Dunnikier maintain winning start to the season

Tariq Aziz scored 134 runs for Dunnikier on Saturday.
Tariq Aziz scored 134 runs for Dunnikier on Saturday.

Dunnikier Cricket Club travelled across the Forth to play Watsonians 2nd XI in Edinburgh, hoping to carry on their recent good form.

Dunnikier lost the toss and were asked to bat first on a beautiful sunny day. The track was rock hard and looked full of runs.

Unfortunately the openers failed to capitalise, and Dunnikier found themselves 22 for 2 after seven overs.

Tariq Aziz was the only batsmen to exploit the conditions scoring a mammoth 134 runs putting on a 97 stance with Saj Saeed, the latter contributing 14 runs of the 97.

Dunnikier managed to score 160 off the last 25 overs taking their score to a respectable, but what they thought was a below par 252 for eight wkts.

Dunnikier knew they would have to bowl well to restrict their opponents.

Watsonians batsmen started off brightly playing some lovely straight drives but Dunnikier fought back and had their opponents 99 for three wickets down after 21 overs.

The match was finely balanced at this stage until Steve Rowley was given the ball.

His mix up of pace and swing had the opposition in all sorts of trouble.

Backed up by the outfield catching Rowley finished with figures of five for 34 off his 10 overs leaving Watsonians all out for 189.

Three games and three wins bodes well for Dunnikier this season. The phrase ‘catches wins matches’ could not be more profound this season as Dunnikier have not yet dropped a single

Dunnikier have a double header this weekend and both games are at home. Saturday’s game is against Borders side St Boswells and on Sunday they face Eastern Knights.

The 2nd XI carried on their winning ways with a last ball victory against Morton keeping them top of the league.

Senior training is on Tuesday with juniors training on Friday. The U13s are away to Largo on Monday, meet at 5.30 p.m.