Comprehensive win for Dunnikier

Dunnikier defeated Heriot Watt 2nd XI on Saturday
Dunnikier defeated Heriot Watt 2nd XI on Saturday

Dunnikier 1st XI hosted Heriot Watt 2nd XI in their first home East League Division One match on Saturday.

Heriots won the toss and put Dunnikier into bat on another soft track.

Both Dunnikier openers were dismissed early on and the scoreboard read 27 for two wickets after 10 overs.

New signing Matiullah scored 13 before being clean bowled.

Safraz made 16, caught behind and the total was now 80 for four wickets after 27 overs.

Tariq Aziz (49) and Usmain Asiman (34) put on a patient 70 run partnership taking the score to 152.

A flurry of wickets fell but captain Ashgar Ali and partner Rehman Yousaf steadied the ship and Dunnikier closed on 195 for 9 off their allotted 50 over – a score boosted by some erratic Heriot bowling, 17 wides and 18
no balls.

The Heriot openers made their intentions clear by smashing the first ball over cover for a one bounce four.

They continued along the same path until Rowley came on and clean bowled Thomson for 25 and with Saj Saeed backing up at the other end, four wickets for 49, as Dunnikier made gradual inroads to the Heriot batting.

Once again the fielders backed up the bowlers taking six catches in all and when Babaar resumed his spell he finished off the tail end taking three wickets for 25 runs leaving Heriots all out
for 118.

A comprehensive win in the end for Dunnikier who will expect a more challenging task away to Watsonians at the weekend.

The second XI won away to Murrayfield DAFs at the weekend to follow on their great start to the season.

The Dunnikier Dragons U13s were narrowly defeated off the last ball of the match to Freuchie U13s on Monday night.

Senior practice is Tuesday 6.00 to 8.00 p.m and junior practice is Friday 6.00-8.00 p.m.

The U13s are away to Falkland on Monday, 6.00 p.m start.

Sunday’s Kwik Cricket Tournament at Freuchie has been cancelled. For more info call Steve Rowley, head coach on 07712164543.