Gary Heatly rounds-up the latest pathways action…
The Eastern Knights under-17 boys travelled to Brechin to play the Caledonian Highlanders on Sunday and the visitors came away with a victory.
Alex Hodge (Watsonians CC) got the away side off to a good start with the bat, scoring 43, but when he was out his side had slipped to 85-4.
They then fell to 125-6 before middle-order batter Ally Docherty (Grange CC) batted brilliantly for his own 43 with support from Charlie Kentish (Carlton CC, 30) and Watsonians CC’s Salaar Ali (23) to give them a competitive score of 223 all out.
The one thing that will have annoyed the Knights having got up and over 200 was that they were dismissed without using more than a handful of their overs.
Dan Brown (Banchory CC) took 3-42 for the Highlanders with Oliver Patterson of Perth Doo’cot CC taking 3-32.
Dunfermline & Carnegie CC’s Dan Pearson got his side’s reply off to the best possible start, showing good intent to hit 27 off 20 balls opening the batting including six 4s, before he fell to Grange CC’s Haris Ali with the score on 40.
Gordonians CC’s Pranav Saravanan made 40 after that, but no other Highlanders batter could make it past 12 runs.
As a result, when the rain forced the game to be abandoned, they were on 139-8 off 33.5 overs.
That meant that the Knights won by 59-runs via DLS and Neil Yelland, their coach present on the day, said “The difference in the second part of the game was made by Ewan Hutchinson and Jared Rubly who bowled brilliantly in tandem and tightened things up which in turn got us the wickets to get ahead on DLS. A very good outing from the team.”
Hutchinson (Carlton CC/Heriot’s CC) took three wickets – conceding 34 runs in 10 overs including four maidens – and Rubly (Livingston CC) ended up with 2-19.
The Eastern Knights under-17s are pictured