Records Galore!

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24th June 2017 was a record breaking day for the 1st XI when they visited Falkland in the East Premier League.
In amassing a total of 440 for 4 in their 50 overs, the club’s previous record score of 383 for 3 the 2nd XI recorded against Glenrothes in 2010 was surpassed, while the 1st XI’s previous highest score was 329 for 10 against Carlton in a pre-season 12-a-side friendly in 2016. The 1st XI’s previous highest totals in competitive matches were 325 for 7 against Stewart’s-Melville in an Abbot Ale Cup game in 1995 and 305 for 4 in the league against Stoneywood-Dyce in 2015.
Meanwhile, George Munsey’s 220 is the highest-ever individual score by a club member, beating the 218 not out by Kim Hughes against Forfarshire in 1976 and only the third score over 200 in the club’s history. The only other double century (207 not out) was made by Ian Torrens for the 2nd XI against Heriot’s in 1997. Mike Carson’s 167 is now the fifth highest individual score.
It is worth recording that George’s innings lasted a mere 125 balls – 172 coming in boundaries as he struck 25 fours and 12 sixes! His 50 came from 47 balls, 100 from 73 balls, 150 from 89 balls and 200 from 118 balls. Mike’s 167 came from 140 balls – 94 in boundaries from 19 fours and 3 sixes. His half century was reached in 51 balls, his century in 92 balls and his 150 in 128 balls.
The partnership between the two was a record-breaking 378 (from 228 balls). The previous highest club partnership was 290 between George Cairns (161 not out) and Richard Crosby (159) in the 2010 2nd XI game against Glenrothes noted earlier, while the highest 1st XI partnership was set in 1996 when Steve Herzberg (142 not out) and Andy Fowler (109*) recorded an unbroken total of 259 for the first wicket against Glasgow Academicals.
Media reports on the game state that George Munsey’s innings is “the highest in the modern era”, while the team total “is also a new team high” and the stand “is also a new league record”.
In dismissing Falkland for 126 the margin of victory – 314 runs – was also the highest ever recorded. It is worth noting that Mike Carson also took four wickets in the game to complete a memorable all-round performance – and that this was his second successive century as he made 116 for the 2nd XI against Murrayfield-DAFS last week.
To complete the day, the other three sides all recorded victories to make it a full house – and on the following day the 1st XI comfortably defeated Ayr by 6 wickets to cruise into the semi-final of the Scottish Cup (where they will meet old foes, Heriot’s) with Mike Carson contributing 96 not out.
What a day – and weekend! Will there ever be another like it?