Cricket Update: Falkland v Foxton and Flixton result

Falkland 187 for 9 (B Strachan 55, G Doig 51, A Ferguson 22 not out, R Malthouse 4 for 32, J Hatton 3 for 33) Foxton and Flixton 190 for 7 ( W Hutchinson 51, W Norman 51, S Stocks 24)

Falkland exited the Village Cup on Sunday to an excellent team from Yorkshire who, frankly, were simply better in the sense that they had more depth in both their batting and their bowling with their ground fielding a sight to behold.

The Yorkshire team won the toss, and put Falkland into bat. Falkland’s innings got off to a slow start, but picked up once Grant Doig and  Ben Strachan got going on the firm foundation laid by the earlier batsmen.

Both men perished soon after reaching 50, and then only Adam Ferguson’s 22 not out was significant as the tail failed to wag. Nevertheless 187 was a competitive total.

For a long time, things were level pegging with, if anything, Falkland holding the edge until a stand of 94 between Hutchinson and Norman made all the difference. Even then there were a few wobbles to give Falkland some hope until until Jamie Nesfield hit the winning four which put Foxton and Flixton into the semi-final with 3 wickets and 11 balls to spare.

Falkland have little to be ashamed of. They were gallant losers in what was a sporting encounter played in fine weather in front of a crowd of several hundred spectators including a sizeable contingent from Yorkshire. Falkland did Scotland proud, and the hospitality was first class with a piper and a game played at the tea interval by some of the All Stars.

David Potter

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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