Falkland Cricket Club are on the up - but they won’t stop

Falkland Cricket Club's Jack Henderson.
Falkland Cricket Club's Jack Henderson.

Two cup wins, a victory over the reigning league champions and recognition from the nation’s cricketing governing body.

All in, it hasn’t been a bad seven days for Falkland Cricket Club.

The Scroggie Park side is one of the fastest developing in the country - and this week proved why.

On Saturday the first team beat the reigning Scottish champions Aberdeenshire on league business.

A day later the side reached the last 16 of the Davidstow National Village Cup for the first time before, on Tuesday morning, Cricket Scotland announced it had selected Falkand as part of its support and mentoring ‘Thriving Clubs’ programme.

Just a few hours later the club reached the Fife Cup final by beating Freuchie.

President Robert Nellies has barely had time to draw breath.

He said: “It was a real privilege to be part of what was a truly wonderful day on Sunday culminating in a victory which has to go down as arguably the finest in Falkland Cricket Club’s long history.

“I am so proud of our players who showed character towards the end of the match when it looked like it was slipping away from us.

“We are delighted to have been recognised this week as one of only 11 clubs in the country with the greatest potential to join Cricket Scotland’s thriving clubs initiative.

“Our aim is to continue to grow, change and develop to ensure that the club has a successful and bright future.”