Kelso v Musselburgh
Saturday 12th May 2018
Kelso bounced back to win their third game of the ESCA Championship on Saturday at home to Musselburgh.
Electing to bat first, Kelso once again got off to a solid start with openers C. Adams (10) and M. Henderson (21) pushing the run rate early. Following the departure of both these batsmen, overseas T. Van Ingen-Kal (34) and M. Eckard (36) continued to accelerate the innings, with Kelso sitting comfortably at 117-3 at drinks. However, tight bowling from Musselburgh resulted in a small collapse, before C. Davidson (13) and veteran D. Wilson (19) ensured Kelso reached a respectable total of 190 all out. The pick of the bowlers was V. Deveraj with figures of 3-25.
Kelso got off to a great start with the ball, with S. Cessford (2-19) an B. Grindell (1-20) bowling excellent opening spells. The Musselburgh middle order battled back, with first drop batsmen R. Tufail (63) and V. Deveraj (34) ensuring the innings did not fall flat. However, impressive bowling from C. Davidson (1-41) and a faultless spell from M. Eckard made life difficult for the batsmen, restricting the run rate and taking wickets at regular intervals. Eckard ended with figures of 6-21 from his 9.2 overs ensured the Musselburgh batsmen fell short of the total by 51 runs.
On Saturday, Kelso travel to Dunnikier for the fourth round of the ESCA Championship. Keep checking the FB page for updates from the game!