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March Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

The March monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Saturday 28th March. With the clubhouse closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the draw was held in Peter Hempsey's living room and made by his wife, Mary. The draw was filmed and can be viewed here. Apologies for the less than perfect quality of the video but this was our first attempt and hopefully it will improve for the next draw which almost certainly will need to be held in the same way.

The four lucky winners were Brenda Connor, Peter Robertson, Alan Park and Steve Kelly. Congratulations to them.

The next draw will take place on Saturday 25th April 2020 for the usual prizes plus the Spring Jackpot prize.

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.

COVID-19 Update

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

In light of the recent announcements by the UK and Scottish Governments, the Clubhouse and other buildings are now closed and will remain so until further notice.

Cricket Scotland has advised that all cricketing activity should cease until 1st June at the earliest. As a consequence, all references to the proposed 2020 fixture schedule have been removed from the website.

We sincerely hope that all our members, employees and friends will stay safe in these uncertain times and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Glenpark when this emergency is over.

February Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

The February monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Saturday 29th February by Colin Bryce and the four lucky winners were Peter Hempsey, Roddy Neill, Shailesh Prabhu and Linda McDougall. Congratulations to all these winners.

Club records updated back to 1938

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

The Club records have been updated again to include the years from 1938 to 1953, excluding the war years. Each year that has been added to the archives has a summary of all games played by the 1st XI together with full averages, selected scorecards and a short review of the season. The cumulative records of the Club have also similarly been updated.

This new stretch of years starts with the two years prior to World War Two when the Club won the Western Union and the Rowan Cup in both years, albeit sharing the title in 1939 with Kelburne when the league was stopped a week early due to the outbreak of war. After the war, success was more limited as the Club struggled to regain its strength but the signing of Ted Whitfield as professional in 1952 brought the Union title back to Glenpark, although it would take until 1976 before it was won again.

As with previous updates, there a number of caveats that need to be kept in mind and these are detailed in this brief article.

Work has already started on the next update which will cover the years from 1931 to 1937 - the Hollingdale years, when the Club was fortunate to have the services of one of the finest all-round professionals to have played for it, Reg Hollingdale from Sussex.

Sean strikes for the Scots Under-19s

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Having sat out Scotland's first match in the Under-19 World Cup, Sean Fischer-Keogh took his chance when picked for the second match against Bangladesh. Batting number 11, he remained defiantly unbeaten on 3 as Scotland were dismissed for just 89. But opening the bowling, he took a wicket with the very first ball of the Bangladesh innings and finished with 3 for 27 as Bangladesh won by 7 wickets. That's a stout effort, Sean, and everyone at the Club is right behind you. Good luck for the remaining matches in the tournament.

Damith Perera signs for 2020 season

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

The Club is delighted to announce that Damith Perera has signed as professional for the 2020 season.

Damith, who hails from Sri Lanka and who will be 23 years old when the season commences, is a left-handed bat and wicketkeeper who has played 36 first-class matches, scoring 1384 runs with 4 centuries and 8 half-centuries in the process.

Welcome to Glenpark, Damith. We are sure that you will enjoy your time with Greenock.

Knighthood for club legend

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

The Club was absolutely delighted to see that club legend Gordon Greenidge was appointed a Knight Commander of St Michael and St George (KMCG) in the overseas list of the honours list that was recently published.

Which means that he is now Sir Gordon Greenidge. What an honour and thoroughly deserved for someone who will always be remembered with real affection by all those who saw him play for the Club in the early 90s.

2019 AGM News

Friday, December 20th, 2019

At last night's Annual General Meeting, the members unanimously elected Greg McDougall to be captain of the Club. Congratulations to Greg and everyone's good wishes go to him for a successful season in 2020.

David Glancy will continue as President for the time being but a change in his work circumstances means that he will need to step down as soon as a successor can be appointed.

Sean Fischer-Keogh selected for Under-19 World Cup

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Massive congratulations to Sean Fischer-Keogh on being selected as one of the 15 Scottish players to go the Under-19 World Cup to be held in South Africa between 17th January 2020 and 9th February 2020. Scotland have been drawn in Group C of the event and will play Bangladesh, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. This is a well-deserved honour and everyone at Glenpark wishes Sean all the very best for what will be a most exciting and rewarding time for him. Well done, Sean.

Recognition for Lukas Fischer-Keogh

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Congratulations to Lukas Fischer-Keogh on being selected as one of the 17 players to form the squad for this winter's Western Warriers Under-16 training programme.

Graham White

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

It is with great sadness that members of the Club learned of the death today of Graham White.

Graham, or Chalky as he was known to everyone, played for the 1st XI from 1957 until 1970, although his appearances were at time restricted by work commitments. In his career, he took 166 wickets with his probing off-spin, the highlight being 8 for 62 against West Lothian County and he also scored 661 runs, mainly as a lower-order batsman.

After retiring from the game, he became a faithful supporter of the team and was always to be seen at Glenpark as he followed the fortunes of the Club. Graham will be sadly missed by all who knew him and our sincere condolences go to Graham's widow, Agnes, and all his family and friends.

Chalky's funeral will be held on Tuesday 29th October at 12 noon at Greenock Crematorium.

Moira McInnes

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Members of the Club were shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Moira McInnes earlier this week. Moira had been a member of the Club for many years, joining first as a member of Greenock Ladies Hockey Club and continuing as a great supporter of the Club after her playing days were over. Her bubbly personality made her a friend of everyone who came about the Club and she will be sadly missed. Our sincere condolences go to her family and all her friends.

1st XI averages published

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

With the 1st XI's season complete, the averages have now been compiled and can be found via the link on the right-hand side of this page. It would be fair to say that, apart from Saurabh Bandekar, the batting averages make for fairly grisly reading. Overall the averages underline what a huge impact Saurabh had on the team's performances.

The historical averages have also been updated. One milestone which was missed during the summer was Jonathan Hempsey becoming the 22nd player in the Club's history to take over 250 career wickets.

View all articles published in 2019