Stenny in entertaining high flying Prestwick 2s at the tryst on saturday (prestwick coming with a 3-0 record in the league so far) won the toss and decided to bat.
The batting line up looked strong more so when a few had to do a double take as the two veterans Ian Philip
and John Owens
strode to the crease, turning back time for a lot of the older club members. Unfortunately today the clock was not so much turned back as stopped for John Owens
before it had got going again as he departed for 3.
joined Ian and the two were moving along nicely before Chris having scored 16 was adjudged lbw.
His departure however signalled another old boys reunion with the arrival of Peter Moses
to the crease. This reunion was more successful than the opening pair and Pete and Ian combined to put on 137 (just beat their combined ages some lag in the crowd was heard announce lol) before Moses departed for a stylish 61.
was moving along nicely and looked well set to add yet another ton to his illustrious collection but just as the champagne was being brought out it was being put back on ice (in Ian's case a pint of Lager in a tall glass !!) when he departed for a cultured 86, with the team well placed on 216.
with 12 and a final flourish from young Angus McIntosh
18 not out were the principal contributors who saw the Innings score to beyond the 250 - 255 for 7 off the 50 overs.
Prestwick were effectively one down before the Innings commenced (only appearing with 10 players) and this effectively very quickly became 4 down as 3 wickets were lost early on. Two to the bowling of Nick Lister
and one to Angus McIntosh
Apart from Nasser with 27 no other batsmen managed to get above single figures in their Innings as things went from bad to worse and they finally capitulated for only 67 all out in 20.5 overs.
The final 6 wickets were shared between alan reed
with 3, Chris Dyer
with 2 and a run out from a John Owens
direct hit (he's quicker than he looks lol).
Game over 188 run win for Stenny, job done, early shower as we awaited the outcome of the return fixture between the 1st's only for the news to come through that we didn't want to hear - that we as a club had not done the double.
Disappointing but a job had been well executed by the 2nd's none the less. Man of the Match this week has a few contenders but I have decided it has to go to one of our promising youngsters this time - Ian Philip
with his commanding Innings of 86. Well done young man there may be the makings of a player there yet !! lol
(Must get a colour picture soon too)