Aug 31 2012 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
DEFIANT Prestwick skipper Fraser Macdonald has pledged: “We’re not down yet.”
The Oval men go into their final game of the season on Saturday at home to Ferguslie needing to win to avoid a relegation shoot-out.
Prestwick are rock bottom of the Western First Division after a dismal wet summer.
Macdonald said: “If Kelburne, Stenhousemuir and Poloc all win, we will finish bottom. However, if we beat Ferguslie, who have never won without their pro, we can jump up the table.
“If we lose, or our game is washed out, we still have the lifeline of a play-off at a neutral venue, possibly against Kilmarnock.”
The 2nd X1’s game away to Whitehaugh was cut short with Prestwick 78 all out.
Despite miserable weather, Sunday’s super eights produced a tie for the first time in 13 years. After both teams scored 73, Prestwick Cricket Club’s golf section beat Glenburn MW in a super over decider.
Prizes went to: top batsman: Darren Thomson, top bowler: Roy McCulloch. The bowl out was won by Steven Wallace.
Fixtures: Friday: U11 v East Kilbride (a), sponsored by Reid Quantum; Saturday: 1st X1 v Ferguslie (h), sponsored by Paul McBeth; St Ninians X1 v Meikleriggs (a), sponsored by Brysons Car Centre;
Local Life Ayr close the washout of a season away to Drumpellier on Saturday while the Cambusdoon X1 are at home to Langloan.
Rain was the winner again as another weekend of senior cricket was washed out, with Ayr’s game against Uddingston falling victim to the heavy rain on Saturday morning and the Cambusdoon XI’s match away to Bothwell being cancelled the previous evening.
The under 11s beat Kilmarnock by 48 runs. The under 13s were away to Hillhead/Weirs, who batted first and were restricted to 67-4, a total Ayr comfortably chased down for the loss of four wickets.
The under 18s made it a hat trick of wins when they beat Glasgow Accies at Anniesland last Friday night. The home team batted first and managed only 51-8, a total which Ayr reached for the loss of four wickets.