Peebles County Cricket Club


Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI v Glenrothes 2 on Sat 21 May 2011 at 1300
Peebles County Cricket Club Lost , but not forgotten

Match report They said it would rain, but it only drizzled. The pitch at Whitestone Park was unpredictable, occasionally dangerous and batsmen unfriendly. Glenrothes took full advantage of the short boundary and wayward deliveries. P2s had a problem. GlenR's bowlers were unnaturally accurate. When their medium speed merchants dropped one short it either kept low or leapt to the chin. The game was played in an atmosphere of mutial respect and could have gone either way.

P2s lost the toss and were put in. Angus WM and Bouncy Fair were tenacious and patient, some would say bloody slow. Finally Bouncy's concentration hit the buffers and he lashed out at the wrong ball. Murray P, eager to inject urgency into the innings, cover drove and was snatched by safe hands in the offside ring. Neil Crosby played with style before being well caught by skipper Ally Sim and then Angus WM, who was beginning to open what was once his shoulders, miscued a sweep to the leg and dollied a skyer into the gloves of a grateful keeper.

GlenR did not mess with cautious play. Sim, especially, punished Jon McC and Lofty's looseners and was unlucky to fall on his wicket trying to despatch a short one from Crosby. As P2's bowlers settled, they garnered wickets. Lofty found his rhythm; Bazza S remained constant and true; Niall Burns was unlucky not to notch a victim when the keeper spilled an in'n'out.

This was closer than it looks on paper. As a morale boost for the ailing P2s, it proved a tonic.

Editorial note: Mr Other at No 4 is Neil Crosby. Mr Other's brother at No 7 is Peter Walker. P2's first change bowler, also disguised by the Other moniker is Neil Crosby.

Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 4 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Angus Wolfe Murray ct Gould, bowled Morris 54
David Fairholm b Bell 20
Paul Murray ct McDowell, bowled Bell 2
A.N. Other ct Sim, bowled Morris 23 1
George Thornton Not Out  7
Nathaniel Buckingham Not Out  5
A.N. Other  
Chris Lofthouse  
Jon McCosh  
Niall Burns  
Barry Sheppard  

Glenrothes 2 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Brian Russell8.003000.003.75
Dave Snook9.041000.001.11
Andy McCauley9.031800.002.00
John Bell9.051427.001.56
Ross Mearns 4.002900.007.25
Brian Morris6.0026213.004.33

Glenrothes 2 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
150 (0.0 overs)
Ally Sim hit wicket Crosby 31
Ross Mearns ct Crosby, bowled McCosh 4
Brian Russell b Sheppard 23
Chris Yardwood b Crosby 6
John McDowell b Lofthouse 0
Andy McCauley Not Out  35
John Bell b Sheppard 13
Chris Gould Not Out  10
Brian Morris  
John Dunn  
Dave Snook  

Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jon McCosh6.0028128.004.67
Chris Lofthouse9.0029129.003.22
A.N. Other7.0127213.503.86
Niall Burns8.112600.003.18
Barry Sheppard5.0025212.505.00