Tranent and Preston Village Cricket Club

Tranent and Preston Village Cricket Club News story

Only 1 out of 5 survives the weather

12 Jun 2017

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.