Weekend Sport – Sat/Sun 12th/13th May. Cricket

The Cricket Club had a double header of a weekend.   Saturday saw the visit on Premier League business of the highly rated Forfarshire side who included two of Scotland’s batsmen from the recent World Cup qualifying tournament.   Batting first the 1st XI totalled 128 in 40 overs and despite removing one the aforesaid batsmen Craig Wallace for no score the other Michael Leask scored an unbeaten 47 not out to take Forfarshire to a comfortable win.   On Sunday the club with two of the SMC school XI in the side travelled to Paisley to play this season’s leading West side Ferguslie in the Scottish Cup.   In glorious weather and batting first  Stew Mel scored 196 for 5  with outstanding innings from our overseas players Hayden Sweet (64) and Shaylen Pillay (54) helping us to our best score of the season.    Unfortunately after a promising start for SM  major contributions from the home side’s own overseas players enabled Ferguslie to pass our total with eight overs to go for the loss of six wickets – but a much better performance all round.

Past Cricket Club Presidents, Ross Wilkinson and Bert Barclay were the weekend’s match ball sponsors.

On Thursday evening at Inverleith (6pm) the 1st XI host Edinburgh Academicals in the T20 Masterton Trophy competition.