Tall Ships sail into Glenpark

When the Tall Ships made harbour at Greenock from 9th to 12th July, Greenock Cricket Club gave out an invitation to any of the crew members who fancied playing a bit of cricket to come along to Glenpark to try their hand at the game.

In the event, the celebrations of the previous night probably put a few people off but nonetheless eight intrepid Scandinavians took up the challenge and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. None of them had any prior knowledge of the game but were keen to find out some of the intricacies and have a go themselves

The success of the day was due to a number of hard-working members at the club, all under the control of the indefatigable Social Convenor, Maureen Harrison. Roger Hardie, the club groundsman, set the standard by preparing a pitch for the players, Colin McDougall answered an SOS to come along and carry out some coaching, John Riggans manned the bar, helped or hindered by Ian Cuthbertson, and Sandra Riggans, Hilda Kelly and Maureen provided the scran, including some Lee's snowballs. No wonder everyone who turned up had such a great time.

Gilmour Andrew was there with his camera and took a few photographs to record what happened.