Edinburgh South Cricket Club 3rd XI v Glenrothes 4ths on Sat 27 Jun 2015 at 1pm
Edinburgh South Cricket Club Won by 5 wickets

Match report
Has summer arrived? We had a day of fluctuating cloud, a pleasant breeze and spells of warm sunshine for this mid table clash.

Despite late calls to the 2s, who were playing on the main pitch beside us, Adam had no hesitation in opting to bowl first with the team one short. Owen’s mum stayed just long enough to see her 13 year old’s early success, trapping Eddie Gibbs lbw in his first over. Bod Hutchison then seized the initiative with some impressive positive batting. His decisive calling and rapid running with Burton turned several ones into twos – a lesson for us all. But Bod fell lbw to Rahul for 29, trying to flick one too many off his legs. 49 for 2 in the 13th over. After that, Ian Green’s 24 anchored the remaining scoring by GCC4s, with some brief energetic assistance from Holly Wilkinson. The collapse which followed owed much to the pressure built up by repeated deliveries just outside off stump from Shine, Rahul and particularly Sabu, which failed to get tickled behind to the expectant keeper Jim. Sabu then produced the startling figures of 5-4-1-5, the one run being a wide in his first over – a marvellous effort. Owen claimed a second wicket to top and tail proceedings, as 83 for 3 degenerated to 94 all out, setting us a very reasonable target.

Rahul (12) outscored Brad in ESCC3s’ opening stand of 17, then Gareth and Owen successively provided good support as Brad’s confidence grew after a slow start. He sensibly waited for the right ball to attack, and punished those with improving footwork and growing authority. His 48 contained 8 fours, and only ended when he walked for a nick behind off Bod Hutchison. Bod was the pick of GCC4s’ bowlers, with 3 for 16. Shine (14*) completed the job quickly, lifting successive deliveries for a one bounce four, then a big six, to level the scores. Jim’s 0* at the other end doesn’t look much in the book, but was the solid contribution needed to settle things after three quick wickets had fallen just beforehand.

Sabu and Brad are our obvious headline makers in this good win. But everyone played their part in the ten man effort, which brings ESCC3s closer to the mix for promotion, as the business end of the season approaches.

Glenrothes 4ths Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 7w 1b  
for 10 wickets
94 (33.1 overs)
R Hutchison lbw  Dhar 29 2 1
E Gibbs lbw  Gorman 4 1
J Burton b  Varghese 10 1
I Green ct  Varghese b Mathew 24 2
H Wilkinson b  Mathew 10 2
A Hutchison ct  Fitzgerald b Dodson 3
G Howe b  Mathew 0
C Dryburgh ct  Smith b Gorman 2
R Gibbs lbw  Mathew 1
K Breckenridge ct  Varghese b Mathew 0
D Roth Not Out  0

Edinburgh South Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Adam Smith5.001800.003.60
Owen Gorman5.101125.502.13
Shine Tom Varghese5.0024124.004.80
Rahul Dhar6.0320120.003.33
Gerry Dodson6.0117117.002.83
Sabu Mathew5.04150.200.20
Ali Mills1.00200.002.00

Edinburgh South Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
6w 2b  
for 5 wickets

(29.4 overs)
Bradley Bonthrone ct  Breckenridge b R Hutchison 48 8
Rahul Dhar b  A Hutchison 12 1
Gareth Fitzgerald ct  Burton b R Hutchison 8 1 1
Owen Gorman b  R Hutchison 5
Shine Tom Varghese Not Out  14 1 1 2
Ali Mills b  Howe 0
James McLaren Not Out  0
Adam Smith   1
Gerry Dodson  
Sabu Mathew  
No Player / One off player  

Glenrothes 4ths Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
H Wilkinson7.003600.005.14
A Hutchison8.02919.001.13
R Hutchison6.001635.332.67
G Howe6.4222122.003.30
I Green2.011000.005.00