Ayr hosted table topping Prestwick on Saturday but weren’t able to pick up a victory.

The match was a double-up with the Masterton-Scott Trophy also up for grabs. Batting first it was very much a stop start affair with seven batsmen making it into double figures as they struggled against some tight and accurate bowling with only Scott McElnea (40) scoring more than 30 as they were bowled out for 173. Akbar the pick of the Prestwick bowlers finishing with 4-37 from his ten overs.

The Prestwick reply got off to a much more solid start with Indy Singh hitting a quick 31 but when he and captain Fraser McDonald fell in quick succession Ayr looked to be back in the game. But fifty partnerships between Van Dyke (49) and Chaudry (33) and then Van Dyke and Euan McBeth (45no) saw the visitors comfortably over the finishing line, reaching their target with almost seven overs to spare and maintain their 100 per cent start to the league campaign.

Wednesday night saw them secure qualification to the knockout stages of the McCulloch Cup as they defeated Kilmarnock at Scott Ellis Playing Fields. The highlight of the match being the incredible bowling figures of overseas amateur Duanne Grobler who finished with six wickets for no runs of 3.2 overs.

On Thursday night their Rowan Cup campaign came to an end as Clydesdale gained revenge for their defeat in the League on Saturday. The visitors batted first and were always on top of the Ayr bowlers posting a massive 190-3 in their 20 overs. Craig Young in particular reaping havoc at the end of the innings scoring 45 off only 17 balls.

The reply got off to a decent start with English and Jefferson putting on 69 for the first wicket. But wickets soon started to fall as the batsmen tried to keep up with the required run rate and they eventually finished on 141-7. Michael English top scoring with 64.

This week sees another busy time ahead with Ayr travelling to Stirling in the Western Union on Saturday and then to Uddingston on Sunday in the Scottish Cup Quarter Final and before all of that they are at home to Prestwick in the final section game of the McCulloch Cup.