Fort lose to Ross County from the last ball of the match

The Oban Times - - Sport -

AN EVEN con­test, with some con­tro­versy, saw Fort lose to Ross County from the last ball of the match.

Bat­ting first, Fort looked in a strong po­si­tion but fell away from 115- 4 to 133 all out. Ash An­jum top scored with 41 and Col Jen­nings made a use­ful 30. But af­ter Ron­nie Ma­clean went for 18 there was lit­tle re­sis­tance. Sug­den, the County bowler was un­able to com­plete his first over hav­ing been judged to have bowled three no-balls above waist height.

Still Fort felt they were in with a chance and the strong open­ing part­ner­ship of Duncan and Ross Lavin meant Ross strug­gled for runs. David­son chipped in with the wicket of Bishop and Colin Lavin dis­missed top scor- ers Sug­den (31) and Em­ble­ton (32). Two run outs and some tight bowl­ing by An­jum (0-12 from 9 overs) set the scene for a close fin­ish. How­ever, David­son be­came the sec­ond bowler to be with­drawn af­ter his third high no-ball and Fort were un­able to pre­vent the last Ross pair hit­ting the win­ning run from the last ball of the match.

Cap­tain David Duncan ex­pressed his dis­ap­point­ment at com­ing so close. He said: ‘Once again we fielded two new play­ers and ev­ery­one did their best. It is never good to lose but we will come back from this stronger than ever.’

FWCC prac­tice ses­sion is ev­ery Tues­day evening at the Cricket Ground by Stra­mash (the for­mer BA Club) start­ing at 5pm.

All wel­come, so head along and give cricket a go.

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