Glenrothes win first Fife Cup in three decades

Glenrothes Cricket Club - Fife Cup winners 2013.
Glenrothes Cricket Club - Fife Cup winners 2013.

Glenrothes Cricket Club have secured a Fife Cup success for the first time in 30 years as they turned over Largo at the weekend.

Club skipper Greig Hopcroft lost the toss for the second day in a row but once again he got his wish by batting first on a very good looking pitch at Falkland.

New opening pair Chris Greaves and Kris Glen got off to a fantastic start for Glenrothes taking the score to 65 in the eighth over before Glen was out bowled.

Seconds’ skipper Ally Sim was next in and showed his skill by batting well.

However he, like a lot of the players on the day, ran out of steam in the hot sunshine, making 17 quick runs.

Hopcroft came to the crease to join Greaves before the latter was the next wicket to go falling one short of a well made half-century.

Robinson and Haps Pal finished the innings off, with Glenrothes ending their 20 overs with 141 runs for the loss of five wickets.

The Glenrothes opening bowlers managed to keep a tight grip of the Largo reply and didn’t allow them back into the game easily with Kenny Crichton and Darren Lewis bowling well once again in tandem.

There was a steady stream of wickets, pick of the bowlers was undoubtedly Jordan Davidson who ended with five wickets for only 21 runs to put him in man-of-the-match contention.

Guy Robinson certainly helped out with four catches, Greig Hopcroft had two and Ally Sim also chipped in with two catches.

Things looked to be nearly over with Largo 89 for 9 in the 16th over.

However Alex Anderson had other ideas and began stroking some boundaries and making things a little more nervy than required towards the end.

He batted very well for his 55 runs.

Largo finished 10 runs short of the Glenrothes total.

Pictured are the victorious Glenrothes cricket club team members following their Fife Cup win.