Ayr Cricket Club v Thorntons Penicuik Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 27 Apr 2013 at 12 noon
Thorntons Penicuik Cricket Club Lost By 105 runs

Match report Penicuik’s 1st XI travelled to Ayr in the second round of this year’s Scottish Cup group stage. Captain Kris Steel again won the toss for Penicuik and had no hesitation in asking Ayr to bat first, looking for a repeat performance from his bowlers from the previous round.

Unfortunately it took 10 overs for Cuik's bowlers to really find their straps, allowing the Western Premier league side to make a healthy start to their innings. The introduction of James Scott was a turning point for the Cuik as his excellent spell of consistent line and length rewarded him with fine figures of 13 overs - 2- 51. This along with Zeesh Khalil (2 wickets) and skipper Steel's spell helped to claw back the run rate, Ayr however showed a strong mentality to bat through the 50 overs, finishing 8 down for 241. T Hilton's return saw him pick up two wickets; Cal Steel grabbed one and a run out the other victims.

The Penicuik batting Innings started poorly losing both openers with only 16 on the board. However Martin Juson (39) stuck with Kris (48) to keep the Cuik on track, but when both fell with 105 on the board it left Cuik with too much to do. A strong innings from Cammy Crawford (17 not out) did at least allow Penicuik to bat out the innings for a final score of 9 down for 136.

Some dropped catches and an unusually lacklustre fielding effort will need to be put right quickly over the next week to get back to high standards. However an improved effort with the bat, with several batsmen finding some form, is hopefully a sign of better things to come next week. Penicuik have their first home game of the season next week entertaining Poloc.

Ayr Cricket Club Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4nb 23w 5lb 
for 8 wickets
241 (50.0 overs)
N Smith ct  N Hafiz Bowled Z Khalil 60
A McElnea b  J Scott 33
C McLauglin ct  N Hafiz Bowled C Steel 7
E Speirs b  Z Khalil 18
R Mitchell b  T Hilton 17
M Schofield b  J Scott 18
R Borland Not Out  36
S McElnea ct  S Taylor Bowled T Hilton 8
L Spiers run out  M Foulds 1
S Khan Not Out  11
C Leck  

Thorntons Penicuik Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A.N. Other11.0183241.507.55
Cameron Crawford3.002100.007.00
James Scott13.0051225.503.92
Calum Steel4.0018118.004.50
Zeeshan Khalil10.0327213.502.70
Kris Steel9.013600.004.00

Thorntons Penicuik Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 7w 2b 8lb 
for 9 wickets

(50.0 overs)
Matthew Foulds ct  N Smith Bowled M Schofield 4 1
Sean Taylor b  S McElnea 0 1
Kris Steel b  S McElnea 48
Martin Juson b  S McElnea 39
Calum Steel st  N Smith Bowled A McElnea 3
Zeeshan Khalil ct  & Bowled S McElnea 1
Cameron Crawford Not Out  17
James Scott ct  S McElnea Bowled A McElnea 3
Nauman Hafiz b  E Speirs 2 2
A.N. Other ct  C McLaughlin Bowled E Speirs 0
Scott Charleson Not Out  0

Ayr Cricket Club Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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