Falkland march on after convincing Village Cup win

On a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon, both the weather and Falkland Cricket Club gave a very warm Scottish welcome to their visitors, East Ardsley from the Bradford Cricket League, Yorkshire in the Village Cup.
Lyle Robertson helped Falkland to a terrific win.Lyle Robertson helped Falkland to a terrific win.
Lyle Robertson helped Falkland to a terrific win.

Falkland’s captain Stuart Campbell won the toss and chose to bat first.

The home side scored 215 for 6 wickets in their 40 overs with Graeme Watson scoring a patient and well constructed 74 not out.

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East Ardsley’s reply never really got going and only Scott Mullins troubled the Falkland bowlers with 48 before falling to a ball from Lyle Robertson caught by Alan Hamilton.

The visitors innings lasted for just 32 overs and reached a total of 140 all out. Lyle Robertson returned bowling figures of 3 for 25 and Ben Strachan 2 for 11.

The large crowd enjoyed the lovely sunshine, the brilliant occasion and a Falkland win by 75 runs.

Falkland first XI under the captaincy of Geordie Gallagher played Meigle CC in the SPCU NE Championship at Scroggie Park on Saturday afternoon.

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The visitors won the toss and decided to bat first. The batsmen gave Meigle a good start and Harvey went on to score 52 before being stumped by Cameron Nellies off the bowling of Craig Hepburn when the score was 173 for 5 wickets.

Meigle went on to score 233 all out in 44.3 overs. Calum Watson and Craig Hepburn returned the best bowling figures for Falkland with 3 for 40 and 3 for 45 respectively.

The Falkland Innings got off to a bad start, being 19 for 2 at one stage.

However, Harsha Cooray settled the side and ably assisted by Kris Glen (139 run partnership) steered Falkland to a five wicket win.

Cooray finishing on 126 not out from 114 balls and Kris Glen reached 44 before being caught by Drummond off the bowling of Ahmed.