Knudson Knockout Knackers Siyapa

The Bon Accord Cup is in the hands of 2nd AGSFPs after a comfortable win over Siyapa on Sunday. Grammar posted a very respectable 136 for 8 from their 20 overs, Chris Clelland top scoring on 23. Roland Knudson produced a man of the match bowling spell of 4 overs, 4 for 6, including a triple wicket maiden, as Siyapa crumbled to 68 all out.

In Grade 1, Bon Accord stay top going into the last weekend as they disposed of Gordonians at Countesswells. 80 from Rehan Haider and 73 from Presanth Gopinathan helped Bons to 242 for 6. Gordonians gave it a go with 49 from Indy Pandit and a swashbuckling 44 from Chamila Perera, but 3 wickets apiece for Awan and Malik bowled out Gordos for 198.

3 for 17 from Richard Greenfield made a mess of the Crescent top order and Luke Saunders took 4 for 19 to finish off the tail as Ellon bowled Crescent all out for 124. Jeet Singh had scored 30 and Vineet Khanna 27 for Crescent, and they did the damage with the ball as well, taking 2 for 10 and 4 for 27 respectively to scuttle Ellon for 52, Ben Webb the only batsman to score more than 5 as he made a quick 30.

Inverurie had AGSFPs on the ropes at Kelland Park as they reduced them to 73 for 9, but sometimes you just can’t beat experience, and an unbeaten 30 from John Thomson and 26 from Chris Clelland took them to 131 for 9. 39 from Trevor Norval was in vain as Prash Poosappadi picked up 5 for 19 to dismiss Inverurie for 110.

Vijay Vijayapur was also in on the 5 for act, as he took 5 for 30 to bowl out Mannofield for 81 at Groats Road. The Knight Riders batsmen overhauled this total in the 28th over for the loss of 3 wickets.

Cults picked up an easy 30 points as Stoneywood-Dyce scratched for the 2nd time in a month.

In Grade 2, 33 was the order of the day for Banchory, dismissed for 133 by Siyapa, with Messrs Nixon, Crawley and Ambrose all in the scorebook on 33. 4 for 24 for Chad Abbot made sure Siyapa had to work for the win, Shahram Memon with 44 top scoring as they scraped home by 2 wickets.

5 for 30 for Prem Ballal saw Grampian dismissed for a lowly 106 by 2nd Knight Riders, but 5 for 15 from Sojan Joseph rescued the position as Grampian sneaked home by 28 runs.

John Jessiman was amongst the wickets yet again as he took 5 for 50 as Fraserburgh bowled out Super Kings for 169, Chetan Aggarwal making 54. All rounder Aggarwal added 4 for 17 to his batting performance as Fraserburgh were all out for 129.

2nd AGSFPs were evidently saving themselves for greater things on the Sunday as they succumbed to an 80 run defeat at the hands of Methlick.

In Grade 3, Matt Witz was the only centurion of the day as his 128 helped Dunecht to 237 for 6 against 2nd Gordonians. 4 run outs didn’t help the Gordonians reply as they were bowled out for 43 in the 29th over. Portcullis stay top as their game at Methlick was off due to a soggy outfield.

It was champagne time for Meigle as they became SPCU champions, winning comfortably against Mannofield at Victory Park. The hosts made 206 for 6 in their 45 overs, Hiru Doley taking 4 for 38 for the visitors. The Meigle bowlers improved their economy rates as Mannofield battled through the 45 overs to total 95 for 9.

Gordonians bowled out Kinloch for 137 at Countesswells, and then lost 7 wickets as they scampered to an otherwise comfortable win. Perth beat Arbroath to stay in 4th place, and the games at Falkland and Strathmore were rained off.

Rain also played a part in a rare EPL fixture scheduled for Perth as the local derby between Aberdeenshire and Stoneywood-Dyce was called off before the teams got to the ground. This means Aberdeenshire will finish at the foot of the EPL.

It was a happier day for Forfarshire who had a 123 run victory over Carlton at Forthill to take the Eastern Premier League title. Grange made short work of Watsonians but the other 2 matches in Edinburgh couldn’t finish before the rain arrived.

Under 14 Scottish Cup finals day in Edinburgh was a blustery affair, and Gordonians went up against Clydesdale in the semi final. Ethan Powell gave Gordos the perfect start as he took 2 wickets in his first over, including the star Clydesdale batsman, but it went a bit downhill from there as the Gordonians bowlers struggled with the strong cross wind. Clydesdale finished their 20 overs on a more than handy 116 for 5. The Clydesdale bowlers were distinctly quicker and the reduced pitch length for this age group made them almost unplayable. Gordos had knocked Clydesdale out of the under 15 cup but the tables were well and truly turned as Gordos crawled to 42 for 9 in their 20 overs. This didn’t seem such a bad total as Clydesdale demolished the Carlton batting in the final, needing just 9.1 overs to bowl them out for 10.

Gordonians finished 3rd as they restricted Falkland to 87 for 9, Adi Hegde taking 3 for 10. Hegde retired on 30 as Gordos cruised to an 8 wicket win in the 13th over.