2nd XI - Report
2nd XI v Torrance House – 09/06/2012
The second team travelled to EK full of confidence having won their last 3 games but, on a day where the weather threatened to cut short proceedings at any moment, Gavin Mories was not surprised to be asked to bat by the home skipper when he lost the toss
The opening bowling partnership of Dean Kennedy and the also returning James Ellis were well backed up by Richard Rutnagur and Sean Friel as Torrance House were restricted in the first half of their innings and a score of 90-5 at drinks meant the Paisley boys were in firm control. However, an inexplicable passage of play where both bowlers and fielders let standards slip and concentration wander let EK right back into the game as they build a couple of important partnerships to put themselves in pole position with only a couple of overs to go. Thankfully, a couple of late wickets for Dean Kennedy sealed the game as the home side were eventually all out for 194 but it was much closer than it should have been.
‘Catches win matches’ says the old adage and this was, indeed, the case but a period of 15 overs where the whole team seemed to switch off and think the game was already won should jolt the team in to a much improved performance at home to The Tryst next week.