Strathie first make it three in a row

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THE Strathmore Cricket Club first team are on a roll.

They made it three wins from three outings when they got the better of Stoneywood Dyce on Saturday past.

The visitors had first lease of the wicket and found the going tough.

The first wicket fell with the score on 13 and Stoneywood Dyce found themselves three down for 63 runs on the board, eventually crawling their way to 125 all out.

The wickets were shared out, with M. Akhtar taking three for 13, Chris Milne two for 20, I. Saim two for 16 and Fraser Couston two for 17.

In reply, Strathie didn’t make a too impressive start, and were toiling at 16 for the loss of three wickets.

However, the middle order began the repair job, interrupted for a short spell early evening when the heavens opened.

Mark Stewart contributed 26 and paved the way for Chris Milne and Mubeen Akhtar to put together a winning sixth wicket partnership.

Milne was 23 not out and Akhtar hit a big six with the final delivery of his 28-run knock to claim victory for the home side.

The second team found themselves up against it

On a ground with short boundaries, Clackmannan put on a huge score of 291 for the loss of just three wickets.

T. Mehbab top scored with 91, T. Sultan contributed 67 and G. Anderson and N. Jhangir finished 54 not out.

All the Strathie bowlers were on the receiving end of a continuous flow of fours and sixes, leaving the batsmen with a mountain to climb.

It was always going to be beyond the visitors but it was good to see Eddie Taylor hit 54 and young Jonathon Blackie score his first half century at this level, Strathie finishing on 159 for six.

This coming Saturday the first team entertain Forthill, while the Sunday action sees the seconds on their travels once more, this time making the short trip to Arbroath.