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McCrea West of Scotland - Match centre

West of Scotland Cricket Club
Poloc
IDK Young 43, M Miller 43
Batting
CA Young 53*, MA Dar 34
Z Ahmad 2/25, KA Sajjad 1/17
Bowling
DS McNulty 2/20, BA Hussain 2/35
Thu 23 May 18:00 - Cup Start time 18:00

Last Over Drama

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McCrea West of Scotland concede a first defeat.

Batting first, West openers Young (43) and Miller (43) started well, getting to 75 from nine overs. Skipper Ian Young was especially impressive, hitting six boundaries and scoring all round the ground. However, when Young was bowled going for a big hit, the rate slowed. Both Farndale and Fearn struggled to do more than rotate for five overs. Both batsmen were visibly frustrated by an uncharacteristic series of misses and miss hits that left West on 123-2 from 18.

A late swing from Braithwaite and Corner got West to 136-4 from 20 overs. Despite this being a reasonable score, the Mitres will consider runs were left behind in the middle overs.

Poloc looked to manage the chase, scoring 31-2 in five overs. The second wicket brought Craig Young to the crease. The Western Warriors batsman started slowly, scoring 12 runs, all in singles, in 17 balls. With wickets falling at the other end, and the rate climbing, West were building pressure. All the bowlers, especially Farndale (1-19), kept a tight leash. With five overs to go, Poloc needed 49 runs and West were ahead of the game.

Craig Young had no choice but to go for it and went from 24 in 29 balls to 53 in 44 balls, as he hit 18 runs from the penultimate over.

McNulty was charged with the last over with seven to defend. A wicket fell on the first ball and singles were scrambled leaving Young on strike. Four needed from two balls. A classical off drive hit the gap and ran down the hill to the boundary; Poloc got over the line with a ball to spare.

Despite losing, West should not be disappointed with the overall performance. It was imperfect, especially after a strong start with the bat, but Craig Young played a superbly timed innings under immense pressure to see Poloc over the line. While the 100% record may be gone, the XI can be proud of playing hard and forcing Poloc to perform at their very best.

Scorecard

West of Scotland Cricket Club won the toss and decided to bat.

West of Scotland Cricket Club batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
IDK Young
b. A Hanif
43
33
4
2
130.3
M Miller
ct. K Sajjad, b. K Sajjad
43
38
4
0
113.2
LM Farndale
ct. A Hanif, b. Z Ahmad
13
23
0
0
56.5
JD Fearn
ct. A Hanif, b. Z Ahmad
14
19
1
0
73.7
D Braithwaite
Not Out
8
4
1
0
200.0
RJ Corner
Not Out
2
3
0
0
66.7
BA Hussain
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
G Etheridge
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
JGA Williams
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
DS McNulty
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
SJ Brown
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
10w, 3lb
13
Total
for 4 wickets 20 overs
136

Poloc bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
KA Sajjad
4
0
17
1
4.3
4w
Z Ahmad
4
0
25
2
6.3
3w
MY Arfat
4
0
33
0
8.3
2w
AR Hanif
4
0
29
1
7.3
LWB James
4
0
29
0
7.3
1w

Poloc batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
MA Dar
ct. D McNulty, b. L Farndale
34
38
3
0
89.5
SA Sajjad
lb. D McNulty
8
10
1
0
80.0
MA Ramzan
lb. B Hussain
10
7
2
0
142.9
CA Young
Not Out
53
44
4
1
120.5
Z Ahmad
ro. B Hussain
1
1
0
0
100.0
LWB James
b. B Hussain
2
8
0
0
25.0
MY Arfat
b. G Etheridge
5
4
1
0
125.0
MA Malik
lb. D McNulty
6
6
0
0
100.0
KA Sajjad
Not Out
2
2
0
0
100.0
AR Hanif
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
H Sohail
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
14w, 1lb, 1nb
16
Total
for 7 wickets 19.5 overs
137

West of Scotland Cricket Club bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
BA Hussain
4
0
35
2
8.8
7w
DS McNulty
3.5
0
20
2
5.2
2w
G Etheridge
4
0
41
1
10.3
SJ Brown
4
0
21
0
5.3
1nb, 4w
LM Farndale
4
0
19
1
4.8
1w

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