Falkland cruise to 160 run victory over Fife rivals

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, Freuchie and Falkland were able to meet for a friendly match.
Langholm are on the winning trail after their second game of the seasonLangholm are on the winning trail after their second game of the season
Langholm are on the winning trail after their second game of the season

Freuchie captain Ian Stonebridge won the toss and inserted Falkland on a firm wicket with no rain forecast.

Cameron Nellies fell early to the bowling of Cowan which brought Euan Sloan to the crease to join Graeme Watson.

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The pair batted steadily to see off the opening bowlers before increasing the scoring rate after the changes were made.

Both fell within three balls having put together a partnership of 85 in 17 overs.

Stuart Campbell was a little unlucky to be caught for 5 but the partnership that followed between Lyle Robertson and Steven Meikle eventually realised 115 at around at around 10 an over.

Steven eventually fell for 52 with Lyle finishing on 80 not out from just 55 deliveries.

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Freuchie were a little unlucky given that Graham Christie pulled up after only 1 over and the 7 overs made up from the 3 who made up the fifth bowler went for 77.

After a socially distanced tea, Freuchie came out to bat and made a steady start until losing the wicket of Callum Cook runout by some sharp work from Stuart Campbell.

Young Ben Morris replaced Ryan Hepburn and bowled 5 good overs (1 for 17).

Losing a third wicket when Stuart Campbell took a sharp catch at slip off the bowling of Greg Chambers - who finished with 1 for 17 from an excellent spell of 7 overs – made it difficult for the home side to match the acceleration that Falkland had managed.

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The depth of Falkland’s bowling resources was illustrated when Alan Hamilton was the fifth bowler used and Logan Briggs the sixth.

Runs were very hard to come by as these two bowled well in tandem. Alan finished with 2 for 12 from 5 overs, including another very sharp slip catch, this time from Stookie.

Logan finished with 3 for 3 from 3.2 overs to close the innings on 91 with two absentee batsmen not helping the run chase.

In the end, the winning margin of 160 runs for Falkland was comfortable.

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