DHSFP XI v ion8 Forfarshire Cricket Club 3rd XI on Sat 25 Jun 2016 at 1pm
Match was Abandoned

Match report Rain, the scourge of the Scottish cricketer returned again on Saturday to ruin the day and consign yet another match to the “no result” column. Forfarshire 3rd XI made the short trip along the Arbroath Road to the Dalners Dome to take on High School Hurricanes 2nd team; and thanks to various weather apps ( such as Doonpour) it was apparent that rain was likely at some point in the day.

The largely young side gathered in the Victorian changing facilities of the Dalners Dome - and whilst swapping into our whites, the talk wasn’t of Brexit or Euro 2016, but instead was very interestingly centred on the future career prospects of our young team. Some interesting thoughts were revealed and it will be interesting to see if in the coming years they come to fruition; especially young James’ plan to become chief steward/cupcake maker at Forthill Sports Club.

Clark won the toss and on a wicket that had been used multiple times he totally surprised the opposition supremo by opting to bowl first. The shock on Heh Skale Captain Bucket’s face was akin to someone lifting his pint before it was finished. It was a young and old combination that opened the bowling with Liam (under 18) and Jim (over 18) entrusted with the new ball. They bowled tidily and scoring was subdued although the desired early breakthrough didn’t come thanks to some solid batting. Jim did take the first wicket when he bowled Lawson and then after some expansive and effective shots, Jonny was bowled by Harry who bowled another tidy 9 over spell.

The drinks break was taken during the first rain delay – but play resumed under increasingly black skies.

Identical twins Blair and Cammy were now bowling leg spin in tandem, much to the confusion of one home umpire who couldn’t work out why the same guy was bowling every over from both ends and getting away with it….

Hamza had been in from the start for the Hurricanes and was approaching 50; but Cammy tricked him into an uncharacteristic stinker of a waft up in the air which was held by the captain. Next ball he tricked another victim and the same play resulted. Two in two for Cammy and the hat trick was on. He only narrowly failed to complete the treble; much to the delight of his brother….

Blair and Cammy were both bowling well and the young Forthill team had fought back well; and with the game fairly even the rain returned, this time fatally.

An early tea was taken and the two skippers had an in depth and detailed discussion about run rates, Duckworth Lewis and the league rules……… before quickly realising that neither of them had a clue about these subjects. Thankfully Hopkins Sr. was on hand to provide detail Thankfully also, Hopkins Jr. was in Meigle.....

On to the tea itself. An opportunity for the Hurricanes to make a tilt for the 2016 Golden Urn perhaps? Well. Not really. The Hurricanes are perennially average at best in the tea department and this was another average effort. Ex Hurricanes President McLaren was absent after a Kyles lead coup had seen him replaced; so tea was taken in the confines of the pavilion and not on the verandah which was always his preferred location. The tea? Sandwiches; not bad. Cakes; OK. Added extras ; minimal. Women; none. Ambience; a touch smelly if truth be told. To add insult to injury, the tea adjudicator was standing under a roof light which decided to leak water on his head. Overall………the mark was decided at 62 out of 100 and no Golden Urn pole position for the public schoolboys. Indeed, this puts them second bottom.

Remarkably, there was a break in the weather which raised hopes for a moment; but an inspection of the playing surface revealed puddles large and small had developed during the rain break - and a run up more suited to surfing than cricket. The captains shook hands and the game was done. Invitations for a beer at the local bowling club were issued by the home team, but this was clearly a trick. They didn’t catch anyone out this year!

So that is it for another week. Rain is playing a part in the season as usual and we can only hope that we have more luck over the coming weekends. Cammy won the man of the match award and received a six inch meat feast sub from Subway. It would have been a 12 inch sub; but we only played half a game….

A reminder to all that this Friday (1st July) is the Forfarshire CC Annual Race Night at Forthill. All are welcome (young and old) for what is always a good night and an important fundraiser for the club. If you wish to sponsor a race, a horse or a jockey in advance then please contact Dave Thomson or any club official.

DHSFP XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 3w 1b 4lb 
for 5 wickets
137 (36.0 overs)
H Khan ct  McConnachie b C Walker 47
M Lawson b  Wallace 19
S Johnny b  Hardie 33
B Smith ct  McConnachie b C Walker 14
R Hopkins Not Out  6
R Millar b  C Walker 0
N Chapman Not Out  7
A Lindsay  
L Milne  
D Lindsay  

ion8 Forfarshire Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Liam Latto5.011800.003.60
Jim Wallace9.0036136.004.00
Harry Hardie9.0035135.003.89
Blair Walker9.003000.003.33
Cameron Walker4.001033.332.50

ion8 Forfarshire Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 0 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Clark McConnachie  
David Sim  
Liam Latto  
Morgan Sargeant  
Lewis Robinson  
Rohan Tauro  
James (jnr) Girolami  
Harry Hardie  
Blair Walker  
Cameron Walker  
Jim Wallace  

DHSFP XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.