Musselburgh 1st XI suffered their first league defeat of the season to Kismet at Duloch Park. Musselburgh lost the toss and were invited to bat.
The XI managed 110 runs all out off 30.3 overs with Captain Kevin Dilly top scoring with 42. Kismet in response knocked off the runs in 26.4 overs for the loss of only 1 wicket. The final margin of defeat 9 wickets.
The result drops the 1st XI down to 3rd in ESCA league division 3 and, with a home fixture against Preston Village at the weekend, the XI will be hoping to consign that result to the history books.
The 2nd XIs game against Boroughmuir 2nd XI at Lewisvale Park was eventually abandoned due to the weather in the 22nd over of the Musselburgh innings. At the time Musselburgh were 78 for 4, with Asim Ahmed not out on a brilliant 54.
The 2nd XI travel away to Glenrothes this weekend in the hope that the weather holds.
[Saturday 13/06/2009] (Back To Top)
The MCC defeated Morton CC at
MCC won the toss and invited Morton to bat. Morton scored 108 for the loss of 9 wickets off their allotted 20 overs. Musselburgh pace merchants Akshay Chandwani and Raja Tufail picking up 2 wickets each. In response Musselburgh picked off the runs in 16.3 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. Rene Collins top scoring with 39, Rohit Maini (30) and Ashi Tufail (17) the other useful contributors with the bat.[Tuesday 09/06/2009] (Back To Top)
Ashi Tufail hit a brilliant 80 not out off 56 balls as the
The young and brilliant Ashi Tufail, batting at an unfamiliar No 6, formed an astonishing 207 run, from 128 balls, match winning partnership with Nick Hunt (136 no) as the Eastern Senior Academy won by a margin of 192 runs.[Sunday 07/06/2009] (Back To Top)
Musselburgh 1st XI defeated West Lothian 2nd XI at
Musselburgh won the toss and elected to field.
The 1st XI remain top of Division 3 having won all their games so far this season and go head to head with 3rd placed and Division 4 champions Kismet this Saturday at Kismet.
The 2nd XI were handed a walkover and 20 points, when for the 3rd time this season the ever popular Cask and Barrel were unable to raise an XI. The 2nd XI, currently placed 3rd in division 6, take on 2nd placed Boroughmuir 2nd XI this Saturday at
The MCC wish the Cask and Barrel all the best and hope they can get their season and club back on track.[Saturday 06/06/2009] (Back To Top)
Musselburgh Cricket Club beat The Bank of Scotland at
The Bank of Scotland won the toss and invited MCC to bat. MCC scored 150 for 7 of their allotted 20 overs with Captain Mark Tucker top scoring with and unbeaten 50. In response The Bank of Scotland managed 89 runs for the loss of 5 wickets off their 20 overs, Musselburgh pace man Akshay Chandwani picking up 2 wickets for 9 runs off 4 overs.[Tuesday 02/06/2009] (Back To Top)
The 1st and 2nd XI continued their recent run of good form with victory in both division 3 and 6 at the weekend.
The XI, flying high in 1st position in division 3, took on 4th placed Drummond Trinity in a fixture that also doubled up as a round 2 cup tie of the Presidents Trophy. Drummond Trinity won the toss and invited Musselburgh to bat on the hottest day of the summer so far at Loretto. Musselburgh posted 245 all out after their 50 overs, Hemant Verma, shining this week with the bat, with a stunning 99, before being caught going for the ton off the last ball of the Musselburgh innings. Bhatkar contributed 48 before being trpped LBW and Captain Kevin Dilly chiped in with 30. In response Drummond Trinity were 180 all out off 42.5 overs, Rizwan (super) Ullah the pick of the Musselburgh attack with 3 wickets with Collins and Bhardwaj picking up a 2 a piece. A victory by 65 runs for Musselburgh in division 3 and progression in the Presidents Trophy.
Musselburgh 2nd XI played their first home league fixture of the season at Lewisvale Park against unbeaten Old Contemptibles CC. OCCC won the toss and invited Musselburgh to bat. On what was a gloriously sunny day at Lewisvale the Musselburgh batsman shone and posted a total of 230 for 4 of their 45 overs. 2nd XI number 1 batsman Asim Ahmed took advantage of the conditions to score a career best 78 and was ably assisted by opeing partner Rohit Maini who scored 52. Their opening partnership was worth 101 runs and there were further useful contributions from Howarth, 33 not out, Gatner, 27 and Chandwani, 23 not out. In response OCCC's were 118 all out, Akshay Chandwani the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets for 14 runs off 7 overs. Craighead and Benstead both picked up two wickets each in a 118 run victory for Musselburgh.[Saturday 30/05/2009] (Back To Top)
The 1st and 2nd XI win their ESCA league division 3 and division 6 matches on Saturday, whilst the 1st XIs result ensures MCC progress into the next round of the Presidents Trophy.
The XI, flying high at the top of division 3, defeated 4th placed Drummond Trinity at Loretto in a combined league/ Presidents Trophy round 2 fixture. Drummond Trinity won the toss and invited Musselburgh to bat. Musselburgh posted 245 all out off their 50 overs, Hemant Verma, this week shining with the bat, scored a brilliant 99 before being caught off the last ball of the innings whilst trying to reach the magical 100. Bhatkar bludgeoned an impressive 48 and there was also a useful contribution of 30 from Captain Kevin Dilly.
In response Drummond Trinity posted 180 all out off 42.5 overs ensuring a comfortable 65 run victory for the 1st XI. Rizwan (super) Ullah was the pick of the Musselburgh bowlers taking 3 wickets for 27 runs off 10 overs. Rene Collins and Kamal Bhardwaj picked up 2 wickets a piece. The 1st XI retain there 100% record for the season so far and will be in confident mood for their next league fixture against West Lothian 2nd XI at Loretto this Saturday.
The 2nd XI took on the undefeated Old Contemptibles CC in their first home fixture of the season at
In response OCCC managed 118 all out, after a very effective start to their innings. Akshay Chandwani was the pick of the Musselburgh attack with figures of 4 for 18 off 7 overs. Craighead and Benstead both picked up 2 wickets, with the final margin of victory 112 runs. The result lifts the 2nd XI to 3rd in division 6 league standings with an away fixture against the Cask and Barrel next Saturday.[Saturday 30/05/2009] (Back To Top)
Musselburgh beat Bass Rock at Lewisvale Park in the first round of the Parks Trophy.
Bass Rock scored a decent 88 for the loss of seven wickets off their 20 overs. Collins the pick of the Musselburgh attack with 3 wickets. In response Musselburgh picked off the runs in 15.4 overs, Anderson not out on 41.[Tuesday 26/05/2009] (Back To Top)