Tuesday, 7 February 2017

A New Dinasty...

Mahmood Din has taken over the role of club President.
Recruitment will be the club's overriding priority as HX aim to 
recover from a disastrous 2016. 

Friday, 17 June 2016

League Weekend 8 and the Week Ahead

Paul has written up the 3rds' game (see below), but the highlight of the weekend, results-wise, was
the 2nds' 7 wicket win at Penicuik. Gerry was the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 11 off his 8 overs, before an undefeated 98-run 4th wicket partnership between skipper Nipun (30 no) and Steve Ferreira (75 no - 4 6s and 9 4s) saw us home.

Here are Saturday's fixtures, all still on as things stand -
  • 1sts vs Edinburgh 1sts at Campbell Park.
  • 2nds vs Edinburgh South 2nds at Arbo.
  • 3rds vs Marchmont 3rds, home on the Inverleith Park artificial.
Midweek -
  • Tuesday, friendly vs Leith at Arbo.
  • Wednesday, Active Edinburgh Trophy vs Murrayfield DAFS at Roseburn Park.

PVB on the Threes

Paul writes -

When your side is all out for 34, you might not expect a report. Well, there is much to be happy with, not least the wonderful camaraderie and sportsmanship from both HX 3rds' nine and Edinburgh 3rds' eleven, both of whom appreciated the skills of the opposition. Well done Dave and Aasim for your excellent leadership in setting the right tone - and well done every player for playing the game in the right spirit.

Meadows 3 reminded me of Lords with the odd low bounce which Keith (2-28) found to great effect. Matt (3-30) at the other end was excellent too, diving for a c&b. The first change was a revelation - Matt Bywater (3-14) took the catch of the season, c&b off a full-blooded drive and bowled really impressively. Or was it the catch of the season? Keith, in preventing a third 6 off Paul's lobs, stuck out his right hand at long on and took another brilliant catch.

Meanwhile if there were fines for poor play my wallet would be rather bare, having dropped one on the boundary and been carted by the left-hander who ruined my theory of having the short boundary on the off (for the right-hander). My only consolation was that Joe Root had a (marginally) higher economy rate in the second innings at Lords (18 per over) than I did. Andy came on and grabbed a wicket first ball.

Edinburgh bowled really well. Several of us came and went but the ball was cutting about a lot off Irshad (4-2) who bowled all four victims, including a shooter that got Matt. Andy hit two powerful pulls for four (top score 9!), then Keith played a cover drive for four which brought a smile to his face, reminding us how he scored a bucketload of runs in the 1980s.

Would Michael retain his "not out" record? No - first ball. All out within 11 overs.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

League Weekend 7 and the Week Ahead

Saturday saw the 2nds record their first win of the season in a feast of jug avoidance as Steve Ferreira and Jon Bates took 4-fors before Robin Worsnop fell one short of his first ever fifty. The 3rds lost very narrowly with Keith Geddes joining the 4-for club.

Sadly, tonight's friendly has been cancelled, but the last nets of the season are on Wednesday. Here are Saturday's League fixtures -

  • 1sts vs Penicuik at Arbo.
  • 2nds vs Penicuik 2nds, away.
  • 3rds vs Edinburgh 3rds, away on Meadows 3.
Midweek -
  • Wednesday 15th, Active Edinburgh Trophy vs Murrayfield DAFS, away.
  • Thursday 16th, friendly vs Woodcutters at Arbo.
Good luck, everyone.

Friday, 3 June 2016

League Weekend 6 and the Week Ahead

Last weekend was another disappointing one for the club, but there are encouraging signs in
continuing strong recruitment. Here are Saturday's fixtures -

  • 1sts vs Carlton 2nds at Arbo.
  • 2nds vs Freuchie 2nds, away.
  • 3rds vs Gala-Hawick 2nds, at home on the Inverleith Park artificial.
Next week see the first of our midweek friendlies. Please contact Alex Candlish if you'd like to play.
  • Tuesday evening - Murrayfield-DAFS at Arbo.
Good luck, everyone.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

League Weekend 5 and the Week Ahead

Last Saturday Andy Donaldson's unbeaten 50 led the 9-man 3rds to a memorable last wicket victory, but Tom Jordan's half century wasn't quite enough for the 2nds who lost by 4 runs.

Here are this weekend's fixtures -
  • 1sts vs Dunnikier, away.
  • 2nds vs Grange 3rds at Arbo.
  • 3rds vs Morton 3rds, away on Meadows 2.
And midweek -
  • Tuesday, Parks Trophy vs Drummond-Trinity at Inverleith Park.
  • Wednesday, Nets at Arbo.
Good luck, everyone.

Monday, 23 May 2016


The midweek friendly season is nearly here. Alex Candlish will be captaining most of the time, so please get in touch with him if interested. Here's this year's line up of fixtures -
  • Tuesday 7th June vs Murrayfield-DAFS at Arbo.
  • Thursday 16th June vs Woodcutters at Arbo.
  • Tuesday 21st June vs Leith FAB at Arbo.
  • Tuesday 28th June vs Maccabi at Arbo.
  • Tuesday 5th July vs Livingston at Arbo.
  • Tuesday 12th July vs Currie-Balerno at Arbo.
  • Thursday 21st July vs SMRH Trojans at Arbo.
In addition, the fourth annual Martin Flynn Memorial game will be at Arbo on the afternoon of Sunday 31st July.