Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI v Carlton 4 on Sat 11 Jun 2011 at 1300
Peebles County Cricket Club Lost in the swamp

Match report Ghastly, humiliating and soaking wet, Saturday's game was the worst performance by P2s this year. The less said the better. However, we must face our disgrace.

Deciding to bat on a damp wicket in constant drizzle was probably the wrong decision. AWM stretched for a wide long hop in the first over and then Chris W was run out by Murray P who committed suicide by attempting a hook too early. George T was dismissed by a good ball from sulky teenager Neil I-H. It was the start from hell. Only Rajiv, Lofty and Niall B showed any resolve, until John Brophy, injured and hobbling, gave us a lesson in fortitude. Sixty nine all out was better than 25 all out, which it might have been.

After an excellent tea, with the wicket degenerating towards swamp conditions, Carlton played intelligently, punishing the bad balls, defending the good. Two possible catches went down, but otherwise it was an immaculate demonstration of splashmanship, especially by young Dougal Balfour. Considering the slippery track, P2's bowlers did not offend the one imaginary spectator.

Despair creeps ever closer. A win is required to retain a semblance of hope.

Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Angus Wolfe Murray ct Murray, bowled Main 0
Chris Winter Run out  0
Paul Murray lbw Irvine-Hess 1
George Thornton b Irvine-Hess 1
Chris Lofthouse ct Prescott, bowled Murdoch 10
Rajiv Bhatia b Murdoch 20
Sandy Anderson b Main 1
Niall Burns b Kennedy 11
John Brophy ct and bowled Kennedy 12
Barry Sheppard ct Balfour, bowled Main 1
A.N. Other Not Out  0

Carlton 4 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Dougal Main5.011033.332.00
Greg Murdoch5.021025.002.00
Neil Irvine-Hess7.0021210.503.00
Bob Irvine3.001400.004.67
Mike Kennedy4.011125.502.75

Carlton 4 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 0 wickets
70 (0.0 overs)
Shaun Barrett Not Out  29
Dougal Balfour Not Out  35
Mike Kennedy  
Sohaib Khan  
Liam Prescott  
Keith Murray  
Shaib Farouk  
Neil Irvine-Hess  
Bob Irvine  
Dougal Main  
Greg Murdoch  

Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Niall Burns4.001200.003.00
Sandy Anderson7.011600.002.29
Chris Winter4.001600.004.00
Barry Sheppard2.00700.003.50
Rajiv Bhatia2.10900.004.15
Chris Lofthouse1.00600.006.00