Said sees off Freuchie with match-winning 113

RENFREW skipper Sajeed Majeed paid tribute to in-form batsman Ahmad Said after his brilliant century guided them to victory over Freuchie in a high-scoring tussle at King George V Park.

Said's run of high scores has been instrumental in the club's rise to second place in the table, and they look well equipped to take advantage should there be any slip-ups by pacesetters Dumfries. The Fifers had worked themselves into a promising position by posting a total of 267, thanks to a half century by Scott Gourlay and 47 from Scott Galloway.

But Said timed his knock of 113 not out to perfection as the hosts cruised to victory by eight wickets with almost three overs to spare. Majeed said: "It wasn't a case of Ahmad bashing balls to the boundary. It was a very measured and patient innings.

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"He was given excellent support from the guys at the other and their efforts made up for a shaky display in the field. We had lost our discipline a little, giving away far too many wides."

The captain added: "We are delighted to be to close to the top of the league.

"We had high hopes of West Lothian perhaps doing us a favour by winning at Dumfries, but unfortunately that proved to be too much to hope for."

Another ton by South African pro Kruger van Wyk wasn't enough to tilt the balance in favour of West Lothian against Dumfries at Nunholm.

Replying to 246 for eight, the home troops eased to the win by four wickets, with Stuart Corbett-Byers (51), Josh Geary (46), Scott Beveridge (45 to add to his three wickets) and Tom McBride to the fore.

The presence of Jon Kent couldn't prevent SMRH tumbling to a 16-run defeat to Imans Edinburgh.

And there was yet another dose of despair down Corstorphine way as they were crushed by Ferguslie. The Paisley team's 174 for nine should not have proved too lofty a challenge to overcome, but abject batting saw the home men capitulate to 124 all out.

Weirs are experiencing something of a see-saw season and it took downward lurch when they were outpowered by Kelburne at Albert Park.