On a very wet wicket we were put into bat, built good innings from a tough start with some great running between the wickets and with a 50 from Hamish M we posted 141 in 35 overs. We bowled and fielded well with Rory M picking up 3 early wickets and putting them behind the run rate. Strathallan ended up getting the draw after batting out 30 overs. It was a good team performance and we are improving in every game in time for a huge game in the cup.
We batted first but lost early wickets on a tough wicket. The batting got better near the end thanks to good batting from Lewis R and Ed F which helped post a total of 85. Good fielding and bowling got us on a good start. The bowling came from Nick A and Iain H and the fielding came from Robert M. Our total was hard to defend and Loretto reached our total with 4 overs to spare.
In our match against Strathallan, we fielded first and did it well with two run-outs. The pick of the bowlers were Nick A and Ruairidh M. But we gave away too many extras which gave the opposition a total of 112. We lost two early wickets with the bat but responded well with strong partnerships. The pick of the batters were Robert M with a total of 75 (not out) and Iain H who finished the game off in style with 10 overs to spare.
We were keen to make it two wins in a row against Strathallan. We batted first and Harry and Tom got us off to a great start, reaching 50 runs after 10 overs. However an impressive innings of 46 from Rory M boosted our run rate and at the end of the innings we reached 177. Despite this impressive total we had to get all 10 wickets to avoid a draw. After taking early wickets we were frustrated by a 5th wicket partnership. However due to some good glove work from Harry W we clinched a tense match with 2 balls remaining.