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BBC losing run continues at Accies


A dismal batting display, not helped by a very ropey artificial wicket, saw BBC Scotland brushed aside by a youthful Glasgow Accies at New Anniesland.
Having survived a a first over of near speed of light bowling, openers Peter Mellis and Gregor Dean soon fell to the gentle spin coming from the other end.
And the wickets just kept tumbling.
Poor running and some sloppy strokes saw a succession of batsmen trudge back to the sidelines without blunting the scorer's pencil.
Mercifully, Ani had his eye in, making an impressive 42, while Humphrey Tauro (a gamey 12) was the only other player to reach double figures.
At the end of 20 overs, BBC Scotland had reached 89-9.
A quick breakthrough was needed and was duly delivered, with Dean, not for the first time this season, taking a great catch out on the boundary from the first ball of the Accies' innings.
Matt Walmsley turned in a venomous spell and rattled the metal stumps twice, prompting the ever tasteful Dean to remark "it sounds like a Stephen Hawking lbw".
Dean and David Blane also turned in a few useful deliviries but defending such a small total was always going to be an uphill battle and the home side reached their target in the 12th over.

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