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Meigle
Falkland 1st XI
Sat 20 Jul 13:00 - League Start time 13:00

Falkland Lose Out to Meigle

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League Leaders Show Their Strength

Falkland 110 all out
(C Langlands 38, C Nellies 23, R Gayashan 3 for 19, C Clark 3 for 26)

Meigle 111 for 4
(R Gayashan 52 not out)

Meigle Won by 6 Wkts.

Falkland's fast disappearing chances of winning the Strathmore Union were dealt a serious and probably mortal blow on Saturday at Meigle when a young Falkland side went down to a very heavy 6 wicket defeat to the League leaders.

No-one looking at the weather on Saturday morning would have given anyone much of a chance of a game of cricket, but the weather turned a lot better the further north we travelled,and we were able to start at 1.15 pm. Meigle inserted Falkland in difficult batting conditions, and only Cameron Nellies with 23 and then Connor Langlands with a very enterprising and impressive 38 made anything of the tight Meigle bowling, for whom professional Raj Gayashan was particularly impressive.

Yet 110 did not seem totally indefensible in the wet conditions, and for a while Meigle were pegged back until a stand of 50 between Raj Gayashan and Neil Wimberley swung the balance in Meigle's favour. Falkland's best bowler was Lyle Robertson who bowled 9 Overs for a very niggardly 14 runs.

Falkland will now need a miracle now to win the Strathmore Union, but it was a good Meigle side, and there were many positives for Falkland considering that so many of the team are very young with a debut given today to Logan Briggs. There is a great deal of talent in the Falkland team, and I am sure that today was part of a learning curve. Next week, Forthill XI come to Falkland.

David Potter

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