A 100 plus partnership for Greg Fenton and Rory Banks helped Selkirk secure a second victory in Edinburgh on consecutive weekends. (Scorecard below)
Marchmont 2s won the toss and put the visitors in to bat. Paterson (13) opened again on Saturday and saw off the opening bowlers before falling to Grainger (1-23) with the total at 26. Banks and Fenton had little difficulty with bowling and hurtled to 128 before Fenton (73)was caught behind the wicket off the bowling of Prakash (2-36), who also removed Banks (40) two overs later. Taking two quick wickets Ahmed (2-17) finished with the best bowling figures but no more wickets were to fall.
The souters ended with five batsmen reaching double figures for the first time this year, Henderson (10) and Murphy (11) adding 20 valuable runs for a final total of 165 for 5.
M.Fenton (2-15) continued his excellent form with the ball, taking two wickets in his first three overs. He was however out performed by Banks (4-15) who caused problems for all batsmen and took the important wicket of Cherry (33) who top scored for Marchmont. Heard (2-9) repaid his teammates for missing the game last week with a diving catch at square leg to remove Chetty and then duly finished off the tail.
Great catches were the order of the day. Murphy, low at first slip and wicket keeper Graham, down leg side took high quality catches but they were outdone by G.Fenton who took 3 on the day. On his debut the moustachioed McNeill didn’t feature with the bat, however the Yorkshireman had a wee juggle at point and held on to remove Prakash. Marchmont 2s finished all out for 100 runs with 3 balls remaining. Selkirk can now look forward to a run of games at Philiphaugh kicking off with the visit of Tranent and Preston Village on Saturday coming.