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ion8 Forfarshire Cricket Club 3rd XI v Coupar Angus on Sun 17 Jun 2012 at 1pm
Match was Cancelled Match Report
The long hot spell continued and the wicket was rock hard for the visit of Coupar Angus in the SPCU Division One on Sunday.
The ice cream van appeared earlier than usual and the Club President treated everyone to a pre match Cornetto. Skipper Sim Senior was looking extremely smart in his newly pressed cricket trousers. His shirt was tucked in and his laces were tied as he made the way to the middle for the toss up. He won the toss and took first use of the inviting looking strip. Sim Junior and Hogey opened up against the visiting attack and immediately started to play some expansive attacking shots and after 10 overs we were 80 without loss. Coupar Angus were already visibly wilting in the 90 degree heat and by the time drinks were taken at 22 overs the score had rocketed to 120 for none.
Drinks were brought out by Dave and Ian who were wearing matching slacks and blazers. The drinks were a nice choice of iced tea, Pimms or strawberry daiquiris. Drinks brought a wicket when Chubbsy (his laces were tied throughout) holed out at long on for a fine 60 and Hogey followed soon after when caught reverse sweeping on the point boundary, also for 60. Christian and Craig carried on the good work and some lusty blows saw the score race along. Craig hit three sixes in a quick fire 50, including one which went through the window of a white Volvo, before he was caught at deep mid wicket - and Christian also reached 50 before he was caught at long off with the score now on 250 for 4 with six overs to go.
Sim senior and Bryce ran magnificently between the wickets in the closing overs and even scampered an all run five and helped to take the total up to 320 for 4 when the innings closed. This was a fine batting display in great conditions. The large crowd gathered in front of the score box joined in the fun with Mexican waves and some witty chanting and overall there was a great party atmosphere in the ground.
Credit goes to the Coupar Angus boys for sticking to their task in tough conditions. The players were all given ice poles when they got back to the dressing rooms before heading up to tea.
Tea today was sponsored by Anne Summers who supplied some models to serve the food and beverages. There was a choice of sandwiches courtesy of Subway who had set up a mobile stall in the tearoom - and there was also a stall provided by Greggs which offered various savoury options. Fisher and Donaldson provided the cakes for the day and Vissochis had a nice little ice cream stand. Drinks were supplied by Fosters for the adults and Coca Cola for the younger team members. A massage area was also available courtesy of Anne Summers. Overall tea was the best in living memory at Forthill and ten out of ten was awarded by a very happy tea adjudicator - who earlier in the afternoon was less than happy when told he was batting at number seven.
With sunscreen ( courtesy of Boots) applied the home team went out to defend the large first innings total and got off to a good start when Chris took a hat trick in his first over and the visitors found themselves 0 for 3. Abdullah carried on the good work with a hat trick in the second over. 0 for 6.
Simmy changed the bowling and Morgan took a hat trick in the third over. 0 for 9.
Simmy changed the bowling again and Scott Galloway went for 14 off his first five deliveries, however he got the final wicket with a catch at long on off the last ball of the over and Coupar Angus ended 14 all out. Overall a great display on a perfect day for cricket.
With no rain in prospect we did not have to put the covers on at the end of the game – and Cully sent a message telling us just leave the boundary rope out and he would put it away tomorrow. Dick came in to the changing room at the end and told a load of jokes and bought us jugs of lager. The visitors all came up to the bar afterwards and we had a few beers and a singsong lead by Ted. Dougie’s Dad provided free taxis home for us all via the Guli - where Umi’s Dad had prepared a pakora fest. News came through that the Queen was in a good mood and had decided that Monday was a snap bank holiday.
Even better news came through that the Inchture petrol poisoner had finally been apprehended and was safely tucked up in jail.
The long range weather forecast showed that the next rain was not expected until October.
Players are reminded that the private jet for next week’s game away to Breadalbane leaves Dundee airport at 11.30am. Stretch limos will pick players up outside their front doors as usual. Anyone requiring a packed lunch should let the club caterers know in advance. Players should also note that the annual subscription fee of 50 pence is now due and should be paid when you have a spare minute.
Carlsberg don’t do Forthill 2nd XI cricket matches, but if they did.........................
ion8 Forfarshire Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
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Coupar Angus Batting
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