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Stoneywood-Dyce run out winners [posted 21/04/19]

After defeating Drumpellier at Langloan yesterday, a touring Stoneywood-Dyce side made it two wins in two days with a win over a Poloc XI today at Shawholm.  The old ground's first match of season 2019 was played in yet more brilliant weather: warm and sunny, in fact hot and sunny!  Batting first the visitors from the north-east were aided in no small way by the generosity of the home bowling attack who gifted no fewer than 43 runs in extras as 212 for 6 was posted in the first - 40 overs - innings.  For Stoneywood-Dyce, both openers made half centuries, Lindsay (56) and McLaren (59) putting on 117 for the first wicket.  For the Poloc XI, Yasar (3 for 41) was the pick of the bowlers, his three wickets all coming in his second spell bowling from the Cart End.  Mention, too, of Buggsy's bowling, being tossed the ball by skipper Saif first change, he returned figures of 8-1-25-0 to prove the most economic of the bowlers used.  Ziggy was the only other bowler who "went at" less than 4-an-over, his 1 for 26 in seven overs seeing him take his first wicket for the club.  213 to win then. 

 

57 without loss by the middle of the twelfth over was a good start to the run-chase, Zakir and Ziggy opening.  But their partnership wouldn't get to 58, Zakir somewhat rashly running himself out, forgetting that old adage of "don't run for a miss-field".  Hitting the ball to mid-on, the ball was half-stopped by one of Stoneywood-Dyce's overseas players, Lindsay, who then smartly got to his feet and threw to the 'keeper's end spotting Zakir careering down the pitch.  Run out for 22.  the next two wickets - Rambo (11) and Saif (0) - would then fall in the space of 3 runs being added to the total, 72 for 1 becoming 75 for 3 in the eighteenth over.  21 were then added by Ziggy (now on a fourth partner, in CJ) before the side's fourth wicket fell in the 22nd over.  CJ (9) was bowled by Kidd.  Ziggy was, however, still there, and playing positively.  But his luck at clearing the rope would eventually run out as, after hitting a couple of maximums, he was sixth out for 52.  His departure came with the score on 75, the same total that had seen Kess (0) dismissed in the previous over.  105 for 4 had become 105 for 6.  Actually, make that "for 7" as Yasar (0) was bowled by Williams.  Josh was now in with Buggsy, however - as 24 hours later - the former would be a 22-yards-away spectator of a tail-end collapse, the last three Poloc XI wickets falling for just 1 run.  113 for 7 becoming 114 all out, Amaan (0) and Gary (0) failing to trouble the scorers after Buggsy (3) was eighth out. 

 

Cobwebs,.....and Poloc blown away [posted 20/04/19]

Forthill was the venue for the first outing of season 2019, a Forfarshire XI the opponents in a pre-season Pro40 match.  And after winning the toss, Pasty decided to have a bat.  This decision - on a gloriously warm and sunny afternoon - looked sensible enough when openers Zakir and Rambo safely negotiated the first four overs, putting on 14.  However their partnership wouldn't reach a total with another "5" in it as Rambo (5) was bowled by Robertson.  This brought Saif to the middle, however after despatching Wallace for consecutive maximums in the eighth over, and following a maiden from Robertson in over nine, he was the second batter to depart - for 19 (13) - bowled by Ditchmen by the Forfs' slow bowler's first delivery.  Zakir therefore found himself with a third partner injside ten overs, Pasty the new batter.  40 for 2.  And 9 runs later the side was three down as Zakir (10) himself departed, chipping Ditchmen to mid-wicket where Hogarth held the catch.  49 for 3.  Abdullah (4) then came and went pretty cheaply before new batter Ziggy and Pasty steadied this a tad, adding 24 for the fifth wicket.  Fifth to go was Pasty (14), feathering a Carnegie delivery to Garden.  78 for 5 and the side in more than just a bit of bother.  92 was the next total that would be entered in to the "FOW" column in the scorebook, Ziggy (19) holing out at "cow" to give Black a first scalp, Sim this time the catcher.  92 for 6.  And from this point, as if things couldn't get worse,.....they did!  92 for 5 would become 97 all out as Josh (1) first of all watched three partners get out at the other end, before being last out in the 29th over.  Only thanks to 20 runs in extras was the total not a real shocker. 

 

Forfs needing 98 to win.  And win they did, in double-quick time.  Openers Garden (53*) and Johnston (37*) smacked some pretty wayward bowling all around Forthill on their way to reaching the finish line in under twelve overs.  None of the bowlers' figures looked particularly pleasing as a result, however it's maybe fair to say that the Forfs' pair simply despatched poor bowling as much as they, themselves, played well.  So a thumping defeat first up.  But, still, a very worthwhile exercise, with winter cobwebs well and truly blown away and the difference between indoor practice - no matter how often and/or how good - and the "real thing" never better illustrated. 

  


 

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Poloc and Shawholm XIs

 
Poloc and Shawholm XIs are variously fielded to play friendly matches against other clubs - often as pre-, or post-season friendlies, sometimes against touring sides.