Greenock easily overcome Renfrew

Greenock 1st XI vs Renfrew
Sunday 23rd April 2017

Renfrew 97
Greenock 1st XI 98 for 1 KG Scrimegour 41*


Sunday afternoon's match at Glenpark against Renfrew, provided an opportunity to give a number of 2nd XI players a game before competitive matches begin this coming weekend. Renfrew too fielded a very mixed side for this friendly.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Hafeez and Mukayman were quickly dismissed with the former bowled by Sam Sanghera for 13 and the latter caught and bowled by Greg McDougall for 13.

The experienced Parvase Majeed and Renfrew captain Taral Khasiya steadied the innings for a while by adding 23 runs before Khasiya was caught and bowled by Ewan Stewart for 7.

Majeed and Rafay Khan then put together the side's best partnership which was ended when Jamie Nowell trapped Majeed LBW for 16 with the score on 67. The loss of Majeed signalled a collapse in the visitors batting. Just thirty runs were added for the loss of the remaining six wickets.

For Greenock, Jamie Nowell and Julian Hulbert each picked up two wickets with four other bowlers gaining one wicket apiece.

In reply, Greenock gave their two new young Australian players the opportunity to get some batting practice and they both took advantage of their opening position. Scrimegour and Hulbert showed good technique as they scored quite freely against the Renfrew attack.

Just when it looked like the two Aussies would see Greenock to a ten wicket win, Hulbert was bowled by Rafay Khan for 28. Scrimegour was unbeaten on 41 as Greenock reached their target in the 20th over.