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1st XI on their travels in the Scottish Cup

Friday, February 23rd, 2024

The draw for the 2024 Scottish Cup was announced today by Cricket Scotland and sees the 1st XI on their travels to the north-east of Scotland as they have been drawn to take on Aberdeenshire, the match to be played on Sunday 5th May. Success in that game will see another away fixture, this time to the winners of the Carlton and West of Scotland tie.

2024 Fixtures published

Friday, February 9th, 2024

The WDCU have now issued the league and cup fixtures for the forthcoming 2024 season. The 1st XI fixtures can be found here while those for the Glenpark XI are available here.

January Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

The January monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was carried out on Saturday 27th January 2024 by Alan 'Lucky Al' MacLean. The four lucky winners were Kevin Flack, Jo McNab, Alastair McMillan and Jane Young.

Congratulations to everyone on their wins.

The next draw will take place on Saturday 24th February 2024 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.

December Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Thursday, December 28th, 2023

The December monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was carried out on Tuesday 26th December 2023 by Susan Slater. The four lucky winners were Jim Hempsey, Chris Hempsey, Peter Hempsey and Sandra Cook. Agnes White was the lucky winner of the Boxing Day jackpot prize.

1st XI averages published

Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

The 1st XI averages have now been calculated and can be found at this link. The cumulative records for the Club stretching back to 1931 have also been updated.

2023 Awards Evening

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

The 2023 Awards Evening was held on Saturday 26th August when the clubhouse was packed to see a number of awards handed out to players and supporters. Gregor Chambers was chosen as the Players 1st Player of the Year while Emily Norris was accorded the same honour for the Glenpark XI. Sam Sanghera was named the Club Player of the Year in recognition of his whole-hearted enthusiasm over the season.

Thanks are due to Peter Hempsey for penning this article that documents all the awards that were handed out and to Angela Prabhu for taking photographs throughout the evening. More of her photographs have now been added to the article.

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.

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.

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