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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.

Greenock face crunch game with Stirling

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

The 1st XI travel to Stirling on Saturday knowing that their status as a Premier League side may well depend on them returning victorious. Their opponents have been the surprise team of the season and will be a hard to team to beat. However, Greenock have much to play for and this will hopefully be the deciding factor. The match will start at the usual time of 12 noon.

The Glenpark XI play their final home league game of the season against Kingholm on Saturday and will be hoping to put an end to a run of disappointing results which has seen them fall down the league table. The match will start at 1pm.

The Hillend XI end their season with a home friendly against Helensburgh on Sunday, the match starting at 1pm.

Greenock unable to defeat the champions

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Greenock were unable to defeat champions Ferguslie for the second time this season and hence the struggle to avoid relegation continues for another week. Saurabh Bandekar top-scored with 70 as the locals were bowled out for 173. In reply, the Greenock attack were unable to get on top of the strong Ferguslie batting line-up and the Paisley team ran out comfortable winners by 6 wickets to confirm their title win, a feat which they thoroughly deserved. With Ayr winning and Dumfries getting 15 points from a tie, the situation at the foot of the table has got very tight although Greenock remain in 8th position. Peter Hempsey details the major points of a game which emphasised just how good a team Ferguslie have been this season.

The Glenpark XI slumped to another disappointing defeat, this time losing by 8 wickets to GHK Strathclyde. The Glenparkers totalled 152 for 9 in their 40 overs and the Glasgow side eased to victory in the 31st over.

Greenock take big step towards safety at Uddingston

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Greenock took a big step towards ensuring their Premier Division status when they comprehensively defeated Uddingston by 8 wickets. The match was a personal triumph for skipper Neil Flack and professional Saurabh Bandekar. Both took 4 wickets as Uddingston were bowled out for 144 and then both were undefeated as they guided Greenock to victory in the 44th over. With both Ayr and Dumfries losing, this was a really important win for Greenock and Peter Hempsey has all details in his weekly report.

Not such good news for the Glenpark XI who were well beaten at Glenpark by Ardencaple, losing by 8 wickets.

Busy week ahead at Glenpark - or not? NOT

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

On Monday and Tuesday of next week, Glenpark plays host to the Scotland Women's Under-17 team when they play Lincolnshire in two 40-over games. The match on Monday starts at 12 noon and at 11am on the following day.

Unfortunately, the weekend rains have put paid to Monday's match and Tuesday's game has been transferred to Meikleriggs as that ground is a bit drier than Glenpark

On Wednesday evening, the final of the McCulloch Cup (West League Cup) will be fought out by Ferguslie and Ayr. The match will start at 6.15pm.

But the rains put a stop to this game as well and it will now, provided the weather plays ball, take place on Wednesday 15th August.

July Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The July monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Saturday 28th July and the four lucky winners were David Brabender, Graham Prodger, Peter Allwood and Dave Sharma.

The next draw will take place on Saturday 25th August for the usual prizes. The autumn Jackpot draw will be carried out during the Marquee weekend on Saturday 1st September.

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.

Blank weekend for Greenock

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

After what has seemed like weeks of sunshine, the weather has changed for the worse and ruled out any play for both the 1st XI and Glenpark XIs with the rain making the grounds unfit for play. On to next week!

Fine win for Greenock at Prestwick

Sunday, July 22nd, 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!)

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.

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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