Mixed fortunes for cricket trio
THERE were mixed fortunes for Renfrew, Ferguslie and Kelburne Cricket Clubs when all three negotiated their latest SNCL Championship fixtures.
Ferguslie lost away from home to SMRH by 10 wickets, Kelburne beat Corstorphine at home by three runs and Renfrew lost to title chasers West Lothian by seven wickets at KGV.
In Renfrew’s case, Sajid Majeed’s team were looking to trip up the table-toppers in their “split” fixture.
However, it was West Lothian who had the last laugh.
Ahmad Said put 22 runs on the scoreboard for the home side and he was assisted by Kashif Pervez’s 28.
Mohammad Ramzan chipped into the score with 28 runs, while Zia ul-Haq top- scored with 38.
Imtiaz Uddin also contributed to his team’s total with 24.
The home side reached a total of 218 for the loss of eight wickets.
But the West Lothian team took 10 championship points when they reached a winning total of 219 for the loss of just three wickets.
Skipper Majeed took two West Lothian wickets.
For Ferguslie, Michael English was a star, posting 72 against SMRH, while Tim Preston-Jones chipped in with 22.
David Stafford’s 17 and Stuart Kennedy’s 10 runs also took up the visitor’s total, reaching 165 for 10.
SMRH, though, took all 10 points when they reached a winning total of 169 for the loss of just one wicket.
It was a good afternoon for Kelburne, though.
The Whitehaugh side welcomed Corstorphine to Whitehaugh.
The home side posted a score of 210 for seven, thanks largely to Steven McLister’s 48 and David Harper’s 44.
Corstorphine could only muster 207 for nine – with veteran Harper collecting three wickets himself.
This weekend, Kelburne are away from home at Falkland, while Renfrew take on Dumfries at home.
Ferguslie will be aiming to get back on track when they play East Kilbride at Meikleriggs.