WE HAVE SOME IMPORTANT DATES FOR your diaries. Next week we have TWO Glenmore vs Glenmore fixtures to look forward to. It is always great fun when our teams lock horns so anyone wantiung to enjoy the action should plan to be at Riley Park on Thursday (27th) and Friday (28th). On Thursday it's a big T20 battle between the Braves and the Knights. Knights are looking strong at the top of the table so no doubt the Braves will be looking to show their strength by claiming a big win.
On the Friday we'll have the BBQ fired up and a keg from Born Brewing Co as the Taverners play the Blues. Everyone is welcome along for what should be a fun, social occasion.
In addition to this on field fun, we also have our annual club BBQ to look forward to on Saturday August 19th. Again this will be at Riley Park and will coincide with the Glenmore Knights game against St John's III. The BBQ is due to kick off at 2.30pm. There will be lots of food, drinks, games and a raffle. Family and friends are of course encouraged to join in for our biggest social event of the Summer. Put the date on your calendar and we'll see you there!
OUR MOST RECENT SOCIAL EVENT took place on Saturday when we converged on the beautiful Bow Valley Bowls Club for an afternoon of lawn bowls. The weather and setting were perfect for a few hours relaxing with clubmates and their families. A huge thank you to everyone who attended. We hope you all had a fun time. Please check the club website for all the photos from the day.
ON THE FIELD THERE HAVE BEEN SOME EXCELLENT wins for the Glenmore teams. On Monday evening the Glenmore Blues once again showed their ability by beating Panthers (the 2022 Weeknight champions) in a rain affected affair at Riley. The game was reduced to 17 overs a side, and the Blues posted 110-7. Chris Owens continued his consistent run of scores with a handy 24 at the top of the order, and new Dad Damian Britt made another unbeaten 30. Kyle Salzmann and Karan Singh added some handy lower order runs to get the score into three figures.
Blues then produced a fantastic display with the ball and in the field to restrict Panthers, traditionally a very strong batting team, to just 94-8. Salzy again impressed with the new ball, taking 2-18 from his 4 overs. Even more economical was Ryan Jenkinson, playing his first game of the season. Bowling at the death the Glenmore legend went for just 10 runs from his 4 overs, picking up two wickets along the way.
FRIDAY EVENING SAW THE TAVERNERS win another tight game as they overcame New West Bisons at Inland. Chris Austin (31*) and Jason Bell (33*) batted fantastically at the top of the order to get the Tavs innings off to a flyer. Dan Paul made a typically rapid, swash buckling unbeaten 30, while skipper Bijju Mohankumar flew under the radar with a calm, assured 22. Chris Williams takes great pride in his batting and he made a terrific, vital 18 not out from just 9 balls to take the total to 168-5.
New West are always a tough opponent and although Tavs made some early inroads the run rate stayed healthy, keeping the pressure on the Glenmore side. Kyle Salzmann, filling in from Blues, grabbed 2 wickets with the new ball but it was Chris Williams who was the most successful of the bowlers, taking 3 important wickets in an excellent spell. Three run outs proved to be key as New West were finally dismissed in the 20th over for 160.
The game was played in excellent spirit, and it was great to see the two teams socialising for a few hours afterwards.
Friday 21st July
Glenmore Royals vs New West Bisons - Westwinds - 6pm
Thursday 27th July
Glenmore Braves vs Glenmore Knights - Riley Park - 6pm
Friday 28th July
Glenmore Taverners vs Glenmore Blues - Riley Park - 6pm
Sunday 30th July
Glenmore Knights vs Zalmi Lions - TBC - 9am
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