CRICKET — Narrow Friendly Defeat For Inverclyde

10 May, 2022 | Sport

Milngavie 134 for 6
Inverclyde 124 for 7

INVERCLYDE gained some much needed match practice in this early season friendly, although finished 10 short in the run chase.

Milngavie batted first and faced an accurate opening bowling spell from Inverclyde captain Gareth James and Tom Watson, and were three wickets down after 12 overs with only nine runs on the board.

However good innings by the visitor’s Alan and Chandreth helped the total to 134 for six wickets after 40 overs.

Scott Campbell and Paul Singh both took two wickets, with Billy Hair and James also taking a wicket, as Inverclyde used the game for eight bowlers to have a spell.

Watson, David Mudie, Chris Roffe and Barry Deak all bowled well, with Inverclyde satisfied at restricting the Division Three side to the 134 total.

In reply, Inverclyde’s opening batsmen had a good start until David Thomson was caught for 16 runs at 27 for 1. Stuart Callison joined Dave Cooke and they took the total to 64 until Callison was caught at point.

Campbell and Cooke continued the attack but the innings faltered when Cooke was bowled for 42 and Campbell was caught for 19. James hit some late runs but Inverclyde’s innings finished 10 runs short at 124 for seven after the 40 overs.

Despite the loss, this was an important work out for Inverclyde’s players, with bowlers, batsmen and fielders all contributing to a good performance.

Inverclyde meet Bees on Saturday in a Division Four fixture.

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