Forfarshire look good worth to offer leaders Heriots a run for his or her cash within the second half of the league marketing campaign after their snug eight-wicket win.
The comfort for the north-east guests was three of their 4 defeats of late have come not simply away from dwelling, however towards top-five groups, whereas the lone dwelling loss was towards star-studded Heriots.
Stoneywood-Dyce crashed to their fourth consecutive Japanese Premier defeat – after discovering they had been no match for an on-fire Forfarshire at Forthill.
Stoneywood-Dyce had been additionally properly beneath power on the weekend, lacking their two strike bowlers, captain Jamie King and Jon Grant, whereas the highly-influential Jan Stander and George Ninan had been unavailable for the journey to Broughty Ferry.
Stand-in captain Lennard Bester refused to make the absences an excuse for the reverse, although, and mentioned: “The replacements all put their fingers up and made contributions over the afternoon. I’m very proud of all of them.
“It is a critically good Forfarshire aspect with a core of 4 gamers who’re among the many finest within the league. Craig Wallace’s 70 was simply magnificent, whereas former Stoneywood Dyce favorite Michael Leask hit a quickfire 40 to complete the sport off.
“Our whole of 201 was by no means going to sufficient, however we’ve got two a lot simpler video games to come back towards Falkland away after which Arbroath United on the Peoples Park, though there aren’t any straightforward video games on this division.”
Put into bat, the guests made fist of issues, battling towards a high quality assault wherein Jack Hogarth (4 for 44) and Lewis James (three for 23) had been the choose.
Stoneywood-Dyce had their very own heroes, led by final week’s century-maker Garreth Woolmarans, who hit a splendid 46, whereas Nathan Elliott demonstrated his preventing spirit with a defiant 43, after which lastly captain Bester weighed in with a belligerent 40 to assist break the 200 mark.
However, given they had been 4 bowlers down, 201 was by no means going to be a goal past Forfarshire, who sailed dwelling within the twenty seventh over with eight wickets in hand.
Elsewhere, Heriots continued their successful methods on the head of the division, beating Arbroath by 90 runs and Grange had been snug 138-run winners at dwelling to RH Corstorphine, however the recreation of the day was at Grange Mortgage, the place Carlton and Falkland tied – every scoring 222.
In the meantime, within the north-east, the climate was the winner, with all 4 NE Championship video games known as off after the early afternoon rain swept by means of the world.
Huntly managed one over of their second-versus-third tussle towards Meigle, whereas Aberdeenshire’s dwelling recreation with Perth Doocot was deserted with no ball being bowled.
Gordonians’ recreation at Countesswells with Dundee Excessive and 2nd Stoneywood Dyce’s match at dwelling to 2nd Forfarshire suffered comparable fates.
The whole NE Cricket Scotland Grades fixture listing was additionally worn out, though 2nd Methlick did handle some play at Lairds in uncommon circumstances.