Peebles County Cricket Club


Glenrothes 2 v Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 30 Jul 2011 at 1300
Peebles County Cricket Club Lost in a very dark place

Match report It was a bad toss to lose. With only eight players, two of whom might be described as "waiting for the penny to drop", and three bowlers (the rest being the wicket keeper and Whistle) P2s were facing slaughter. Alasdair Sim and Ian Dale, delightful off the field, showed no mercy on it. The fun was all one sided as Peebles sank ever deeper into the mire. Humiliation never felt so bitter. It would be too cruel to describe the rout ball by ball. Better to remember the beautiful setting and the sunny day. Glenrothes showed exceptional good will by lending the crippled P2s a fielder and giving every one of their boys a chance to turn their arm. Speaking of which, P2s scraped the barrel to provide enough bowlers to complete the innings. Jonathan Dennis (A N Other in the book. A N Other Jr, No 5 batsman, was Dennis Jr), despite a nagging hamstring, was consistantly accurate and the best of a ragged bunch.

Pride was restored to a certain extent in the batting. The Geriatrics started well, if a little slow - what can you expect at their age? - before AWM attempted a six over mid wicket from an Andy Muir low flying long hop. George T played immaculately before being trapped leg before to one of Gary McA's skiddy quickies (he claims to have snicked it although no one heard a dickie bird) and the gallant Murray P decided to help the team out by donning his whites, despite having a palsied right hand, which might explain missing Alasdair Sim in the deep when the centurian was 11 - let's not dwell on that! His performance with the willow was reminiscent of the good old days and it's heartening to witness his enthusiasm, energy and Belfast determination once again.

From the ashes, a wounded phoenix breathes... until next week.

Glenrothes 2 Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 4 wickets
382 (0.0 overs)
Alasdair Sim lbw  Wolfe Murray 102
Chris Yarwood b  Thornton 20
Ian Dale ct  Dennis, bowled Murray 200
Brett Wardle b  Wolfe Murray 46
Manju Kadanaik Not Out  5
Andy Muir  
James O'Kane  
Craig Gould  
Luke Foran  
John Bell  
Gary McAulay  

Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A.N. Other9.022100.002.33
Barry Sheppard9.006800.007.56
George Thornton9.0071171.007.89
Craig Entwhistle9.0012000.0013.33
Angus Wolfe Murray9.0081240.509.00
Paul Murray1.0016116.0016.00

Peebles County Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Angus Wolfe Murray lbw  Muir 20
George Thornton lbw  McAulay 34
Paul Murray b  Bell 34
A.N. Other ct  Sim, bowled Bell 1
A.N. Other b  Bell 0
Craig Entwhistle b  Bell 0
Barry Sheppard Not Out  1
Alistair Stewart Not Out  0
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  

Glenrothes 2 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gary McAulay8.0312112.001.50
John Bell7.05541.250.71
Manju Kadanaik5.02400.000.80
Luke Foran4.001400.003.50
Craig Gould5.00700.001.40
Andy Muir4.0017117.004.25
Brett Wardle5.011100.002.20
Ian Dale4.00900.002.25
Alasdair Sim3.001300.004.33