Cricket: Clydesdale plough on in Scottish Cup
THE Scottish Cup pedigree of Clydesdale shone through as they triumphed in their sectional decider with Arbroath at Titwood.
As the elements yet again badly hit the fixtures, the Glasgow side took full advantage of their rivals’ fragile middle order batting.
Arbroath must have fancied their chances when they restricted Clydesdale to 195 all out, skipper Zeeshan Bashir and Safyaan Sharif each hitting 44.
But they were unable to manufacture any meaningful partnerships of their own, and were routed for 129.
Renfrew clinched a surprise place in the knock-out stages by hammering Fauldhouse. Veteran Imran Adrees was their prime hero with six for 29 as the visitors were skittled for just 72.
The hosts cruised to glory for the loss of only one wicket, with Ahmed Said (38 not out) and Mohammed Ramzan (26 not out) finishing the job.
Heriot’s earned a ticket to the next phase by disposing of Ferguslie at Meikleriggs.
Even the presence of former superstar pro Gordon Greenidge couldn’t turn Greenock’s fortunes at Glenpark.
The West Indies legend watched the fallen giants being demolished by Falkland, who ruled the roost in every department.
David Gray (84) and Nick Lockyer (75) combined to help the Fifers to 254, Greg McDougall the pick of the home attack with five for 36.
Brock Ditchman then bagged six for 21 from eight overs as he sent Greenock hurtling to 116 all out.
Dave McNulty made full use of the seam-friendly conditions at Hamilton Crescent to propel West of Scotland to an easy sever-wicket success against Stoneywood-Dyce. He took four for 24 as the visitors tumbled to 84 all out after 29 overs.
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