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Double delight for MCC as both sides romp home on league action

The MCC were in happy mood this weekend after both XI won on league duty.

The 1st XI defeated Stenhousemuir 2nd XI by 8 wickets in Stenhousemuir whilst the 2nd XI beat Dunfermline Wanderers by 177 runs.

The performance of the weekend goes to 2nd XI Captain Eddie Gatner. Scoring 268 runs off their 45 overs means the 2nd XI have now set a new 2nd XI batting total record and Eddie's own batting performance in scoring 144 unbeaten means he eclipses his previous highest batting total of 96 (made many years ago). Well done Eddie Gatner!


[Saturday 27/06/2009]  (Back To Top)

MCC knocked out of Parks Trophy

The MCC were knocked out of this cup competition by Murrayfield DAFs at Roseburn in a very one sided match.

The MCC won the toss and Club Captain Kevin Dilly elected to bat.

The MCC managed just 108 runs off their allotted overs with Nikhil Bhaktar top scoring with 35.

In response Murrayfield knocked off the runs in 12 overs for the loss of only 2 wickets.

[Wednesday 24/06/2009]  (Back To Top)

Kamran Tufail becomes youngest ever MCC member to score half century

On Sunday 21/06/09, at Lewisvale Park against an Edinburgh South select XI, Kamran Tufail hit 54 runs to became the youngest ever player for MCC to score a half century for the club, as an MCC select won by 202 runs.

At the age of 13 Kamran's maiden 50 for the club means he becomes the youngest member of the MCC to reach this batting milestone and he eclipses the achievement of his oldest brother Raja who managed this feat at the age of only 14.

Well done Kamran!


[Sunday 21/06/2009]  (Back To Top)

1st XI back on track, but 2nd XI beaten in Fife

Musselburgh 1st XV defeated Preston Village at Lewisvale Park by 183 runs. MCC 1st XI won the toss and elected to bat scoring a massive 323 all out off 47.2 overs. Deva Mahadevan top scored with an outstanding 148, before being caught and Raja Tufail hit 68 in an 4th wicket partnership worth 230 runs.

In response Preston Village were 140 for 9 off their 50 overs, Nikhil Bhatkar the cream of the Musselburgh bowlers with 4 wickets for 14 runs off 5 overs.

Musselburgh 2nd XI were unfortunately beaten for the 2nd time this season on league duty. The 2nd XI lost by a narrow margin of 6 runs to Glenrothes 2nd XI in Fife.

Musselburgh won the toss and invited Glenrothes to bat. Glenrothes were all out for 179 all out, Stefan Benstead the pick of the Musselburgh bowlers with figures of 5 wickets for 27 runs off 9 overs.

In response Musselburgh were all out for 173, Robertson and Ahmed both top scoring with 44 runs each.


[Saturday 20/06/2009]  (Back To Top)

1st XI beaten, 2nd XI match abandoned

Musselburgh 1st XI suffered their first league defeat of the season to Kismet at Duloch Park. Musselburgh lost the toss and were invited to bat.

The XI managed 110 runs all out off 30.3 overs with Captain Kevin Dilly top scoring with 42. Kismet in response knocked off the runs in 26.4 overs for the loss of only 1 wicket. The final margin of defeat 9 wickets.

The result drops the 1st XI down to 3rd in ESCA league division 3 and, with a home fixture against Preston Village at the weekend, the XI will be hoping to consign that result to the history books.

The 2nd XIs game against Boroughmuir 2nd XI at Lewisvale Park was eventually abandoned due to the weather in the 22nd over of the Musselburgh innings. At the time Musselburgh were 78 for 4, with Asim Ahmed not out on a brilliant 54.

The 2nd XI travel away to Glenrothes this weekend in the hope that the weather holds.


[Saturday 13/06/2009]  (Back To Top)

MCC progress in Terence Newcombe 20/20 Trophy

The MCC defeated Morton CC at Lewisvale Park by 3 wickets in the Terence Newcombe trophy to progress into the next round.

MCC won the toss and invited Morton to bat. Morton scored 108 for the loss of 9 wickets off their allotted 20 overs. Musselburgh pace merchants Akshay Chandwani and Raja Tufail picking up 2 wickets each. In response Musselburgh picked off the runs in 16.3 overs for the loss of 7 wickets.  Rene Collins top scoring with 39, Rohit Maini (30) and Ashi Tufail (17) the other useful contributors with the bat.

[Tuesday 09/06/2009]  (Back To Top)

Tufail shines for Eastern Senior Academy

Ashi Tufail hit a brilliant 80 not out off 56 balls as the Eastern Senior Academy demolished Heriots 2nd XI at Goldenacre.

The young and brilliant Ashi Tufail, batting at an unfamiliar No 6, formed an astonishing  207 run, from 128 balls, match winning partnership with Nick Hunt (136 no) as the Eastern Senior Academy won by a margin of 192 runs.

[Sunday 07/06/2009]  (Back To Top)

1st XI win again and 2nd XI handed walkover

Musselburgh 1st XI defeated West Lothian 2nd XI at Lewisvale Park by 6 wickets to retain their 100% record and remain top of ESCA League division 3.

Musselburgh won the toss and elected to field. West Lothian scored 209 for the loss of 6 wickets off their 50 over allocation. Collins, Verma, Ullah, Bhatkar and Bhardwaj all picking up 1 wicket a piece. In response Musselburgh knocked off the runs in 41.4 overs with Club Captain Kevin Dilly leading by example and top scoring with and unbeaten 60. There were further useful contributions with the bat from young Ashi Tufail (39), his brother Raja Tufail (35) and vice captain Mark Tucker with and unbeaten 38. 

The 1st XI remain top of Division 3 having won all their games so far this season and go head to head with 3rd placed and Division 4 champions Kismet this Saturday at Kismet.

The 2nd XI were handed a walkover and 20 points, when for the 3rd time this season the ever popular Cask and Barrel were unable to raise an XI. The 2nd XI, currently placed 3rd in division 6, take on 2nd placed Boroughmuir 2nd XI this Saturday at Lewisvale Park.

The MCC wish the Cask and Barrel all the best and hope they can get their season and club back on track.

[Saturday 06/06/2009]  (Back To Top)

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