Carradale knocks ’em for six with blazing batting

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Sary Rahma’s 26 off five balls in the final over allowed Carradale to ‘snatch a thrilling victory’ in Leven.

Rahma’s remarkable three sixes and two fours came on the back of a series of special performances, achieved in dramatic style, by Carradale Cricket Club, last Sunday, at the Vale of Leven Sixes tournament.

A club spokesperson said: ‘The Carradale team wish to dedicate this first time win to Dr Robert Abernethy who was instrumental in the formation of the club and has continued to provide support as umpire, chairman and president ever since.’

This was the penultimate fixture for Carradale in a season frustratingly curtailed by the poor summer weather.

However, the sun was shining both literally and metaphorically for Carradale during the tournament. hosted annually by the Vale of Leven club.

With games of five overs, played in a league format, the emphasis was on hard hitting and quick running.

Carradale won three of their four games making more than 50 runs in all but one game, with the major contribution coming from the bat of the in-form Sary Rahma.

The all-weather pitch made batting relatively easy.

Thus it was the controlled, accurate bowling of Alan Robertson, James Cairns and Duncan Hooper, the incomparable captaincy of ‘Stan’ Alistair McMillan and the ‘will not pass’ attitude of the wicket keeper that enabled Carradale to progress to the final deciding match against a powerful Kippen side.

Batting first Kippen blitzed a seemingly unassailable total as Carradale appeared to wilt under the heat of the sun and the pressure of the final.

Carradale’s spokesman added: ‘However, at the death, needing a momentous 24 runs off the last over the superb Rahma rose to the task at the crease.

‘He hit three magnificent sixes and two fours to snatch a thrilling victory for with just one ball to spare.’

The last scheduled match for Carradale will be against the Forties club at Wellpark on Sunday September 24.

All are welcome, people wishing to join the club of any age or standard are particularly welcome.

Carradale’s victorious sixes team are from left: Duncan Hooper, John Hooper, Sary Rahma, Stan McMillan, James Cairns and Alan Robertson.