Weekend Sport – Cricket. 1st XI lose in rain at Arbroath

Saturday 25th May

Cricket:    Stewart’s Melville CC    103 all out (37 overs);    Arbroath     105 for 2  (17.2 overs).     Lost by 8 wickets

The week’s good weather did not carry into the weekend and Saturday’s match was played throughout in light rain or worse at times.    The miserable weather seemed to affect our batsmen with the loss of two early wickets setting the tone for the innings.    On the contrary Arbroath with a low total to chase were concerned more about the weather and whether it would allow the match to be completed and so set out targeting a win or winning position by the end of twenty overs when the DLS scoring system kicks in.    This they achieved with relative comfort although they did have a scare when the umpires took the players off for a time just before they reached the winning target.   Shaylen Pillay maintained his good bowling form, his six overs costing only 13 runs.

Scoreline:    SMCC   103   (Shaylen Pillay 27; Kris Steel 24 not out; Kyle McCallum 16;  Euan Small 5 for 19.)   Arbroath 105 for 2 (Hayden Laing 42; Matthew Parker 37 not out).

Ball sponsor – Mark Coyle, currently living in Australia.

Note – The photograph above was taken during last season’s match which took place during the extended period of good weather.

This week’s matches – Tuesday:  T20 – Heriot’s CC at Goldenacre (6.15 pm);  Saturday: League – Heriot’s CC at Inverleith (1 pm).