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Barry MacLean

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Word has reached the Club that Barry MacLean has sadly died at the untimely age of 43. Barry played 71 times for the 1st XI, mainly as a late order batsman, between the years of 1990 and 1997.

Our condolences go to his family and friends.

2019 Midweek cup draws released

Friday, March 1st, 2019

The 1st XI have been given a home draw in the Murgitroyd Rowan Cup and will play Clydesdale on Thursday 23rd May. The McCulloch Cup draw sees Greenock in the same group section as in previous years and they will play home and away ties with Ferguslie, Kelburne and Renfrew.

The Glenpark XI have four qualifying games in the Western Cup, starting with away ties at Dean Park and Whitehaugh before playing Vale of Leven and Meikleriggs at home. These games will all be played on Tuesday evenings.

January and February Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

The January monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Saturday 26th January and the four lucky winners were Alice Loftus, Colin Lochhead, Emma Norris and Dave Sharma.

The February winners in the draw made on Saturday 23rd February were Jack Thomson, Stewart Robinson, Wilson Evans and Kenny Love.

The next draw will take place on Saturday 30th March for the usual prizes.

We are always looking for new members to join the draw, the receipts from which are used to improve the facilities of the Club for all members. If you wish to join, please contact Brian Papworth at the contact details to be found at the Contacts link at the top of this page.

Pre-season training details

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

The 2019 season is approaching fast and it is now time for pre-season preparations to take place. St Columba's school in Gourock has been booked for 5 wickets starting on Monday 4th March with each session starting at 7.30pm and lasting for 2 hours.

2019 League fixtures announced

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

The fixtures for the 2019 league season have been released and somewhat belatedly have been loaded on to this site - see the links on the right-hand side of this page.

The 1st XI start their campaign on 27th April with a home fixture against newly-promoted East Kilbride and will then play the other promoted side, Drumpellier, at Coatbridge on the following Saturday. The season ends with a visit from Poloc on Saturday 24th August.

The Glenpark XI, after their relegation last season, will play in the 9-team Fourth Division and they start their season with an away fixture against Glasgow South. Their final game of the season will be a week later than that of the 1st XI when Kingholm will be the visitors to Glenpark. As well as fixtures against two local sides, Inverclyde and Bute County, which are sure to be keenly contested, the team will have to travel twice to the South of the country to take on Kingholm and Galloway 2nd XI.

A rather unwelcome feature of the season is the fact that there will be two Saturdays when there will be no game at Glenpark - 22nd June and 10th August. No doubt the weather on those days will be warm and sunny!!

Randal McLean and Jack Thomson

Monday, February 18th, 2019

All members and friends of the Club will be extremely saddened to hear of the recent deaths of Randal McLean and Jack Thomson, both long-standing members of the Club.

Randal was an ex-Treasurer of the Club as well as being a doughty left-handed opening batsman for the 2nd and 3rd XIs for many years after he joined the Club from Phoenix. He captained the 3rd XI on many occasions and after giving up playing, he was a regular attendee at the Club and faithful supporter of all the teams.

Jack was the oldest surviving member of the Club until his recent passing in his 98th year. He played for the 1st XI after the war as a hard-hitting and forceful batsman and was a member of the 1952 team that won the Western Union Championship.

Our sincere condolences go to the family and friends of both Randal and Jack. They will both be missed at Glenpark.

2019 Scottish Cup draw - and we've got a tough one!

Friday, January 18th, 2019

The draw for the 2019 Citylets Scottish Cup has just been announced and it has not been particularly kind to Greenock who have been drawn AWAY to cup-holders Grange in the first round. The tie will be played on Sunday 9th June with a reserve date of the following Sunday.

Western Warriers winter training call-ups

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

The squads for this winter's Western Warriers youth training have just been announced. Lukas Fischer-Keogh has been awarded a place in the Under-14 squad while brother Sean will take part in the Under-16 training and Emily Norris has been selected for the Women's Under-16 squad.

Congratulations to all three who now have the chance to further their claims for selection in the coming season's representative matches.

December Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

The December monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Wednesday 26th December and the four lucky winners were Stewart Robinson, David Glancy, Robert Robinson and Kenny Love. Roddy Neill was the fortunate winner of the Boxing Day jackpot prize.

AGM News

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

At last night's Annual General Meeting, the members unanimously elected Sir Robin Duthie as Honorary President and Jack Clark as Honorary Vice-President.

Committee roles stayed the same with David Glancy continuing as President and Neil Flack captaining the Club for a second season.

Hugh McClure

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

All members and friends of the Club will be extremely saddened to hear of the sudden death on 5th October of Hugh McClure, ex-President and long-time supporter of the Club. Hugh will be sadly missed by everyone connected to the Club. Our sincere condolences go to his wife, Joan, and his family.

Saurabh Bandekar signs on for 2019

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

The Club is delighted to announce that Saurabh Bandekar has signed a contract to play a second season as professional in 2019.

Saurabh was a big influence on our play in 2018 which culminated in an eighth-place finish in the League, a terrific result considering we lost the first four games of the season. We are certain that Saurabh will build on his performances and lead the Club to success next season.

The Club also expects Laurens Smit to return again in 2019 as our Overseas Amateur. Laurens too had an excellent debut season and we fully expect him to build on this for 2019.

Everyone at the Club will be delighted to see Saurabh and Laurens at Glenpark next season.

1st XI averages

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

This season's 1st XI averages have been computed and can be accessed via the link on the right-hand side of the screen.

The cumulative averages have also been updated and can be accessed via the History link at the top of the page.

No play but Greenock are safe

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

The 1st XI retained their place in the Premier Division of the WDCU when their match with Poloc was called off with the umpires deeming the pitch unfit for play after rain got in under the covers. An unsatisfactory end to the season but it is fair to point out that Greenock won six games during the season while Ayr, who were well beaten by Dumfries today, won only four. Lots of work ahead for next season but for just now let us just reflect on a lot of hard effort by Neil Flack and his men and congratulate them for a terrific performance which many thought was beyond the side. There were lots of good performances throughout the team and some encouraging displays by the younger players which bodes well for the future. Well played, everybody!!

Peter Hempsey has recorded his impressions of the season in his final report of 2018.

However, if it was great news for the 1st XI, it was not the same for the Glenpark XI. Their game against East Renfrewshire was also called off while Ardencaple's game was on and the Helensburgh team beat the Cavaliers convincingly. This means that the Glenparkers finish second bottom of the Third Division table, just one point behind Marress, and that is likely to lead to relegation to the Fourth Division. Tough luck on Ally Calder and his young team.

Greenock almost safe - just 3 points needed

Monday, August 20th, 2018

A patched-up Greenock comprehensively defeated Stirling County by 7 wickets in the only Premier Divison game to beat the weather and in doing so took another giant step towards ensuring Premier Division cricket at Glenpark next season. Just 3 points from next week's game with Poloc will see that achieved, although it has to be said that picking up bonus points is easier said than done (actually 2 points would suffice but the splendid bonus points system only allocates 1,3,5,7 and 9 points!).

Stirling were dismissed for 173 with 3 wickets apiece for Neil Flack and Sammy Sanghera and two for young Ewan Stewart and in reply, an unbroken partnership between Saurabh Bandekar (75*) and Laurens Smit (57*) saw Greenock safely home. Peter Hempsey details all the major points of a tremendous win in his weekly report. Bring on next week!

The Glenpark XI continued their slide down the Third Division table when they registered another defeat, this time to bottom of the table Kingholm. They were dismissed for just 109 and the Dumfries side overtook this total with 7 wickets in hand.

Milestone for Jonathan Hempsey

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

In the course of his innings of 70 last Saturday at Hamilton Crescent, Jonathan Hempsey passed the total of 2000 runs for the 1st XI and thereby became the 16th person in the Club's history to achieve the double of 2000 runs and 200 wickets. Well done, Jonathan!

Anti-Bullying Policy

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Following on from the publication of the Club's revised and enhanced Child Wellbeing and Protection Policy, it has now released its Anti-Bullying Policy document, which can be found here.

Child Wellbeing and Protection Policy

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

A comprehensive review of the way in which the club approaches the wellbeing and protection of our junior members has been undertaken. The new policy can be found here. The policy reflects safeguarding requirements and good practice in relation to cricket, taking cognisance of updated legislation and Scottish Executive guidance. All Club members have a contribution to make to ensure the wellbeing of children and should further information be required, please contact our CWPO, Colin McDougall.

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