Edinburgh South Cricket Club 2nd XI v Preston Village on Sat 11 Aug 2012 at 13:00
Edinburgh South Cricket Club Lost by 18 runs

Match report
ESCC2s lost to Preston Village by 18 runs. Not a startling headline. But there is more to it than that. Few cricketers at our level ever score a century, so when, like buses, three turn up together, it is worthy of note.

PV were asked to bat, and they started normally enough, reaching 46 for 2 in the 13th over. From then though, Dave King (100 not out) and Matt Boyd (112 not out) stole the show. Their undefeated 207 partnership was most impressive, albeit frustrating to the unfortunate ESCC2s attack. Gus took the opportunity to tell us that he bowled all of our five maidens. Shane maintained excellent accuracy and control, and although wicketless like most of us, conceded little more than three an over.

Facing a daunting target of 254, ESCC2s lost Jim to the third ball of the innings. He was man enough to agree that he had made a “confident leave” to a ball which took his off stump with late swing. Shane started nicely, but it was Praveen who immediately imposed himself. His first 22 runs came in boundaries, and so we dared to dream. A sharp slip catch by centurion Boyd accounted for Shane, leaving Praveen to control proceedings. His partners’ contributions may have been small, but their support was vital to the cause. Notably Paul Murphy made just 1 in a 29 run fourth wicket stand, and similarly Paul Wilson (11 of 53 for the sixth) and James (8 of 61 for the seventh) stuck around usefully. At 92 for 5 the prospect was bleak, but Praveen’s dominance against the odds took us to 206 for 7 when he got out. His 132 included 4 sixes and 16 fours. James and Gus scored at a reasonable rate, but the task was just too great.

Each of the main batsmen had their slices of luck, and profited judiciously from the very short boundary on one side. However they are all to be congratulated on their exceptional achievements.

Preston Village Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 12w 3b 5lb 
for 2 wickets
253 (45.0 overs)
S Dixon b  McLean 0
D King Not Out  100
S Ramzan b  France 20
M Boyd Not Out  112
A Dobie  
A Forsyth  
K Clark  
R Henderson  
J Russell  
I Hawkins  
M Fabbreschi  

Edinburgh South Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gus McLean9.0516116.001.78
Daryll Townend9.003700.004.11
James France3.0034134.0011.33
Shane Wilcock9.002900.003.22
Peter Fyfe4.003700.009.25
Gerry Dodson5.004400.008.80
James Newbery5.004000.008.00
Karthik Srinivasan1.00800.008.00

Edinburgh South Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
5nb 19w 10b 5lb 
for 8 wickets

(45.0 overs)
James Newbery b  Forsyth 2
Praveen Kumar Padma lbw  Hawkins 132
Shane Wilcock ct  Boyd b Forsyth 13
Peter Fyfe b  Forsyth 3
Paul Murphy b  Boyd 1
Daryll Townend ct  Russell b Boyd 4
Paul Wilson lbw  Ramzan 11
James France Not Out  17
Karthik Srinivasan ct  ? b Hawkins 0
Gus McLean Not Out  13
Gerry Dodson  

Preston Village Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Forsyth9.0239313.004.33
M Fabbreschi9.005900.006.56
M Boyd9.0133216.503.67
S Ramzan9.0038138.004.22
I Hawkins7.0032216.004.57
S Dixon1.001100.0011.00
D King1.00800.008.00