round but the focus must now be on the next game. Anything less than 100% won’t be good enough to beat teams this year.

ion8 Forfarshire Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Graeme Garden ct Shakoor b Sharif 23
Craig Wallace ct Shakoor b Sharif 19 1
Tony Weed lbw Bunting 1
Douglas Philip ct Shakoor b Shazad 39
Aman Bailwal ct Sullivan b Bunting 4
Umair Mohammed ct Shakoor b Gray 14
Kelby Pickering Not Out  40 1
Henry Philip ct Rai b Sharif 25
Dean Fearn lbw Singh 1
Graeme Black b Sharif 0
Graeme Quinn b Sharif 0

Dunfermline Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
S Reddy9.004100.004.56
S Sharif10.022154.202.10
M Bunting6.0125212.504.17
A Singh10.0322122.002.20
A Gray10.0051151.005.10
A Shazad4.0018118.004.50

Dunfermline Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 3 wickets
193 (0.0 overs)
W Sullivan ct Pickering b H Philip 28
G Rai b Black 58
A Gray ct Wallace b Quinn 53
A Shazad Not Out  27
S Reddy Not Out  15
M Bunting  
S Sharif  
S Campbell  
Y Arfat  
A Singh  
A Shakoor  

ion8 Forfarshire Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Kelby Pickering10.014900.004.90
Graeme Quinn8.5033133.003.74
Henry Philip5.0026126.005.20
Graeme Black10.0040140.004.00
Umair Mohammed3.003100.0010.33
Dean Fearn1.001400.0014.00

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Finlay McNicoll
Photos and video of Dunfermline v ion8 Forfarshire Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 22 May 2010 at 1pm


Howie out caught behind


Craig out caught behind


Tony out LBW


Aman pull shot


Collision between fielders, but the catch is taken


A.Singh of Dunfermline


Umair sweeps


Dougie cuts for 4


A.Gray of Dunfermline bowling


Kelby hooks


Dougie out caught behind


Henry batting


Henry batting


LBW appeal against Henry


Caught and bowled chance against Henry


Dean out LBW


Quinno batting


Quinno out bowled


Kelby bowling


Henry appeals for LBW


Quinno bowling


Quinno bowling


Blackie bowling


Henry in action


A.Gray of Dunfermline


G.Rai of Dunfermline out bowled