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GLENROTHES Cricket Club endured yet another weekend washout, to continue a frustrating season for the Town Park club.

The last weekend to see a completed fixture card was June 2 and 3, and since then only four matches from 31 fixtures across five teams have been completed.

With both the 1st XI, captained by Ian Dale and 2nd XI boasting 100 per cent league records and sitting proudly on top of their respective divisional tables, they will be hoping for a return to action this weekend, when all teams are scheduled to be playing away fixtures.

Meanwhile, club chairman, Eddie Gibbs, believes the club is going through a transitional period as it strives to prosper in “testing times”.

Pointing out that several well-known clubs have closed because of the economic downturn and the weather, he said Glenrothes was, by contrast, continuing to innovate and develop.

And Mr Gibbs also revealed that the possibility of the club moving home remains open.

He said: “It’s no secret that the club has been indiscussions with Fife Council about relocating to Gilvenbank Park.

“We feel a large-scale area dedicated to cricket within the town will give us more public prominence and that can only be beneficial.

“There is no definitive timescale as yet, but plans are in place for the new ground to feature two ovals (including an artificial pitch), permanent practice nets and a custom-built clubhouse.”

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