Falkland Reach 3CC Finals Day
By Dave Jackman
Exciting Win Over Strathmore
Strathmore 123 for 9 (20 overs)
(J Blackie 29, L Robertson 3 for 21)
Falkland 127 for 6 (19.5 overs)
(H Cooray 36, L Robertson 24 not out).
Falkland Won by 4 Wkts
Falkland had an exciting win off the second last ball in tonight's Three Counties Cup quarter final with Strathmore to be commended for their part in a fine contest which had the spectators enthralled until the end. On a fine midsummer night Strathmore won the toss and chose to bat. Thanks largely to a good start from Shoaib and Saim, and a good knock of 29 from Jonny Blackie, they reached the competitive score of 123. Lyle Robertson was the pick of the Falkland bowlers with 3 for 21.
In reply, Falkland looked as if they were winning comfortably with Harsha Cooray going strong, but he was well caught by Shoaib, and Falkland then began to struggle until youngsters Lyle Robertson and Euan Sloan came together when 43 were still required. The runs were added competently and intelligently with Robertson finishing off proceedings with a six over the pavilion off the penultimate ball.
Falkland now advance to Finals Day against Gordonians, Arbroath and Dundee High School at Falkland on Sunday August 4. This promises to be an entertaining day's cricket.