Excellent Scottish Cup Victory for Under-13s
Timur Ahmad won toss for FCC and chose to bat. Darren Spence opened with Timur and knocked up a few singles. Timur looked right out of touch and soon departed, as did Darren. Shoaib Khan hit a few but was also rusty. Number 4 Haroon Tahir made a difference and batted very sensibly. His brother Dowd hit one four and out next ball. Haroon was then joined by Wicketkeeper Gary Pritchard and those two had the match-winning stand. Haroon retired on 30 and youn Gary made 19, run out late on. Total 92 which didn't look on the cards earlier.
Poloc chased this total bravely, but were always slightly behind the run rate.
Timur and Darren opened the bowling and kept the runs down. One of the Poloc openers made 30 and retired, but it was slow going at the other end. Of the change bowlers, Haroon and brother Dowd were excellent, but Shoaib has lost his action and needs to work in the nets. However, important wickets fell thanks to some confident catching from Darren, Shoaib and Oscar. Fionn McCrea and Oscar Wainwright each bowled a tidy over, but the game was in danger of slipping away from Ferguslie when Timur came back on and clean bowled their main danger. After that, further tidy overs from Darren, Dowd and finally Timur saw the victory sealed.
Man of the Match - Haroon Tahir
|Total||for 6 wickets, 20 overs||92|
|Total||for 5 wickets, 20 overs||84|