Glenpark XI reach Western Cup final with commanding performance

Torrance House XI v Glenpark XI

Glenpark bounced back from Saturday’s defeat by progressing to the final of the Western Cup on Sunday, at the same time going some way to making up for their only below par league performance of the season against this opposition.

On a pudding of a wicket Glenpark were put into bat and, remarkably given the conditions, Phil McIntosh immediately started timing the ball. Opening with Mark Robertson the pair got the visitors off to a flyer, scoring at almost six-an-over for the first eight overs. Things tailed off after Phil’s dismissal, the middle order all contributing by pushing the ball round between the fielders, though Greg McDougall signed off the innings with a hefty boundary. The final score was 108, thought to be more than enough with Glenpark fielding a strong bowling attack. The only concern were injuries picked up by Tony Judd and Peter Robertson (having already lost John McNab on Saturday) – when will these veterans stop taking the quick singles! (Ed: Pot and kettle come to mind!)

The second half went according to plan. Dave Sharma and Mark kept the run rate to three-an-over, and Mark also had early success with two wickets. Phil continued to make it difficult to score runs, whilst Tony ran through the middle order – ably assisted later by Greg. The innings would have been over sooner if it wasn’t for a few missed chances, though Waleed Jamal and Jamie McDowell made up for these with excellent catches. In spite of his knee injury, Peter worked well as keeper, succeeding with two stumpings, but there was further injury woe as Sam Sanghera collapsed chasing the ball with a pulled hamstring – Peter Hempsey and Dave made sure they took things easy after that! Torrance House’s reply ended in the nineteenth over 42 runs short – as yet there is no word of opponents or date for the final.

Glenpark XI 108 for 6 (20 overs)

Torrance House XI 66 (18.5 overs) AA Judd 4 for 26

Glenpark XI won by 42 runs

Glenpark XI Man of the Match:  Easy choice today. Phil McIntosh’s innings was the main difference between the two teams. On top of this Torrance Park had no answer to his bowling and he completed a direct hit run out.


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