Largo snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

Brown gets a breakthrough for Largo
Brown gets a breakthrough for Largo

Still looking for their first win of the season, Largo’s firstteam welcomed Royal High Corstorphine’s seconds to East Drive.

Largo were again not at full numbers so decided to bowl first to try and maximise opportunities when batting later on.

Baddeley opened the bowling and removed Sathiy for 1 with Bentley taking a good catch.

The visitors moved to 30-3 off 15 overs and things were looking good for the home side.

A good partnership between both Maliks in the RHC lineup settled the innings with a few drop catches helping them out before the introduction of S.Warrander and Anderson removed both set batsman.

Finally RHC finished on 140-7 with Anderson finishing with three wickets but all around a great effort in the field restricting the visitors to what seemed a more than manageable total.

Opening with the Warrander brothers Largo were 19-0 off 6 overs despite some good bowling.

However very quickly the game was taken away from the home side when some good bowling and unfortunate shot execution results meant that 19-0 became 30-5 and hope of a win seemed remote.

After a recovery of sorts between Sneddon and Anderson saw off the RHC openers, Anderson was given LBW off the bowling of Clarkson and with it all thoughts of a Largo win were gone.

They eventually finished on 47 all out meaning the search for a first win goes on to St Boswells next weekend.

The second XI travelled to Edinburgh to play league leaders Murrayfield DAFS.

Largo played with great spirit and almost achieved an unlikely victory.

Coates senior was the first wicket to fall, with Dakin and Ben Coates(18) taking the score to 34.

Club captain Chris Baddeley (25) aided by Blake and then in a good partnership with son Nick (14) saw Largo finish on a respectable total of 103.

Murrayfield DAFS finished ahead, though, on 104 for seven wickets.