St Boswells pay heavily for poor performance

St Boswells welcomed Dunfermline & Carnegie to the Green on Saturday for their ESCA Division 3 cricket game, with both teams having won their opening matches of the season.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 4:53 pm
St Boswell's cricket captain, Jamie Glover (picture by Bill McBurnie)

Winning the toss, St Boswells opted to bat first, reports Rich Young.

With a strong batting line-up and a lovely sunny day, hopes were high of a big score to defend. What happened was the total opposite.

Dunfermiline’s Arfat, bowling a great line, ripped through the top order, leaving the home side 3 for 3.

Ex-Dunnikier player Steve Rowley also got involved, picking up the key wicket of Jamie Glover – the only home player to get into double figures – among his three wickets for two runs.

In total, St Boswells scrambled their way to 51 all out, a figure well under par, with only 20.2 overs bowled.

In reply, Dunfermline started cautiously against Elms and Broom’s bowling. When Yousuf was run out for one by Ruthven, hopes were briefly raised.

But Honeyford (17 runs) and Arfat (19 not out) knocked off the majority of runs before Kathryn White had Honeyford caught by Elms. Dunfermline got over the line two down with 16 overs gone.

It was a very poor performance by St Boswells and attention now turns to this Saturday’s home game against Marchmont, which has a 1pm start.