Scotland XI v Braund's XI 1 & 2 June 1906
by Cricket Scotland

Ground:Titwood, Glasgow
Scorecard:Scotland XI v LC Braund's XI
Event:LC Braund's XI in Scotland 1906

DateLine: 2nd February 2013




Day 1:
This two day's game, promoted by the Clydesdale CC was commenced yesterday at Titwood, Glasgow. Several changes took place from the selected sides, the most notable being the absence of A.C. MacLaren, the Lancashire crack, on the English side. The Scottish side was composed of twelve players, mostly drawn from the Clydesdale.


The weather broke down just before the start, and, without a ball having been delivered, the players had to beat a retreat on account of rain. The English captain won the toss and, and decided to field.


A cautious start was made before the bowling of W. Brearley and Arnold, and no notable feature occurred before another retreat had to be made through a heavy shower. After lunch W. Thorburn (Clydesdale) and the Kilmarnock professional, Johnson, made a stand, and gave the score a much needed lift.


This was the only partnership of any consequence, the whole Scottish side being disposed of in something like two hours and a quarter for the moderate total of 75.


In opening the English innings, the visiting captain, Braund, took to the wickets with him Vine, of Sussex, Megson and Bean sharing the bowling. With 12 runs registered Vine was smartly held by the Australasian, Pearless, and an equally fine catch by Murray disposed of the other Sussex cricketer. Killick. Meantime Braund continued to hit out, and with his dismissal stumps were drawn, the Englishmen having put together 53 runs for the loss of five wickets.


Day 2:
Play in this two days' game at Titwood, Glasgow, was resumed on Saturday, in charming weather. There was a crowd of eager onlookers, in striking contrast to the attendance of the previous day, which suffered by the occasional heavy showers which fell, and twice interrupted play.


Not only was the attendance on Saturday satisfactory, but those who patronised the game were at times treated to some lively cricket, the wicket playing well despite the hot sun. The best exhibition with the bat came from the young South African and Hampshire bowler. Llewellyn, who, once he mastered the Scottish bowling, slammed it all over the place, his hitting of boundaries with comparative ease being much appreciated.


In all he put together 68 runs, a contribution which included eighth 4's, ten 2's, and one 3, and one which went a long way towards achieving the English victory, which in the end was theirs by six wickets. The Englishmen, however, had not matters all their own way, for though they ended upon their second innings only requiring 23 runs to win, they found this a somewhat difficult task to achieve, the bowling of both Bean and Megson, especially the latter, being difficult to cope with, and it was during this time that the cricket got at times painfully slow. However, the home side did well to get rid of seven of the opposition in something like an hour for 70 runs, and but for the moderate display of the Scottish side in the first innings they might have run the Englishmen close enough.

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