The Cargilfield 2nd XI’s unbeaten run came to an end today as we were defeated heavily by a terrifically well-drilled and talented Belhaven team. They won the toss and chose to bat. On the smaller boundary, they hit many fours and a few sixes with the 20 overs they faced. Their top six batsmen were really strong and even though our bowling wasn’t bad, we just lacked a bit of pace. Our few highlights in the field were a catch from Alex P who also took out one of their strong batsmen with a great delivery and Isabelle’s bowling at the end which was quick and troubled their middle order. Nico captained the side, bowling 4 good overs and Ramsay also bowled well. However, in the end, their big hitting, combined with our rather lacklustre fielding at times, allowed the home side to reach 201.
After match tea, we gave it a good go but silly run outs cost us early on and we couldn’t get going. Belhaven bowled and fielded extremely well. Alex P was the top scorer with 21 and Fiona and Isabelle both hit boundaries but Belhaven’s bowling and catching was too good and we were all out for 80 after 15 overs. Yes we were missing a few players but it was very much appreciated to have Fiona, Isabelle and Sophie who all stepped in today and led by example in the field. It is fair to say our full XI would not have beaten this really good Belhaven team and we thank the home side for hosting us so well. The Cargilfield player of the match was Alex P for not only being our top scorer but for his dynamic and brave fielding – something we could have done with from everyone today!