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November Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

The November monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Saturday 24th November by Lyn Cole and the four lucky winners were Jonathan Hempsey, Allan MacFeate, Tommy McGeown and Alice Loftus.

The next draw will take place on Wednesday 26th December during the annual Boxing Day hoolie for the usual prizes. At the same time the draw for the Boxing Day Jackpot prize will be held.

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.

October Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

The October monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Saturday 27th October by Emily Norris and the four lucky winners were Iain Ferdinand, Nigel Wright, Alex Wooler and David Brown.

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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