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Scheme Team Close out Crazy Week with 1 Run Victory Over Galloway
Written by David Vettese   
LiviCC were successful in getting to the next round of the Gray Nicholls Challenge Cup with a hard fought 1 run victory over Galloway.  A fitting end to the daft week which have seen close games and coin tosses in our three victories for the U14s, midweek team and 1st XI.
 
 
The visiting side who have travelled all the way from former tour venue Gatehouse of Fleet won the toss and inserted Livi on a well presented wicket given the eons of rain which had preceded the match.  Livi opened with Shrey and DV with money on one of them to last longer...this didn't come to pass as Shrey was out first ball LBW (start using your fingers now) to a straight one to his back leg.  Kamlesh then came in and struck some fine runs and was on 10 before DV faced a ball.  The galant vice chair was soon out missing a straight one (LBW) before Kamlesh too fell LBW.  This brought in the big hitting Salman who proceeded to smash the ball around the ground Salman style.  Once the ball hit his pads, he too departed LBW bringing in the whippet brothers, Abdul and Habib with the score 48-4 in the 17th over.  A super partnership followed of 31 runs but Livi were not able to raise the score higher than 109 with highlights including Bilial hitting 14 with a huge 6 and Sushil getting the 5th LBW of the innings.  Leading bowler for Galloway was the experienced Pat Druce with 27-3 off his 7 overs
 
In response, Galloway started strongly and positively with the score reaching 37 after 6.2 overs when the 2nd wicket fell (both LBW).   Livi bowled with accuracy and pace...much to the liking of the batsmen at times...only for catch of the season by Raju at gully to remove opener McGrath Senior.  At 43 for 3 the runs become far more difficult and indeed Livi took it to 69-5 with McGrath Junior striking the ball well.  He fell to a superb catch, not as good as Raju's though, on the boundary by a calm Kamlesh who never looked like dropping it or stepping back over the boundary.  The Livi fielding was superb all day, augmented by the returning treasure(r) Ralph fresh from keeping his flag down for Hearts in the recent Scottish Cup final.
 
Livi smelt victory, which wasn't as pleasant as Jen's tea, at 86-6 closely followed by a further two LBWs to take it to 93-8 in the 29th over (40 over match).  With only 16 required (a tie would have been won by Galloway), Livi bowled tightly to take it to 104-9 in the 38th over.  Galloway's wicket keeper hit the second ball for 4 to take it to 108...Livi needed the last wicket or bust....the field came in, Sushil bowling and hit the pads.  All those in  a good line to see it and strictly not the guy at square leg rose to claim the LBW...which was given and mayhem ensued.  Hugs all round.  
 
Livi 109 all out.
Galloway 108 all out.
 
Next week (23rd June) Livi host Perth do'cot in the next round of the Gray Nicholls Challenge Cup.  We do wish Galloway all the very best for the rest of the season and thank them for playing the game in a very sporting manner.
 

 

 

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