Glenmore Cricket Club News story

Weekly Club Update - Fri 27th May

27 May 2022

WE START THIS WEEK'S edition with two requests for volunteers. Firstly. we have been asked to run a corporate cricket session on Tuesday 7th June at Riley Park, from 2.30pm to 6pm. LNG Canada want to learn about and play some cricket by way of a team building event. We've run many corporate sessions like this before and they're always great fun, but obviously we need people to volunteer their time to make it happen. They are expecting around 20 participants, so we would be looking to have at least three coaches to run the event.

The second request is for Thursday 18th August, 9am-12pm at MNP Sport Centre. They are running day camps about various sports from around the world and are looking to have one morning dedicated to cricket. This will be for kids aged between 6 and 12. They're expecting up to 60 kids to attend so again, 3 or 4 volunteers would be ideal, and they will be assisted by staff from the MNP Centre.

We would provide session plans and equipment for both these events, so it's just a matter of showing up and lending a hand.

If you are available to help out with either of these events, please shoot us an email at, or drop me a text on 403-889-7944. 

THE GLENMORE ROYALS kicked off their season last Friday evening with a thrilling match against New West Bisons. New West racked up a formidable score of 170 from their 20 overs, with three of their top order retiring on 30. Some economical bowling from Sajid Hasan, Theunis van der Linde, Vaibhav Rai and Wasim Naqshbandi managed to keep a lid on the scoring and meant the Royals approached the run chase with some confidence.

Fahad Nayyar, back in action following a nasty finger injury, got proceedings off to a flying start by smacking a quickfire 30*. Bijju Mohankumar, filling in from the Taverners, retired on 22* and Wasim Naqshbandi also retired after a fluent 30*. The Royals were rolling along nicely, and things continued to look good when the middle order of Gurvinder Ahuja (17), Theunis (31*) and Sajid (18) all made excellent contributions to take the game to final over. 12 were needed for a famous victory, but despite Raman Dhillon and Vaibhav's best efforts they fell agonizingly short.  But, it was a fantastic collective batting effort from the Royals, and hopefully a sign of things to come for the rest of the season.

The Glenmore Blues start their campaign this evening at Riley Park. They take on Panthers, one of the strongest teams in the Weeknight league. We wish Reece Trevillion and his team the very best of luck. Go well Blues!

THERE WERE SOME encouraging performances in our 1st XI game against Zalmi Lions last weekend, despite the team suffering a 71 run defeat. The bowlers all performed extremely well, with Navi Parmar again in amongst the wickets. Navi picked up 4-48 to continue his excellent early season form. Suki Ghotra was back to his best, returning the superb figures of 10-0-49-3, while his new ball partner Gautam Verma chipped in with 2-40.

With the bat Manav Attri was the stand out, making a tidy 67 from 77 balls.

The 1sts have had a difficult few weeks, but they are stacked with talent and the wins will be sure to come. Good luck to the guys playing tomorrow at Westwinds against Knight Riders. All the club is willing you on.



Friday 27th May

Glenmore Blues vs Panthers - Riley Park - 6pm

Glenmore Taverners vs Shaheen - Westwinds - 6pm

Saturday 28th May

Glenmore 1st XI vs Knight Riders - Westwinds - 1pm 

Sunday 29th May

Glenmore 2nd XI vs Runriders- Riley Park - 3pm