Thorntons Penicuik Cricket Club 1st XI v Edinburgh Accies on Sat 28 Jul 2012 at Mid-Day
Thorntons Penicuik Cricket Club Won by two wickets D/L (Penicuik set revised target of 118 from 31 overs)

Match report The 1st XI continued their league campaign against Edinburgh Accies on Saturday, Captain Kris Steel won the toss and elected to bowl with skies overhead looking to hold rain throughout the day. In fact play was delayed for rain before a ball was bowled and the match reduced to 38 overs a side. Accies started very brightly and looked capable of posting a big score, racing to 79 runs off the first 10 overs.

The introduction of spin, in the form of Z Khalil & K Steel, however soon started to turn the game back in Penicuik's favour. Outstanding figures of 4-20 (Khalil) & 3-23 (Steel) completely turned the game for Penicuik, baffling Accies batting order into slumping to 136 all out. Pick of the wickets involved a wonderful diving catch in the deep from Sean Taylor to help Zeesh Khalil to his best figures for the club.

Chasing a modest target Penicuik's reply started badly, losing Taylor in the second over. Foulds and Steel took the score to 40 before the former was caught at slip for 19. The introduction of Accies bowlers Carmichael & Jones caused problems for the home side, and at 75 for 5 the game was finely balanced when another rain delay saw the innings further reduced to 31 overs with a revised target of 118 to win.

The loss of the 6th wicket, K Steel for a well made 36, set up a tense finish for the supporters. However great composure from Ross Liddle (18) and Calum Steel (9 not out) saw Penicuik over the line by two wickets.

A great battling win with some brilliant contributions, in particular young Calum Steel who was the calmest player on the pitch at such a crucial stage of the game.

The team move up to fourth in the league, and will look to challenge league leaders SMRH next week again at home (Kirkhill).

Edinburgh Accies Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 17w 1b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
136 (31.1 overs)
A Cosh b  K Steel 34
K Blanchard+ ct  Scott Bowled Khalil 38
A Maclaren ct  Taylor Bowled Khalil 10
A Moffat b  Khalil 1
M Stewart ct  R Liddle Bowled Khalil 6
R Williams ct  Taylor Bowled K Steel 4
T Banersee st  Foulds Bowled R Liddle 5
S Abdullah ct  and Bowled K Steel 2
K Woodmansey* lbw  Scott 3
G Jones ct  Green Bowled Scott 8
A Carmichael Not Out  5

Thorntons Penicuik Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Ashforth5.004000.008.00
Kris Steel8.012337.672.88
Zeeshan Khalil8.012045.002.50
Ross Liddle3.0010110.003.33
James Scott2.10924.504.15

Thorntons Penicuik Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
14w 3b 3lb 
for 8 wickets

(29.4 overs)
Matthew Foulds ct  Maclaren Bowled Moffat 19 1
Sean Taylor lbw  Woodmansey 0 2
Kris Steel b  Williams 36 1
Chris Ashforth b  Carmichael 4
Stephen Green ct  Moffat Bowled Jones 1 1
A.N. Other lbw  Jones 4
Ross Liddle b  Abdullah 18 1
Zeeshan Khalil lbw  Williams 6
Calum Steel Not Out  9
James Scott Not Out  1 1
A.N. Other  

Edinburgh Accies Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Moffat8.0415115.001.88
K Woodmansey6.0127127.004.50
A Carmichael6.0128128.004.67
G Jones6.001929.503.17
R Williams2.401326.504.88
S Abdullah1.0010110.0010.00