Cricket v Merchiston

With our seniors away this week, it was the junior teams who played today with the Colts A & Bs and the U9s taking on Merchiston in Edinburgh:

Colts A – Ardvreck won the toss and elected to bat. The man of the innings was Curtis M scoring an astonishing 57 runs off 52 deliveries smacking 9 fours and 1 five. Also not to mention Kerr B coming in with a few overs to spare and making 19 runs off 10 balls to help the boys get to a total of 114 with 7 wickets down. Our bowling innings started off with Jack H taking two wickets in the first over, one on the first ball and one on the last ball. Then a few overs later Jamie LM took two wickets one after the other to have himself a hat trick ball, only for the catch to just fall short of a fielder. We also had Ewan FL take three wickets and two run outs to finish up the 20 overs having Merchiston score 57 runs for 9 wickets. Another WIN!!! I must say the boys played exceptionally well in all aspects of the game and hopefully they can keep this winning formula for the rest of the term. (Mr Tim Summers)

Colts B – to follow shortly.

U9s -The Under 9 Cricket team played two matches at Merchiston on Wednesday. We lost our first match against Cargilfield by 13 runs. The final score was 44 runs to Cargilfield and 31 runs to Ardvreck. We won our second match against Merchiston by 13 runs. Merchiston scored 42 runs and Ardvreck notched up 55 runs. The boys batting had improved significantly. We were hitting the ball further and our players were a lot more willing to take a risk and attempt a run. Our fielding was a lot tighter with several catches being made. Our bowling continues to improve though we still have to work on our accuracy. (Mr Richard Gibson)