Tranent 2nds v Edinburgh South Cricket Club 3rd XI on Sat 20 Jul 2013 at 1300
Edinburgh South Cricket Club Won by 32 runs

Match report
The surrounding crowd kept growing in the Meadows on this warm breezy day. But few watched us, as drummers, a horn player and scattered wisps of barbecue smoke punctuated the summer afternoon.

Tranent 2s asked ESCC 3s to bat, giving Calum and promoted opener Brendon first chance to enjoy the fast outfield on Meadows 3. Yes, really! 103 for no wicket at the 20 over drinks break was a great start, and the opening partnership reached 145 before Brendon was lbw for 74. Ian (19) provided further support to Calum as he approached his first ESCC fifty. Statistical interest was at fever pitch to see whether the innings total could get to 200 with the burgeoning input from that unseen contributor, extras, before Calum reached his milestone. For the record, Calum just made it first, and his 56 was a model of patient accumulation, without which our good total of 212 for 4 would have been much harder to achieve. The last few runs came from young Robert’s bat, making his ESCC debut just before his 12th birthday, alongside the venerable Jim, whose asterisk on its own justified him donning his whites for the umpteenth time!

Tranent 2s reply was equally prolific early on, reaching 120 when their second wicket fell after 19 overs. Aiden Hoenigmann hit 11 fours in his 47. But ESCC 3s bowling was generally better controlled, and succeeded in subduing the Tranent 2s scoring rate. Brendon took a couple of wickets late in his spell, helping to start a late order collapse as risks had to be taken. At that stage the accuracy of both Colin and 13 year old Richard was rewarded, with three and two wickets respectively. A critical eye observed one or two dropped catches, but would also confirm that this geriatric correspondent is getting no quicker at bending down in the field.

In the end this was a well worked win, but Tranent 2s produced a commendable response, until the required rate became too demanding.

Edinburgh South Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
9nb 27w 18b 1lb 
for 4 wickets
Calum Raine b Noor Ali 56 6
Brendon Hillyard lbw Hoenigmann 74 12 1
Colin Mills ct Dance b Reynolds 2
Ian Ross ct Noor Ali b Gunda 19 2
James Brims Not Out  0
Robert Edwards Not Out  6 1
Gerry Dodson  
Dominic Dobson  
Richard Tresidder  
Deva Sethuraman   1
Bradley Bonthrone  sub fielder only

Tranent 2nds Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Salaam8.013100.003.87
A Hoenigmann8.0226126.003.25
P Dance7.004500.006.43
S Gunda6.0036136.006.00
D Picken3.002300.007.67
F Reynolds4.0018118.004.50
A Noor Ali4.0114114.003.50

Tranent 2nds Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3nb 15w 6b  
for 9 wickets
180 (34.2 overs)
A Salaam b Mills 21
A Noor Ali b Hillyard 53
A Hoenigmann ct Sethuraman b Dodson 47
D Picken b Tresidder 23
P Dance b Sethuraman 4
S Luker b Hillyard 0
F Reynolds b Tresidder 1
S Beveridge Not Out  4
L Bruce ct Hillyard b Mills 1
F Kapedia b Mills 2
S Gunda  did not bat

Edinburgh South Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Brendon Hillyard8.0032216.004.00
Dominic Dobson6.003300.005.50
Colin Mills6.2134311.335.37
Richard Tresidder7.0031215.504.43
Gerry Dodson5.0120120.004.00
Deva Sethuraman2.0024124.0012.00