Peebles County Cricket Club


Peebles County Cricket Club 1st XI v Dunfernline Carnegie on Sat 07 Aug 2010 at 1.00pm
Peebles County Cricket Club Lost by 35 runs

Match report Both Peebles teams were defeated at the weekend:at home County Ist XI lost to Dunfermline Carnegie by 36 runs and the 2nd XI were beaten by West Lothian 3rd XI at a neutral venue,Beeslack High School, Penicuick.

Had County Ist XI won on saturday,then their captain would have been quietly justified putting a celebratory bottle of champagne on ice,but cricket is a fickle and treacherous business,and as both their nearest rivals won on saturday,the defeat will make for the closest denouement to the League in recent years.The season has entered the inflammed posterior stage.

Overnight rain in Peebles had reduced the square to a pudding,not of the light flan-like consistency,but heavy-duty treacle viscosity.County's elder statesmen had justifiably discussed the possibility of cancellation but in the absence of morning rain decided to proceed. Without providing any contact details in the event of a call-off,Carnegie arrived somewhat unannounced and would brook no discussion of not playing. The briefest skiff of drizzle came and went and there was to be no further rain.

Chatt won the toss and inserted the opposition. His decision seemed vindicated as Carnegie struggled for runs and when refreshments were taken at the half-way stage of 25 overs,they had a mere 54 runs on the board. Two Dunfermline men then seized the initiative and riding their luck took the total to 153 for 8 wickets.Without exception all the County bowlers,Maxwell,Chatt
Slater,Nutton,Caddick P,Caddick S acquitted themselves well. The sun was elbowing its way through the clouds,the track and outfield were drying up,and 153 at home did not seem a particularly intimidating target for the League leaders whose team included two of the top batting performers in the division.

However,when County's batsmen arrived at the wicket,they quickly realized that they had a fight on their hands. Early wickets fell,runs were not forthcoming,and a disturbingly large number of overs had vanished.The game was taking on a horrible,nightmarish similarity to the one last week at Prestonpans.Only the outcome would be diffferent. At one stage the score was 10 for 3 wickets after 15 overs.Chatt and Nutton then produced an excellent partnership which restored hope to Peebles hearts before Chatt was adjudicated LBW for a gritty,and for him,restrained 30. Nutton,batting with a confidence,assurance and technique well beyond his years was tragically run out for 22 and County were struggling. Adams was mounting a belligerent rearguard action but he was running out of partners and when three lower order batsmen were out without any addition to the score,the game was effectively over. Adams holed out on deep mid-off for a brave 25 and the innings ended soon after for 118.

.There are three remaining fixtures,two away to their closest rivals Kirk Brae and Edin.South,who are set to face each other in another twist to the tale.County would do well not to dwell on this result as it is not fatal to their promotion chances.They must however purge themselves of the collective yips which seem to have invaded their system and somehow regain that confidence which which took them to the top of the table.

Dunfernline Carnegie Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
153 (0.0 overs)

Peebles County Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Andy Cresswell0.00000.000.00

Peebles County Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Andy Cresswell  
Pete Caddick  
Darren Chatt  
Alastair Maxwell  
Paul Murray  
David Adams  
Steve Slater  
Jordan Chatt  
Scott Caddick  
Dan Nutton  
Graham Cresswell  

Dunfernline Carnegie Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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