|Posted by Dunnikier Cricket Club on September 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM|
Dunnikier v St Andrews University Staff
Friendly, Sunday 29 August 2010
Won by 3 wickets
St Andrews University Staff 87 all out
Dunnikier 88 for 7
Dunnikier played host to St Andrews University Staff on Sunday 29th August in a friendly match at Dunnikier Park.
Dunnikier won the toss and invited the visiting team to bat first - on a very soft pitch which was always likely to prove tricky to bat on.
St Andrews lost their first wicket, that of Smith bowled by Anjum for five, with only 8 runs on the scoreboard.
Branden and Battesley then put together a steady partnership before the former was bowled by Skene for 9, with the score on 24.
Wickets then fell at regular intervals and eventually were all out for 87. Only Gary Singh, the Dunnikier player guesting for St Andrews on the day, with 25 and A.Stewart 10 offered any sustained resistance to the Dunnikier attack.
Captain George Budd with two wickets for 10 runs off 3 overs, and Gregg Skene with two for 19 off 6 overs were the pick of Dunnikier's attack.
In reply Dunnikier opened up with Ash Anjum and Raja Singh. With Anjum settling quickly in to a solid innings, Singh was the first wicket to be lost for seven with 52 runs on the board in the seventh over.
Anjum continued to score at will but was to supported fairly poorly by the other batsmen, who weren't able to make use of the easier batting conditions from the first innings.
With Gary Singh removing Anjum and further wickets falling, Dunnikier found themselves on 84 for seven. The staff team continued to put pressure on in the field, though a mishit shot soon took Dunnikier past the winning score.
The winning runs came in the 19th over, of a 30 overs a-side game, for the loss of seven wickets. Anjum the standout batsman with 43, with no other Dunnikier batsmen able to reach double figures.
Congratulations to both teams for playing the match in good spirits, on a difficult pitch.
This Sunday, 5th September 2010, is a game for the ''Sandy Webster Memorial Shield'' played between Dunnikier Members at Dunnikier Park. This match is played in memory of the late Sandy who was a true stalwart for the club. Could all past and present members of DCC please turn out for Sandy.