Kwick cricketers secure morale boosting win

Pictured are the Kwick Cricket team.

Pictured are the Kwick Cricket team.

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Brechin’s Kwick cricketers were the only local cricket side in action this weekend, as they faced Dundee based Forthill.

Skipper Harrison opted to ask the opposition to bat first, a move the would prove to be a shrewd one.

Forthill made a good start, with Roan and Cameron conceding a few runs as pace overtook accuracy.

The introduction of Andrew and Danny proved too good for the opposition. In just four overs, the pair claimed eight wickets for no runs.

The Buccaneers were now looking sharp in the field, stopping the opposition from getting any foothold in the game at all.

Jordan produced a runless spell, which was ably assisted by miserly figures from Oliver. Debutante Holly and James left the opposition floundering on the rocks. It was then left to Kyle with two wickets for 14 runs and Cameron with one for one to wrap up the Dundee innings and restrict them to a total of 188 from their allotted overs.

Roan and James began batting in great fashion, hitting 22 for their first three overs and this was continued as Kyle and Holly took the score onwards and upwards.

Thanks to some good calling, excellent defensive play and good stroke making the quartet had amassed 43 from just six overs.

Danny and Cameron came next and they too looked in the mood for runs, adding a further 19 to the total from the next three overs.

With 262 on the board and just six overs left it would have taken a monumental collapse to lose this game, but now the pressure was on not to lose a single wicket in the game.

Three pairings down and this had been achieved and Oliver and Jordan were in no mood to let this slip. Jordan in particular clubbed his way to 19 ably assisted by Oliver’s 12.

The pressure was now on the last pairing of Andrew and Cameron and, after some early playing and missing, the paring settled down to add a further 21 to the total and more importantly a completed game without losing a wicket.

The Buccaneers final total of 314 would see them grab a morale boosting 126 run victory.

A club spokesman said that it was great to see such a fine all round performance for the youngsters, explaining: “There were a few outstanding performances out there today and it was nice to see the team working together. It would be nice to play a game at home.

“Currently all the games we have played have been away from home as Brechin appears to be too far for teams to travel. We don’t think it is fair on the parents or coaches and would like to thank them for their commitment.”

They added: “The Strathtay Insurance person of the match could have really went to anyone. From the batting perspective it was good to see runs coming from everyone.

“However for his 14 runs as well as a bowling spell consisting of two overs four wickets for zero runs, the person of the match award goes to Andrew Mitchell.”