Glenrothes cricket club stay top of all four divisions

Copter cam view of Glenrothes 3rd XI in action
Copter cam view of Glenrothes 3rd XI in action

Following a sunny Saturday of action, Glenrothes Cricket Club remained top of all the ESCA leagues they are participating in.

In the Championship, the 1st XI travelled over to Leith Academy where they defeated Murrayfield DAFS by seven wickets.

The bowling attack of Graeme Beghin, Kenny Crichton, Vasu Reddy and Robbie Wright made short shrift of the DAFS team who scored over 300 the week before, skittling the hosts for only 73 runs.

It took only 15 overs with the loss of three wickets for Glens to claim victory. Ben Wilkinson top scored with 36, supported well by Greig Hopcroft and Robbie Wright.

Glenrothes 2nd XI claimed 20 points in Division 5 without even having to play as Edinburgh side Boroughmuir were unable to raise a team.

The 3rd XI continued their impressive start to the season, making it five wins from five with a 10 wicket victory over Watsonians.

The young Watsonians side struggled to cope with openers Andy McAulay (2 for 9) and Daniel Graveling (2 for 14), before Libin Thomas (4 for 5) cleaned up the tail with some fine spin bowling. Opening the batting for the Glens, Andy McAulay and Callum Stewart knocked off the 35 runs required in only 5 overs.

Ross Mearns led the 4th XI, the Division 9 pace setters, to Gyle Park to take on the league’s bottom club Royal High Costorphine. Nathan Salt with 45 and Joe Burton, who batted through for his maiden 50, helped the Glens amass 185/7 from their 40 overs. Kenny Paton and Dave Snook then made quick inroads into the RHC batting line up, meaning the hosts only returned a lowly 16 all out.

Glens 5th XI played on Sunday versus Breadalbane in the SPCU where several players who are new to the game this season competed well but eventually lost out.