Oban win away at Gar­gun­nock

The Oban Times - - SPORT -

OBAN Cricket Club trav­elled to Gar­gun­nock in Stir­ling­shire for their first fix­ture of 2017 and came away with a wel­come seven-wicket vic­tory.

Bat­ting first, Gar­gun­nock started well and they looked on tar­get for a big to­tal be­fore Oban be­gan to take wick­ets at vi­tal times. Reach­ing 100 for the loss of only two wick­ets, the home side were in pole po­si­tion but opener An­drew Lloyd was caught off the bowl­ing of Ron­nie Kelly for 34 and, af­ter he de­parted, the runs dried up and wick­ets fell reg­u­larly. Daniel Booker picked up 4 wick­ets, Ron­nie Kelly and Tris­tan Carre two each as Gar­gun­nock fin­ished all out for 140, a score they must have thought was dis­ap­point­ing con­sid­er­ing their good start.

In re­ply, Oban lost an early wicket and Ja­hed Ahmed and Dan Booker had to play well to steady the in­nings. Booker was well caught for 23, but Ja­hed and Tris­tan Carre then pro­ceeded to bat very sen­si­bly, and the score con­tin­ued to climb steadily. Ja­hed com­pleted his 50 just be­fore the fin­ish as Oban passed the 140 to­tal with plenty overs to spare. Ja­hed was 54 not out at the end and Tris­tan Carre fin­ished un­beaten on 44 to com­plete a very good days work for the Oban side.

Scores: Gar­gun­nock 140 (Lloyd 34 ; Booker 4-37)

Oban 142-3 (Ja­hed 54 not out, Carre 44 not out).

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