Watts and Mommsen score centuries in cup win
William Dick (CricketMedia Scotland)
FRASER Watts and Preston Mommsen both stroked centuries yesterday in the perfect preparation for Scotland's CB40 opener against Surrey today.
Carlton captain Watts led the way with a superb 115 only for Mommsen to trump his effort with 116 as the Edinburgh outfit fashioned a crushing Scottish Cup triumph over Falkland at Grange Loan.
The hosts cruised to a massive 307 for three, with Saltires skipper Gordon Drummond also getting in on the act with a brisk unbeaten 36.
New recruit from Forfarshire Umair Mohammed then carried on the good work with the ball, snapping up five wickets to send the Fifers hurtling to 86 all out.
Meanwhile Forfarshire showed few signs of missing their former all-rounder as they opened their account with a nine-wicket romp against Ayr at Forthill.
The Broughty Ferry side have been beaten by the rain in the opening two weeks of the campaign but they made up for lost time in style.
Scotland U19 star Aman Bailwal gave ‘Shire the upper hand with four wickets to restrict Ayr to 194-8 from their fifty overs.
The visitors had useful contributions from Neil Smith and Mark Renny but none of their batsmen could dominate a tidy Forfarshire attack.
Brendan Ford led the run-chase with a brilliant unbeaten 104 while Craig Wallace was another Saltires player in the runs, the new ‘Shire captain contributing an unbeaten 78 as his side raced to their target in less than twenty-seven overs.
Scott Beveridge claimed five wickets as Dumfries made it two wins from three with a nine-wicket demolition of Penicuik who were dismissed for 78 at Kirkhill.
Stewart Kampman (72) and Shahid Mahmood (5-19) were the heroes as East Kilbride produced one of the shocks of the day by carving out a comprehensive 115-run win over West of Scotland at Hamilton Crescent.
Pakistan-born Zimbabwean Sikander Raza marked his Prestwick debut with 92 as the Ayrshiremen overhauled SMRH’s 257-3 n a high-scoring affair at Henry Thow Oval.