Matchday 6 – Last over defeat in T20

Stewart’s Melville CC    116 for 6 (20 overs); RH Corsorphine 119 for 4 (19.3 overs).

Above – Mickey Miller and Ben Wilkinson

In last night’s Masterton Trophy T20 match at Inverleith  opponents Corstorphine came to the final over still needing 11 runs to win after a combination of slow left arm bowling from Kyle McCallum and Sam Tait ( both  restricting RHC to 16 off 4 four overs) and Callum Steel’s medium pace (3 overs for 7 runs and the wickets of Ali Khan and Majid Haq) )  pulled Stew Mel back into a match winning situation.  

Corstorphine had raced ahead of the required run rate scoring 16, 10 and 12 off overs four, five and six with Corstorphine’s Pakistan A professional Mohammed Saad and Jacob Wood at the crease.  Saad who  batted throughout the RHC innings then showed a degree of restraint after his early flourish  until he changed to big hit mode for the last over and hit  a six and two fours off Shaylen’s first three balls to bring the match to a sudden conclusion.

Batting first after stand in captain Mikey Miller won the toss put up a respectable total of 116 against the same bowlers who had caused some havoc in the recent league and Scottish Cup matches.   The bulk of our runs came from Mikey Miller (43) who opened the batting with Kyle McCallum, Ben Wilkinson (39) at number 3 and Hayden Sweet (21) at number 5.  Ben’s innings of 32 balls  included four 4s and a six before going lbw in the 18th over.

Overall it was a good competitive game of cricket although the final outcome proved disappointing.

Our last match in the round robin qualifying is against Edinburgh CC, leaders of the East Championship next Thursday at Inverleith.   

View scorecard http://www.stewartsmelvillecricket.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Stewarts-Melville-v-RH-Corstorphine-27.06.19.pdf

Next Saturday – 1st XI v Aberdeenshire

This Saturday the 1st XI are at home to Aberdeenshire, currently at the foot of the EPL table with one win.   The 1st XI are currently on two wins with Arbroath and a win on Saturday would put a bit of distance between ourselves and Aberdeenshire with seven games to be played thereafter.

The match starts at the regular EPL time of 12 noon as the school term finishes on Friday.