Match Report: St Boswells 1st XI vs Edinburgh CC

On a simply stunning day for Cricket, The Green welcomed Edinburgh CC for a
top of the table Division 2 clash. Edinburgh won the toss and decided to bat
first however in just the 2nd over the dangerous Majeed drove powerfully
through the covers and young Elliot Ruthven took a stunning catch high to
his left. Veteran Turnbull then got in on the act taking 3 quick wickets to
leave the visitors teetering on 40-4, this should have been 5 down, when
Akhtar smashed one behind to Graham behind the stumps, but to the Villagers
amazement he was given not out. This fired up St.Lucian international Cletus
Mathurin who, in a feisty spell, got revenge by bowling Akhtar for 16, with
a slow ball beauty, top scoring K Hussain (28) and Ahmed went the same way,
before he trapped Ali for a duck to leave Edinburgh struggling to get over
100 and himself with figures of 4-19. Elms then came back on to clear the
tail up with 2 wickets in 2 balls.

96 never seemed enough on a pitch that was fast, and outfield giving good
value for your shots. Mathurin started positively before his partner Ruthven
was bowled for a duck by Imran. Prabhakar joined Mathurin and they steadily
knocked Boswells towards the total. Mathurin had got his 50 & effectively
won the game before he was out LBW to Farooq. Graham went soon after going
for a big shot over the top, but Prabhakar ended with some lusty blows to
finish the game and secure the 20 points, winning the game by 7 wickets. St
Boswells go top of the table in the ESCA Division 2.

St Boswells (20) beat Edinburgh CC (2) by 7 wkts

Edinburgh CC won the toss and chose to bat first.

Innings of Edinburgh CC

A Majeed c E Ruthven b R Elms 0
S Hassan c C Prabhakar b S Turnbull 11
*+ K Hussain b C Mathurin 28
A Hussain c R Graham b S Turnbull 0
U Farooq LBW b S Turnbull 6
I Akhtar b C Mathurin 16
A Imran b R Elms 20
R Ahmed b C Mathurin 2
Z Ali LBW b C Mathurin 0
M Irshaad Not Out 7
B Ahmed b R Elms 0
Extras 2b 2lb 1nb 5
TOTAL All out (30.2 ovs) 96
Bowler O M R W
S Turnbull 10.0 2 31 3
R Elms 5.2 0 20 3
C Mathurin 10.0 3 19 4
R Young 2.0 1 6 0
S Broom 2.0 0 13 0
C McNeill 1.0 0 2 0

Innings of St Boswells

C Mathurin LBW b U Farooq 56
E Ruthven b A Imran 0
C Prabhakar Not Out 28
+ R Graham c A Majeed b U Farooq 3
* S Broom Not Out 6
R Young DNB
A McIlroy DNB
S Turnbull DNB
C McNeill DNB
R Elms DNB
J Broom DNB
Extras 4b 4
TOTAL for 3 wkts (29.2 ovs) 97
Bowler O M R W
A Imran 9.2 1 21 1
B Ahmed 6.0 1 12 0
M Irshaad 1.0 0 8 0
R Ahmed 6.0 0 18 0
A Majeed 4.0 0 18 0
U Farooq 3.0 0 15 2

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