Alps v Bute (04/06/16) scorecard

Alps 331-6 beat Bute 198 all out by 133 runs.

Match played at The School Ground, Glasgow on Saturday 4th June 2016 at 13:00.

Western Union Third Division, 40 overs-a-side.

Toss won by Alps, who elected to bat.


Batter How out Bowler Runs
FN Murray not out 104
A McLauchlan run out 11
CJ Allen b A Peacock 0
E Wallace b A Fielding 2
Amresh Kumar 37
J Rana not out 107
DGH Higgins b A Peacock 5
T Aston b J Wilson 13
Q Qayyum not out 2
J McLaren (*)
AD Cochrane
Extras (0b, 4lb, 2nb, 44w, 0pr) 50
Total (for 6 wkts, 40.0 overs) 331


Batter How out Bowler Runs
A Fielding
M Crump
J Wilson
A Peacock
Extras (4b, 1lb, 4nb, 23w, 0pr) 32
Total (all out, 36.0 overs) 198


Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
T Aston 8.0 1 47 4
AD Cochrane 4.0 0 30 0
A McLauchlan 5.0 1 18 1
Q Qayyum 8.0 0 57 1
J McLaren 8.0 1 29 2
E Wallace 3.0 0 15 2

Match report

Alps recorded a famously splendid victory over Bute on a gorgeous day at the School Ground. Captain McLaren, with a meaty-looking batting line-up at his disposal won the toss and opted to bat: a wise decision, given the gargantuan run-fest which unfolded in the June sunshine. Two superb centuries were made: opener Fraser Murray provided another masterclass in batting with a flawless 104 (retired), while jeevan Rana, batting at 7, mercilessly flailed the Bute bowlers all round the park for a robust and entertaining 107. With useful contributions from several other batsmen, and a hefty total of 'extras', a mammoth score of 331 for 6 was recorded by Marion, the Bute scorer, after 40 overs.

After tea, the Bute batsmen were determined to make a match of it, and a really compelling contest developed: a most intriguing contest between bat and ball, with lots of grippingly interestingly cricket played. A tremendous spell of bowling from Tom Aston (4 for 47) was the key to our eventual victory; but the bowling was generally very tight indeed. Ed Wallace produced three destructive overs, trapping two Bute batsmen LBW, with figures of 2 for 7. When young Tom took the final wicket the Bute score stood at a healthy 198. Veteran Australian Crump stood firm during most of the innings, and finished with a tremendous score of 69 not-out.

This was a great win for Alps, but was also noted for the superb spirit- with much witty banter- in which the match was played. We look forward to our visit to Bute at the end of June.

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