On a bright and breezy Wednesday afternoon the Gentleman's XI made the long trek to Melrose. Unbeaten and hardened after a comprehensive victory over local rivals Fettes the boys were brimming in confidence.
We were put into bat on a green wicket and took a cautious approach to proceedings. James and Paddy opened up and hit the boundary frequently, but lacked some assertiveness with their calling which meant singles were hard to find. This was a common theme of the day, Orhan’s clean striking continued but his partnership with Joseph was of a similar outcome. The boys scored a credible 151 off 12 overs.
Our bowling was strong with Oliver opening up and securing a wicket in the first over. Leopold started from the other end and the runs were drying up. Coach Stephen dared to dream an unlikely victory was going to emerge, rather like the impending Euros, it’s the hope that kills you and St Mary’s began to punish our bowlers with their aggressive middle order. Key points for the Gentleman’s XI to take away was to be more assertive with our running between the wickets. An excellent game played in a wonderful spirit as always from these gents. Well done, men!
Welcome to Cargilfield! We hope this short film gives you a glimpse of what life is like for the girls and boys at our school. We would love to welcome you in person to tour Cargilfield and explain more fully exactly what makes a Cargilfield education so special and so different. Please get in touch with Fiona Craig, our Registrar if you would like to find out more; her email address is [email protected] or you can telephone her on 0131 336 2207.