Glenmore Cricket Club News story

Weekly Club Update - Blues in Action!

12 May 2023

HAS ANYONE SEEN THE FORECAST? The weekend is looking mighty fine and we have a jam packed schedule for the next few days. All our teams are in action between now and Monday evening, with the Knights kicking things off tomorrow against Chinook Bengals, who'll be featuring a number of our former members. It's bound to be a competitive fixture at Westwinds so get along to watch the boys if you can.

On Sunday the Braves take on old rivals Predators, again at Westwinds at 9am. The Braves will be looking to come back strongly after losing out to St John's last weekend. A strong performance with the bat from St John's, led by Nimit Sharma's hundred took them to an imposing total of 255-7 from their 35 overs. Wickets were shared around among the Braves bowlers, with Venky, Tejas and Gautam all picking up two poles. Aniket Desai led the chase with a typically classy 77, but despite six other batters making it into double figures nobody else was able to kick on. A final total of 215 all out was good, but not good enough.

Good luck to the Braves and the Knights this weekend.

ALL THREE OF OUR WEEKNIGHT teams play on Monday evening. For the Royals it will be their opening fixture having been washed out on Monday. We wish Theunis and the team all the best for the season.

The Blues take on last year's runners-up, Gujarat Lions, at Inland. We will be looking to make it two wins out of two having defeated Calgary Chargers last Friday. It was a strong allround display from the Blues, with Chris Owens and Nathan Kerin both making it to the retirement score of 30 (Nathan somehow managing to survive a mankad attempt that failed to dislodge the bails). Handy knocks from Damian Britt and Daksh Bhatt helped take the score up to 132. Some excellent bowling from Kyle Salzmann (2-18) and Trent Dunlop (3-19) knocked over the Chargers top order, while Nathan capped his Man of the Match display with 3-27 to secure a 12 run victory.

The game was filmed and a highlights package is here for you to enjoy;


Nathan Kerin with his bounty of Man of the Match awards. Oh, and Salzy drinking to forget his golden duck!

The victorious Glenmore Blues.                                       

THE TAVERNERS ALSO WON their opening fixture last week with a solid display against Cavaliers. In beautiful, warm sunshine the Tavs filled their boots with the bat, racking up 175-1 from 20 overs. Chris Austin, Jason Bell, Dan Paul and Matt Chilvers all retired at 30. Danger's innings was particularly noteworthy considering he spent a good portion of the time writhing around in agony having been hit flush in the box! Cavaliers made a good fist of the run chase, with sixes raining down during the middle overs to give Tavs plenty to worry about. But a smart, skillful spell from Rikki Panther (3-24) at the back end of the innings closed things out and gave us a 22 run win. Earlier in the innings captain Bijju pulled off a stunner of a catch on the square leg boundary, but it unfortunately busted his finger open and meant he had to watch the remainder from the sidelines. We hope Bijju will be back fit again soon.

Shaun Rheeder making his Glenmore CC debut

THE GOLF DAY DETAILS have been confirmed despite some confusion earlier in the week. Apologies for that. So, we are playing on Saturday July 29th at McKenzie Meadows. Cost is $130. Family and friends are welcome to join in the fun. Please send your entry fee in as soon as possible.



Saturday 13th May

Glenmore Knights vs Chinook Bengals - Westwinds - 9am

Sunday 14th May 

Glenmore Braves vs Predators - Westwinds - 9am  

Monday 15th May

Glenmore Blues vs Gujarat Lions - Inland Large - 6pm

Glenmore Royals vs Cavaliers - Westwinds - 6pm

Glenmore Taverners vs Panthers - Riley Park- 6pm

Wednesday 17th May

Glenmore Knights vs St John's II - Riley Park - 6pm