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2020 Midweek Cup fixtures unveiled

Friday, February 21st, 2020

The groups and fixtures for this season's McCulloch Cup have been unveiled and they show that there is a change to Greenock's group from previous years with Ferguslie being moved to another group and being replaced by Helensburgh. This means that Greenock will be faced with three First Division teams this season with the top two teams qualifying for the Quarter-finals. The first group fixture is on Wednesday 13th May away to Kelburne and the group concludes with an away fixture at Helensburgh on 17th June

The Rowan Cup draw has paired Greenock with Ferguslie, the match to be played at Meikleriggs on Thursday 28th May.

The Glenpark XI will again be playing in the Western Cup and are in a group with Meikleriggs, Dean Park, Whitehaugh and Vale of Leven with the fixtures against the first two of these teams being played at Glenpark and the other two fixtures away from home. The first fixture, against Meikleriggs, is on Tuesday 12th May with the last fixture, against Dean Park, on 2nd June.

All the fixtures can be found via the link on the right-hand side of the page to the 1st XI  and Glenpark XI fixtures.

Indoor winter training

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

With summer just around the corner (?), indoor training will commence on Thursday 20th February in the Games Hall of St Columba's School, Gourock and every Thursday after that for a total of 6 weeks. Each session will last from 7pm to 9pm and a good turnout is expected.

2020 League fixtures published

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Summer must be just around the corner  - you can tell by looking out of the window. To further whet our appetites, the fixtures for the WDCU league season have just been published. The 1st XI start their season with an away fixture on May 2nd against West of Scotland and finish also away from home at Poloc on August 29th.

The Glenpark XI are in a 7-team league in the Fourth Division and will play 15 matches in total, assuming the weather plays ball. Their first game is a home fixture against Galloway 2nd XI on May 2nd and they end their season on August 29th at home to Glasgow South.

The full fixture lists can be accessed via the link on the right-hand side of the page.

January Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Monday, January 27th, 2020

The January monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Saturday 25th January and the four lucky winners were David Campbell, Chris Hempsey, Tom Baum and Tony Church. Congratulations to all these winners.

The next draw will take place on Saturday 29th February 2020 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.

Sean strikes for the Scots Under-19s

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Having sat out Scotland's first match in the Under-19 World Cup, Sean Fischer-Keogh took his chance when picked for the second match against Bangladesh. Batting number 11, he remained defiantly unbeaten on 3 as Scotland were dismissed for just 89. But opening the bowling, he took a wicket with the very first ball of the Bangladesh innings and finished with 3 for 27 as Bangladesh won by 7 wickets. That's a stout effort, Sean, and everyone at the Club is right behind you. Good luck for the remaining matches in the tournament.

2020 Scottish Cup draw

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Greenock are guaranteed to make progress in this year's Scottish Cup - we've been given a bye into the second round!! We will be away to either East Kilbride or Renfrew in the second round.

Damith Perera signs for 2020 season

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

The Club is delighted to announce that Damith Perera has signed as professional for the 2020 season.

Damith, who hails from Sri Lanka and who will be 23 years old when the season commences, is a left-handed bat and wicketkeeper who has played 36 first-class matches, scoring 1384 runs with 4 centuries and 8 half-centuries in the process.

Welcome to Glenpark, Damith. We are sure that you will enjoy your time with Greenock.

Knighthood for club legend

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

The Club was absolutely delighted to see that club legend Gordon Greenidge was appointed a Knight Commander of St Michael and St George (KMCG) in the overseas list of the honours list that was recently published.

Which means that he is now Sir Gordon Greenidge. What an honour and thoroughly deserved for someone who will always be remembered with real affection by all those who saw him play for the Club in the early 90s.

December Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw - Results

Monday, December 30th, 2019

The December monthly draw for the Glenpark Supporters Prize Draw (GSPD) was made on Thursday 26th December and the four lucky winners were Maria Bryceland, Robert Robinson, Neil McGarva and Graeme Sanders. Margot Andrew scooped the winter jackpot prize. Congratulations to all these winners.

2019 AGM News

Friday, December 20th, 2019

At last night's Annual General Meeting, the members unanimously elected Greg McDougall to be captain of the Club. Congratulations to Greg and everyone's good wishes go to him for a successful season in 2020.

David Glancy will continue as President for the time being but a change in his work circumstances means that he will need to step down as soon as a successor can be appointed.

Sean Fischer-Keogh selected for Under-19 World Cup

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Massive congratulations to Sean Fischer-Keogh on being selected as one of the 15 Scottish players to go the Under-19 World Cup to be held in South Africa between 17th January 2020 and 9th February 2020. Scotland have been drawn in Group C of the event and will play Bangladesh, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. This is a well-deserved honour and everyone at Glenpark wishes Sean all the very best for what will be a most exciting and rewarding time for him. Well done, Sean.

Recognition for Lukas Fischer-Keogh

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Congratulations to Lukas Fischer-Keogh on being selected as one of the 17 players to form the squad for this winter's Western Warriers Under-16 training programme.

Graham White - updated

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

It is with great sadness that members of the Club learned of the death today of Graham White.

Graham, or Chalky as he was known to everyone, played for the 1st XI from 1957 until 1970, although his appearances were at time restricted by work commitments. In his career, he took 166 wickets with his probing off-spin, the highlight being 8 for 62 against West Lothian County and he also scored 661 runs, mainly as a lower-order batsman.

After retiring from the game, he became a faithful supporter of the team and was always to be seen at Glenpark as he followed the fortunes of the Club. Graham will be sadly missed by all who knew him and our sincere condolences go to Graham's widow, Agnes, and all his family and friends.

Chalky's funeral will be held on Tuesday 29th October at 12 noon at Greenock Crematorium.

Moira McInnes

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Members of the Club were shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Moira McInnes earlier this week. Moira had been a member of the Club for many years, joining first as a member of Greenock Ladies Hockey Club and continuing as a great supporter of the Club after her playing days were over. Her bubbly personality made her a friend of everyone who came about the Club and she will be sadly missed. Our sincere condolences go to her family and all her friends.

1st XI averages published

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

With the 1st XI's season complete, the averages have now been compiled and can be found via the link on the right-hand side of this page. It would be fair to say that, apart from Saurabh Bandekar, the batting averages make for fairly grisly reading. Overall the averages underline what a huge impact Saurabh had on the team's performances.

The historical averages have also been updated. One milestone which was missed during the summer was Jonathan Hempsey becoming the 22nd player in the Club's history to take over 250 career wickets.

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