Possibles knock over Probables

08 Aug

Marc Petrie is bowled by Gordon Goudie (Cameron Munro)Probables 152ao (37 overs) Budge 41, Munsey 33, Goudie 2/16, Alexander 2/13 lost to Possibles 154/1 (27.3 overs) Gardiner 70*, Wallace 62* by 9 wickets

The Possibles locked horns with the Probables at the Grange in Edinburgh in the second Scotland trial match.

Con de Lange and George Munsey opened the innings for the Probables after they had been invited to bat first on a bright and sunny day.

The pair got off to a confident start, put on 48, before Munsey was caught by Berrington from the bowling of Gosain for 33.

Berrington was then involved in the run out of Preston Mommsen with a fierce throw that resulted in a direct hit, catching the batsman short of his ground.

The Probables were then dealt another blow when Con de Lange found the hands of Peter Ross off the bowling of Gordon Goudie to depart for 24, with the score on 72/3 in the 14th over.

The wickets kept coming for the Possibles as Hamza Tahir picked up the wickets of Fraser Burnett and Moneeb Iqbal cheaply.  

Goudie then clean bowled Marc Petrie, Hafeez removed Majid Haq and Safyaan Sharif to put the Probables under pressure.

Dylan Budge, who plies his trade with Durham Academy, showed resilience with some clean hitting down the ground and over mid-wicket, until Berrington held on to another catch, this time off Niall Alexander, to depart for 41.

The innings came to a close as the Probables finished on 151 with 13 overs still remaining, as Tahir, Hafeez, Goudie and Alexander all finished with two wickets each.

In reply, the Possibles opened the batting with Hamish Gardiner and Craig Wallace and both went about meticulously picking off the bowling in a fine partnership worth 121 runs.

Wallace was particularly severe on any short bowling and hit two maximums as he cruised past 50. Gardiner found the boundary eight times throughout his innings of 70, and although he lost his partner, Wallace, for 62 the Possibles closed in on victory.

Peter Ross came to the wicket and ensured that no more wickets would fall - and when Gardiner stroked the ball to the cover boundary in the 28th over - the Possibles had achieved a 9 wicket win.

It was a worthwhile exercise for the new coaching set-up to see the potentials ahead of a three match series with New Zealand A, Bradburn concluded, “It’s good to see what these guys are capable of under pressure and see how they go about their business.”

Scotland will name their squad to face New Zealand A on Monday.

Probables: Preston Mommsen (c), George Munsey, Con de Lange, Fraser Burnett, Moneeb Iqbal, Dylan Budge, Marc Petrie, Safyaan Sharif, Majid Haq, Mark Watt, Iain Wardlaw.

Possibles: Hamish Gardiner, Cameron Farell, Peter Ross, Hafeez, Richie Berrington, Craig Wallace (c), Gordon Goudie, Niall Alexander, Hamza Tahir, Paddy Sadler, Chayank Gosain.

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