ESCA League Update - May 2016
Every two weeks this summer Gary Heatly will be updating us on how things are going in Baillie Gifford ESCA Divisions One to Eight:
Freuchie are the Baillie Gifford ESCA Division One leaders after four weeks.
In week three a superb 143 from Scott Gourlay helped them to a victory over Linlithgow.
Alan Wallace chipped in with 45 as they made 276-6 batting first at Muir Road.
In reply Linlithgow were bowled out for 190, Liam Kelly the main man with the ball for Freuchie with 4-23 in the 86-run victory.
Also in week three Edinburgh Accies defeated Clackmannan County in a low-scoring thriller.
Ashok Kumar took four wickets for the visitors at The Arns as Clackmannan were all out for 132.
In their reply Accies had a few wobbles, but 43 from Yogesh Khanchi helped them get home by one wicket.
At Goldenacre there was an intriguing clash between Heriot’s II and Gala. In the end Heriot’s II fell just 11 runs short of the 220-4 set by the Borderers.
On the day Robbie Pringle took four wickets for Gala to back-up the 88 not out by Graeme Ormiston.
Murrayfield DAFS saw off Morton by seven wickets and 95 from James Easton - following on from four wickets by Ryan Murray - saw Watsonians II defeat Musselburgh by eight wickets.
Week four was hit by the weather, but three matches were still completed.
Freuchie defeated Clackmannan County, Gala saw off Edinburgh Accies and Morton defeated Linlithgow at Boghall.
Edinburgh South are top of Division Two.
In week three Wiqas Qaiser took three wickets to see them defeat Livingston by 27-runs.
Jamie McIlduff took the superb figures of 3-0 as Fauldhouse beat St Boswells by 122-runs.
At Double Hedges there were two centuries in the Kirk Brae-SMRH II encounter.
Rhys Morgan made 127 for SMRH batting first as they made 220 all out and then Mukesh Gandhe made 103 not out as Kirk Brae got home by three wickets.
Falkland II and RHC II also won that week.
In week four Robin Hiley scored 51 and then took 3-17 as Kirk Brae defeated RHC II.
Another notable performance that week came from Stephen Broom who took 5-7 as St Boswells defeated Westquarter & Redding.
Drummond Trinity are top of Division Three.
In week three they were involved in a cracker with Haddington, 158 playing 158 in a tie.
Greg Fenton was the star that week, taking 6-13 as Selkirk saw off Broomhall with ease.
Week four saw Haider Awan hit 70 for Drummond Trinity to help them defeat Glenrothes II by 97-runs.
Edinburgh II are out in front in Division Four, a 165-run victory over Edinburgh South II in week three their highlight to date.
And in Division Five Murrayfield DAFS have won four from four.
In week four they chased down their victory target of 130 for the loss of no wickets to see off Stirling County III at Roseburn.
The league leaders in the other divisions to date are as follows:
Division Six: Carlton IV
Division Seven: Dunnikier II
Division Eight: Glenrothes IV