Having been asked to bat first by Freuchie, who fielded a very young and inexperienced side, Heriot's got off to a slow but steady start as they assessed the conditions on a very slow but dry pitch. Freuchie captain, S.Birrell opening the bowling with his left arm orthodox spin and restricting the openers stroke play on a pitch where driving through off side proved difficult. After the loss of the first wicket Case and Singh put on a productive partnership taking quick singles with ease, even with a few communication breakdowns in the calling resulting in some "interesting" runs. Singh batted well to make 55 and was joined by Abid before some more risky singles resulted in Singh's departure, Abid sheparding the lower order and easing Heriot's up to a decent score. Enter Chris Acheson
, fresh from the schools game in Dundee in the morning Acheson dispatched the Freuchie attack with consumate ease with some sublime strokes and easily striking shot of the day with a straight drive over the bowler's head for four. Supported by D. Anderson the school boys gave Heriot's good momentum going into the tea break.
After an excellent tea provided by Freuchie, Azhar Abid
, on debut, quickly removed the opening batsmen in an excellent display of swing bowling. Freuchie's youngsters were then unable to cope with the bowling of D. Anderson and Watt as the allrounder and chinaman showed their class and potential in a restricting and devastating spell ripping through the Freuchie order, both bowlers taking three for seven.