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July 2006 News
Sam Solid in First Euro Champs Outing
Posted on Wednesday 26th July 2006 by Fraser Murray
Accies' most promising youngster, Sam Page, has done his talent justice in Scotland U13s' opening European Championships match with Denmark at Svanholm Park, Brondby.
Sam made a solid 31 not out which, according to the official match report (external link), 'held the innings together' in its later stages, after Scotland wobbled at 138-5.
In the second innings, Sam returned figures of 6 overs, 1 for 23; his scalp being Danish half-centurion, Shear Mondozay, as Scotland triumphed by 75 runs.
Brunton Miller Western Union League Tables
Posted on by Fraser Murray
League Tables as at Monday 24th July.
|G U Staff||10||5||3||2||166||64.40|
|Vale of Leven||10||1||5||4||103||41.20|
U18s Mount Title Challenge
Posted on Monday 24th July 2006 by Fraser Murray
The 1st team isn't the only Accies side with a trophy in its sights this season.
Halfway through the junior season, Accies have won 6 from 7 and are level at the top of the league with Clydesdale, whom they beat for the first time in 5 years in an outstanding all-round performance at Titwood last month.
The top performers with the bat so far are Euan Sheridan (172 @ 34.4), Roddy Kelso (151 @ 30.2), skipper Neil Dowers (135 @ 67.5) and Andrew McLauchlan (80 @ 26.7).
Leading the way with the ball are Euan Sheridan (12 wickets @ 2.7), Thomas Fleming (7 @ 8.9) and Ian Smart (7 @ 9.9).
Details of U18s fixtures can be found on the web site and any supporters at this make-or-break point in the season would be whole-heartedly appreciated. Even better would be volunteers to help out, either by driving to away games or umpiring or scoring, home or away.
Anybody who can offer assistance on a any Monday night should offer his services to Neil Dowers.
Posted on by Neil Dowers
In the past few weeks, two Accies have scored their first centuries in the 1XI.
On the 1st July, Daniel Scott hit his first ever hundred, surpassing his previous best of 97* for his club side in Victoria. His 137* (external link)came in only 112 balls and will be remembered best for the enormous six which cleared a typical Accies mid-off boundary plus a cover lengthwise. It was one of the largest hits New Anniesland has seen in recent years.
The next week, skipper Fraser Murray finally overcame his fear of three figures to score his first Saturday century, surpassing his previous best of 99. His 101* (external link) came up with the winning runs and took exactly 101 balls. The innings was decribed in a St. Michaels match report as 'dominating' and the traditional post-ton round cost Fritzy £36, he complains.
Weekend Report - 23rd July 2006
Posted on Sunday 23rd July 2006 by Neil Dowers
Accies 1XI were victorious in an epic battle with Hillhead at Hughenden, the 2XI claimed 18 points in a solid winning-draw performance and the 3XI fought out an admirable losing draw with a strong Home Park side in a good weekend for the club.
In a crucial clash between 1st and 2nd in WDCU division 1, Accies fought hard to claim full points and go 9.5% clear.
It didn't always look like this would be the case. Accies rebuilt from 1-1 to reach 193-9 in 50 overs. Dan Scott's exemplary form continued with a solid, patient 60, Ed Hunter showed his taste for getting out in the 40s - the 3rd time in 4 games - and Euan Sheridan added a vital 36 with the tail, as Hillhead's 2 Australian bowlers kept it tight, their 30 overs costing 82 runs for 6 wickets.
Accies claimed 3 early scalps, including Hillhead professional Dodd for just 5, but were pushed to the brink of defeat by a ferocious display of hitting from Lyndsy (56, including 11 4s). With Hillhead needing only 27 to win with 5 wickets left and 12 overs to get them, Accies seemed down and out. But Fraser Murray held a slip catch - his 3rd of the afternoon - and Richard Andrew made a sharp run out to spark a Hillhead collapse. A wicket apiece for Randy and Al Miller, who also completed the 10th wicket run out, saw Hillhead collapse to 175ao. The last 5 wickets fell for only 9 runs in 7 overs.
Neil Dowers, demoted from last week's 1XI, hit his maiden Accies ton as the 2XI reinforced its position mid-table with 18 points in a winning draw with Vale of Leven.
Austin carried his bat for 145* from 232-7 in an epic innings, in which he was dropped on 32 (he thanks whoever saw fit to record this fact in the scorebook), hit one straight up in the air just short of the fielders on 99 and stroked 13 boundaries. In partnership with Abhijit Nag and Andrew McLaughlan, 80 were added in the last 10 overs to help Annieland to a formidable total.
Early wickets fell in the Vale response, but some sticky tail-enders batted out the final overs to secure a draw. Watson Briggs claimed 4-35 from 14 overs and Pranav held 3 catches, each one sharper and more stunning than the last. McLauchlan also took a magnificent leg-side stumping to remove a well-set opener.
Most un-Dobbsly, but the scorecard isn't on the web yet, so the story of the 3XI losing draw with Home Park cannot yet be told. From what information was gathered in the bar, Home Park fielded a very strong side, including a few first teamers, and Alps fought bravely to hang on for the draw.
No Scorecard - Sorry!
European Championships Update
Posted on Saturday 22nd July 2006 by Fraser Murray
Glasgow Accies CC is hosting three European Championship matches in early August and we are asking for assistance from all available Club members.
First up we have Glasgow Accies against Italy in a warm-up match, at New Anniesland on Wednesday 2nd, probably with an 11am start.
With Italy in Division 1 of the ECC Championships this match will feature a white ball and coloured clothing, a first for Accies.
Once the competition gets underway, the 3 international matches are:
- Sunday 6th: Italy v Denmark
- Tuesday 8th: Scotland v Denmark
- Wednesday 9th: Division 2 final.
Assistance is required at the Club ground from 8am onwards on each day. Matches should finish about 6.30pm (assuming they go the distance).
If you can't make it for the whole day please indicate what times you can be available between. Please contact Colin Dawson with availability details. We need to know well in advance so Colin can sort out task teams.
We intend to stage Kwik Cricket matches on each match day during the lunch intervals between 2.15pm and 3pm approximately. Obviously the Scotland v Denmark is "the big one"!
We need as many U11's and U13's as possible to make themselves available to take part on all three days. Please contact Farhaj Siddiqui or Colin in advance with availability.
Assistance is also required on the following days:-
- Friday 4th: Transport of benches from Academy to Accies
- Saturday 5th: Free day for Alps XI - many preparatory tasks at Accies
- Thursday 10th: Transport of benches from Accies to Academy
We can probably get cover for Friday and Thursday dates but would ask anyone (senior or junior) not selected for Accies or Anniesland League XIs on the Saturday to be available at Accies on Saturday, 5th from 11am for preparatory work to the ground and surrounds.
It's not often that we ask for support from members on this scale but it is vital that everything is shipshape prior to and during match days.
Please respond as early as possible.
Accies cruise into Rowan Cup Final
Posted on by Fraser Murray
Accies reached the Rowan Cup final for the first time in 38 years with a convincing 8-wicket victory over SNCL 1 side Ayr at New Anniesland last night.
Ayr won the toss and elected to bat on a hard and true Accies surface, but were immediately restricted by the bowling of Nigel Campbell (5-0-25-0) and Duncan Kelso. Logan and Rennie added 47 for the first wicket before Euan Sheridan caught and bowled Logan with his first ball.
Kash Rashid, having replaced Duncan after 3 overs, then bowled a miserly spell. His 5 overs cost only 13 and brought the wickets of opener Rennie, bowled round his legs, and wicketkeeper Hunter, caught in the covers by Andy Dodson.
Duncan retured to finish with figures of one for 30, bowling Rafiq, while Euan finished with one for 34 from his 5 overs, with Andy Dodson running out Borland with a direct hit from the covers.
Accies' reply set off at lightning pace - Richard Andrew and Andrew Dodson flayed the bowling to all corners of the ground - 39 came off the first 4 overs, and when the partnership was finally broken in the 9th, 64 runs had already been added.
Randy continued to dominate the bowling, moving to his 50 off only 35 balls and despite the loss of Fraser Murray (4), Accies eased home with Daniel Scott (9*) and Randy (65* from 49 balls, 7 fours) at the crease.
The final will be played away to either Clydesdale or Ferguslie who meet in the second semi-final next Wednesday (26th July).
Brunton Miller Western Union League Tables
Posted on Wednesday 19th July 2006 by Fraser Murray
League Tables as at Monday 17th July.
|G U Staff||9||5||2||2||159||70.67|
|Vale of Leven||9||1||5||3||93||41.33|
Whizz kid Duncan beats the drums
Posted on Monday 10th July 2006 by Colin Dawson
The pace of Duncan Kelso has caught the eye this season and a twist of fate earned him a trial match with Scotland Under 17's yestarday against East U18's at Loretto School, Musselburgh.
Duncan, who turns 16 at the end of this month, admits that his two year absence from the game was due to being "scared of the ball" but there is no evidence of that now.
His meteoric rise began at the end of May when his name was put forward as a late nomination for the District Under 16's. Nothing further was heard from that group (until yesterday) but, due to unavailability of two main bowlers for a District U18 match against East, his services were called upon last month. He took 5 wickets in that match. The jungle drums began to beat resulting in yesterday's call up. He performed well scoring 15 not out in a 28 run last wicket partnership and took 1 for 28 from 9 overs. Scotland won by 12 runs.
There's a good chance he will be invited to join next season's Scotland Under 17 squad for winter training and I am sure he will do well if that happens.