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Topsy Turvy Weekend for Weirs

2 weeks ago By Colin Baxter

Both Weirs teams managed to throw away strong positions on Saturday. But on Sunday they had a fine win in the Scottish Cup.

The 1st XI travelled to Stenhousemuir on Saturday. The first half of the game went like a dream as the home team were skittled out for just 91. Zeeshan Qumar and Mo Ali took 2 wickets early on and then Myles Shields ripped through the Stenny tail to finish with 5 for 25.

But the dream turned into a nightmare as Weirs collapsed to just 70 all out in reply. No Weirs batsman could make more than 15 and there were 4 ducks. Halcrow took 4 wickets and Jappie 3 for Stenhousemuir. A 21 run defeat represents a major disappointment for Weirs.

The 2nd XI faced Kilmarnock at home. Previously they had struggled against 1st XIs this season but for a while it looked like they would pull off a memorable victory. Albert Park batted first and after the loss of an early wicket, Abbas Arfeen and Chris Smith put together a good stand for the 2nd wicket, taking the score to 78 for 1. The loss of Chris Smith triggered a middle order collapse but some fine hitting at the end of the innings by Quadeer Ahmad (34) brought the total to a respectable 163.

It looked more than respectable when Kilmarnock were reduced to 63 for 6 in reply, with Indy Mahal picking up 3 wickets and Abbas Arfeen taking 2. But what followed was ugly. A horrendous number of wides were bowled (68 in an extras total of 85!!) and sloppy cricket all-round meant that Kilmarnock were let off the hook. They eventually reached the victory target of 164 for the loss of 8 wickets.

After the disappointments of Saturday Weirs managed to make amends on Sunday though as they beat GHK to get through to the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup for the first time in their history. Skipper Zulfi Shahid played a brilliant captain's innings of 113 as Weirs reached 242 off their 50 overs. GHK could only manage 153 in reply. Weirs will face Heriots FP at Goldenacre in the Quarter Finals.

Updated 20:33 - 10 Jun 2018 by Colin Baxter

Where next?

Rain Denies Weirs Heavy rained forced the abandonment of Weirs game against Glasgow Accies. But the 2nd XI had a good win.
Tough Saturday for the Weirs Teams Saturday's fixtures looked like being tricky for both Weirs sides and so it proved.

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Tue 19 Jun
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1st XI Uddingston
League 18:00
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2nd XI - Vale of Leven
League 18:00
Thu 21 Jun
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2nd XI - Renfrew
Cup 18:00
Sat 23 Jun
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1st XI Helensburgh
League 12:00
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2nd XI - Victoria
League 12:00
Sun 24 Jun
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Sunday League XI Prestwick
League 13:00
Sat 30 Jun
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1st XI GHK
League 12:00

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