There’s no change at the top of Grade 1 as Crescent and Knightriders maintained their 100% records. Knightriders were indebted to a Vijay Vijapur masterclass against Gordonians with 30 not out and 3 for 17 to help the Knights chase down Gordos below par total of 90 with 6 wickets to spare.
Rahul Chandu lived up to the hype in Friday’s preview with 87 not out in Mannofields 220 for 9 against 2nd Knightriders. A decent bowling performance with wickets shared all round meant the 2nd Knights were bowled out for 165.
Master Blasters recovered for 15 for 6 to post 97 against Bon Accord. Jay Gajjar making 40 of them. In reply Chetan Aggarwal dismissed Fazel Awan, Nawaz Mirza and Ravi Addala for 1 run between then and despite Shakeel Ahmed making 35 Aggarwal finished with 6 for 27 as the Bons were bowled out for 88.
Crescent had a comprehensive 8 wicket victory over Cults. Kamal Reddy with 4 and 3 wickets each for Anjum Toor and Nathan Thangaraj bowled Cults out for 120 then 61 not out from Rajeevan Sujaya lead Crescent home.
Inverurie picked up a belated 1st win of the season at home to Grammar. 82 from Fraser Lawrance, 81 not out from Jordan Thom and 54 from Mark Strachan helped Inverurie rack up 278 for 4. Rob ‘Golden Arm’ Swiergon with 3 for 39 for Grammar. In reply Thom pickup up dangermen Alec Keith, Mike Nattrass, Rob Swiergon and Karan Anand in his first spell. Agha Haider with 66 and Hasnain Javaid with 64 put on a century partnership but once they were dismissed Grammar made it to a creditable 197 all out. Thom finished with 5 for 24.
In Grade 3 Alasdair Smith with 67 not out helped Methlick chase down Crathie’s tricky 128 for 7 total with 5 wickets to spare. Stoneywood Dyce were dismissed for 61 by 2nd Siyapa and Siyapa chased this down with 6 wickets remaining. Asif Yousuf with 30 scored the bulk of the target.
3rd Gordonians and 2nd Methlick had a nail biting finish. Methlick were bowled out for 151 in the 38th over, George Duncan having top scored with 45 as Viji Nair took 3 for 27 for Gordos. A half century from Mahesh Patel and a plethora of wides took Gordos to 149 for 6 at the start of the last over. 3 balls left and the scores were tied, but Fraser Grant held his nerve, as did his fielders, as Gordos went run out, run out, caught to leave the game tied.
2nd Gordonians had a convincing 7 wicket win at Stonehaven. Stonehaven made 109 all out and young Tanish Kirodan made 69 not out. Huntly made 106 all out at Dunecht and despite 46 from Matt Witz his team were bowled out for 73 with Emily Henderson taking 5 for 4 for Huntly.
In The Bon Accord Cup 2nd Grampian defeated Fraserburgh. A good all round game from Mynul Nadim with 49 not out and 2 for 23 helped his team contain Fraserburgh to 135 for 7 while chasing 146 for 5. 46 from Jeby George and 38 for Josino Aluvathingal helped Grampian rack up 122 for 5 at Banchory. In reply Banchory made 90 for 6. Portcullis defeated Ellon by 6 wickets at Gordon Park, Ellon made 112 for 7 with Ali Addy making 36 but Shovon Mostofa with 54 not out lead his side home.