Arbroath United v Gordonians Cricket Club Gordonians 1st XI on Sat 23 Jun 2018 at 13.00
Gordonians Cricket Club Won by 203 runs

Match report You never quite know what you will get from Arbroath these days in terms of competitive opposition, but this was very much a case of men against boys, girls and a sprinkling of huge experience. The Arbroath youngsters undoubtedly have talent, but on the day this was a bit of a mismatch. Aman won the toss and elected to bat. The first over saw Sree hit the first 4 and 6 of the match, and the score had thundered along to 40 in the 5th over when Sree tried to pull another short ball for 6, only to find that the Arbroath pitch isn't as bouncy as it maybe used to be, and it sneaked under his bat on to the stumps, gone for 29. Aman was joined by Sandy Richards and they added 94 in 20 overs before Sandy was bowled by Duncan. It looked like Aman was going to notch up another century but when he was on 65 he edged behind off Burnett. Saraswat, Bhandari and Wig all made solid contributions, and Arya Pol was unbeaten on 30 as the innings closed on 278 for 6. This was a day for someone to go big, but the pitch lacked a bit of pace, and at times it was a case of accumulating rather than free flowing stroke play.
Whilst Gordonians have upped their game in terms of the quality of their teas, the sheer variety on offer at Arbroath was hard to take in.
Arbroath wickets fell steadily, and whilst Arya took 3 for 19, the highlight was perhaps the return to bowling of Jamie Richards after bothering the NHS with various shoulder problems. It was no surprise that Talwinder Singh took the last wicket, but it was a surprise that he didn't throw in a few wides before finishing the Arbroath innings. Arbroath 75 all out, the day ending disappointingly for the club secretary as one of the umpires reversed in to his car.

Gordonians Cricket Club Gordonians 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 27w 2b 4lb 
for 6 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Sree Devadas b Stewart 29 18 18 2 2 161.11 1
Aman Arora ct Burnett 65 116 83 7 78.31
Sandy Richards b Duncan 38 76 66 3 57.58
Himanshu Saraswat b Stewart 31 44 29 4 106.90 2
Mayank S Bhandari ct Duthie 29 45 30 5 96.67
Arya Pol Not Out  30 37 31 1 96.77
Prashant Wig b Duthie 20 17 16 2 125.00
Jay Bhalani  
Jamie Richards  
Talwinder Singh  
Chamila N Perera   1

Arbroath United Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
P Stewart9.0063231.507.00
J Burnett9.0048148.005.33
D Salmond6.011900.003.17
M McColl9.006900.007.67
F Duncan8.0039139.004.88
R Duthie4.0032216.008.00

Arbroath United Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
6w 2lb 
for 10 wickets
75 (26.4 overs)
J Plomer ct Bhalani 7 7 12 1 58.33
F Duncan lbw Saraswat 10 32 23 1 43.48
D Salmond lbw Bhalani 2 20 14 14.29
G Peal ct Perera 15 29 28 3 53.57
A Waller ct Pol 12 40 37 2 32.43
J Burnett ct Pol 3 14 5 60.0
D Bridges ct Wig 5 23 11 45.45
P Stewart Not Out  12 30 22 1 54.55
M McColl b Pol 0 4 2 0
A Hogg b Singh 0 3 5 0
R Duthie  

Gordonians Cricket Club Gordonians 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Himanshu Saraswat5.0017117.003.40
Jay Bhalani4.01723.501.75
Chamila N Perera4.02515.001.25
Jamie Richards6.002200.003.67
Arya Pol5.001936.333.80
Prashant Wig2.00313.001.50
Talwinder Singh0.40010.000.00

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Paul Grey