THE BRECHIN Buccaneers under-15s had the best possible start to their season on a cold overcast night at Guthrie Park. Strathmore road into town with high expectations to continue their dominance over the home team.
However, a rejuvenated Buccs squad led by captain Declan Bisset had other ideas.
After the toss the Forfar openers were the first batsmen to take to the square at Guthrie Park this season and they showed their intentions by quickly taking the score to 20 after only three overs.
However, with a change of action from over to around the wicket bowler Jake Harrison, in his next two overs, changed the game on its head taking three wickets with some excellent assistance in the way of catches, one of which was an outstanding effort from James Sim.
Wickets continued to fall, with contributions from all the bowlers and overall fantastic fielding display, Strathie being finally bowled out for 46.
At the break the coaches indicated that only half the game had been played and Brechin had been here before only to throw it away.
The task was to make full use of the 20 overs.
Captain Bisset went for experience at the top, with Wiggy Robertson and Brechin’s very own wall Ryan Proctor opening.
The two played some fantastic cricket, waiting for the bad ball to send to the boundary and they took the score up to 30 before Robertson, trying for a sneaky single, was run out by a fine throw.
A minor wobble occurred when first Proctor then debutante Valentine, first ball, were bowled.
However, captain Bisset and Harrison steadied the boat and steered the Buccs to a well-deserved win, for the loss of three wickets.
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