Edinburgh South Cricket Club Mitres v Edinburgh University Ladies on Sun 20 Apr 2014 at 1 p.m.
Edinburgh South Cricket Club Won by 7 wickets

Match report
Edinburgh University Ladies CC found a deceptive blue sky and a chilly NE wind at Inch Park. The Ladies won the toss, and chose to bat first.

Their openers Oliver and McGill prospered as the new ball came onto the bat, making 34 for the first wicket, before Andrew Barrie removed both in his second over. From then on, no other partnership bettered half the openers’ effort, as slower bowling proved harder to score from, frequently keeping low on the early season wicket. Ross Henderson bowled very steadily, with generous flight and good control, deserving more than his one wicket. Gerry bowled four victims in succession, before Adam dismissed number 11, a handsome fair-haired youth - whose throwing arm would be the envy of anyone in ESCC, but whose indiscriminately aggressive batting attitude hinted more to this seasoned correspondent of the young gentleman’s likely testosterone level amongst his fair teammates than of his innings building pedigree! No less than 40% of the Ladies’ total of 94 was extras, including many wides. Of course this was an opportunity for various bowlers to get early season exposure, but we should try hard through practice to limit this type of unintended gift to future opponents.

In our reply, the innings was led by Ross Welsh, whose 55 not out, including six fours, was a great example to us of careful defence against the straight ball, while waiting to take advantage of loose offerings. The first wicket put on 42 before Bradley fell lbw for 13 – a steady knock supporting the man in form. Paul succumbed early, then Victor made a confident 10 before being stumped – a lesson our recruit from the world of baseball will take on board. Claire played sensibly, letting Ross guide us to victory.

This pleasing win was also played in the right friendly spirit. One of the Ladies’ dads umpired the first innings, despite being about to drive back home to Liverpool after the weekend here – a fine effort.

Edinburgh University Ladies Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 27w 9b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
94 (29.4 overs)
R Oliver lbw  Barrie 10 1
K McGill st  Barker b Barrie 13
J Scully lbw  Bonthrone 6
J Nobes lbw  Henderson 5
Z Conway Not Out  14
C Evans b  Dodson 3
N Hunt Run out  0
E Francis b  Dodson 1
N Morey b  Dodson 1
C Pettinger b  Dodson 0
R Thompson b  Smith 3

Edinburgh South Cricket Club Mitres Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ross Welsh3.001800.006.00
Adam Smith3.41717.001.91
Ross Henderson6.0113113.002.17
Andrew Barrie4.011628.004.00
Bradley Bonthrone4.0013113.003.25
Gerry Dodson6.01842.001.33
Victor Olivieri3.00900.003.00

Edinburgh South Cricket Club Mitres Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 16w  
for 3 wickets
Bradley Bonthrone lbw  Conway 13 1
Ross Welsh Not Out  55 6
Paul Wilson b  Hunt 0
Victor Olivieri st  Oliver b Hunt 10 1 1
Claire Hoyda Not Out  3
Andy Barker   1
Ross Henderson  
Andrew Barrie  
Gerry Dodson  
Adam Smith  
Darren Young  
Selected member not found  

Edinburgh University Ladies Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
K McGill5.511600.002.74
J Nobes4.001300.003.25
Z Conway5.0015115.003.00
J Scully6.002800.004.67
C Evans1.00100.001.00
N Hunt4.0025212.506.25