1st XI achieve 40/40 win at Corstorphine

Back row: C Steel, V Shah, A Tetley, J Newman, B Wilkinson, C Slater, C Miller.  Front row: K Steel, A McHoul, M Miller (capt), K McCallum.

The club’s 1st XI secured a first win in the 40/40 Saturday programme of matches arranged with Edinburgh based EPL clubs defeating RH Corstorphine by 52 runs after being put in to bat on a difficult  drying pitch.

After losing our first three bats for just 10 runs the middle order performed a rescue act so that a very respectable  total of 164 was achieved for 8 down.   RHC found the early batting equally hard against Joe Newman and Vishal Shah but never really threatened to win the game despite their own mid order recovery with Stew Mel taking the last RHC wicket with the second last ball of the game.

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1st XI begin the season … at last

The season got underway for our 1st XI at long last this past week.   On Tuesday we entertained Watsonians at Inverleith in the first match of a series of 16 a side over games between the East Premier clubs based in Edinburgh – all played to Covid safe protocols.   Batting first we made 85 for 7 off our 16 overs and with Watsonians at 25 for 3 off 4 overs we seemed well in the game.   At that point the skies darkened and with 11 runs added in the fifth over as the rain began to descend  Watsonians were ahead by 7 runs on Duckworth-Lewis  when the start of the night’s thunderstorm brought proceedings to a very wet end.

On Saturday Heriot’s visited for the first of the 40 over a side series being played between the same sides and finished convincing winners passing Stew Mel’s total of 108 for nine in 25.3 overs for the loss of only two wickets.

Full reports to follow in next “News from Inverleith”.