2nd XI v Mowden Hall
Wednesday 11th May
St Mary's, led by captain, Liam went to Mowden hall on a sunny May afternoon with hopes of replicating the win at Merchiston from a couple of weeks before.
St. Mary's opted to field first, and with a multitude of Mowden Hall players, 2 of them kindly volunteered to lend a hand to the St. Mary's team. To begin, a strong opening pairing allowed Mowden to compile a large amount of runs throughout the first few overs. However with some good bowling and fielding from Mauz C, Wilfie B, Hamish G and Adam A respectively and a good all round game from Joseph W at wicket keeper the Mowden wickets started to topple.
Although if a few of the dropped catches had been successful, then it may have been a fairly swift innings from Mowden Hall. Other than that it was overall, a very good performance in the field against a strong Mowden side that left St. Mary's with a daunting task of having to chase 121 runs!
After tea, St. Mary's went into bat with Liam B And James C as the opening pair. After the first over and the loss of the first wicket it was apparent that Mowden were equally as strong in the field as they were with bat in hand. Some strong opening bowlers and some good fielding prevented St. Mary's from finding their rhythm for quite some time! However, half way through the innings there seemed to be a break through and the runs started to mount up with some good efforts from Wilfie B and Adam B. Thomas M also played some good cricket leading to extras that helped the St. Mary's total, however, it seemed like it was too little too late for the St. Mary's total, as Mowden Hall managed to come back with some strong bowling and fielding keeping the total to 63 runs.
In what was a good contest, the opposition were just a little too strong. There are still things to be worked on, but in general, a huge improvement from all individuals from the previous Merchiston game!
Well done boys!
Mr E Hardie, 18/05/2016