Arbroath United v Gordonians Cricket Club Gordonians 1st XI on Sun 01 Sep 2019 at 12.00
Gordonians Cricket Club Lost by 6 runs

Match report The rearranged 3 Counties Cup finals day was held at Meigle. They had evidently had a fair amount of rain and the outfield was lush, but play started on time as Arbroath won the toss and chose to bat in the semi final. A sharp bit of fielding by Aayush Das saw Ryan Plomer run out for 1 in the first over, and in the 3rd over his brother Ben was clean bowled by a beauty from Saraswat. Cameron had hit a 4 and a 6 off Arora but he departed for 11 as he snicked a swinging ball from Saraswat to the keeper. 19 for 3 off 5 overs and Gordos in a strong position. Saraswat bowled through conceding only 8 from his 4 overs. Over number 8 from Perera was a wicket maiden as he trapped O'Mara lbw, the score now 27 for 4 off 8 overs. 12 overs up and Arbroath had struggled to 42 for 4. Something had to change and Peal got his running shoes on to take four 2's in a row off Bhalani. Das came on to see if the pitch was taking spin and his good first four balls were somewhat spoiled by Snyman who got the long handle out and smashed the final 2 balls to the boundary. Bhalani bowled out his 4th over for only 4 runs and bowled Peal off the last delivery for 19. 66 for 5 off 15. The experienced Mark Edwards concentrated on rotating the strike with Snyman but it wasn't exactly scintillating stuff until Snyman launched Rane for a big 6 off the 2nd ball of the final over. The onslaught stopped there and Snyman holed out for 31 off the last ball, although it was a bit of a surprise when Perera made the catch look easy. 93 for 6 off 20 and only 6 boundaries. Some very good shots stalled in the outfield and as the sun appeared, Gordos would have been hoping the outfield would speed up.
Abrar opened with Himanshu and Craig Ross only went for a single off the first over. Snyman was noticeably quicker than the other bowlers on show but Abrar took 8 off his over. A slightly short ball from Ross was superbly cut in front of square for 4 by Himanshu, but he then top edged a short ball, caught for his one scoring shot. Ross, Snyman, and then Jon Burnett, bowled excellent lines and let the pitch make scoring difficult. Abrar had smashed Arbroath to all parts of Doocot Park in the 2018 semi final, but it was becoming obvious that this was going to be no procession. 29 for 1 off 7 overs, and then the tide turned as Burnett had Imran and then Abrar caught off the last 2 balls of the 8th over. Wig and Bhandari steadied the ship, and Bhandari hit the shot of the day as he bulleted a ball from Brewer back over his head for a maximum. 51 for 3 off 12 and Wig was out in the next over, but 7 runs had been added in the scorebook. Bhandari edged behind in the next over and Perera was sent in to swing the bat. 71 for 5 off 16 and the game looked as though it could go either way. Rane was well caught by Ben Plomer but the Arbroath celebrations looked premature as Perera swashbuckled 2 boundaries off the same over. 79 for 6 off 17 overs and Gordos favourites again. But from there it was a case of swing and miss as the runs totally dried up. Only 8 runs came from the last 3 overs as Ryan Plomer, Ross, and Snyman bowled 18 of the best balls of the match. A shock 6 run win for Arbroath who went on to lose the final to Dundee High.

Arbroath United Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 4w 1b 2lb 
for 6 wickets
93 (20.0 overs)
B Plomer b  Saraswat 4 10 11 36.36
R Plomer Run out  1 2 1 100
C Cameron ct  Saraswat 11 16 14 1 1 78.57
F Snyman ct  Rane 31 68 43 2 1 72.09
B O'Mara lbw  Perera 8 12 11 1 72.73
G Peal b  Bhalani 19 29 30 63.33
M Edwards Not Out  11 18 11 100
J Burnett  
L Paterson  
A Brewer  
C Ross  

Gordonians Cricket Club Gordonians 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Himanshu Saraswat4.00824.002.00
Aman Arora4.002200.005.50
Chamila N Perera4.0111111.002.75
Jay Bhalani4.0021121.005.25
Aayush Das1.001100.0011.00
Swapnil Rane3.0017117.005.67

Gordonians Cricket Club Gordonians 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
8w 2b 2lb 
for 7 wickets

(20.0 overs)
Abrar (AB) Ahmed ct  J Burnett 17 32 31 2 54.84
Himanshu Saraswat ct  C Ross 4 9 5 1 80.0
Kaleem Imran ct  J Burnett 6 22 11 54.55
Prashant Wig ct  B O'Mara 9 21 14 64.29
Mayank S Bhandari ct  A Brewer 13 28 16 1 81.25
Swapnil Rane ct  B O'Mara 7 20 13 2 53.85
Chamila N Perera Not Out  15 25 14 107.14
Aman Arora Run out  4 10 9 44.44
Mohit Khosla Not Out  1 3 1 100
Jay Bhalani  
Aayush Das  

Arbroath United Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C Ross4.0011111.002.75
F Snyman3.001300.004.33
J Burnett4.001125.502.75
A Brewer4.0024124.006.00
B O'Mara3.001929.506.33
R Plomer2.00600.003.00