It’s not all just ‘serious cricket’ as Largo pick up fun day tempo

Cassius Haresign bowling for Tony's Tigers
Cassius Haresign bowling for Tony's Tigers

Largo’s cricketers were able to wind down and relax after the pressures of league duty when they held their annual fun day over the weekend.

Players from all four league teams were mixed together to form finely balanced sides of eight to play in quick fire matches where everybody apart form the wicket keeper had to bowl one over.

Four teams representing the club’s various sponsors fought it out in a keenly contested league with club president Jim Gillin’s ‘Pumas’ representing Stuart’s of Buckhaven and Smith and Grant narrowly beating Brent’s Bruisers representing Buckler/Workit.

Tony’s Tigers(Esquire barbershop) and Howard’s Hurricanes(Coates Consulting) both put on admirable performances with both winning a match.

Sunday’s fun perhaps helped dispel the gloom of the first XI who went down to a defeat at East Drive at the hands of Clackmannan the previous day.

In murky conditions and with a damp wicket favouring bowling, winning the toss was crucial.

Largo lost the toss and were asked to bat.

Despite the predicted difficulties Largo scored a very creditable 169 for eight with Warrender, Brown, Rajagopal and Anderson all getting into the 30s.

The improving weather conditions and a drying pitch no doubt helped the Clackmannan batsmen but the Largo bowlers didn’t help themselves with some poor bowling which gave the batsman a loose ball every over. In the early stages Clackmannan raced along at five runs per over.

Although Robertson eventually achieved a breakthrough, taking four wickets including three in two overs, Largo seemed to lose their way and Jhangir(56no) and Priddle(60no) took the visitors to a comfortable win,

While the seconds also lost the thirds had a very fine win at St Andrews where they scored 223 for five thanks to fine knocks by Galloway and both Dodds, Graham Snr and Graham Jnr.

Opponents Carlton could only muster 138 for six from their 40 overs thanks to tight bowling by the Largo team.