Glens keep up their impressive start to the new season

Graham Beghin
Graham Beghin
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Glenrothes 1st XI continued their unbeaten run in the league with a very

convincing win at Grange Cricket Club.

Glenrothes lost the toss and were asked to bowl.

The match started just as it has every week so far with very good showings from Graeme Beghin and Kenneth Crichton.

There were three early wickets leaving the hosts 25/3.

This put Grange under pressure and Glenrothes capitalised when Fraser Gosse came on to bowl and picked up his first of two wickets.

Grange were 34/4 and looking like struggling to make 100.

Fortunately they found a couple partnerships and managed to get to 132/8 off there 50 overs with some tight bowling from everyone who bowled especially Scott Lucas who’s 10 overs went for 17 runs.

The wickets being shared by Beghin with three, Kenny with one, Chris Greaves with two and Fraser with two.

Greig Hopcroft and Graeme Beghin opened up and started quickly racing to 28 off 5 overs before Hopcroft was bowled for seven.

This brought skipper Greaves in hungry for some runs and was looking very nice till he was given LBW for 15 with the score on 53.

This was the last wicket to fall as Ben Wilkinson came in and along with Beghin hammered the Grange bowling attack all over the park with Beghin finishing 66 not out and Wilkinson 37 not out.

Saturday saw Glenrothes CC third XI make the trip to take on Watsonians fourth XI.

Glens lost the toss and were put in to bat, posting a total of 200/6 with Mearns and Wardle both scoring 35 and Graham Dodds Snr scoring 59 Wastonians could only manage 55 runs in reply.

Next Saturday at Gilvenbank the first XI play Penicuik 1st XI (noon) and the fourths play Tranent third XI at 1.00p.m..