Fort Wil­liam top of league

The Oban Times - - Sport -

FORT Wil­liam Cricket Club have be­come joint lead­ers of the North of Scot­land senior league.

A solid bat­ting per­for­mance against North­ern Coun­ties at the weekend saw Fort go to 206-7 from their 45 overs, with bat­ting hon­ours shared be­tween Ross Lavin (43), Char­lie Lux­ton (31), Ash An­jum (34), Col Jen­nings (30) and Daniel David­son (34 not out).

In re­ply, NCCC were dismissed for 142, leav­ing Fort win­ners by 62 runs. NCCC started well, with the open­ers putting on 31 but the turn­ing point was prob­a­bly when Edg­ware was out for 34. Both Ash An­jum and Col Lavin took three wick­ets, and cap­tain DJ Dun­can two.

The mid­dle or­der col­lapsed and, de­spite some re­sis­tance from Evans and Lean, there was no stop­ping Fort gain­ing another 20 points.

On Sun­day a weak­ened team took on Nairn in a senior cup fix­ture. There was no stop­ping Alex Green who scored 151 be­fore tak­ing three for 18 in a com­fort­able vic­tory. Only DJ Dun­can, with an ex­cel­lent 50, pro­vided re­sis­tance with Fort all out for 134, los­ing by 113 runs.

Fort’s cap­tain said: ‘We learned a lot this week and are de­lighted to be at the top of the league. The cup de­feat was a dis­ap­point­ment but it’s al­ways hard to win with only nine play­ers. Next week we plan to pick up another 20 points.’

Abright­side Photography.

Fort Wil­liam Cricket Club are ta­ble top­pers.

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