Watsonian 3rds v Edinburgh South Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 04 Aug 2012 at 13:00
Edinburgh South Cricket Club Lost by 5 wickets

Match report
Stand-in captain Gerry called tails, only to find that the coin had flipped, so to speak, since his long past previous successes with that call. Not only that, but worms have turned, and many moons have come and gone. After all, it is a young man’s world. One such, Shane Wilcock, made his debut for the club, and insisted he had not played cricket for several years. He then proceeded to compile a good looking 29 batting at number three. Nobody else reached double figures, though Gus and Gerry managed a partnership of 20, the best of the innings, for the 8th wicket. However 97 all out never seemed enough against the undefeated league leaders.

So far this season, Watsonians 3rds is the only team with whom we have been able to play both home and away fixtures, due to the weather. Switching six bowlers around to try to take wickets seemed a good ploy, but the runs target was too low. As usual Daryll and Gus bowled well for two wickets each, but Jamie’s spell of nippy leg spin caught the eye. The same pair of Cousins, who are in fact father and son, have proved our undoing on each occasion. This time father Mike took centre stage, making 42 to steer his side home.

Two significant plus points must be mentioned. This was the first completed innings by any Edinburgh South team this year where all batsmen contributed; and, just as rare, the sun shone throughout. So this was as enjoyable a game to play as any five wicket defeat can be.

Edinburgh South Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 11w 2b 4lb 
for 10 wickets
Praveen Kumar Padma Lbw  9 1
Jamie Coard Caught  5
Shane Wilcock Caught  29
Abhinav Desai Bowled  4 1
Daryll Townend Bowled  5
Peter Fyfe Bowled  7
Karthik Srinivasan Caught  3
Gus McLean Bowled  7
Gerry Dodson Caught  6
Andrew Barrie Not Out  1
Naveen Krishna Ranganathan Caught  3

Watsonian 3rds Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Watsonian 3rds Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
98 (30.1 overs)

Edinburgh South Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gus McLean7.121025.001.40
Daryll Townend6.0220210.003.33
Abhinav Desai3.011800.006.00
Shane Wilcock4.001600.004.00
Jamie Coard6.0113113.002.17
Gerry Dodson4.021100.002.75