Held to draw

Another wet wicket and another lost toss saw Thistle 1st X1 again batting first against Aberdeen Grammar School Former Pupils CC at Mineralwell Park.

Despite a poor start solid batting from Donald 23, C Hinchcliffe 20 and A Hinchcliffe with a fine 40 saw the home side to 127 for 9 from their 45 overs, which was deemed an acceptable score on such a poor batting surface. Ali Bakhski took a healthy 5 wickets for 30 runs for the visitors.

Grammar’s reply was always behind the low run rate and with wickets falling steadily was starting to wane until Bakhshi top scored with 25.

However when he was bowled by C Hinchcliffe, the innings faded and the opposition settled for a draw, 11 runs short of the STCC total. C Hinchcliffe capped a fine day with bowling figures of 4-21.

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