Falkland underway for new season

Brock Ditchmen - Falkland Cricket Club
Brock Ditchmen - Falkland Cricket Club

Falkland Cricket Club have batted off for a new season and got off to the best possible start.

The side played two competitve games this week and secured wins in both.

First came a victory in the Eastern Premier League against SMRH at Scroggie Park which was followed up with another win in the Village Cup at Meigle on Sunday.

The second XI also got off to a good start with a win over Edinburgh University staff, although the third XI were less lucky with a defeat to Kingdom neighbours Glenrothes.

Two young lads from southern parts have joined the club this season.

Connor Ryan has arrived across from Australia and Bryn Cleaver from New Zealand.

Connor keeps wicket and had a good score on Saturday, and big things are expected from the pair.

But the key player this season may well be Safyaan Sharif, a key Scotland internationalist who has joined the club over the summer period from Clydesdale.

The team is captained by Brock Ditchmen who played for the side last year

David Potter from the club said: “Time will tell how things go, but this year Falkland are in a very competitive league, the Eastern Premier League, containing teams like Arbroath, Aberdeenshire and Grange.

“There are no easy games in this division.

“The club has for many years prided itself on its youth development.

“The Falkland Falcons have grown from strength to strength and Friday night is the designated practice night, with Friday, May 16 a special ‘come and try’ night for primary school children.

“There will be kwik cricket for the very young, and there will be teams at under 11, under 13, under, 15 and under 18 levels.

“The club is well sponsored with the Station Inn at Kingskettle doing the honours last Saturday, and a sponsor had been lined up for every first XI home game this season.”