Mixed results for Accies on a scorcher of a weekend

On Saturday, our 1s travelled to league contenders Renfrew.

On what was undoubtedly the best day of the year so far, just like the weather, Accies’ opening innings in the field started off bright. 

Working hard in the heat to restrict Renfrew to under 190 runs took a full team effort with wickets shared throughout the bowling attack.

After tea, the momentum in Accies’ favour brought the score to almost 100-2 however middle and tail order struggles proved to be the downfall coming up short by 50 runs.

Wins will come but, having newly been promoted; in this league, they will be hard fought.

Nas and Dave watch the action at Renfrew

Playing on home soil the 2s were also first in to bat facing off against Glenpark.

What started as a sure and steady innings, debutant Kapil joined Sathish making it look like a healthy score was to follow, quickly turned into somewhat of a collapse.

With the score on 127-9 with 13 overs remaining, the final wicket pairing of Crick and Sid was to become crucial.

All fears were gone after an aggressive, attacking pairing brought the score to 169 at the interval.

The bowling attack started in the same manner as the batting ended. One wicket down after the first over set the scene for what should have been a triumphant victory.

However, as is the Accies way, a ridiculous amount of extras and dropped catches meant this game would drag on until suppertime and be much more difficult than it should have been.

On the final ball however, Glenpark’s final wicket fell to Kapil who rounded off his Player of the Game Accies debut taking 5 wickets along with his 38 runs.

Karan Shah shows off his new kit

Sunday saw the Accies Development XI face off against the weary travellers from Oban. Some fair sportsmanship meant that both sides would field 10 players.

Oban having won the toss elected to put Accies in to bat. Some outstanding batting followed with 3 scoring 30 or over.

Accies finished their innings with 6 not outs and a healthy score of 172. After the interval the batting prowess continued, albeit with the shoe on the other foot, the score reaching 81-2. However, their batting strength was not quite there and were dismissed all out for 114.

Pick of the Accies bowling were King Dilly with 3-9 and Nas with 3-8. The consensus being this is already an improved side from last season with exciting times to come as this season progresses.

Photos: Nathan Nicholas, Fraser Murray.