Match Report Kirk Brae 2s
By Brent Bentley
Largo just short vs Kirk Brae
Looking to continue their successful start to the season after last weeks cancellation Largo's 2s welcomed Kirk Brae who have had a tough start to the season losing 5 from 5 so far. In the absence of captain Sneddon it was Simon King who took on the role this week, winning the toss and electing to field first.
Largo opening with Bentley and McGilvery went looking for early wickets however the opposition started very well with the experienced Colvin especially finding the gaps with any loose deliveries , meaning that after the first 10 over period Kirk Brae had moved to 56 without loss. Looking to change the momentum King turned to Saddler and Galloway and this immediately paid diffidence with Saddler getting Colvin caught for 40 at mid wicket well by Howard Coates.
At half way however Kirk Brae were going well still on 82/1 but the change of ends brought back on Bentley and Coates which again immediately produced results for captain King with 3 quick wickets between them and also one for King himself meaning the visitors were quickly 96/5. After this a combination of Galloway, Saddler and Ian Brown kept the opposition to 151/9 off their 40 overs which after the quick start was a good effort from the home side.
In reply Largo opened with Saddler and Galloway in pursuit of 152 to win and after initially seeing off the openers well Galloway missed a straight one and was bowled for 6. This brought in form King to the crease who picked off from where he has left off in previous matches finding the gaps well, but it was at the other end the problems lied as he was losing partners as Saddler and Coates went quickly leaving largo 32/3. Brown came in and with King steadied the innings moving the score to 69 before King unfortunately got a ball that kept low leaving him plum LBW for 35.
Bentley then joined Brown and nearing the 100 mark Largo were up with the run rate but shortly after drinks Largo lost Brown and Bentley quickly meaning 6 down Largo were in trouble. However the game as it had all day swung again with Dakin and McGilvery showing great fight with a partnership of 45 that brought Largo with 3 overs to go within 15 to win. However the return of Rashid to the attack saw the removal of both with largo eventually finishing 7 runs short of the target, with Rashid's 5 for 19 proving the difference between the sides in the end.
A tough result to take for the Largo side after previous results for both this season however an enjoyable game to play in and watch for all involved , with Largo looking to get back to wining ways next week away to Trannent.