Monday, 27 May 2019
A bit of a damp squib all round yesterday, with the 2s being rained off and the 1s falling to defeat against Drummond Trinity. Batting first in a match reduced to 30 overs, the 1s slipped to 25ish for 4. Shannon and debutant Ross (70ish) settled things down before Ross - in partnership with Euan and then Jarrad - accelerated, getting us up to what looked like a competitive 147. Unfortunately, Drummond Trinity made short work of the chase, polishing off the runs for only 3 down in 20 overs.
Thursday, 23 May 2019
HX put together a really strong performance in tonight's Parks Trophy game against Musselburgh, winning by 47 runs. Batting first, a solid start allowed us to accelerate rapidly in the second half of the innings, with 76 runs coming off the final 48 balls. Tom's 62 anchored the innings, with Ben R hitting a quick 55*, both for their maiden 50s for the Cross. The Musselburgh innings started quickly, but Ben (3-25) and Robin (1-18) made early breakthroughs, and once Jarred (2-15) cleaned up their number 2, they never looked like making the runs. Sandeep also picked up 2 wickets, and JB strangled the tail with a tight spell of 0-15.
Saturday, 18 May 2019
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Like the 1s, the 2s also won the toss and inserted the opposition but were undone by a typically cussed Meadows wicket, which against the accepted laws of cricket proceeded to deteriorate under the glorious sunshine. Edinburgh racked up 203-5 (Jon picking up 3 wickets) and HX were all out for 51 (Jon 27).
The 1s managed to snag their first win of the season on Saturday, largely thanks to Euan winning the toss and promptly inserting Edinburgh South on a damp track. A tight bowling performance duly saw South knocked over for just 70. Wickets were shared around but special mention must go to Jarrad on debut, who at one point had figures of 3 overs, 2 maidens, 2 wickets, 1 run. To make a game of it the top order sportingly collapsed to 24-5, leaving Euan House (35*) to play a steady captain's innings and see us home for no further loss.
Tuesday, 7 May 2019
The 1s fared less well than the 2s, allowing Largo to pile up 224-5 (Ben R with 3 wickets), mostly to a batsman who scored 100 runs exclusively between square leg and long on - we probably should have stopped feeding his only shot earlier. In reply, we got off to a steady start, and although the acceleration was spectacular and briefly had Largo worried, it ultimately came too late to be genuinely threatening. We finished on 180-5, Ben R grinding out 41 initially, followed by Kit Gammell (58, and now sadly back to London) and Jamie (29) smashing a rapid 68 in just 7 overs.
It was a mixed bag for the Cross this week in their double header against Largo. Starting with the good news, the 2s racked up a spectacular 237-1, Nipun carrying his bat for a superb 113* (not, as was initially relayed to a briefly very excited and slightly confused first team, 213*) and ably supported by Robin (66) and Ziggy (28*). Largo could only manage 157-9 in reply, with Matt Tantum snagging 3 wickets and Vikram 2. Oh, and ex-captain still-fantastic Mehta added a catch and a couple of stumpings for good measure - we're just all disappointed he wasn't given a bowl...