Captain Chris raring to go

Chris Greaves in action
Chris Greaves in action

Following a prolific season with the bat in 2013, Chris Greaves has agreed to take over as captain of Glenrothes Cricket Club for the 2014 season.

Chris, who joined GCC from Durham Academy in 2011, averaged over 50 runs in competitive cricket for the club last season with two centuries and seven fifties.

He also performed brilliantly in the field with 12 catches and two run outs before taking over as wicket keeper towards the end of the season due to injuries and suspensions.

Upon confirmation of his new role Chris stated: “I’m absolutely delighted to be asked take over the captaincy from my good friend Greig Hopcroft and I will do my utmost to ensure we achieve as much as we possibly can as a team but also as a club.

“I can’t wait for indoor training to start and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again at the first session in January.”

He continued: “The club have some exciting plans for 2014 it will be a fantastic challenge attempting to continue building upon the foundations we’ve put in place over the past three excellent seasons. I cannot wait to get started.”

Eddie Gibbs, club chairman, added: “Chris’ efforts both on and off the field last season were fantastic and we’re all delighted he has agreed to take on the position of club captain for 2014.

“The centuries he smashed in the derby matches against our Fife neighbours Falkland and Freuchie last season will live long in the memory for anyone that witnessed them and we’ll all hope to see more of the same in 2014.”