Tranent and Preston Village Cricket Club News pages

19 Jun 2017 : TPVCC weekly update

Tuesday carried on the typical Scottish summer meaning the cup game against Scottish Widows was abandoned after 6 overs.

Saturday however was glorious the 1s took on Linlithgow 2s winning by 7 wickets. Dougie Russell taking his first 5 for this year finishing with 5/7. James Nicolson and Scott Russell were pick of the batsman, Nicolson 23 and Russell 20 not out.

The 2s went down by 4 wickets against Murrayfield DAFS 3s. Alistair Dobie top scoring with 14. Surabh Sethi was the pick of the bowlers 7overs, 4maidens, 7runs and 2wickets.

The 3s lost by 6 wickets after being dismissed for 21. Excellent opening bowling from James Griffiths and Andrew Punton taking 2wickets apiece.


12 Jun 2017 : Only 1 out of 5 survives the weather

This week started of with the first of 4 cancelations as the Terry Newcombe T20 game against Scottish Widows was washed out.

As the weekend drew closer the hopes of getting any cricket were pretty slim. The rain did finally stop on Saturday not after the 2s game at Watsons had been cancelled.

The 1s hosted top of the table and unbeaten Edinburgh CC on a very damp and slippery artificial wicket. After one ball was bowled opening bowler Forsyth had a nasty slip and the ball was called dead, after a lengthy delay and a change of footwear then first official ball of the match was bowled and gathered by keeper Russell who's quick thinking left the divisions leading run scorer stumped out his crease, after this ball however the match was then abandoned.

The only match of the weekend that did reach its conclusion was the 3rds trip to Livingston. Livi won the toss and opted to bat first and posted 234. The pick of TPV bowlers were skipper James Griffiths 2-22 and Andrew Punton 2-31. Not the best of days for the batsmen leaving us bowled out for 52. The only man reaching double figures was Richard Knight with a solid 20.

On Sunday the 4ths game was also cancelled due to the torrential rain.


09 Jun 2017 : Midweek and weekend round up

Tranent & Preston Village took on woodcutters in the parks trophy on Thursday, TPVCC posted 173-3 fifties for Aiden Hoenigmann and Nayran Haran. The woodcutters could only post 113 in reply meaning a winning margin of 60 runs and place in the quarter final. 

On Saturday the firsts took on Haddington at the TCG loosing out by 26 runs. David King (28) and Ravi Bhadrachala (26) top scored. Pick of the bowlers were Amjad Shaikh 2-31 and Dougie Russell 1-20.

The seconds hosted Kirk Brae 2s at polwarth falling agonisingly close loosing by 1 wicket. Prince Barker was the pick of the bowlers taking 4 for 33 runs. The best batsman was skipper Graeme Barrie with a solid 33. 

The thirds took on Musselburgh in a local derby at lewisvale loosing by 234 runs. John Barrett took 3 wickets.

01 Jun 2017 : Tranent and Preston Village Cricket Club are underway

After last weekends games were cancelled due to the torrential rain, this weeks fixtures marked the first outings after the historic merger between Tranent and Preston Village Cricket Club.

The first XI travelled to Falkirk to play Westquarter and Redding. The hosts batted first and posted 213 from their 40 overs. Mark Anderson took 3-28 and Ravi Bhadrachala also taking 3 wickets for 30 runs. Dougie Russell took the other 2 wickets. In reply TPVCC could only post 157, an outstanding 79 from Kuntal Mukherjee. Loosing out by 56 runs.

Also on Saturday the thirds bagged their first victory of the season beating Glenrothes 3s by 23 runs. Mike Brunton (21) and Narayan Haran (38) were the top scorers and the pick of the bowlers were Chris Tait (5-14) and Gregor Brunton (2-8).

On Sunday, the second XI travelled to the picturesque Grange Loan to take on a strong youthful Carlton IV. The 2s won the toss and chose to bat first after a rocky start they were 28-3 but Saurabh Sethi (18) and Aiden Hoenigmann (28) put on a 50 partnership to steady the ship. At the end of the innings a solid 109 was the target. In reply Carlton got off to a flyer and easily knocked the runs off in 15 overs recording an 8 wicket win. John Barrett picked up the only two wickets with figures of 2-25.

The fourths also got their development league campaign underway on Sunday in the development league against East Lothian CC. ELCC posted 226 from their 30 overs and in reply TVPCC posted 95, meaning a loss of 131 runs.

Tonight the firsts host the Woodcutters and at the TCG in the Parks Trophy, 6pm start. Then three games on Saturday the firsts host haddington at the TCG in a local derby. The seconds host Kirk Brae 2s at Polwarth and the thirds are away to Musselburgh again another local derby. On Sunday the fourths are also away to Musselburgh.

25 May 2017 : Washed out weekend for the newly merged club

After the news late last week that Tranent and Preston Village would merger together to become Tranent and Preston Village cricket club, everyone was excited for the new clubs first games. Unfortunately someone forgot to tell the weather and all three games were cancelled.

This weekend however is a busy one. The 1st XI are on the road to face Westquarter and Redding and the 3rds host Glenrothes 3rds at the TCG both on Saturday. On Sunday the 2nds travel to Grange Loan to take on Carlton 4ths and also the development 4th team will open their campaign against East Lothian CC at the TCG. As well as the two games on the Sunday members of the club will also be marshalling at the Edinburgh marathon.

18 May 2017 : TCC round up

Tranent 1st XI have had a solid start to the season so far, 2 wins and 1 loss. They recorded victories over Selkirk by a walkover and defeated Boroughmuir by 63 runs. Highlights from the Boroughmuir victory were James Nicholson scoring his first 50 of the season and excellent bowling from Dougie Russell (3-5) and Mike Brunton (2-5)

Next followed a disappointing defeat to the hands of Murrayfield DAFS 2nds by 80 runs, safe to say this wasn't our best performance. Dougie Russell again the pick of the bowlers with 2-26 off his 8 overs. Adnan Noor Ali and Aiden Hoenigmann both top scored with 26.

The 2nd XI haven't had the best of starts loosing their first three games, but im sure their first victory of the season is just round the corner. After the opening defeat to Morton 2s, the 2nd XI travelled to Kirkcaldy to face Dunnikier 2s. After posting a solid 135 and an impressive 55 from Kuntal Mukherjee, Dunnikier chased down the total with 9 wickets to spare. Joshua Dacre taking the only wicket.

Next was a home tie against SMRH 3s. SMRH posted 224 from their 40 overs. Gregor Brunton and Haider Bilgrami taking the wickets with a run out each for Gregor and Dave Picken. Tranent could only post 111 in reply meaning a loss by 113 runs. Mike Brunton (35) and Dave Picken (26) top scored.

This weekend the 1s host Glenrothes 2nds at the Tranent Cricket Ground. The 2s are away to Arboretum to face Holy Cross 2nds.


An EGM has been called for Thursday 18th May. 8pm at Meadowmill.

Members will be circulated papers asap.

04 May 2017 : TCC through to the next round of the Parks Trophy

Tranent are through to the Parks trophy quarter final after a 43 run victory over Inchcolm. This was new club captain Gary Findlay's first competitive game in charge.

Tranent posted a very good 152 from their 20 overs taking a massive 22 of the final over. Top scores were Aiden Hoenigmann 48*, Ravi Bhadrachala 32 and James Nicholson 26.

Inchcolm only managed 109 in reply after a spectacular hat trick from Paul Dance finishing with figures of 4-20. The other best figures were Ravi Bhadrachala 1-16 and both John Barrett and Suarabh Sethi finishing with 1-19

04 May 2017 : Change of venue for 1st XI game
This weekend the 1st XI match against Boroughmuir will now take place at the TCG instead of the meadows.

01 May 2017 : Mixed bag for TCC on the opening weekend

Before a ball was bowled this season Tranent 1st XI were sitting top of the table after a call off from Selkirk.

Unfortunately the 2nd XI couldn't record a win to start the season. Morton posted a very good 210 after their 40 overs. Stand out bowling performance from Gregor Brunton, the youngster taking 3-49. TCC could only post 98 in reply. Another shout out to both Gregor and Douglas Brunton both showing the senior players how to stick around at the crease, Gregor also hitting his first four of his cricketing career.

Next week the 1st XI host Boroughmuir at the Meadows as the TCG is unavailable. The 2nds are heading to Kirkcaldy to play Dunnikier 2nds. Good luck to both teams hopefully both teams can come back with the win.