THIS WEEKEND GLENMORE CC TAKES PART in the C&DCL Smash & Grab tournament for the first time ever. We have a fine squad of players picked from all our Glenmore teams, and they'll be locking horns with the finest cricketers from Calgary and beyond. Our boys will be playing three group games before hopefully progressing to the semi-finals. The action kicks off on Saturday morning (9am) at Westwinds. They then play again at Westwinds at 5pm, before playing the last group game at 1pm Sunday at Martindale. Please try to get along to support our team in person, but if you can't make it don't forget to follow along online. Good luck to Anjan and his men.
LAST WEEK WE HAVE TWO TIGHTLY FOUGHT Glenmore vs Glenmore clashes which were both unfortunately impacted by the weather. On Thursday it was the much anticipated contest between Braves and Knights at Riley Park. Knights got off to the worth possible start when Ahsan Javaid was clean bowled first ball by a jubillant Navi Parmar. Scoring proved difficult all evening with a typically slow outfield and a skiddy pitch, but the Knights dug in at the top of the order in a bid to lay a foundation. The usually freescoring Usama Saeed (18 from 31) and Dan Paul (13 off 28) both took their time, while Saad Khan managed to clear the boundary a few times on his way to 22 from 17, which proved to be the highest score of the innings. All the Braves bowlers were economical, but Navi (3-14) and Tejas Chitre (3-21) were the most successful.
In the end Knights made 99, but the target was reduced when the teams came off for two overs during the Braves' innings. The run chase was stumbling at 16-4 from 4 overs, but a a handy partnership between Rajeev Sharma and Navi helped get the innings back on track. Knights bowling remained consistent however, and wickets continued to fall. Divyesh Khule was the pick of the bowlers 3 wickets for just 9 runs from his 4 overs. The key contribution during the Braves innings came from Sunny Gulati batting at number 9. With further overs due to be lost at the end of the game, Sunny did the right thing and got aggressive, smoking 22 from 14 balls to give the run rate a much needed lift.
In the end Braves made 87-9 from 16 overs, and confusion ensued for a number of days before the result was finally confirmed, which was a 3 run win for the Braves thanks to Duckworth Lewis.
THE WEATHER ALSO GOT IN THE WAY of the Glenmore Taverners vs Glenmore Blues game on Friday evening. Pre-match rain and a less than promising radar forecast meant the game was reduced to 12 overs per side. The in-form Jason Bell was cleaned up by a beautiful inswinger from Ryan Jenkinson, who was also responsible for cleaning up Rikki Panther for 9. Terry McGrath played a couple of memorable shots before he too was knocked over by Kyle Salzman. None of the Tavs batters looked like scoring many, and only Dan Paul got the scoreboard moving. The big hitting leftie made yet another unbeaten 30 from 24 deliveries. For the Blues Steven Schunker was the pick of the attack, claiming two wickets for just 5 runs.
74 was the target for the Blues and the early run out of Debo Sen didn't make for the best of starts. Chris Owens has been a consistent performer all season at the top of the order, and once again he played beautifully in making a run-a-ball 30*. Despite Teffers' efforts the Blues run chase started to falter once Damian Britt (6) and Daksh Bhatt (9) were removed, and in the end it came down to Jenkinson and Jason Funnell needing 10 from the final over. Chris Williams held his nerve to close out the game and give Taverners a 5 run win.
It had been a fun match and the festivities went on for a number of hours after the game. A big thanks to Ryan for supplying a keg for the occasion.
We have some footage from the game here. Thanks to Theunis for filming some of the action.
THIS WEEK WE HAVE OUR FINAL all Glenmore game of the season. It's Royals vs Blues at Riley Park on Friday evening. Once again the BBQ will be fired up so feel free to make your way down to Riley to cheer on the teams and take in the action.
THE 2023 GLENMORE GOLF DAY ON SATURDAY was probably our best ever golf event. The weather was perfect, the course was fantastic and we had more competitors than ever before. McKenzie Meadows golf club was the venue for this years event, and we had 32 participants take part. Furkhan Dandia won the near impossible long putt contest at the start of the day. The on course competition was extremely competitive with two teams tied on -11 in joint second place. But the team of Raman Dhillon, Martyn Challoner, Chris Williams and Andrew Wakefield won with a final score of -12.
A massive thank you to everyone who took part. We sincerely hope everyone had a fun day. A big thanks to Rikki Panther, Andrew Wakefield, Mike Bara and Ryan Jenkinson for helping source and supply prizes. And to our sponsors for the day who also provided prizes; Born Brewing Co, Establishment Brewing, Eighty Eight Brewing, New Level Brewing, Two Rivers Distillery, Sunny Cider and Golfuture. All these donations and participants helped us raise over $700!
You can see all the photos from the day on the club website here.
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Friday 4th August
Glenmore Royals vs Glenmore Blues - Riley Park - 6pm
SMASH & GRAB
Saturday 5th August
Glenmore CC vs St John's - Westwinds - 9am
Glenmore CC vs Malwa Belt - Westwinds - 5pm
Sunday 6th August
Glenmore CC vs Super Titans - Martindale - 1pm
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