Peebles County Cricket Club


Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI v Marchmont 2nd XI on Sat 24 Jul 2010 at 1.00pm
Peebles County Cricket Club Lost

Match report This was another case of too little too early.

Marchmont won the toss and decided to field. A good choice, considering the dampness of the Peebles pitch and the fact that it plays better as the day goes on. However, despite rumours of its unpredictability, the ball came through slow, but true, and the home side’s openers were respectful. After 10 overs and only 18 runs on the board the arrival of Cam Ewer seemed like a gift from the god of loose bowling. A rank long hop took Angus WM out and Bouncy Fairholm misjudged another short delivery. After a confident start, Dave Adams attempted a hook that didn’t get up and George Thornton cut a ball straight to deep gully. The Swanster started nervously and seemed uncertain against Steve Mathers and Pat Snowdon. Once Rich Adams was done by a popper, things were getting serious, and so Swanny stepped up a gear, as partners came and went, until finally being trapped LBW, going back to a tricky delivery from Harith Ramachandra.

The Peebles bowling was good and the Marchmont batting adventurous. Atwell’s opening spell was cut short by a twisted ankle. Rich was his usual accurate self and The Sandy Man unlucky not to get a wicket. Top scorer Steve Clayton was clearly stumped when he was in his 20s, but the umpire did not give it. This might have made a difference. Who knows? Liam Healy, No 7 and last man in for Marchmont, was shaping up well. He looked like a player, not a patsy. The best team… maybe.

P2s losses at the beginning of the season could be put down to feckless fielding, dropped catches and missed opportunities, rather than a deficiency in talent, or poor morale. In this game there were three outstanding catches taken by Atwell, Niall Burns and Dave Adams. Pity they failed to swing the match.

Marchmont 2nd XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
115 (0.0 overs)
Steve Mathers ct  Burns, bowled Setlhaplo 7
Harith Ramachandra ct  Setlhaplo, bowled Swan 20
Pat Snowdon lbw  R Adams 3
John MacConnache lbw  Swan 2
Mani Ramachandran ct  D Adams, bowled Burns 22
Steve Clayton Not Out  46
Liam Healy Not Out  3
Ramesh Viswanathan  
Cam Ewer  
Lucky Ngobeni  

Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Atwell Setlhaplo4.0017117.004.25
Richard Adams8.4127127.003.12
Sandy Anderson8.021800.002.25
Marc Swan5.021728.503.40
Niall Burns4.0023123.005.75

Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Angus Wolfe Murray ct  Mathers, bowled Ewer 14
David Fairholm ct  Healy, bowled Ewer 15
David Adams b  Ewer 10 1
George Thornton ct  Mathers, bowled Ramachandra 15
Marc Swan lbw  Ramachandra 45
Richard Adams ct  Healy, bowled Snowdon 0
Sandy Anderson b  Clayton 2
Niall Burns b  Ramachandra 0 1
A.N. Other b  Clayton 1
Atwell Setlhaplo Not Out  0 1
No 11th Player  

Marchmont 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Steve Clayton8.15422.000.49
Lucky Ngobeni1.11000.000.00
Mani Ramachandran5.012100.004.20
Cam Ewer5.011434.672.80
Steve Mathers9.031600.001.78
Pat Snowdon8.0134134.004.25
Harith Ramachandra5.002337.674.60