Former international joins Glenrothes Cricket Club

Alec Davies
Alec Davies

GLENROTHES Cricket Club have made a hat-trick of new signings, including a former international.

Alec Davies (pictured), Robbie Wright and Shane Munro have all joined the club in a busy week for the side.

Davies, who played ODI cricket as Scotland’s wicket-keeper, has joined ahead of the 2013 season.

He first appeared for Scotland in 1993 before going on to establish himself as the country’s number one wicket-keeper in the latter half of the 1995 season.

He performed extremely well during the 1996 season taking 20 catches and five stumpings in 16 representative games, and had two match winning performances against Ireland in limited overs matches in 1995.

In total he won 67 caps for Scotland and played in the 1999 ICC World Cup and 1998 Commonwealth Games.

He said: “I am looking forward to playing for Glenrothes CC.

“Hopefully, I can offer something back to the game and help the club move forward in what are very exciting times.”

Wright, who turns 20 this month, is an all-rounder who played both U15 and U18 youth cricket with the Caledonian Academy.

He said: “I am very happy to be joining Glenrothes Cricket Club in what are clearly very exciting times for the club.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge and hope I can contribute towards the ongoing forward momentum.

“It was a hard decision to leave Freuchie but I am confident I’ve made the correct decision and am really looking forward to getting started.”

The Glenrothes Gladiators indoor winter training is still going on, for further information contact coach Steve 07949 150537 or follow on Twitter @GCCGladiators.

The club has also received £2000 National Lottery funding to deliver a programme of coaching to local schools.