After a strong performance against Merchiston over the weekend the Cargilfield men returned to action on Wednesday against Loretto. Having lost the toss Cargilfield were put into bat first on a good early season wicket, that had plenty in it for the bowler and would reward patient batting. Monty and Archie opened up and were watchful initially before a string of boundaries took Archie to retirement. Rafa came in and with Monty continued a strong start to the Cargilfield innings, with two further retirements coming and the score at 77-0. A strong middle order showing from Oliver, Mack and Dexter allowed Harry to come in and blast 9 off 4 balls to leave Loretto with 121 to chase.
Theo and Maxi shared the new ball and caused problems for Loretto from the outset of their innings with a probing line and length. Maxi really standing out with terrific figures of 3 overs, 1 maiden, 1 wicket for 4 runs. This was continued into the middle of the Loretto innings with Jamie, Senuka and Tristan all bowling economically. This was importantly supported with excellent ground fielding and catching as a collective. The final over was bowled by Archie who wrapped things up with two wickets to complete an excellent all-round performance.
A superb start to the season and the boys were terrifically led by Monty this week. He was proactive, encouraging and really set the tone of how we want to play this season. Well done!
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.