The juniors had a mixed bag of results over the weekend.

Both the U15's and U12's enjoyed victories away and at home to West of Scotland. I haven't seen the book for the U15's but I gather that Roddy for once did not contribute "mega runs" and it was an overall team effort that won them the match. This is a large and strong group with plenty of spirit currently enjoying pole position in the U15 League. Keep it up lads!

The U12's found it rather more difficult giving away 62 of West's total of 85 in "extras"! Two run outs in the first ten overs meant that whilst runs were ticking over there was always pressure to score more from the bat. The partnership between Sam Page (yet again) and Youssuf Hussain transformed the match with good calling, putting bat on ball and the taking of excellent quick singles. The required total was achieved with an over to spare.

Austin has already mentioned the U18 match against Ferguslie in his weekend report. The main problem was that Ferguslie bowled better overall than Accies and the field placings were better. Accies fielders were too close and there was a slip fielder for 17 of the 20 overs - Ferguslie didn't use one at all!!!! A comparison of the best three bowlers shows Accies bowled 12 overs for 42 whilst Ferguslie bowled 11 for only 18. Hoppers was best with 3 for 9 from 4. We need to learn to play "gapping" shots rather than pummel mid off all the time.

A young U13 team lost to East Kilbride last night (Tuesday) by 11 runs. Once again the inability to put bat on ball was the main problem (with the exception of Andy Smart and Scott Young but they gave catching practice instead!)

This Friday is a blank day due to the invasion of the U21 Rugby World Cup so the next Match is for the U18's next Monday at Hamilton Crescent against West. The U13 match against GHK scheduled for next Tuesday is postponed because of the Belfast trip but they have another fixture next Thursday against Helensburgh at home.