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Black Saturday for Greenock

Saturday 23rd 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 (117*) putting on a magnificent 358 for the 2nd wicket. Greenock were never in the hunt in reply, subsiding to 92 all out with Chris Hempsey unable to bat. Ouch! Futher details will follow if you 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 but East Renfrewshire overtook this with 5 wickets and several overs in hand.

There have been better Saturdays!!

Greenock look to keep up winning momentum

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The 1st XI, after an enforced absence last weekend, will look to maintain their winning run when they travel to Shawholm on Saturday to take on Poloc. The Glasgow side sit in mid-table, above Greenock, and they too are on a winning run at the moment. This all points to a tight encounter and much will depend on the performance of the overseas players on both sides. Poloc's two South Africans have been instrumental with both bat and ball in their team's successes this season and getting on top of them will be paramount to Greenock obtaining the winning points in this game, which will start at 12 noon.

The Glenpark XI have a home game on Saturday in the WDCU Third Division when they take on East Renfrewshire who are two places above the Glenparkers in the table. Ally Calder's team will have to be at its best to win this match against a side who have scored plenty of runs this season. The match will start at 1pm.

The junior section have gained a number of wins in recent weeks and will be looking for further success this weekend. The Under-11s are at home to Uddingston while on the same night the Under-14s travel to Stirling County. On Monday the Under-12s travel to Ferguslie but the Under-16s have no game this week. Play in all games will start as soon after 6pm as possible.

Greeenock will host a Kwik Cricket festival on Sunday at Glenpark, starting at 10am and with fine weather forecast there should be a good turnout of youngsters taking their first steps in the game.

Greenock knocked out of the McCulloch Cup

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Greenock exited the McCulloch Cup on Wednesday evening when Kelburne defeated Renfrew by 6 wickets in their delayed qualifying game to clinch the runners-up slot in the West Group of the competition.

Blank Saturday for the Club

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Both the 1st XI and Glenpark XI games were casualties of the rain that hit Scotland on Saturday. Just two games were played in the west, at Ayr and Prestwick, and although Ayr lost to Clydesdale the fact that they gained 9 bonus points has meant that they have crept a little closer to Greenock at the bottom end of the Premier Division table.

Greenock shock the league leaders Ferguslie

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Greenock made it two league wins in a row when they pulled off a shock, but fully merited, win over the previously unbeaten league leaders, Ferguslie, at Meikleriggs. Skipper Neil Flack led from the front with a fine 76 and there were good knocks from Harry Briggs and Saurabh Bandekar to back him up as Greenock reached 214 for 7 in their 50 overs. At one point Ferguslie were on the ropes at 117 for 6 in their reply, with Jonathan Hempsey taking 4 for 43, but the Paisley side rallied until Bandekar came back on to claim a hat-trick and bring joy to the players and travelling support. Ferguslie finished 34 runs short and Bandekar completed a good day's work with 4 for 44. Peter Hempsey has recorded all the details of what was a magnificent win in his weekly report.

The Glenpark XI recorded a fine win at Glenpark to complete a winning double for the Club for the second week in a row when they dismissed GHK Strathclyde for 96 as they chased the home team's total of 154 for 6. Dave Sharma with 41 and Mark Farrell with 29 were the top-scorers while youngsters Ewan Stewart with 3 for 31 and Jamie Nowell with 2 for 35 did the damage with the ball, backed up by some fine fielding which saw 3 runs outs and 6 catches taken.

Greenock maintain interest in the McCulloch Cup

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

On Wednesday evening a weakened Greenock team met Renfrew at their Deanpark ground in a sectional match of the McCulloch Cup. Batting first Renfrew scored 133 for the loss of 9 wickets from their 20 overs with Saurabh Bandekar taking 3 wickets for 18 and young Sean Fischer-Keogh underlining his promise with 3 for 24.

In reply, Greenock scored 137 for 7 with the winning runs being scored in the final over of play. Bandekar with 43 and Laurens Smit 45 not out were Greenock's top scorers.

Greenock will likely need to defeat Ferguslie at Glenpark next Wednesday evening in the final sectional match of the competition if progress to the knockout stage is to be achieved. The Glenparkers are currently in second place in the group ahead of Kelburne on run-rate. The Paisley team play Renfrew at Whitehaugh in their last game and will be expected to win. Ferguslie are top of the group and have already qualified.

League joy at last for Greenock

Monday June 4th, 2018

Greenock experienced the delight of a league win at last when they defeated Uddingston at Glenpark by 6 wickets in a match that was eventually decided by the DLS method after a heavy rain shower rendered further play impossible after 24 overs of the Greenock innings. Uddingston batted first and reached 228 for 7 in their 50 overs with 2 wickets apiece for Jonathan Hempsey and Greg McDougall. In reply, Greenock collapsed to 12 for 3 and then 24 for 4 but an undefeated fifth wicket partnership of 88 between Jonathan Hempsey (44*) and Saurabh Bandekar (32*) saw Greenock edge to victory when the game was finally called off. Peter Hempsey details the dramatic moments of the match in his weekly report.

And it was double joy for the Club as the Glenpark XI defeated Ardencaple at Helensburgh by 82 runs. Batting first, Glenaprk totalled 184 for 7 with runs from the whole team, led by the run machine that is Mark Farrell who scored 36. Ardencaple were dismissed for 102 in reply with the youngsters in the Glenpark side doing the damage with 3 wickets for Jamie Nowell and 2 each for Cameron Calder, Tom Forrest and Ewan Stewart. The evergreen Dave Sharma chipped in with the other wicket just to show that the oldies still have a role to play.

Greenock tie .. but lose!

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Greenock's latest sectional match in the McCulloch Cup was played last night at Whitehaugh in Paisley against Kelburne. The match was a high-scoring affair with Greenock scoring a very fine 164 for the loss of 6 wickets with Laurens Smit 63 not out and Jonathan Hempsey 40. In an exciting finish to the match, Kelburne gained two runs from the very last ball of the match to draw level with Greenock on 164 runs. Credit goes to young Ewan Stewart who bowled the last over when only 7 was needed for a Kelburne victory and restricted them to just 6.

However, the competition rules are that in the event of a tie, the team having lost fewer wickets is the winner. In this case Kelburne had lost only four wickets while Greenock had lost six. Oh so close to a win again for Greenock !!


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.

The next draw will take place on Saturday 30th June 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.

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!

April Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

The April monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Saturday 28th April by Moira McInnes and the four lucky winners were Tessa Calder, Alex Wooler, Alan Park and Tom Baum. The winner of the April jackpot draw was Bobby McGill.

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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