Brechin’s young Buccaneers recently made the arduous trip to Broughty Ferry to take on a competitive Forfarshire team in two fixtures.
After some clear improvement and development in the previous game coaches and spectators alike wondered if this would continue or if things would start to slide after early season promise.
Two games were scheduled for the evening and despite a torrential downpour just prior to the start play went ahead in warm conditions.
Some spectacular fielding from Brechin kept the opposition in check in both games, including what can only be described as a spectacular effort by Walker on the boundary.
A total of 10 catches were taken in the game with Mitchell following his own advice (that’s walking in and keeping your hands out of your pockets) taking three.
The bowling figures again looked good with every bowler taking at least one wicket, with Wilson and Yates each taking three.
In what can only be described as a team season, every player reached double figures with the bat with Nicoll and Mitchell topping scoring, each scoring 24.
A fine night by all saw Brechin defeats Forfarshire in both games, by around a 30 odd run margin on each occasion.
A highlight for the club and coaches were the comments by the opposition coach that the Brechin players were “well turned out, well behaved, very sporting and all good players”.
A spokesperson for the club said: “The Strathtay Insurance player of the game proved to be almost impossible to choose this week.
“Cameron Craig, on his comeback, put in a fine all round performance, Jordan Nicoll shone with the bat and picked up catches and wickets, Walker again contributed throughout, as did the whole team in fact. However, by the slimmest of margins the player of the game for his 24 runs, one wicket and three catches was Andrew Mitchell.”