Merchiston Castle School v Edinburgh South Cricket Club Mitres on Thu 09 Jun 2011 at 14.00
Edinburgh South Cricket Club Lost by 82 runs

Match report Spending a Thursday afternoon playing cricket on an immaculate ground like Merchiston is a pleasure dreamt of by many, but enjoyed by few. Arriving one short, we must thank young Martin Lockley* of S4 for being “volunteered” to join us. He acquitted himself well.

Agreeing a 35 over game, the School chose to bat. A couple of early wickets for Blair, easing himself into bowling for a change, gave us unjustified confidence. The boys soon rattled up an impressive 196 for 9, courtesy of the fast outfield and some rather friendly bowling. Eventually Obaid took two wickets in successive balls, dismissing the opener Ibbetson caught for 49, then conjuring a stumping, both by Will. Blair ended with four scalps to his name.

5.6 per over against a well schooled attack might have been achievable, had we not given eight catches, all gratefully received. Well, almost all - a meaty flat square cut by Blair, on 1, stuck with a thwack in a very surprised, fleshy young hand. 60 for 7 around half way looked forlorn, but some late resistance against the change bowlers helped our cause. Sanjeev top scored with a quick 18.

Meanwhile Gerry was relaxing in the sun. Martin was down to bat at ten, and the old stager realised that he had possibly not partnered an OAP before, so warned against expecting too many threes. However when their moment came, Martin coaxed Gerry into life in a last wicket partnership of 29, the best of the innings as it turned out.

The inevitable result was achieved just in time for the boys to disappear for dinner at 7.

*aka A N Other until his name can be added to website records.

Merchiston Castle School Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
196 (0.0 overs)

Edinburgh South Cricket Club Mitres Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James France5.003500.007.00
Blair Parlane7.013348.254.71
Gerry Dodson4.0031131.007.75
Ramanathan Kumarappan7.012700.003.86
Obaid Ur Rahman7.0030215.004.29
Paul Reddish3.0022122.007.33
A.N. Other2.001200.006.00

Edinburgh South Cricket Club Mitres Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Paul Reddish Bowled  9
Will George Caught  9 1 1
Blair Parlane Caught  1
Shashank Kolipaka Caught  2
Obaid Ur Rahman Caught  0 1
Mark Kirby Caught  11
Ramanathan Kumarappan Caught  7
Sanjeev Dhiman Caught  18 1
James France Caught  8
A.N. Other Bowled  13 1
Gerry Dodson Not Out  9

Merchiston Castle School Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.