Penultimate hurdle

East Kilbride beat Kelso by 97 runs

MURGITROYD CUP SEMI-FINALS

KELSO lost in the semi-finals to an East Kilbride team who showed their experience to bowl their way to a 97-run victory.

A youthful Kelso side showed some great spirit with the ball and in the field to keep East Kilbride to 153 for 8 at the close. Bruce Grindell, with three wickets, and Stephen Patterson and Callum Davidson with two each were the pick of the Kelso bowlers.

Kelso never really got going in the run chase, however, and lost wickets regularly with only Doug Wilson and Thomas Roberts reaching double figures.

Fine pace and spin bowling from East Kilbride allowed them to bowl Kelso out for 56 with Umair Saeed the pick of the bowlers.

In the other semi-final, Carlton beat Arbroath by three wickets before going on to beat East Kilbride in the final by 17 runs.

East Kilbride

H Singh b S Patterson 33

RT Lyons lbw b T Grindell 2

S Kampman b C Davidson 58

P Bocock b S Patterson 2

C Smith b B Grindell 12

JG Johnston b B Grindell 0

A Talpur not out 23

Umair Saeed c T Grindell b C Davidson 1

U Khan b B Grindell 0

Shahid Mahmood not out 0

Extras (b4 lb11 w7 nb0) 22

Total for 8 wkts 153

Kelso

D Wilson lbw b S Kampman 10

T Grindell run out A Talpur 5

S Patterson b Umair Saeed 7

T Galbraith lbw b Umair Saeed 0

T Roberts lbw b Shahid Mahmood 12

P Dunkley b Umair Saeed 4

A Gray b Umair Saeed 0

M Henderson c T Richards b RT Lyons 6

B Grindell b Shahid Mahmood 1

G Davidson not out 3

C Davidson b JG Johnston 0

Extras 8

Total for 10 wkts 56