ANOTHER excellent day of cricket 6s and ale-quaffing was held by Montrose Round Table and Montrose Cricket Club this year.
Details of the cricket competition are as follows.
Team Reem, who have shown continual improvement each year since the introduction of the sixes, kicked off their campaign with a comfortable victory over Henry Hoggs, who were understrength this year.
New entrants Slippery Fingers and The Gable Ender RSC met in a match which showed a huge mismatch. Steven Graham blew the Gable Ender RSC away with some huge hitting in a large victory for Slippery Fingers.
Slippery Fingers continued to play good cricket, easily beating Henry Hoggs, while group rivals Team Reem were overcoming the Gable Ender RSC.
This set up an exciting finally between Team Reem and Slippery Fingers, but it was Slippery Fingers who overcome the opposition and progressing to the semi-finals.
Henry Hoggs managed to gain three points beating the Gable Ender RSC who finished with ‘nul points’ on debut.
1 Slippery Fingers, 9 points
2, Team Reem, 6 points
3, Henry Hoggs, 3 points
4, Gable Ender RSC 0 points.
Festival Friends got their campaign off to a winning start with a win over Turiffs in the morning, Scott Winder showing some good skills with the ball before leaving his team in the limbo to watch his beloved Jags.
The Haymakers with such an illustrious sixes history kicked off their campaign with a win over Son of Yusuf who have had more name changes than wins, although the Haymakers were looking understrength and more importantly lacking experience.
Festival Friends and Haymakers set up another winner-takes-all clash with wins over Son of Yusuf and Turiffs respectively.
Festival Friends rolled over their opponents with some excellent bowling from Fraser Ramsayer and Jimmy Young, and took a comfortable victory to qualify into the final four.
1, Festival Friends, 9 points
2, Haymakers, 6 points
3, Son of Yusuf, 3 points
4, Turiffs, 0 points
Three-time winners BBET entertained Emergency Services in the first game of group C, but experience showed and BBET comfortable beat the Emergency Services team who are hopefully better at saving lives.
Square Pegs, who were early tournament favourites, were shocked by BBET though as BBET cruised into the semi-final, Paul Johnston’s big hitting being the highlight of BBETs tournament.
Square Pegs did show some credentials for next year, however, by comfortable beating the Emergency Services who are looking to strengthen their side for next year.
1, BBET, 6 points
2, Square Pegs, 3 points
3, Emergency Services, 0 points.
Thornies Thrappers’ tournament went to plan. They came with the thought of leaving with zero points and that’s exactly what they managed.
This left Women Can’t Play Cricket and Reservoir Ducks to fight out top spot, and it was Women Can’t Play Cricket who managed to overcome the Rossie workers.
The highlight of Group D was Graeme Lamb bowling ex-Scotland Cricket Captain Neil Burnett first ball.
1, Women Cant Play Cricket, 6 points
2, Reservoir Ducks, 3 points
3, Thornies Thrappers, 0 points.
Slippery Fingers v Festival Friends: Slippery Fingers showed some massive hitting in the first innings, scoring a massive 112, Kieran Findlater, Lloyd Henderson and Steven Graham scoring the runs. After a poor start Festival Friends put up some resolve but Fraser Ramsayer’s solo batting performance wasn’t enough to get Festival Friends even remotely close to the massive target.
BBET v Women Can’t Play Cricket: BBET batted first and posted a respectable target, Paul Johnstone and Des Petrie showing some good batting skills. Women Can’t Play Cricket never looked in doubt, however, with some big hitting from Jack Rodger, and they set up a final of the big hitters.
Slippery Fingers v Women Can’t Play Cricket: In an eagerly-anticipated final, Slippery Fingers batted first but couldn’t reach the heights they had attained in the semi-final.
Tight bowling from Women Can’t Play Cricket restricted the youngsters to a respectable total.
Women Cant Play Cricket never looked like falling short of the target, and it wasn’t long before they were crowned Cricket 6s Champions 2012 - and best dressed in the competition.
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