Stonehaven 2nd XI who are fighting for their very survival as a team travelled to Rubislaw with only 8 men and boys to play Grammar 3rd XI.
Losing the toss, Grammar chose to bat. Father and son Pete and Josh Law opened the bowling with Pete (2 for 17) striking early as the opener fell cheaply to an amazing catch by Paul Hay. J. Lord would go on to make 34 and the Law’s had two wickets each, Josh with a mid stump ball.
Ram Subramanian had a superb spell taking 2 for 16, heralding the return of Andy Wilson, who bowling for the first time since his shoulder operation, struck with his first ball and at one point had 2 off 3 balls; could well have been 3 off 3 but the LBW wasn’t given. He finished with 3 wickets for 2 runs and Grammar slumped to 119 all out in 27 overs. With a total of 63 overs at their disposal Stonehaven started hesitantly and crept their way to 40 for 4 when Andy Wilson fell for 0. Short of players, Nathan Grundy stepped up to the plate in a superb 50 runs partnership with opener R. Subramanian. they took the score to 95 until Grundy was finally bowled.
Captain Dave Long Snr. walked to the crease and together with Ram they took the total to 115 when Ram fell for a superb 48 runs. Harris Wilson joined for a last wicket stand protecting his wicket and allowed his skipper to hit the winning runs with a 4, ending on 8 not out and Thistle on 123 for 6.