Fun sixes competition

Robbie Nellies from Cricket Scotland Development Trust handing over a cheque for �2500 to Briony Gillin(Scotland and Largo)representing Largo CC
Robbie Nellies from Cricket Scotland Development Trust handing over a cheque for �2500 to Briony Gillin(Scotland and Largo)representing Largo CC

LARGO Cricket Club members had a weekend away from the trials and tribulations of league play as 36 members took part in the annual sixes competition.

Playing in glorious sunshine, which has been absent for much of the season, six teams, each a mixture of age, ability and experience, pushed themselves to the limit, with six men trying to cover the ground usually covered by 11.

In a thrilling final, ‘Broonie’s Bears’ tied with ‘Ando’s Anacondas’.

While both skippers may have been happy to settle for the tie they yielded to public demand and each team batted out a ‘super over’ – extra time – with the Anacondas coming out as winners.

The club has also announced that the artificial wicket was refurbished recently, thanks to grants from the Cricket Scotland Development Trust and Fife Council’s community capital grants fund, plus club fund raising.

Ian Scott, from the club, told the Mail about the development, saying: “The old artificial served the club well and was extensively used in the skills development of the juniors who now play in our senior teams.

“The new artificial will give us a playing and coaching facility which will be used to bring on a new generation of players and, if the weather of this summer is to be the pattern for the future, a wicket which we can use when the grass wickets are unavailable.”