2016/17 Merchistonian Cricket Club Report
On Friday 20 May 2016, the 1XI played its annual fixture against the Merchistonians. This is always a great occasion and this game did not let us down. Merchistonian Captain, Mike Legget (97-04), won the toss and decided to bat. After a couple of early wickets for the 1XI from opener Johnny Alexander (11-16), Chris Sole (07-12) and Angus Paterson (05-12) steadied the ship. Angus hit a quick fire 16 and Chris ended up on 56 off just 40 balls. Chris still plays competitively and has recently been selected for the Scotland Development XI against Ireland A. The Merchistonians reached 121-7 off their 20 overs.
It was then the 1XI’s turn with the bat. After losing 4 quick wickets for the loss of just 20 runs, it looked in trouble. However, a marvellous 76 off 46 balls from 1XI Captain, Angus H, nearly won the game. In the end, the 1XI finished just 10 runs short of the total in its 20 overs. The match was followed by a meal in the beautiful WWI Centenary Pavilion. Thank you to all the Old Boys who came back for the game – we look forward to the next fixture in summer 2017.