Nairn County VS Fort William (30/7/2016)

Match ReportsPosted by Tom Green Mon, August 08, 2016 13:18:32

Fort William 248-8
R. Lavin 78
C. Jennings 60

C. Forsyth 3-56

Nairn County 152-All Out
Andy Cresswell 61

D. Duncan Jr. 6-25

Nairn County was beaten by Fort William in the NOSCA Senior League last Saturday at the Nairn Links. Nairn won the toss and elected to field, and a strong start from Nairn limited Fort William to 98 runs in the opening 22 overs of the game. After the tea break, Fort William’s batsmen settled into the game which led to Fort William closing the innings on 248-8. The pick of the Nairn bowlers was Calum Forsyth and Steven Neill who took three wickets a piece.

After the interval, Nairn was put into bat and lost four wickets within the opening seven overs because of a domineering performance by the Fort William bowlers. After this Nairn recovered because of a strong 5th wicket partnership of 56 runs between Neil Gibson and Andy Cresswell. This helped Nairn on its way to 152 before being bowled out. The pick of the Nairn batsmen was Andy Cresswell who scored 61 runs which included six boundaries. Nairn juniors also made a contribution to the game with Jason Brandsma taking a wicket and both Ronin Brandsma and Shane Hayward scoring six runs each.

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