League leader's bowlers prove too much for Largo: Match Ball Sponsor Raeburn Stores, Kirkcaldy

League leader's bowlers prove too much for Largo: Match Ball Sponsor Raeburn Stores, Kirkcaldy

By Brent Bentley
23 June
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1st lose to 100% Drummond Trinity


Looking to bounce back from last weekends defeat, Largo welcomed undefeated league leaders Drummond Trinity to East Drive. David Scott back as captain won the toss and on what looked a very good wicket to bat on, chose to do so first.

Matt Baddeley would open with the returning Andy Warrander now his football commitments have finished for the season, and both hoped to fair better than previous teams had against the visitors who had 4 of the top 10 wicket takers in the league before the game. Unfortunately the home side saw why they had been so dominant with both openers being bowled by Kuchadi Baddeley scoring 14 and Warrander just 5, before Kuchadi also removed Gillin for 4 to leave Largo in early trouble.

With the scoreboard also not moving as quickly as the home side would like Largo were hoping that the change bowlers would bring a change of luck but Drummond showed their depth by introducing the leagues top bowler in Awan who again would live up to his reputation this year taking 4 wickets in his 8 overs for just 15 runs with only Coates making it to double figures on 17. With the score on 70/7 just after the half way mark, a mini recovery came from Barclay and Brown who would take the Largo score to above 100 but once Nagi removed Brown for 14 and got captain Scott LBW for just 2, Largo were all out for 109, Barclay top scoring on 22 NO.

In reply Largo started well with Rintoul removing Bilal for a duck in the 1st over caught comfortably with Scott. Largo thought they also had Bilal's fellow opener Awan run out but controversially the decision was not given by the umpire. The Largo side clearly angered by this decision struggled to get the early momentum back in the innings and by the time Nagi was removed for 36 by Gillin the game was all but done.

Largo would go on to take 2 further wickets another for Gillin and one for Scott but Asim joining Awan managed to see Drummond Trinity over the line to further their winning run, Awan finishing on 53 Not Out. In a bad tempered affair Largo were left to rue the fact that no-one could get a meaningful score in their innings while also being left to wonder what if, had the run out decision to remove Awan early gone their way. Largo remain at home next week but face another tricky test this time against 2nd place Kirk Brae.

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Team: M Baddeley, A Warrander (wk), N Baddeley, H Gillin, B Coates, Rintoul, Harney, Barclay, A Brown, Scott (c)

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