Peebles County Cricket Club


Livingston 2nd XI v Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 03 Jul 2010 at 1.00pm
Peebles County Cricket Club Lost

Match report At last, after weeks of painful defeats, a joyous loss.

This was a game that almost broke the mould. Do you believe in miracles? The gallant band that makes up P2, whose fielding and catching was as sharp as the 1st XI’s will to win, allowed itself a glimmer as Livingston 2 struggled to make the final three runs for victory, with their No 10 batsman facing Kie Ramsay at the bitter end. After some nervous prodding and close misses, Chris Reid snicked the last ball of the over between the keeper and first slip and George T was not fast enough in pursuit to stop the inevitable. What added to the excitement was that the home team needed only 64 to win. They lost eight wickets in the process.

P2 won the toss and decided to bat. The opening bowlers, Roddy Mackay and Shiv Maini were accurate and fast. Jules the Tools left early and then Murray P gloved a ball from Maini that came back into him. Angus WM held steady while George T and The Swanster fell to the expert spin of Faisel Anwar. There was a brief father-and-son partnership that looked promising before Reid came on as fifth change. After Mackay, Maini, Anwar and skipper Darren Hall had bowled exceptionally tight, the relief of Reid was palpable. At last, someone to hit. Result? Collective suicide. And the lowest total of the year.

Kie and The Swanster opened P2’s attack and only Anwar showed any application for the fight. Wickets tumbled, with The Swanster catching two off his own bowling. The Sandy Man followed Kie’s six overs and produced another revelatory spell of medium/slow magic. He could only do right, taking 4 for 14 off 6. It was so nearly enough. In the field, Kim excelled, and for once catches were taken, not dropped. The feeling of unity and determination was strong in the team and even if the result went against them this was a memorable moment in P2’s Div 7 adventure.

Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Paul Murray ct Young, bowled Maini 9
Julian Pace ct balasubramanian, bowled Mackay 3
Angus Wolfe Murray ct Hall, bowled Reid 14
George Thornton ct Reid, bowled Anwar 0
Marc Swan ct Baker, bowled Anwar 0 3
Kim Wolfe Murray ct Baker, bowled Reid 10
Sandy Anderson b Reid 7 1
Chris Lofthouse ct Clark, bowled Reid 4
Kieran Ramsay ct Mackay, bowled Reid 1
Niall Burns Not Out  3
A.N. Other  

Livingston 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Roddy Mackay9.0314114.001.56
Shiv Maini7.0310110.001.43
Faisel Anwar7.031025.001.43
Darren Hall5.02600.001.20
Chris Reid4.211052.002.31
Connor Clark3.00800.002.67

Livingston 2nd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
64 (0.0 overs)
Robert Bowering b Ramsay 2
Faisel Anwar ct Swan, bowled Anderson 31
Tom Baker lbw Swan 2
Darren Hall ct & bowled Swan 10
Suresh Balasubramanian lbw Anderson 0
Connor Clark ct & bowled Swan 1
Roddy Mackay Not Out  8
Mark Gray b Anderson 1
Shiv Maini ct & bowled Anderson 0
Chris Reid Not Out  3
Gordon Young  

Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Kieran Ramsay7.0219119.002.71
Marc Swan9.012337.672.56
Sandy Anderson6.011443.502.33
Niall Burns1.00400.004.00
Chris Lofthouse1.00200.002.00