ROUND-UP ’Shire, Lichties see off threat of cap­i­tal sides

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - By EX­TRA COVER

FORFARSHIRE and Ar­broath both got off to win­ning starts in the CSL East­ern Pre­mier Cricket Divi­son as they saw off the chal­lenge of Wat­so­ni­ans and Ste­wart’s-Melville FP.

At Forthill, Wat­so­ni­ans scored 217-7 off their 50 overs with Andy Cock­burn top­scor­ing with 47.

For Forfarshire, Bill Kruip was the pick of the bowlers, the Aussie tak­ing 3-39 in his spell.

The Dundee side then com­fort­ably chased down their tar­get, win­ning with five wick­ets to spare with Craig Wal­lace scor­ing 85 and Scott Cameron fin­ish­ing on 60 not out.

At Lochlands, Ar­broath ham­mered Ste­wart’s-Melville FP by 131 runs with pro­fes­sional Satey Vi­hanawasam turn­ing in a su­perb dis­play on his de­but.

The Sri Lankan top-scored with 51 as the Lichties posted 222-7.

In re­ply, the Ed­in­burgh out­fit were never in the hunt and were dis­missed for only 91 with Vi­hanawasam tak­ing 5-19.

Aberdeen­shire were beaten by Grange at Port­gower Place with ex-Scot­land skip­per Pre­ston Momm­sen pro­duc­ing a dis­play of re­ally vin­tage bat­ting.

He fin­ished on 78 not out as Grange racked up 264-5 in their in­nings.

The Dons were then dis­missed for 193 with Neil Mc­cal­lum claim­ing four wick­ets.

The fi­nal game i n the di­vi­sion saw He­riot’s beat near neigh­bours Corstor­phine at Gold­e­nacre.

Mike Shean scored 92 as He­riot’s com­plied 185-9 be­fore bowl­ing out Corstor­phine for only 90 with El­liot Ruthven and Shean tak­ing three wick­ets each.

The Glen­rothes-Carl­ton game was called off as the pitch was un­fit for play

In the West­ern Pre­mier Di­vi­sion, there were wins for Fer­gus­lie over Cly­des­dale, Stir­ling over Prest­wick and Poloc over West of Scot­land while the other two games were called off.

In the Cham­pi­onship, only one game went ahead, Sten­house­muir beat­ing Drumpel­lier by two runs.

WAT­SO­NI­ANS were crowned 20/20 cham­pi­ons af­ter they won the Mur­gitroyd tro­phy which had been held over from last sea­son due to bad weather. They de­feated Cly­des­dale by 10 wick­ets af­ter the Glas­gow side scored only 93. George Mun­sey scored an un­beaten 53 to see his side home with 10 overs to spare. Ear­lier Cly­des­dale de­feated Forfarshire by 10 runs in a semi-fi­nal.

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