Versus the Edinburgh Academy: On a hot sunny day we won the toss and batted first accumulating a big first innings score of 265 with Jack C scoring an amazing 151 and Struan R an unbeaten 54. We then went out to bowl and bowled well keeping them behind the run-rate and taking regular wickets. Fielding was also good and we bowled them out for 210 and wrapped up a great win having been in control all day. Still a couple of things to work on but getting closer to that 'complete' performance.
Versus Merchiston: We won the toss and went into the field in the next round of the T20 National Cup. We took early wickets and produced a good fielding performance to limit them to 119 in 20 overs. Our batting innings struggled from the start and we lost wickets at regular intervals making the run chase harder. Eventually we were bowled out in the last over with only 10 needed to win the game which was very disappointing for the team.
Versus the Edinburgh Academy: We started poorly losing early wickets, Barney saved the innings with 86 backed up well by a late flurry by Lewis R leaving our total at 203. Barney and Will demolished their top order, followed up by Hugh and Lewis who also got a couple of wickets. Hugh might have got a few more if the catching had been better and this allowed them to reach 73.
Versus the Edinburgh Academy: We won the toss and went in to bat. Before long, Matthew J hit 62 and Angus R did so too. We came to a total of 192. We then took to field and Pete L took a quick three. In the end we won by 33 runs and we are ready for the next match.
Colts A XI
Versus the Edinburgh Academy: We bowled first and got the breakthrough in the 8th over and followed on with a few more superb run-outs from Nick A and Lewis R. Good bowling from Iain H, Robert M and Duncan R restricted the opposition to a total of 137. Patient batting from Alex W and Ed F got us off to a good start. Robert M, Iain H and Hector I secured the victory with 5 wickets and 12 overs to spare.
Versus the Edinburgh Academy: Having lost an important toss, the Edinburgh Academy chose to bat first. Despite the hot conditions the bowlers got us off to a great start with Hector doing a great job in stemming the runs in the hardest part of the innings. They got 147, we knew it was a competitive total however we did a great job on the field on what was a very good batting wicket. Having lost an early wicket there was a tremendous 2 wicket partnership of 144 to clinch the match with Tom W scoring the majority of runs with a sparkling 86. It was an innings filled with great timing and immense concentration. A match winning performance.