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December Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

The December monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was carried out on Sunday 26th December. The four lucky winners were Brelda Baum, Monika Fischer-Keogh, Alan Currie and Roger Hardie. Congratulations to them on their wins.

Even luckier was Anne Terrey whose name was drawn out for the Boxing Day jackpot prize. Well done, Anne.

The next draw will take place on Sunday 29th January 2022 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 using the details to be found at the Contacts link at the top of this page.

Sean Fischer-Keogh on his way to the Under-19 World Cup

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

Congratulations to Sean Fischer-Keogh on his selection for the 15-man Scottish squad for next month's Under-19 World Cup in the West Indies. The competition runs from 14th January to 5th February and Scotland are in action on the first day when they take on Sri Lanka in Guyana.

November Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Sunday, December 5th, 2021

The November monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was carried out on Saturday 27th November by John 'Nabby' MacNab. The four lucky winners were Vivien McLean, Peter Allwood, Linda McDowell and David Watson. Congratulations to them on their wins.

2021 Averages published

Monday, November 14th, 2021

The 1st XI averages for the 2021 season have now been compiled and can be seen via the link on the right-hand side of the screen. Not unsurprisingly, given the lack of success that the Club endured during the season, they do not make for easy reading.

The cumulative of the records for the Club, which currently go back to the 1931 season, have also been updated.

Greenock's season ends with a washout

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

The overnight rain put paid to the 1st XI's final game of the season against Stirling County and so endeth what has been one of the club's most disappointing seasons in its long and illustrious history. There is no glossing over the fact that results have not been what the club's players and supporters would have wanted. The onus is now on the club's hierarchy to rebuild and ensure that its place in the top division is reclaimed.

As indicated earlier, the Glenpark XI were forced to concede their final fixture, away to Galloway 2nd XI.

Sean Fischer-Keogh in Scotland Under-19 squad

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

The club is delighted with the news that Sean Fischer-Keogh has been included in the 14-strong Scotland Under-19 squad to play in the European qualifying tournament for the 2022 Under-19 World Cup. The squad play 3 matches against Ireland, Netherlands and Jersey with the top two teams meeting to decide which country will qualify for the finals. The games take place from 19 to 25 September at Desert Springs, near Almeria in Spain. Everyone at Glenpark wishes Sean all the very best for the tournament.

Jack Russell at Glenpark

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

An interested spectator at Glenpark on Saturday 14th August when Ferguslie played Greenock was ex-England wicketkeeper and now professional artist, Jack Russell. However, Jack was not there to watch the game but rather to work. He had been commissioned by Ken Godsman, ex-Greenock captain, to paint a picture of Glenpark. During the day he found time to converse with the many spectators, including the Ferguslie posse, who wanted to know more about his work. More details on his visit can be read in this article, which is published with the kind permission of the Greenock Telegraph.

Index of history articles

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

In 2020, when no cricket was played due to the Covid-19 outbreak, a number of articles relating to the history of the Club were published on the website. These can be read via this link.

Bill McKaig

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

It is with great sadness that members have learnt of the passing on Sunday of Bill McKaig. Bill was a great supporter of cricket in general, but especially of Greenock and was known and respected throughout Scottish cricket for his perceptive comments. He was always great company, with a wealth of stories, and will be sadly missed by many. Our sincere condolences go to his family and friends.

Club records now updated back to 1931

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

The Club records have been updated again, this time to cover the years from 1931 to 1937. 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 update covers the years when the Club's professional was Reg Hollingdale, from Sussex, who can reasonably be claimed to be one of the best professionals employed by the Club. During this time, the Club won the Western Union title on two occasions while there were any number of memorable games, not least the time when Jack Hobbs played at Glenpark in June 1935. 1937, though it did not result in title or cup success, was a year when there were some outstanding personal performances, such as John Kerr hitting two centuries in four days at the age of 52.

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 will now start on the next update which is likely to cover the years from 1925 to 1930.

View all articles published in 2021