Great season for Glens capped with league title

Glenrothes Cricket Club second XI Captain - Alasdair Sim.
Glenrothes Cricket Club second XI Captain - Alasdair Sim.

Glenrothes Cricket Club’s second XI rounded off their great season in the ESCA Division Six by securing the league title.

The club has a record of 14 matches played, 13 wins and just one loss.

The title was secured amidst the rain last week against third placed Drummond Trinity second XI.

The early exchanges proved that the pitch was indeed tricky to bat on, and the Glens openers Willie Morrison and Richard Evason toiled in the early overs before Willie was unfortunate to get a shooter which found its way under the bat and onto the stumps. 9/1 off 4.

Stevie Rowley and Keith Graveling showed from the off that the runs were going to have to be worked for.

By the sixth over and with only 12 on the board, Keith got his wicket to a fine overhead catch at square leg from Dan.

The skipper brought Riche Evason into the attack while Keith completed his eight over spell for a miserly 1/18.

With the Drummond Trinity skipper Mikey Davidson riding his luck a wee bit at times, the score was slowly rising and looking a bit dicey for the Glens, when Tom Turpie holed out to Willie Morrison for 14 and 57/2 off 19.

Bod Hutchison struck in the next over when the new batsman tried to sweep a straight one on the full and was bang to rights LBW.

Although Davidson was dropped at least three times, all to diving or running efforts - Dan Graveling finally got his man and Steve Rowley pouched the catch and 103/3 off 28. 12 overs to go, 52 required and seven wickets in hand – this was going to be a close one for sure.

By the last over and with seven runs to win, Drummond Trinity were eight wickets down (with Willie (2).

When dangerman Thekencherry heaved a massively high skelp over midwicket, Nick Diston waited for what seemed like an age before taking the catch.

With the next ball, Willie bowled the number 11 and it was all over.

Pictured is second XI captain Alasdair Sim.