Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with Weirs Cricket Club

View

Weirs Begin League Season With A Win

2 months ago By Colin Baxter

Weirs 1st XI started the season well with a fine win over GHK. But the 2nd XI fell to defeat against Hillhead.

It was an unusual start to the season for Weirs as issues with various grounds meant that Weirs began on a Sunday against GHK in a match played in Greenock.

GHK won the toss and put Weirs into bat. Weirs made slow but steady progress, Sameer Zia anchoring the innings, and when they were 103 for 4 after 29 overs a total of 200 looked possible. But something of a collapse followed and Weirs were eventually all out for 153. Sameer was easily top scorer with 70. Irfan Shah and Zeeshan Qamer were the only other batsmen to make double figures.

That total of 153 would soon prove to be more than enough. The GHK innings was soon reduced to tatters at 6 for 6. Although they rallied a little they could only make it to 60 all out. Mohammed Afzal, Irfan Shah and Zeeshan Qamer all took 3 wickets for Weirs.

All in all a good start for Weirs, with the bowling in particular looking in good order early in the season.

The 2nd XI had started their season 24 hours earlier with a tricky game against Hillhead 1st XI in Division 2. Hillhead batted first and made slow progress at first on a damp pitch. Albert Park were able to remove the Hillhead openers but the number 3 and 4 batsmen, Azhar and Holland took advantage of some early let-offs to hammer the bowling in the latter stages of the innings. Hillhead finished their 50 overs on 231 for 2, Azhar on 94 not out.

It never felt likely that Albert Park would reach the target of 232 and so it proved; they were bundled out for just 77. Sherali Afzal played some fine shots on his way to 36 but no one else offered much resistance. It was a reminder that Albert Park will face some tough games this season, being in the same division as 5 first teams.

In the other game on the weekend, the Sunday team won a friendly against Victoria by 35 runs.

Updated 15:53 - 6 May 2018 by Colin Baxter

Where next?

Two out of Two for Weirs Weirs continued their great form with the ball to make it two from two in the First Division. And there was a fine win for the second team as well.
Match Ball Sponsorship All members are encouraged to try to get match ball sponsors for the coming season.

Comments

Loading comments

5 sports clubs amongst winners in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition.

Fixtures
Sat 21 Jul
h
1st XI Renfrew
League 12:00
a
2nd XI - Nunholm
League 12:00
Sun 22 Jul
a
Sunday League XI Clydesdale
League 13:00
Tue 24 Jul
a
1st XI Kelburne
League 18:00
a
2nd XI - East Kilbride
League 18:00
Thu 26 Jul
a
1st XI Clydesdale
League 18:00
Sat 28 Jul
a
1st XI Kelburne
League 12:00
h
2nd XI - St Michaels
League 12:00

News sponsors

Affiliations

Club sponsors