Glenpark XI beat the rain and Nunholm

Glenpark XI v Nunholm XI

Glenpark were delighted to be back playing this weekend, and even more delighted to be celebrating a comprehensive win. Prospects were already good with the home side fielding a strong team, but were even better when Nunholm turned up with only nine players. With a suspect forecast in mind, it was a crucial toss to win; stand in skipper Phil McIntosh duly obliged and did not hesitate to put the visitors in.

Phil opened with himself, which turned out to be his second good call of the day as he ripped through the upper order. At the other end Dave Sharma bowled a more mixed batch, but also had success as Phil was involved again at first slip. As the rain started Glenpark succeeded in keeping the pressure on with change bowlers Sam Sanghera and John McNab bowling tightly. They were aided by some sharp fielding, including a direct hit run out from Dave. Sam & Phil clean bowled two further batsmen, and John induced a stumping by Neil Flack to finish off the innings in 27th over.

Chasing 59 to win, a fine opening spell by N Alexander caused some butterflies as he removed openers Dave and Shailesh Prabhu cheaply. Peter Robertson and Neil Flack then steadied the ship, seeing off the opening bowlers and sensibly profiting off the bad balls. Kenny Diffenthal then replaced Peter and belied his lack of match practice by finding the middle of the bat frequently as he knocked off the remaining runs with Neil, who never looked in trouble. Soon after, the heavens opened!

If the rain eases off, Glenpark face Vale of Leven in the Western Cup on Sunday with next Saturday’s league fixture being another home affair against Torrance House.

Nunholm XI (2 pts) 58 (26.1 overs) PC McIntosh 4 for 10

Glenpark XI (12 pts) 62 for 3 (19.2 overs)

Glenpark XI won by 7 wickets

Glenpark XI Man of the MatchPhil McIntosh

Scooby Award: Riess Armstrong for a variety of infringements including bouncing the ball against the wall, trying to start the air pump without turning it on, and falling over when putting the covers on.


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