NEXT WEEKEND WE HAVE OUR ANNUAL CLUB BBQ at Riley Park. The fun starts at 2.30pm, which coincides with the start of the Glenmore Knights game at Riley that afternoon. Family and friends are welcome to join of course. We will have food, drinks, games and a raffle. Come on down to enjoy the sunshine, support the Knights and socialise with your clubmates. Looking forward to seeing you there.
LAST WEEKEND WE TOOK PART IN THE SmashnGrab tournament for the first time ever. Unfortunately the results didn't go our way despite some encouraging performances with the ball. The first game against St John's will be the one we look back on with the most regret. A fantastic display in the field saw us bowl out St John's for just 105 at Westwinds. Ahsan Javaid took 2-27, while David Hazell bowled beautifully to take 3-24 and also helped himself to two run outs. Unfortunately our run chase capitulated following a solid start from Manav Attri (13) and David (20). Only Navi Parmar (25) looked like wrestling back the initiative but it wasn't enough as we fell 12 runs short.
It was a similar story in the second game against Malwa Belt. The bowlers did well to bowl them out for 148 with wickets shared between Venky Taluri (2-15), David (2-22), Navi (2-26), Ahsan (1-22) and Ameer Hamza (1-21). Nobody was able to put their hand up and make a telling contribution with the bat, resulting in us again getting bowled out for just 95.
The final game against Super Titans was played at a fast scoring Martindale ground. Glenmore batted first and made 120. Vikas Sharma made a classy 41 and Navi played well in making 32. Unfortunately wickets fell throughout the innings and we weren't able to build any substantial. Super Titans' strong batting line-up made short work of the run chase, knocking off the target in just 10.1 overs.
Although things didn't go as we would have hoped, it was great to see us taking part. A huge thank you to all the guys who played and did the club proud. Special mention to Shaun Rheeder who did a superb job as 12th man.
THERE WAS A THRILLING ALL GLENMORE encounter at Riley on Friday evening when the Royals took on the Blues. With the smell of the BBQ wafting across the field (thanks Terry McGrath and Shaun for taking on cooking duties) Chris Owens and Sriman Narayan strode out to opening the batting for the Blues. Chris had a brain fade to be run out for 1, but Sriman played his best innings of the season, making 28 from 32 balls. Saksh Bhatt has become a consistent performer for the Blues in recent seasons and he once again reached the retirement mark of 30 not out. Jason Funnell has had a tricky season this far so it was good to see him make some runs 24 off 22). Kyle Salzmann continued his fine form, whacking 15* from 10 balls at the end of the innings to take the total to 131-6. Fahad Nayar was the pick of the bowlers for Royals, taking 2-33 from his 3 overs.
Royals lost both their openers cheaply and things were looking precarious at 23-3 from 4 overs. A swashbuckling knock from the always dangerous Arvind Azariah (30* from 19) helped the run rate, but at the other end wickets continued to fall regularly. Ryan Jenkinson continued his excellent form with the ball, picking up 3-30, and Terrell Dhanpaul was in miserly mood, conceding just 4 runs from his 2 overs. With 11 overs gone the game was looking to be heading toward the Blues. Royals were 64-6 and in need of a miracle. The experienced head of Dan Miekle helped turn the tide as he calmly knocked the ball around for 13*. But the hero of the hour was young Emaad Hasan. Emaad has been with Glenmore CC for many years, making his senior debut aged just 14, and this was surely his finest hour. He produced a truly magnificent innings to win Royals the game, smoking 30 runs from just 14 deliveries, including 3 fours and 2 sixes.
GOOD LUCK TO THE GLENMORE KNIGHTS this weekend as they head into the T20 play-offs. A number of their big guns are missing unfortunately, but no doubt they still have more than enough talent to go all the way. Their first game is on Saturday morning (9am) at Westwinds. Depending how that goes will determine when they play next. If they make the final it will be at Westwinds at 1pm on Sunday.
Friday 11th August
Glenmore Taverners vs Calgary Chargers - Inland Large - 6pm
Saturday 12th August
Glenmore Knights vs Zalmi Lions - Westwinds - 9am
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