Howie’s That! for Factory Cup win

Factory Cup winners - Howie's That!
Factory Cup winners - Howie's That!

THE curtain came down on the 2011 cricket season with action at lochside on both Saturday and Sunday.

After a summer of wet, wet, wet weather, a couple of dry days enabled the club to fit in a final friendly fixture and the twice-postponed Factory Cup six-a-side cricket competition.

Saturday saw the seconds play host to Coupar Angus, and win pretty comfortably.

Andy Sturrock (39) and Drew Orr (37) helped Strathie to a decent total to defend.

But it was in the bowling that some promise for the future shone through.

Twelve-year-old Morgan Evans took an impressive three wickets for three runs in three overs, while Kennedy Gibb, aged 13, took three wickets for four runs in his three overs, as Strathie ended the campaign on a winning note.

On to Sunday, and, at last a dry day to enable the Factory Cup competition to be played off.

A reduced number of teams led to a change of format, with the five entries playing in a round-robin competition, each enjoying four games.

At the end of the afternoon, Howie’s That!, comprising Stewart Fletcher, Calum Maclean, Callum Callander, Callum Howie, Cameron Howie and Rory Crichton, emerged victorious, to win the silverware and a £100 prize donated by tournament sponsors Strathmore Funeral Directors.

It was a little disappointing that a number of the teams in the original entry were unable to make it on Sunday, but, on the plus side, the tournament was played in great spirit on a dry, reasonably warm day.