Thistle firsts beat Crathie

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Crathie 98 all out

Stonehaven Thistle 1st X1 99 for 3

The visitors Crathie made the long journey to Mineralwell, while Thistle’s opening batsman and club secretary Donald found himself lost and confused amongst the Balmoral 10k.

Thistle won the toss and had the perfect start when Hinchcliffe bowled Bell for 0 in the first over.

Wickets quickly fell with only the remaining opener McEwen showing any resistance with a patient and well played 46. Crathie were bowled out for 98. The pick of the Thistle bowlers were Hinchcliffe 3-25, King 4-10 and Wilson 2-11.

A sumptuous tea was taken before STCC openers Donald, having returned just in time and Alex Keith steadily chipped away at the total.

they reached 58 for the fall of the first wicket, Thomas bowling Donald on 33. Milroy followed in the same manner for 0 before Lambson hit a sprightly 20 before he became Crathie’s 3rd and final wicket.

Balsille finished on 4no and Alex Keith posted the highest individual knock of the day with a fine unbeaten 44.

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