Edinburgh South Cricket Club 3rd XI v Stirling County 4ths on Sat 14 May 2011 at 1300
Edinburgh South Cricket Club Won by 54 runs

Match report The 3rds excellent start to the season continued with another comprehensive victory. Sent in to bat on a spiteful Meadows pitch, Edinburgh South were immediately in trouble, stumbling to 13/3. Madan (13) – making his 2011 debut – and Shashank (17) led a partial recovery, with scores in the teens good efforts on a pitch with seriously variable bounce. Madan’s dismissal brought to the crease Will George, who was to play the decisive innings of the match. .

Starting his innings with just 29 runs on the board, Will batted with great skill and temperament, sharing productive mini-stands with Murali and Tanny. By the time Karthik was dismissed, Edinburgh South had recovered to 96/9, which represented both a defensible score, and a good recovery from 43/6.

But there was more to come, as last man and captain Pete Kingsley shared an unbroken 66 run last wicket stand with Will. Batting more than twenty overs together, Will and Pete sensibly showed how to survive and prosper on a difficult pitch with a mixture of watchful defence, smart running and calculated aggression against the bad balls. Will’s superb unbeaten 48 included four boundaries, as he also hared through for eight twos. Kingsley – as if hewn out of a block of pure common sense – blocked and spanked in turn as the situation demanded, contributing a useful 17 not out.

163 was an imposing target in these conditions, and it was no surprise when Vishnu (1/17) and, in particular, Murali’s (4/13) good opening spells were immediately rewarded. Murali’s superb spell removed four top order batsmen, as Stirling slumped to 27/5. Tanny and Mark Kirby kept the pressure on, despite some effective hitting from Van Burren (33). When he fell to Mark (2/18), the writing was on the wall, and Kingsley experimented with his change bowlers. Madan’s off breaks took two wickets, one well caught by Kingsley, and Shashank took the final wicket to complete an fine victory.

Edinburgh South Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Mark Kirby lbw MV Vuren 0
Paul Murphy Run out  1
Madan Lal b Ross 13
Chris Griggs ct b. M Ross 1
Shashank Kolipaka ct c. M Ross b McCloughlin 17
Will George Not Out  48
Vishnu Vardhan Reddy Vanam lbw McCloughlin 0
Muralikrishna Alichetty b Crowther 8
Tanny Gill lbw Ross 8
Karthik Srinivasan b McGarvie 4
Pete Kingsley Not Out  17 1

Stirling County 4ths Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M Ross8.001728.502.13
M v Vurren7.021900.002.71
R Tree5.0214114.002.80
R McGarvie5.0028128.005.60
P Crowther1.0019119.0019.00
S Hopper6.002100.003.50

Stirling County 4ths Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
107 (0.0 overs)
Hopper b Alichetty 3
Vor Bilecki lbw Alichetty 0
Morten b Alichetty 5
Nolan b Varnum 5
Van Burren b Kirby 33
McGarvie b Alichetty 0
McGlinn lbw Lal 18
Tree b Kirby 0
Ross b Kolipaka 4
Crowthor ct Kingsley b. Lal 4
McCampbell Not Out  9

Edinburgh South Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Vishnu Vardhan Reddy Vanam6.0317117.002.83
Muralikrishna Alichetty6.011343.252.17
Tanny Gill5.012400.004.80
Mark Kirby5.001829.003.60
Madan Lal3.001025.003.33
Karthik Srinivasan5.011400.002.80
Chris Griggs3.01500.001.67
Shashank Kolipaka0.30212.004.00