Comfortable win for Glenrothes cricket club in first pre-season game

Graeme Beghin & Greig Hopcroft - Glenrothes CC
Graeme Beghin & Greig Hopcroft - Glenrothes CC

Glenrothes first XI made the trip up to Perth Doocot for the first pre-season match.

Skipper C.Greaves won the toss and elected to bat first.

The pitch that was pretty soft and was always going to be a tough but good task with lots of discipline and good shot selection.

Overseas player G.Beghin, making his club debut, opening the batting with G.Hopcroft. With the ball doing a few things on the sticky deck, the openers got of to a

solid start until Beghin (9) skied a full toss to mid-on.

Skipper Greaves made a good start with G.Hopcroft scoring to all parts of the field. Next to go was Hopfroft (10) as he chopped it on his stumps.

B.Wilkinson, making his debut, looked comfortable and was sweetly timing the ball to all parts of the field. Greaves and Wilkinson were scoring freely bringing up the 50 after 10 overs.

Wilkinson skied a ball that stopped on him to mid-on bringing G.Robinson to the crease to join Greaves. Things were ticking along nicely with Greaves bringing up his 50 before retiring at 55 not out. S.Munro joined G.Robinson, which was short lived as G.Robinson was trapped LBW.

F.Gosse (30), also making his club debut, took his time and batted really well as he put a great partnership up with S.Munro (27) pushing the score to 194 on a soft and tricky track after 40 overs.

With all the bowlers warmed up the Glens took the field – J.Davidson (5-0-3) from one end and K.Crichton (6-3-18) from the other.

Both openers started well as they both restricted Perth from scoring freely. With all bowlers hitting there spots it kept things tight and easy for skipper Greaves to set the field.

G.Beghin (5-1-15), with all his runs being scored behind square, F.Gosse (6-1-13), who bowled very tightly and hit his areas and S.Lucas (5-1-4), making his debut, all looked very comfortable and in great rhythm and had a great partnership. S.Munro (4-1-14) who also bowled his areas, making things hard to score, cleaned up the tail to secure the win for Glens.