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Hugh McClure

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

All members and friends of the Club will be extremely saddened to hear of the sudden death on 5th October of Hugh McClure, ex-President and long-time supporter of the Club. Hugh will be sadly missed by everyone connected to the Club. Our sincere condolences go to his wife, Joan, and his family.

There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for Hugh's life in the Lyle Kirk, Newark Street on Monday 15th October at 11am to which all friends and family are invited.

September Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

The September monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Saturday 29th September and the four lucky winners were Crawford Fisher, Alan Park, Kevin Flack and Ross Craig. The Autumn Jackpot draw, made on 1st September, was won by Allan Irvine.

The next draw will take place on Saturday 27th October 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.

Saurabh Bandekar signs on for 2019

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

The Club is delighted to announce that Saurabh Bandekar has signed a contract to play a second season as professional in 2019.

Saurabh was a big influence on our play in 2018 which culminated in an eighth-place finish in the League, a terrific result considering we lost the first four games of the season. We are certain that Saurabh will build on his performances and lead the Club to success next season.

The Club also expects Laurens Smit to return again in 2019 as our Overseas Amateur. Laurens too had an excellent debut season and we fully expect him to build on this for 2019.

Everyone at the Club will be delighted to see Saurabh and Laurens at Glenpark next season.

1st XI averages

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

This season's 1st XI averages have been computed and can be accessed via the link on the right-hand side of the screen.

The cumulative averages have also been updated and can be accessed via the History link at the top of the page.

August Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

The August monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Saturday 25th August by Anneka Smit, mother of Laurens, and the four lucky winners were Monika Fischer-Keogh, Tom Baum, Jim Snoddy and Richie Berrington.

No play but Greenock are safe

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

The 1st XI retained their place in the Premier Division of the WDCU when their match with Poloc was called off with the umpires deeming the pitch unfit for play after rain got in under the covers. An unsatisfactory end to the season but it is fair to point out that Greenock won six games during the season while Ayr, who were well beaten by Dumfries today, won only four. Lots of work ahead for next season but for just now let us just reflect on a lot of hard effort by Neil Flack and his men and congratulate them for a terrific performance which many thought was beyond the side. There were lots of good performances throughout the team and some encouraging displays by the younger players which bodes well for the future. Well played, everybody!!

Peter Hempsey has recorded his impressions of the season in his final report of 2018.

However, if it was great news for the 1st XI, it was not the same for the Glenpark XI. Their game against East Renfrewshire was also called off while Ardencaple's game was on and the Helensburgh team beat the Cavaliers convincingly. This means that the Glenparkers finish second bottom of the Third Division table, just one point behind Marress, and that is likely to lead to relegation to the Fourth Division. Tough luck on Ally Calder and his young team.

Greenock face decisive final match of the season

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

The 1st XI's season comes to an end on Saturday when they meet Poloc at Glenpark in what is their most important match for quite some time. The equation is simple. A minimum of three points will mean Premier Division survival, irrespective of what Ayr do at Dumfries. However, achieving this target will not be easy. Greenock have had difficulty in picking up bonus points in losing encounters this season and their best bet would surely be to go for the win and ignore any secondary targets.

The same team that beat Stirling last Saturday is likely to be in action but there will be an anxious wait to hear if Saurabh Bandekar, who has been prolific with the bat in recent weeks, is fit to lead the attack. The match will start at the usual time of 12 noon and it is hoped that there will be a good turnout of spectators to cheer on the team to safety.

The Glenpark XI play their final league game of the season against East Renfrewshire in Glasgow on Saturday, knowing that another defeat, coupled with Ardencaple claiming 9 points or more in their game will see the team drop down to the Fourth Division. With not a single point collected in the last five games, the team are up against it but hope springs eternal, as they say. Good luck, lads and lasses. The match will start at 1pm.

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 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.

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!

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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