Glenmore Cricket Club News story

Weekly Club Update - Thursday 16th June

16 Jun 2022

APOLOGIES FOR THE LACK of update email last week. A combination of laziness on my part, and a last minute trip to the golf course prevented me from sending one. Hopefully this installment will catch you up on all the latest news.

THANKS TO THE GUYS who kindly volunteered their time and effort last week when we hosted LNG Canada for the afternoon at Riley Park. This was the first corporate team building event we've hosted in a number of years, but as always it was a huge success. LNG Canada brought along 20 members of staff to learn the basics of the sport and they had a terrific time. This is a valuable fundraiser for the club so if you are interested in your business participating in something similar, please let us know.

So, on behalf of everyone at the club, a huge thank you to Bijju Mohankukar, Steven Schunker, Terrell Dhanpaul, Theunis van der Linde, Suki Ghotra and Usama Saeed.

IT'S ALMOST TWO WEEKS since the big face off between the Glenmore Blues and the Glenmore Taverners at Riley. It was a very fun evening, with Quinton North manning the BBQ and Ryan Jenkinson providing the refreshments. The Tavs won the battle on the field, knocking off the target of 99 reasonably comfortably despite losing some wickets late on. The run chase was built upon unbeaten 30s from Terry McGrath and Jason Bell at the top of the order.

See the match scorecard here.

This Friday we have another all Glenmore fixture at Riley Park as the Royals lock horns with the Blues. As things stand the forecast is looking good so get yourselves along to support your clubmates and enjoy the occasion.

THE ROYALS ARE COMING off the back of an impressive win over Cubs on June 3rd. They were assisted with an eye popping amount of extras...57 of them! But the Royals also produced a very strong performance with the bat with the top order all contributing to their total of 213. Usama Saeed (30*), Wasim Naqshbandi (18), Gurvinder Ahuja (24), Theunis (32*) and Sajid Hasan (22* off 9 balls) all looked in excellent touch to set a monumental total. Cubs made a good fist of their run chase, posting a creditable 168-5, but they were never in the hunt, thanks mostly to some economical overs from spin twins Theunis and Sajid. Congrats to the Royals on an excellent win.

See the match scorecard here.

OUR 2ND XI FINALLY EXPERIENCED defeat on Sunday as they lost a thriller at Inland Small. Our boys posted a solid if unspectacular total of 168, with Adil Amin (55), Nabeel Ahmed (38) and Saad Khan (53* off 27) the key contributors. Cavaliers always seemed to be behind the run rate as the 2nds bowlers kept managing to take key wickets just a batter was getting in. However, the Cavaliers number 8 proved to be the difference as he smashed a match winning 47* off 27 balls. Incredibly, it was a rarely seen scampered 3 off the final ball of the match that gave Cavaliers the victory. The 2nds perfect start to the season was over, but still an impressive performance.

See the match scorecard here.

Saad Khan's fine form with the bat started the previous week when he was Man of the Match for the 2nd XI in their emphatic win over Runriders. This was a 35 overs match at Inland Small, and once again the 2nds flexed their muscles with another dominant batting display. Wasim Naqshbandi was the glue that held the innings together with a run-a-ball 77. The pyrotechnics came from the middle order with Ameer Hamza smacking 63 off 37, Sazid Khan whacking 21 off 13 and Saad blasting 43 off just 16 deliveries! A grand total of 312-6 was reached and Runriders had a mountain to climb.

Ameer Hamza has been in great form with bat and ball this season, and he got the team off to an amazing start with ball, removing the top three batters all lbw! The rain came shortly after Saad had helped himself to 2 wickets in 5 balls, but it was too late to save Runriders. They were 58-7 after 15.5, meaning the lost 183 runs according to D/L.

OUR 1ST XI HAVE PLAYED only one game in the last two weeks. Their difficult season continued with a defeat against Cavaliers in a T20 match at Inland Large. Ankush Jain was the only stand out performer with the bat, making a fluent 67 from 60 balls. But a total of 135-8 was never going to be enough, and Cavaliers knocked it off for the loss of only 3 wickets. Credit to Tejas Chitre who took 2 for 25 from his 4 overs.



Friday 17th June

Glenmore Blues vs Glenmore Royals - Riley Park - 6pm 

Saturday 18th June

Glenmore 1st XI vs St Johns - Westwinds - 10am

Sunday 19th June

Glenmore 1st XI vs St Johns - Inland Large - 9am