Warriors on form to see off the Knights at under-15 level

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June 1, 2021 2 years

The Western Warriors under-15 boys bounced back from last week’s loss to the Caledonian Highlanders by defeating the Eastern Knights at Clydesdale’s Titwood ground on Sunday.

The Warriors bowled first and captain for the day Robbie Walsh (Ayr CC) and Shlok Thaker (Clydesdale CC) made early breakthroughs with Ewan McCartney (Helensburgh CC) adding a third wicket while the ball was still new. 

Then it was over to the spinners who were well led by Uzair Ahmad (Ferguslie CC). 

His four scalps were backed up by two wickets from Qasim Khan (Ferguslie CC) and one from Nasratullah Safi (Glasgow Accies CC).

That effort meant that the Knights, who were 68-5 at one point, were all out for 106.

In reply, Ahmad and Max Byers (Dumfries CC) both looked in fine form, although they will have been slightly disappointed not to have gone on having made 22 and 17.

Rory Paterson (Glasgow Accies CC) batted very well for his 38 not out and ran Ahmad very close for the Player of the Match award as the home side won by four wickets.

Warriors head coach Tim Hart said:  “This was a much improved bowling and fielding performance and it set-up the victory.

“The bowling unit as a whole was on form with everyone playing their part.

“Special mention in defeat must also be made of fine effort in the field for the Knights from William Hodgson who took two outstanding diving catches as well as a simpler one and a run out.”

Meanwhile, last Thursday the Cricket Scotland Performance Academy men and the Scottish Universities played two T20s in Stirling and drew 1-1.

In game one at New Williamfield, Brandon McMullen made 34 batting at number three, Aaryaman Roy 19 not out and Cameron Fyfe 18 as the Universities posted 113-7 up first.

Five Performance Academy bowlers took scalps as the wickets were shared around.

A good 26 from opening batter Angus Guy got the Performance Academy’s reply off to the perfect start and Naylor then made 24 as they got home by four wickets after a slight wobble.

Batting first in game two, the Performance Academy slipped to 32-4 before 30 not out from Naylor hoisted them up to 100-6 from their 20 overs.

In reply, an opening partnership of 62 from Tom Simpson (38) and Rory Johnston (37) set the Universities up for a six wicket win.

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