Glenpark XI continue their winning run at Dumfries

Nunholm XI v Glenpark XI

Glenpark continued their excellent run after travelling south on Saturday.

Bowling first, openers Dave Sharma and Phil McIntosh continued their fine form from last weekend as they removed the openers and restricted scoring and after their 14 over spell Nunholm were 21 for 2. They were replaced by Mark (Swanny) Robertson and Greg McDougall. Mark struck in his first over, as would have Greg, but Chris Hempsey was unable to hang on to a fine edge standing up to the stumps. He did have success later with his worst delivery, Dougie Moore taking a fine high catch. This pair took two further wickets either side of a rain break and from thereon in Glenpark were in control. With a further break for rain, and an early tea, the match was reduced to 42 overs per side; Nunholm managed to bat through their overs, in spite of two wickets in two balls when Phil returned for his final over, but only posted a total of 104.

The Glenpark reply never appeared pressured. Phil and Sam Sanghera got the team off to a steady start, though both succumbed soon after reaching double figures. Mark Robertson and Chris Hempsey continued this momentum and looked comfortable until Chris fell victim to a bus-like turning circle! Aiden Forrest came in to support Mark under darkening skies, soon followed by the inevitable downpour. Thankfully the innings had passed twenty overs and the team were up with the scoring rate to secure a Duckworth-Lewis win.

All too soon the end of the season is in sight, with the last league match a trip to Partick on Saturday. Sunday then sees the Western Cup semi-final at East Kilbride, with hopefully a spot in the final the following weekend. Silverware would be a just reward for the excellent performances put in this year.

Nunholm XI (2 pts) 104 for 8 (42 overs) PC McIntosh 3 for 17

Glenpark XI (12 pts) 78 for 3 (23 overs) MI Robertson 31*

Glenpark XI won by 7 wickets (D/L method)

Glenpark XI Man of the Match:  A good team performance with no outstanding individual. Phil took three wickets and opened the batting solidly, but Mark Robertson just pips him with his batting, two wickets and a catch.

Scooby Award: Chris Hempsey for a variety of infingements - top of which was to go out to bat without his glasses, even continuing when he realised he couldn't see the ball! There was also second place for the return of the purple morph suit - this went to Neil Flack. Both looked fetching in Dumfries' Tesco.


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