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Fine win for Greenock at Prestwick

Sunday 21st July, 2018

The 1st XI claimed an important win in their fight to retain their Premier Division place when they defeated Prestwick by 6 wickets. The home team totalled 196 for 7 in their 50 overs with Neil Flack and Laurens Smit both claiming 2 wickets. In reply, Chris Hempsey, returning after his finger injury, hit 61 and Saurabh Bandekar 56 as their partnership set the team on the way to their win. Laurens Smit hit the winning run as Greenock finished on 198 for 4. With Ayr winning and Dumfries losing, Greenock have climbed to 8th position in the table. The last 5 weeks of the season promise to be exciting, not to say tense, ones! Peter Hempsey has returned to record the details of a fine win in this week's match report .

The Glenpark XI, as anticipated, found league leaders Motherwell too hot to handle and were well beaten. Batting first, they were dismissed for 132 with the ageless Peter Robertson scoring 39* and Dave Sharma 30. Motherwell knocked off the runs in just 15.1 overs for the loss of 4 wickets with Jamie Nowell claiming 2 wickets and Amelia Calder her first senior wicket for the club (should have been two but Dad Ally dropped a catch!)

Greenock looking for win at Prestwick - Updated

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The 1st XI need to put last week's one wicket loss to West of Scotland behind them when they travel south to meet last year's champions, Prestwick as they seek a victory in order to climb out of the relegation positions. Prestwick may not be having as good a season as last year but they still present a formidable obstacle to Greenock who will be missing Harry Briggs, Jonathan Hempsey, Shailesh Prabhu and Jack Grifftiths from their team. However, Sean Fischer-Keogh, fresh from his selection for the Scotland Under-15 team, is available again. The match starts at the usual time of 12 noon.

The Glenpark XI are at home to Motherwell on Saturday. Last week, an inexperienced team lost to The Tryst and this week they will really have their work cut out when they come up against a free-scoring side who are top of the table with an 100% record. The match will start at 1pm.

The Hillend XI have just arranged a friendly match on Sunday at Glenpark against old friends West of Scotland Development XI. After last week's fixture against these opponents fell victim to the unseasonable rain, the teams will be hoping for better luck this time. The match starts at 1pm.

The junior section games continue this weekend. The Under-14s are at home to Glagow Accies on Friday but the WDJCU have issued further fixtures for the Under-11s and this list shows them also at home on that evening to the combined East Kilbride / Weirs combination. It is not yet known how this will be resolved. On Monday, the Under-12s travel to Ferguslie while the Under-16s are also away from home, to play Renfrew and West of Scotland. Play in all games will start as soon after 6pm as possible.

Greenock suffer agonising loss to West

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Greenock suffered an agonising loss by just 1 wicket to West of Scotland at Glenpark. Batting first on a difficult wicket, they could only muster 143 all out, with Saurabh Bandekar scoring an outstanding 80. But they fought back hard in the second innings with Neil Flack taking 5 for 32 but two crucial missed chances allowed West to scrape over the winning line. Despite coming so close to winning, Greenock earned zero bonus points - how does that make sense? Our anonymous correspondent has produced a comprehensive report that details the highs and lows of an absorbing game.

A very young and inexperienced Glenpark XI suffered a disappointing loss to The Tryst, being dismissed for just 122, a total which The Tryst overcame for the loss of just 4 wickets.

The Hillend XI game with a West of Scotland Development XI on Sunday was called off due to the weather - not often that has been said this summer.

Greenock clinch crucial victory over Ayr

Monday, July 8th, 2018

Greenock grabbed an absolutely crucial victory over Ayr on Saturday which means that their campaign to retain their Premier Division place remains on course. Skipper Neil Flack led the way, taking 3 for 24 as Ayr were dismissed for 169 and then scoring 56 as Greenock won by 3 wickets in a tense finish, at the same time passing 3000 runs for the Club. Our anonymous correspondent has produced a full report of all the important details.

The Glenpark XI overcame Marress (Irvine's 2nd XI) by 103 runs on Saturday in a high-scoring match. Glenpark scored a massive 324 with Sehmat Pandher scoring 68, Jamie Nowell 47 and the evergreen Dave Sharma and Peter Robertson 38 and 36 respectively. Mr Extras almost made it to three figures, achieving a season-high 88!! Pandher also took 4 for 42 as Marress were restricted to 221 for 6 in reply.

The Hillend XI scraped home on Sunday in the hastily arranged friendly with Renfrew Development XI. Hillend batted first and scored 233 for 4 with Rod Mountford scoring 82 and young Cammy Calder registering his first senior half-century. Renfrew made a terrific effort to reach this target but ultimately fell just one run short. The young Hillend attack performed admirably to gain the victory for Hillend in what was an excellent game of cricket.

June Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

The June monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Saturday 30th June by Stuart Clark and the four lucky winners were Kevin Flack, Tessa Calder, Jim Snoddy and John Falconer.

The next draw will take place on Saturday 28th July 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.

Greenock falter in the sun

Monday July 1st, 2018

Greenock faltered in their struggle to avoid relegation from the Premier Division when they were defeated by bottom-placed Dumfries and consequently took their opponent's place at the foot of the table. Greenock scored 193 in their innings, Saurabh Bandekar top-scoring with 73. Five other batsmen reached double figures but 21 was the highest score of them and it always seemed that the Greenock total was somewhat short. Two early wickets brought hope to Greenock but the two Dumfries' overseas players, Smit (73*) and Mascall (40) put on a match-winning partnership for the third wicket and although Greenock fought hard to the end, Dumfries won by 4 wickets to claim a crucial victory. Peter Hempsey has the full details in his weekly report.

The Glenpark XI were comprehensively beaten at Glenpark by Whiteinch in a match which skipper Ally Calder said 'was a bad day at the office'. Winning the toss and electing to bat on another hot and sunny day, the Glenparkers were dismissed for just 85, with Dave Sharma top-scoring with 24. Whiteinch wasted no time in knocking off the runs, reaching 87 for 1 in just 9 overs.

Black Saturday for Greenock

Monday 25th June, 2018

It was runs galore on Saturday when the 1st XI played Poloc. Unfortunately it was Poloc who scored the bulk of them! Batting first, the Glasgow side compiled an astonishing 369 for 2 in their 50 overs, professional Juri Snyman (209) and Craig Young (128*) putting on a magnificent 358 for the second wicket. Greenock were never in the hunt in reply, subsiding to 92 all out with Chris Hempsey unable to bat. Ouch! Peter Hempsey has the full details in this week's match report if one can bear to read them.

The Glenpark XI also came off worst in a high-scoring match at Glenpark. The Glenparkers posted an imposing 232 for 9 in their 40 overs due in a large part to a splendid opening partnership between Jamie Nowell (66) and Chirag Pandher (64) with young Cammy Calder chipping in with 35 not out but East Renfrewshire overtook this with 5 wickets and several overs in hand, thanks to a fine not out 112 from Ali Qazi.

There have been better Saturdays!!

May Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

The May monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Saturday 26th May and the four lucky winners were Nigel Wright, Enid McDonald, Jane Young and Brian Lang.

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!

Saurabh Bandekar signs as professional

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

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

Saurabh is a 30-year-old top order bat and medium-pace bowler who plays for Goa in India and who has also featured in the IPL for both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders.

We look forward to welcoming Saurabh to Glenpark.

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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