Week 2 of the WDCU SNCL Reserve League was played under clear blue skies and glorious sunshine.
League leaders Moorcroft travelled to Hamilton Crescent to face Partick who were still smarting from their opening day spanking at Glenpark.
Moorcroft batted first and were skittled for 106 with Aftab Talpur taking 5 wickets for only 6 runs and the evergreen John Cameron taking 4 for 43.
In reply, Partick were 107 for 3 with Man of the Match, Aftab Talpur, scoring 59 not out.
Partick 12, Moorcroft 2
In the alternative Lanarkshire derby, Langloan entertained Torrance House. Langloan batted first and posted an impressive 246 for 9 off their 50 overs.
Torrance House were rolled for 131 all out.
Langloan 12, Torrance House 5
NVT Shawholm were the guests of Bothwell and, after batting first, were 196 all out in 39.1 overs. Youngster James Millen was 77 not out with Russell Lauder scoring 32 and Madushan Jayaratne 30. Pick of the Bothwell bowlers was stalwart Tariq Din who took 3 for 43.
Bothwell have obviously decided that they are taking the WDCU SNCL Reserve League seriously and declared their intent with chasing down the Shawholm total with 199 for 1 in 29.5 overs. Man of the Match Tariq Din scored 57 not out and Kalpendra Makwana 84 not out.
After Uddingston’s dreadful opening day SNCL Premiership performance at Arbroath yesterday, Kalpendra Makwana’s knock must surely have placed him back in the Uddingston selectors eyes for the first team where he played in 16 of Uddingston’s 18 SNCL games last season and played in all 5 rounds of Uddingston’ successful Scottish Cup campaign last term.
Bothwell 12, NVT Shawholm 3
Whitehaugh travelled to sunny Dumfries to play Site Electrical Nunholm. Whitehaugh batted first and were 128 all out in 42.2 overs. David Ogilvie top scored with 32 for Whitehaugh and nipper, D Brotherston taking 4 wickets for 29 runs.
Site Electrical Nunholm were 64 all out in 19 overs with youngster Owen Thompson posting 30 with the bat. Whitehaugh’s Willie Allan took an impressive 7 wickets for 17 runs.
Whitehaugh 12, Site Electrical Nunholm 5
Week 1’s shock troops and league leaders, Glenpark, travelled to Titwood in the hope of repeating another victory over a side that was 3 divisions higher than them pre-WDCU reconstruction.
Sadly for Glenpark, they learnt a lesson in playing a club that has focus on its strength and depth with superior numbers of playing members, the majority of which are the result of Clydesdale’s perpetual junior development set-up. Glenpark were simply out-classed and out-gunned in every department and were blown away by 200 runs.
Titwood 296 for 8 plays Glenpark 96 all out.
Titwood 12, Glenpark 4